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by nicky.borrill
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2736
Views: 359067

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Awesome... Was at Thorpe last week so wasn’t sure. They were, however, staggered the week before. Not that I blame them, EVERYTHING was walk on, and even with the openings like that, we had done everything, some things multiple times, by 1:30. Come to think of it, Monday was busier (and normal openi...
by nicky.borrill
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2736
Views: 359067

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Anybody know if staggered openings are still operating tomorrow?

Every mid week visit I’ve done so far this year, they’ve not opened anything in KC, GW or FV until 12.
by nicky.borrill
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 642

Re: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Discussion

When will tickets be onsale up to? Can never be sure of getting a weekend day off until closer to the time :(
by nicky.borrill
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: General Forum Discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 33942

Re: General Forum Discussion

Log in with facebook is not working for me... Have always used fb to log in... Remember Password was not working, was saying unrecognised user name, or unrecognised email address, despite entering my username correctly, and my fb email address correctly.... Guess it is because it is a fb linked acco...
by nicky.borrill
Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 34826

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

There will be a backlash if it’s not included... MAP gets you into AT and all other dungeons... Why not AT Dungeon?

NO WAY am I paying to go into AT Dungeon as a MAP Holder... Not that I’m overly interested anyway. 
by nicky.borrill
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Visiting attractions on your own
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Traveling in your own

As Swarm says, travelling alone has it’s benefits. I got something like an hour and 15 minutes exclusive ride time on Taron at Phantasialand, where I was able to sit on the same train non stop!!! Absoloutely nobody I know (in the real world, not online) would have been up for that!!!
by nicky.borrill
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3073
Views: 172103

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

It hasn’t been demolished Scruffy. At least not yet. Looks like they’re just removing the facade that was damaged in the storm in October. 
by nicky.borrill
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4871
Views: 714607

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

What a waste of money. I can’t think of a ride that has ever dissapointed me more. I honestly wouldn’t care at all if they closed it now. Apart from the fact it regulary ‘stores’ people in it’s queue for well over an hour meaning I get to ride the coasters more!!! The restraints on Collossus really ...
by nicky.borrill
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 266
Views: 54794

Re: SW9

Launch coasters aren't gimmicks in any way. In practical terms, they are perfectly suited to a park like Alton Towers which cannot have a high lift hill in most areas. We need a thrill ride for SW9, it has been nearly 6 years since the last one. An Intamin blitz in Forbidden Valley would do the job...
by nicky.borrill
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6738
Views: 966558

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

And then it was gone...
by nicky.borrill
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 629
Views: 56775

Re: Phantasialand

4 years between major additions seems reasonable anyway. Maybe there’s hope fior Wintertraum? 
by nicky.borrill
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 148
Views: 26327

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I've found Nemesis to be quite tame this season. Not sure why. Its also a shame that the back row is still restricted to disabled pass but I understand their thinking. I tried front row for the first time in April. Unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype and got off thinking 'meh' If you go on ...
by nicky.borrill
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 122
Views: 13814

Re: Rita - General Discussion

Could they have been just wearing new wheels in? I haven’t found it to be rough at all, but my first visit last year was at the end of June. I think it would depend on the cause of the roughness. New and old wheels can apparently make a coaster rough. That’s easy. Wear the wheels in / change the whe...
by nicky.borrill
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 122
Views: 13814

Re: Rita - General Discussion

I like Rita, always enjoy it... But when I really think about it, I can’t think of a single Hydraulic or LSM launched coaster I’ve ridden that Rita is better than...

I even prefer Stealth  :-$
by nicky.borrill
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 148
Views: 26327

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Still the best B&M Invert in Europe...
by nicky.borrill
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Ride Sims 2
Replies: 0
Views: 434

Ride Sims 2

www.ridesims.com went live with Ride Sims 2 today. Had fun operating Taron, Helix and Baron this afternoon.

Needs to be accessed from a computer with flash installed. NO HANDHELD SUPPORT. Macbook Pro users should use Chrome not Safari, as keyboard controls were not working for me in Safari.
by nicky.borrill
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 629
Views: 56775

Re: Phantasialand

Looking like a capsule hotel isn’t it? Which is great, because I think PL’s hotels are already reasonable, especially with the annual pass discount, presumably a capsule hotel will be cheaper still.
by nicky.borrill
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6367
Views: 382505

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/4qVgIcx.jpg As reported by SouthParks Facebook; Thorpe Park have added provisional 2019 opening dates to the Thorpe Breaks website, suggesting that the theme park will reopen for the 2019 season on Friday 29th March. They also indicate that Fright Nights will run Thursday 3rd Oc...
by nicky.borrill
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1910
Views: 159533

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

It was over priced, poor value and generally not very nice. We did try it, twice, wasn't impressed. 
by nicky.borrill
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 35476

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Enjoyed my visit today, never been so lots of new creds. Olympia Looping surprised me, it’s forceful and a damn good coaster for a travelling ride. Ice Mountain was brilliant, we were on our own, just the 2 of us on one side with the other empty. So we spun like crazy!!! Have never, ever, spun like ...