UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Squiggles
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:26 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The POSSESSIVE PRONOUN topic
Replies: 28
Views: 3042

Re: The POSSESSIVE PRONOUN topic

The thing with Dyslexia is that unless you actually suffer with it, it's very hard to understand the profound frustration it can cause. There's nothing like having to fight day after day with the most basic of human skills to really imbue you with a sense of grim determination that you're going to g...
by Squiggles
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The POSSESSIVE PRONOUN topic
Replies: 28
Views: 3042

Re: The POSSESSIVE PRONOUN topic

Plus they are many other things out there that are worth getting cross about and I hate to say this but this isn't one of them. Such as replacing the word 'there' with 'they'? .... sorry, couldn't help it. Considering an estimated 10% of people suffer from some form of dyslexia, it seems a little i...
by Squiggles
Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Roller Coaster Layout Game
Replies: 98
Views: 9928

Re: The Roller Coaster Layout Game

Is it the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia?
by Squiggles
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 3887

Re: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

Thing is, you say all that but If I for example, use Parc Asterix, they charge 44 euros on the gate to get in, charge 8 euros for their car park, charge 8 euros minimum for a meal on park (as well as the fuel costs) and yet thats a park thats seen their park attendence grow (pre Oz'Iris). It can't ...
by Squiggles
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3222
Views: 164509

Re: Drayton Manor 2012 Season

DiogoJ42 wrote:
Looks utterly boring and worthless.



But... but... it has shipping containers... surely that means it must be a sure fire hit? :?
by Squiggles
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 220463

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

The two behind the cages are the same as the operatives that lead you out of the lifts.
by Squiggles
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Monarchy - Your Views.
Replies: 220
Views: 16634

Re: The Monarchy - Your Views.

The thing is that having read Republic's Twitter feed, they seem to be saying that what actually happened was more people turned up to their protest then they were expecting, which from your point of view can only be a good thing surely? And it was an unfortunate by product that the extra numbers me...
by Squiggles
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort
Replies: 79
Views: 14427

Re: Disneyland: General Discussion 2012

So Disney's latest entertainment has now had it's soft opening at California Adventure. The Mad T-Party replaces Elec-Tron-ica, and looks... well... wow! Why can't we have nice things like this? A few pics from Dateline Disneyland : http://datelinedisneyland.smugmug.com/DisneylandResort/2012/05-28-1...
by Squiggles
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Monarchy - Your Views.
Replies: 220
Views: 16634

Re: The Monarchy - Your Views.

I find it rather alarming that we're now discussing the black and white version of this debate where you're either a Republican or a Monarchist. What about the proud percentage of the population who honestly don't care about this particular debate... those who are quite happy having a monarchy, but ...
by Squiggles
Tue Jun 05, 2012 1:21 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Diamond Jubilee Discussion - are you celebrating?
Replies: 41
Views: 4542

Re: Diamond Jubilee Discussion - are you celebrating?

If they can get Grace Jones and her hula hoop into the Olympic opening ceremony, that would be truely spectacular!
by Squiggles
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Diamond Jubilee Discussion - are you celebrating?
Replies: 41
Views: 4542

Re: Diamond Jubilee Discussion - are you celebrating?

Sam wrote:
In other news: I'm an accidental racist. :P


If it's any help I earlier referred to him as Ling Ling, until my sister pointed out that was actually a Panda. :oops:
by Squiggles
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Monarchy - Your Views.
Replies: 220
Views: 16634

Re: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Discussion

A bit of number crunching for you from t'interweb: These things aren't easily quantifiable but I'm sure she and the royal properties more than earns the money they cost as an investment from the tourism they brings in. Apparently the Crown Estates (the queen's public property portfolio), which by lo...
by Squiggles
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Monarchy - Your Views.
Replies: 220
Views: 16634

Re: The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Discussion

While I personally am mostly against having a central government, having an elected President/PM as head of state of the UK would be better to an unelected person totally out of touch with the general public. Not entirely out of touch... after all everyone loves bunting! My thoughts would be that s...
by Squiggles
Wed May 30, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: 1989 Official Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

Re: 1989 Official Guide

I'll have a proper read of this when I'm awake enough to do it justice, but as one of TTF's railway enthusiast contingent, the first question that it raises is whether the former Railcar Steak Bar coach body (or mock coach body) is now outside the big brick-built place on your right as you leave Ch...
by Squiggles
Wed May 30, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: 1989 Official Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

Re: 1989 Official Guide

The Multi-Screen Entertainment Suite was effectively the 3D Cinema, which stood where Sharkbait Reef is now.
by Squiggles
Tue May 29, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: 1989 Official Guide
Replies: 11
Views: 3556

Re: 1989 Official Guide

Oooh... now this is everso exciting. Because whilst that is the 1989 Guide, I think it's part of the rare batch that were actually sold in the 1990 season, before Tussauds bought the park. The silver sticker on the front is actually covering where the cover originally said "1989", which I ...
by Squiggles
Mon May 28, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 operational cuts
Replies: 346
Views: 28453

Re: 2012 operational cuts

CoasterCrazyChris wrote:
And since when did Caribbean islands have mine shafts!?


I'm going to take a stab at when they realised there were minerals deep underground that they desired to mine in order to utilise.  :?

I'll give you that they're not the most common feature in the Caribbean, but it does happen.
by Squiggles
Mon May 28, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Warwick Castle
Replies: 240
Views: 23200

Re: Warwick Castle parking with WC Annual Pass

It would depend on how they check the passes for parking purposes. If the system is anything like the Towers system WC won't have any record how often any given pass is being used to park with.
by Squiggles
Mon May 28, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers' Pricing
Replies: 45
Views: 6874

Re: Towers' Pricing

The problem with BOGOFs is that they are a faff to get hold of. I can honestly say I have only ever once been given a BOGOF voucher in the normal course of my life. If I wanted to get one from tea/cearal/newspaper subscription/round of colonic irrigation, I would actually have to go out of my way to...
by Squiggles
Sun May 27, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 220463

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

What.... an... improvement. It no longer feels like a ride in desperate need of updating. It no longer feels like a clunking failure. It has moved away from "alright" and is something closer to the ride the park were wanting it to be and a satisfactory small scale addition. After all who d...
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