UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Chris
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6237
Views: 358947

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

It's so bloody unprofessional.

Won't be too long before someone takes a comment like that viral and leaves TP as a complete embarrassment.
by Chris
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Flume
Replies: 41
Views: 8542

Re: The Flume

The Flume lives on!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/192829568041?ul_noapp=true

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by Chris
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6237
Views: 358947

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

*Roll eyes emoji*

Wish I had something positive to say.
by Chris
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2758
Views: 983714

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hey guys! So I am new, but also not new at the same time! I was on the forum many many years ago, but have rejoined with a new username and really excited to get involved.  Not much to say about me, I worked for Merlin for several years, and as you can probably tell by the name, I was a massive fan...
by Chris
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Carowinds
Replies: 135
Views: 22310

Re: Carowinds

Interesting how the trains have seatbelts like a typical B&M seat.

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by Chris
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Dubai
Replies: 44
Views: 8355

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Such a shame - but inevitable really..
by Chris
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 39967

Re: Project 2020

Htjc_ wrote:
No I think that was Ready Mix Concrete. They are now defunct.

Cemex bought Ready Mix Concrete (RMC lol) and obviously still own the site mentioned above, which was not included the sale of the majority of land to the Tussauds Group.
by Chris
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Kobra
Replies: 31
Views: 4771

Re: Kobra

Here's our new sunny Kobra POV to brighten your cold and dark Sunday evening. Is it a must-ride on your visit?

by Chris
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468550

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I'd hope with such a successful season last year, that the operational budget can stretch a bit further to open up the baggage hold again. I feel the attraction was designed in such a way that it will always require much more upkeep than most, and unfortunately has not had it. If you are going to pa...
by Chris
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
Replies: 42
Views: 7130

Re: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

Great news!

*Prays for a B&M*
by Chris
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6712
Views: 942384

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

I was expecting it to be a little longer than 45 seconds - but nice to see the park do this kind of thing regardless.

I hope the guy who has to check all of those bolts doesn't have a bad back!
by Chris
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: I'm a Celebrity! Get Me Out Of Here
Replies: 186
Views: 35881

Re: I'm a Celebrity! Get Me Out Of Here

I did it once, which was on media night where it clearly was presented at its best.

No big loss, but just another attraction to add to the SBNO list..
by Chris
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6712
Views: 942384

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The park needed an additional solid, reliable, landmark ride and I think Wicker Man was the right choice. As much as an RMC would have been my choice, the ride appeals to a very wide audience and should age well, if they look after it. Wicker Man definitely bought some of the appeal back after a slo...
by Chris
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Dubai
Replies: 44
Views: 8355

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Google Maps have updated their aerial view of DP&R again showing the latest progress. How long it has been in this state I don't know - but the land is starting to look more theme park like.

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by Chris
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Dubai Parks & Resorts
Replies: 133
Views: 23711

Re: Dubai Parks & Resorts

Very interesting! I think they got it right with a varied mix of attractions and themes.
by Chris
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Industry General Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

Re: Industry Talk

Sozzy40 wrote:
Whilst this isn't the most on-topic of things, it's  certainly interesting:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46728115

Hideous! Now that's one evac I would not like to experience..
by Chris
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Safari Lodges Development
Replies: 16
Views: 4222

Re: Safari Lodges Development

Jared wrote:
Sorry to double post, but it was approved on Christmas Eve.

Great news!
by Chris
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 34066

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Haha we were lucky in that the people behind were quiet! The GoPro isn’t half bad for sound these days.
by Chris
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 34066

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Here's our day and night HD POV of Olympia / Munich Looping.



Enjoy!
by Chris
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: TTSP Advent Calendar 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

Re: TTSP Advent Calendar 2018

There's never a good angle :lol
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