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by Chris
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Rameses Revenge
Replies: 74
Views: 20705

Re: Rameses Revenge

So what do we think of Rameses Revenge finally leaving the park?

My preference was that they replaced it with a floorless model from Huss. Shame it was not to be.

Here's some footage we uploaded today that hopefully will bring back some fond memories in years to come.

by Chris
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

Whilst I am pleased to see investment in the park, the amount of thrill rides for older kids really is diminishing. The Zamperla model mentioned above does look fun, but I would prefer for the ride to be an actual mini shot and drop tower, rather than a glorified frog hopper! Fingers crossed for a F...
by Chris
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Vampire
Replies: 31
Views: 10160

Re: Vampire

The old trains used to be higher capacity, along with bags not being an issue, no faff with seat belts or larger guests as the restraints were more accommodating. Trains were easily dispatched within 40 seconds. The new trains, on top of what always seems to be a large disabled queue utilising the b...
by Chris
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

Chessington World of Adventures Resort have submitted a planning application for the “removal of 'Rameses Revenge' attraction and relocation of the existing Flying Jumbos ride, and development of a new drop tower attraction including new queuing walkways, new entrance portal, theming, associated har...
by Chris
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TowersTimes’ Summer Festival Vol. 2 - 3rd August 2019 - Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: TowersTimes’ Summer Festival Vol. 2 - 3rd August 2019 - Discussion

As Jack mentioned, we'd love to see everyone attending the event wear a Hawaiian shirt or something suitably festive!

Let's see if we can feature more members in a photo than last year! :)

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by Chris
Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Paultons Park
Replies: 411
Views: 43058

Re: Paultons Park

Hmm, the square footage of the ride looks much bigger than Sierra Sidewinder - but time will tell! Here's some new construction photos of the area: https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64692314_10156684560248495_2808761586263523328_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=117e...
by Chris
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld San Antonio
Replies: 73
Views: 11662

Re: SeaWorld San Antonio

Exciting! Certainly a ride type Texas is short of.
by Chris
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 611
Views: 52088

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Please link your sources - be good to see the track!
by Chris
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Dubai Parks & Resorts
Replies: 183
Views: 26992

Re: Dubai Parks & Resorts

More information on the expansion here: https://blooloop.com/news/dxb-financial-results-strategy-six-flags-motiongate-bollywood/ Motiongate installing thrill rides sounds interesting. Glad they have realised that truly groundbreaking attractions are needed to attract a higher proportion of internati...
by Chris
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1019428

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Yes, completely in agreement with that. For me, I rode Mystic Timbers which really does make the most of the ride system, and frankly squashes Wicker Man. We have a fun, solid, reliable, 'fun' attraction, but there are better examples out there, and not just because they are taller. Much rather have...
by Chris
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Team Changes
Replies: 47
Views: 7838

Re: TTSP Team Changes

Congratulations to both Swarm Chris and DeadJack5 for their promotions to Social Media and Forum Assistants. Very well deserved - we look forward to their contributions to the community moving forward. Thank you to all other members who applied for the role. We had some great applications and apprec...
by Chris
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 38492

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

scruffy_ wrote:
I think it looks poor to be honest.

Always helpful to say constructively why.
by Chris
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 242608

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Poor EVE.. :(
by Chris
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Carowinds
Replies: 141
Views: 24521

Re: Carowinds

Yes, sums both manufacturers up nicely.

Mack have more in common with B&M - they provide forceful, floaty rides, but don't continuously push the boundaries like Intamin and RMC.
by Chris
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 856

TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Discussion

https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/mediabank/files/2019/03/socialmain.png Prepare to laugh and scream as the TowersTimes Spring Spectacular returns to Alton Towers Resort. Join us on Saturday 13th April as we bring you exclusive ride time on The Smiler, uncover more of the secrets behind The Alton Tower...
by Chris
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Team Member Recruitment
Replies: 154
Views: 26242

Re: Team Member Recruitment

Thanks to those who have submitted an application for the Social Media and Forum Assistant role.

We've had a busy old week with the various coverage - but will be considering applications in the coming days for a decision to be made next week.
by Chris
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 505762

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I am hoping because Single Rider has been reintroduced, it means the baggage hold and batcher will be too. Fingers crossed..
by Chris
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Room on the Broom - A Magical Journey
Replies: 12
Views: 1937

Re: Room on the Broom - A Magical Journey

What a great little attraction! Here's our POV.

by Chris
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Paultons Park
Replies: 411
Views: 43058

Re: Paultons Park

I like the style of it all - quite similar to Carowinds's Copperhead Strike approach.
by Chris
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 79079

Re: Merlin General Discussion

Yup! See below.

I want to be positive but it's a depressing outlook.

Just sell the parks to Cedar Fair or someone, please.

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