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by Islander
Mon May 28, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Nemesis Inferno
Replies: 444
Views: 46931

Re: What is so bad about Nemesis Inferno?

What the heck is with this thread? Nobody 'hates' Inferno. It's just generally not as highly rated as Nemesis. ^This. I mean, for people to say that Inferno is " bitterly despised " is just laughable, to be honest. While there may be one or two 'extremists' on this forum to which this app...
by Islander
Fri May 25, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 758788

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

I am really getting annoyed about having people complaining about chavs. I find it no worse than Chessington, or where I live (Streatham). But then again, people coming from village or something, then it may be bad. But people go on about it. It's not as if you are going to be stabbed. Yup, that'd ...
by Islander
Thu May 24, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin Attraction Quick Questions
Replies: 356
Views: 66685

Re: Merlin Parks Quick Questions

I know they exist for Saw, Vampire, Nemesis, Oblivion, possibly Thirteen(??), and (if you want to go abroad) Krake as well :P.

Not sure on price, but I would imagine much of a muchness with the Swarm and Stealth ones.
by Islander
Thu May 24, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Warwick Castle
Replies: 240
Views: 24283

Re: Warwick Castle parking with WC Annual Pass

The thing to watch out for would be the terms and conditions of the car park itself, though - might say 'for patrons only' or similar somewhere. Then again, it might not...
by Islander
Tue May 22, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 225476

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (ATTRACTION CLOSED 20-25 MAY)

From what I understand of the system, and having watched it resetting whilst exiting (yep, it's still resetting), a second drop would take forever, and half-way drops, bounces etc. wouldn't be possible. This is how I believe the towers work - I don't know that this is correct, but I personally am fa...
by Islander
Tue May 22, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin Attraction Quick Questions
Replies: 356
Views: 66685

Re: Merlin Parks Quick Questions

Well, that's precisely the day that TTF South Meet people will be at Thorpe. It'll undoubtedly be more busy than a weekday, but given the season so far, it probably won't be unbearable.
by Islander
Mon May 21, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1698
Views: 147405

Re: Chessington World Of Adventures: General Discussion

^Yep. Due to a mixture of fast track guests (can't merge them too far up the queue, and fire regs (or so I heard, but probably more to do with fast track).
by Islander
Mon May 21, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Europa-Park: Trip Planning, Questions and Advice!
Replies: 49
Views: 13034

Re: Europa-Park: Trip Planning, Questions and Advice!

I have been having a look and trying to work out the costs for a visit to Europa park. I found this B&B right by the entrance and it looks like you can walk strait in to the park from the B&B , is that correct? http://prntscr.com/9i2w9 Its the one called pension sigg. Well, it's around a 1 ...
by Islander
Sat May 19, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Legoland Billund
Replies: 129
Views: 19565

2012 Freefall Drop Coaster and Polar Land for Lego Billund

Nope, I stick with what I said (with the exception of 'loads of airtime' - there's definitely a fair bit, more than Thirteen - but 'loads' is perhaps a little OTT). The theming within the drop zone is completely, truly dire - it's the inside of the rockwork, which should never be seen. The section a...
by Islander
Fri May 18, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 operational cuts
Replies: 346
Views: 29281

Re: Off Peak Closure of SkyRide and Other Cuts

^I think, unless I've massively misunderstood lozzyhickers' post and specifically the part that she quoted in bold, that she is referring specifically to the 'loud fooling around' on rides like Hex and Sub-Terra, which you confirm that you don't like. I think it's an important issue - I don't think ...
by Islander
Thu May 17, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1698
Views: 147405

Re: Chessington World Of Adventures: General Discussion

^I'd like to think that's not particularly true, given that it's again indicative of Merlin's cutbacks. Just 'cause TTFers aren't at all Legoland's target market doesn't mean that this isn't on a par with Chessington's closure ;). Presumably the entire back third of the park is closed off until that...
by Islander
Thu May 17, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1698
Views: 147405

Re: Chessington World Of Adventures: General Discussion

Found out today that it's not just Chessington suffering from later opening of some areas - Legoland are doing it to, with Land of the Vikings, Pirates Landing and Knights Kingdom opening at 11am on off-peak days: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/BHHIslander/Photo17-05-2012152252.jpg
by Islander
Thu May 17, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 operational cuts
Replies: 346
Views: 29281

Re: Off Peak Closure of SkyRide and Other Cuts

Always mystified by the dislike towards LWV's Facebook wind ups. Isn't it the point of capitalism and competition that you try to explain why your product is better than your competitor in some way? It just seems childish. You have to question why they don't put as much effort into marketing when M...
by Islander
Wed May 16, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: New Cable-Car for London: "Emirates Air Line"
Replies: 192
Views: 27376

Re: New Cable-Car for London: "Emirates Air Line"

Well, I think that's the point, it wasn't (supposedly). I'd like to think that they're just massively hedging their bets, as Sam says, to avoid a backlash if it isn't ready in time, but at the same time I can easily believe that it actually won't be ready in time. Won't that look great, though - one...
by Islander
Wed May 16, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Gardaland
Replies: 794
Views: 51183

Re: Gardaland: B&M "Raptor" 2011

A video's also been released, regarding the comic by the looks of things.
by Islander
Wed May 16, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1464
Views: 268525

Re: Park Music and Videos

Not sure it's been released yet, but I'm sure if you ask certain members (Navex and Magrathea come to mind), they'll happily do a completely accurate impersonation of it for you. Honest, their interpretation of it is bang-on ;)

:P
by Islander
Wed May 16, 2012 7:59 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6403
Views: 428286

Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm and General Discussion

Meat Pie wrote:
Does this perhaps mean we will see a return for Tidal Wave's fire effects?

Or would it require too much money to sort that out as well?

It's already been said that Thorpe are looking to reinstate that, though most likely next season. There's loads of info further back in this thread.
by Islander
Wed May 16, 2012 6:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Idea: Alton's own 'Aquanura'
Replies: 38
Views: 5360

Idea: Alton's own 'Aquanura'

Legoland used to bring in floating fountains for their after dark shows. They were (of course) tiny ( in area/number of jets ) compared to most the displays linked to on here, but they were certainly very, very tall! Also had some 'moving heads'. I think a floating display could work. I've got video...
by Islander
Mon May 14, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Would a Thomas Land style area fundamentally improve Thorpe?
Replies: 51
Views: 6487

Re: Would a Thomas Land style area fundamentally improve Thorpe?

Seriously, how is this debate even continuing. Merlin would not be persuing this direction if it wasn't already working and making them plenty of money. Agreed with Adz though - how this debate of 'young adults is too small of a target market' can continue for this long is more surprising than the ...
by Islander
Sun May 13, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6403
Views: 428286

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Anyone would think you wanted queues Dan :lol: Well, we do from the point of view that we want parks to actually be successful... It's not doing well this season in terms of guests. Queue times just don't seem very big at all. Concerning given they have a big, expensive new toy. A bit weird, too. W...
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