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by Themeparksandy1981
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 186813

Re: Towers Loving Care

@AltonTLC posted the following picture earlier https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CbmzJOLWwAMemjg.jpg It comes with the caption Next week all of the boarding will be replaced before new render and scenic painting is applied. Should a wasted building. Could easily move the frog hopper and put the building ...
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 254642

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

I was thinking what if they renamed forbidden valley into The Forbidden planet then it could link Nemesis,Galactica,Sub Terra and the blade better.
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 254642

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

I haven't really been following this much as I found Air to be the worst coaster out of all the SW collection. Anyway has the park claimed this to be a totally new ride or a rethemed ride? A m8 of mine had a email asking him to renew his Annual pass and he asked if Galactica was a totally new coaste...
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 186813

Re: Towers Loving Care

It's good to see them doing all this hard work but really will the general public really notice or care. Oh look Fred (for example) another closed ride but they really done a nice paint job on that queue line over there.
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer and Adventure Land
Replies: 134
Views: 32112

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

Do you think it could go to Legoland and rethemed to fit in there?
by Themeparksandy1981
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4884
Views: 782277

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

I doubt we can read too much into a Tweet about a staff member's induction as CJH said. The pin badge shown will simply be this year's staff issue badge given to all staff across the park - similar to the I'm a Celeb badge last year and the Angry Birds Land badge in 2014. The logo on the name badge...
by Themeparksandy1981
Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Paultons Park
Replies: 411
Views: 46554

Re: Paultons Park 2015 & 2016

Do you know if they can build anymore rides by the cobra coaster?
by Themeparksandy1981
Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 182548

Re: Drayton Manor 2016 season

In the new area of Thomasland there still room for a couple more rides. I looked behind some fences and there was ride footers already in place last Nov.
by Themeparksandy1981
Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 182548

Re: Drayton Manor 2016 season

What I heard is that the Pirate Adventure failed H&S. Colin put cash towards upgrading it for it's 25th birthday but the budget went missing so the ride had to stay shut all season.
They also adding a couple of more rides to Thomasland for this season.
by Themeparksandy1981
Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 614
Views: 58390

Re: Cobra's Curse Busch Gardens 2016

Due to safety, SeaWorld Parks close outdoor attractions if a storm is within a 5 mile radius. It may seem annoying but I'd much rather have a less eventful day than get fried by lightning while in a ride! ;) I do understand it and know the reason why I was just saying it's hard to plan for a day at...
by Themeparksandy1981
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 614
Views: 58390

Re: Cobra's Curse Busch Gardens 2016

Due to safety, SeaWorld Parks close outdoor attractions if a storm is within a 5 mile radius. It may seem annoying but I'd much rather have a less eventful day than get fried by lightning while in a ride! ;) I do understand it and know the reason why I was just saying it's hard to plan for a day at...
by Themeparksandy1981
Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 614
Views: 58390

Re: Cobra's Curse Busch Gardens 2016

I use to love Busch Gardens. We went Sept 07&08. The 07 visit was very good the weather was overcast all day and the park was empty so got lots of rides done but on the 08 visit we got on many rides up to lunch time then a storm came and all outdoor rides and shows shutdown. We went for lunch an...
by Themeparksandy1981
Mon Jan 25, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 254642

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

Been thinking if you don't want to ride with the headset on it will feel like you are still riding Air. I bet the staff are most happy that the stations are now boxed in many of the staff hated the cold. Onto having a photo op area instead of on ride photos is only gonna be good if you can skip it. ...
by Themeparksandy1981
Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rollercoaster Restaurant
Replies: 232
Views: 57705

Re: Forbidden Valley Rollercoaster Restaurant

It depends on 2 things the price if it's over £10 each per choice I can't see families who go once a year going here and time not sure how long it takes but I guess it will take a min of a hour of your day and eating a big meal I wouldn't want to go on anything that goes upside down for a while.
by Themeparksandy1981
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1076980

Re: SW8

But Merlin don't buy flats unless there drop tower rides. They promised to replace Submission straight away.
by Themeparksandy1981
Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: February Half Term Theme Park Opening 2016
Replies: 54
Views: 14150

Re: February Half Term 2016

They both off the program Swashbuckle which is shown on the Cbeebies channel
by Themeparksandy1981
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1077
Views: 108740

Re: Universal Orlando Resort Discussion

The Kong ride sounds so good: Universal’s website has quietly slipped out a bit more of a description about what we can expect to see later this year from Skull Island: Reign of Kong when it opens. According to the latest teaser page for the new 3-D attraction, “Live the brutal struggle of a 1930’s ...
by Themeparksandy1981
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Early Ride Time 2016
Replies: 68
Views: 12994

Re: Early Ride Time 2016

I wonder if the Smiler will get queues forming from 9am during ERT.
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 50192

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

I would have thought they would try to get Air open for the start of the season then work on the restaurant. Anyway look at America adventure they closed rides and still wanted the same entry price and the numbers dropped. If the rumours are true them the thrill market next season would be 1) Smiler...
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Driving License - Should tests be re-taken?
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Driving License - Should tests be re-taken?

I'm sorry I don't agree with you I been driving 16 years this year and only been in 1 accident when someone went into the back of me 11 years ago. Lucky I had a tow bar on the back so the damage wasn't as bad. The thing I do agree on is if you max your 12 points on your licence you need to take a re...