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by Tom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: Heritage

In addition to belpertramps post, here's a high resolution thingamajig that I put together a number of years ago, may be of use to some! :)

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by Tom
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: Heritage

Very nicely covered Morgan, I'm glad that i'm not the only person who enjoys meandering around the various tucked away bits of Towers!
by Tom
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 1273

Re: Heritage

My favourite part of the resort is the heritage to be honest, particularly now that I'm old and grumpy to actually go on the rides. I love going for a wander around the Towers and the gardens, there's so much to see! For those interested in Towers heritage, the various iterations of Michael J Fisher...
by Tom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disney Bans Smoking in ALL Parks
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Disney Bans Smoking in ALL Parks

Seems like a great idea. As a non smoker there's literally nothing I hate more than being in a queue where people are smoking.
by Tom
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2814
Views: 393362

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Just something to note if travelling to/from Alton Towers from the South this weekend. The M6 between j13 and j14 will be closed from 8pm on Saturday 23rd until some point on Sunday 24th in order to demolish a footbridge as part of the SM-ALR works. There's likely to be significant delays from aroun...
by Tom
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Planning: Sweden 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Planning- Sweden 2019

I visited Liseberg one weekend in June 2014, and whilst the park was very busy I didn't think the queues were bad to be fair. They have a vast selection of rides that help soak the crowds up well, and also due to the long opening times you can usually easily fit everything in. We did Balder and Heli...
by Tom
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: TTSP Advent Calendar 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2699

TTSP Advent Calendar 2018

The TTSP Advent Calendar is back for another year of festive, photographic  embarrassment  delights! Starting on December 1st, each day we’ll reveal a picture of our members, the team, or anyone else who has been involved in our community over the past year. We’ve got a whole selection box of images...
by Tom
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: General Forum Discussion
Replies: 170
Views: 36180

Re: General Forum Discussion

I'm starting to get big red warning signs in the URL bar in Android Chrome for the forum. It's simply unhappy the site is http not https, but I haven't seen it do this before. Previously it's just been an information icon. I know Google are on a push to make everything SSL based, but it appears the...
by Tom
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3223
Views: 173083

Re: Drayton Manor

I have a question about the “Pirate Adventure” ride. Were is it in the park? I is it open? It's the warehouse looking building here:  https://goo.gl/maps/45kXHyKsHjM2 Regarding whether it's open, it is still close unfortunately. I believe what I posted last year is still accurate. Anybody got any i...
by Tom
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3223
Views: 173083

Re: Drayton Manor

Is it?? It’s one of the best attractions there.. if it is being replaced, then a major coaster is needed to replace it Supposedly it's due to the terrible reliability it has been having over the last couple of years. The trains chassis needs to replaced, quoted at over £200,000.00 and apparently th...
by Tom
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Efteling
Replies: 634
Views: 52989

Re: Efteling

https://www.facebook.com/Efteling/photos/a.10150264133473854/10156846834233854/?type=3 Translation; Finally we can report it: The Bob will open again next Thursday!  https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/f6c/1/16/1f4aa.png https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/fb7/1/16/1f917.png...
by Tom
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3223
Views: 173083

Re: Drayton Manor

G-Force is going to be removed this season apparently. I wonder if we will see a replacement any time soon? It leaves the park with only one decent coaster.
by Tom
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 1994

Re: TT Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Photos

Awesome photos as always, this event feels like it was years ago for some reason!
by Tom
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

Re: Podcasts

The WTF1 podcast is usually pretty decent, they have a good YouTube channel too.
by Tom
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What happened to Ripsaw?
Replies: 4
Views: 1637

Re: What happened to Ripsaw?

They really should have just bought a new Top Spin as they're great rides and relatively inexpensive. However, this is a Merlin park, they don't do flats.
by Tom
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Camelot
Replies: 392
Views: 26417

Re: Camelot

by Tom
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?
Replies: 338
Views: 87664

Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Dan wrote:
PhNx Survivor wrote:
What ever happened to Submission?


It got sent to the scrap heap :lol

Bit of a late reply, but quite a lot of the ride is actually up by Merlin Studios North, behind Cloud Cuckoo Land.
by Tom
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 28878

Re: Liseberg

Need to go back, looks amazing!
by Tom
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers Magic Making Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 2214

Re: Alton Towers Magic Making Museum

It would be a fantastic addition to the resort, and not necessarily something that would only be targeted at enthusiasts. It's not unusual to hear the general public reminiscing about old rides and attractions. Towers have rather large archives, I'm sure they could quite easily create some sort of m...
by Tom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 17253

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Excellent addition to the park, perhaps the most "complete" ride that Merlin have created in my opinion. It's not the best woodie I've ridden; but it is a really fun ride, plenty of speed to it and the theming is top notch for the UK industry. The pre show is incredible, and was a real sur...
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