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by Chaz
Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Madame Tussauds London
Replies: 152
Views: 63735

Madame Tussauds London Discussion

So, seems no body has picked this up yet. Madame Tussauds London took to Facebook to announce this on 2nd Jan... https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10881602_10152630178020698_3179618855174582613_n.jpg?oh=58a3fe2fabe5b33994e0246012db8a7f&oe=553D01B3&__gda__=143009...
by Chaz
Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 574
Views: 95382

Re: CBeebies Land 2014 - General Discussion

I walked straight passed the area when I went the other weak. All I can say is; Ditching the perfectly good fibre glass squirrels (from the Squirrel Nutty ride) in favour of brightly coloured blobs, doesn't get me excited at all :no: Please tell me the rest of it is amazing. It's not aimed at you. ...
by Chaz
Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1440
Views: 112118

Season of Scares

Does your perfect Halloween leave you tickled, excited or terrified? Whichever it is, and wherever you live, Merlin's 31 Worlds have something for everyone – including yoooooou!

Take your pick...

http://www.seasonofscares.co.uk/
by Chaz
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Holiday World
Replies: 163
Views: 24650

Re: Thunderbird - Holiday World - Opening 2015

^That seems about average price IMO. The Swarm's budget was only more because of the infilling. That area was just water a few years before, whereas this is being built on land that is already there.
by Chaz
Mon Jul 28, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2907
Views: 472280

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I must admit, interesting place to put a trial cottage, I would have thought they would have put it somewhere else... Not at all, perfect place for them. It's a challenge to market something they are constructing out of the publics reach- so these show 'homes' will means the public see them. And th...
by Chaz
Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 690
Views: 88636

Re: Sea World protests- could this be the end?

Dan.B wrote:
Average life expectancy of the Beluga Whale: 35 years
Age of Beluga Whale that died at SeaWorld: 38 years


This.

It's as if the Daily Mail wrote that FB post. Without zoos and the like, animal preservation wouldn't occur and education on them would fall. We need these, we need SeaWorld.
by Chaz
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:52 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 615
Views: 76895

Re: Falcon's Fury (Drop Tower)

Inside the Magic have reported that Falcon's Fury will open on September 26th. If true I guess BGT are confident testing will go well.
by Chaz
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Proposal
Replies: 24
Views: 6344

Re: Proposal

My fiancee is obsessed with giraffes, I'm obsessed with Theme Parks (obviously), so a private giraffe feed at Chessington was on the cards for my proposal back in March (on our anniversary). And said proposal made it onto national television yesterday morning: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10...
by Chaz
Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 179
Views: 42819

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Id like to see the the interior ride completely ripped out (exterior, queue and interior queue kept). Ride system replaced with a cheap family coaster (a la X or TH13TEEN), new animatronics and scenery. Lots of homages to the original ghouls (screaming heads, electric Bill, the lunatic, t-cup ghost ...
by Chaz
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 577619

The Smiler - General Discussion

wakey1512 wrote:
I'd like to know if it is as rough as SAW?


SAW is worse. For sure.
by Chaz
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6776
Views: 1193266

Re: SW8

I would disagree. I think Merlin have realised that the family market is where the money is at. Cbeebies this year, new accommodation next year, I'd say a flat and family ride the next/Cbeebies extension and then maybe a new coaster. I reckon the next major thing will be an overhaul of Duel, another...
by Chaz
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6776
Views: 1193266

Re: SW8

Incredible Hulk coaster was launched! Why does everyone forget it? It's B&M! I've said this a million times. The coaster is launched indeed but the launch wasn't done by B&M, that was all designed, manufactured, tested and implemented by Universal. They wanted to work with B&M on the ri...
by Chaz
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6776
Views: 1193266

Re: SW8

nemesisrider wrote:
So B and M's launches are spinning tyres.

Could they do multi launch B and M? If it is just wheels it would be possible.


Do we know this? B&M claim to have launch tech but it's is yet to be seen on any of their rides. It could be any type of launch no? Unless I've missed something?
by Chaz
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 855226

Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster 2016?

maybe Thorpe should steal oblivions. However saying that i think its unlikely with the existence of saw. Thorpe cannot dig tunnels. With Oblivion, over half the ride is under ground, so Thorpe would have to build extremely high- it just wouldn't be possible. I say no 'world's firsts', just a ruddy ...
by Chaz
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 577619

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

When I was in the queue the other day, I noticed that as the train came in to the station, the top wheels don't actually spin, they just drag along the track when advancing. Not only this, but when the train stops at the V-lift, the up-stop wheels don't stop spinning because they're not actually in...
by Chaz
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts
Replies: 500
Views: 140038

Re: Sun free tickets

The t&c's clearly say not for resale. I think they (or The Sun) work pretty hard to counter all the ones that are sold. When you request the tickets you are agreeing with both Merlin's and The Sun's terms. If you break those, you can be refused entry.
by Chaz
Fri May 30, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Proposal
Replies: 24
Views: 6344

Re: Proposal

I proposed to my girlfriend of 8 years at a personal giraffe feeding at chessington on our anniversary this year. My advice is talk to the park, they are great and helping you sort things like champagne and food after.

Good luck!
by Chaz
Fri May 23, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 574
Views: 95382

Re: CBeebies Land 2014 - General Discussion

I doubt softs occurred (as the rides were there before and don't really need extensive testing with crowds as new major rides would) although I think it would be best to soft open some stuff today to get an idea of crowd control and staff training etc. However, I assume they say 5mins as they are te...
by Chaz
Thu May 22, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: The Dungeons - no longer traditionally adding new shows?
Replies: 6
Views: 2981

Re: The Dungeons - no longer traditionally adding new shows?

I love how we're calling it 'the old boat ride' when it's a mere year old!
by Chaz
Fri May 16, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2907
Views: 472280

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

^thats the general public for you. Sometimes words cannot describe their stupidity!
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