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by BigAl
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: BigAl's No Limits Coasters
Replies: 249
Views: 19444

Re: BigAl's No Limits Coasters

My first attempt at an Intamin ZacSpin (or Ball Coaster)...           http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac30/BigAl1993/NoLimits%20Creations/Whipper%20Snapper/WhipperSnapperLogo.png http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac30/BigAl1993/NoLimits%20Creations/Whipper%20Snapper/Whip...
by BigAl
Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4884
Views: 782745

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

The fact that each train can only hold 16 people and the lack of a mid-course brake run doesn't help the mega-lite coaster. Longer trains (Walibi World Goliath length) and a custom layout that incorporates a mid-course brake run would be better for Thorpe Park. I'd like the next coaster to be either...
by BigAl
Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 182851

Re: Drayton Manor 2012 Season

Yep, that's what Imagineer John made. It looks great, but it in my opinion, Drayton needs something bigger (on the same sort of scale as Shockwave).
by BigAl
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 182851

Re: Drayton Manor 2012 Season

Not sure how big a task it would be. Chessington had Vekoma fit their swinging trains to Vampire which had been made by Arrow. I've no idea if it would be possible to do it for this as well? :?
by BigAl
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 182851

Re: Drayton Manor 2012 Season

They could even use it for new marketing. Remember that Chessington marketed Vampire as "the new Vampire" when it reopened in 2002 (albeit with less theming and the Vekoma trains :( ). It would be great if they also installed a new ride along with a Shockwave makeover and then advertised t...
by BigAl
Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 182851

Re: Drayton Manor 2012 Season

Would it be worth investing in new trains for Shockwave? I've no idea if it could be worth it, but couldn't B&M make a couple of trains for them and update any other bits that could be improved/need improving? It's still Drayton's biggest ride and its star attraction, so it's definitely worth in...
by BigAl
Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: BigAl's RCT3 Creations
Replies: 17
Views: 3190

Re: BigAl's RCT3 Creations

All these creations are looking amazing BigAl! I really am looking forward to seeing what else you'll create!  :D Keep up the amazing work, especially with the scenery. P.S: I love how you made a small Runaway Train layout look so, so nice and much longer than it is. Thanks! :D I tried my best...
by BigAl
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 182851

Re: Drayton Manor 2012 Season

Squiggles wrote:
DiogoJ42 wrote:
Looks utterly boring and worthless.



But... but... it has shipping containers... surely that means it must be a sure fire hit? :?

Well, at least they aren't pretending that the shipping containers are anything but shipping containers. Not that that's really any better. :P
by BigAl
Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Strange Coasters
Replies: 569
Views: 69854

Re: Strange Coasters

Inception Park ! :P http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/inception-park-1.jpg http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/inception-park-2.jpg http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/inception-park-3.jpg http://weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/inception-park-4...
by BigAl
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 182851

Re: Drayton Manor 2012 Season

That looks great! It reminds me of a cross between the Backlot Stunt Coasters at Cedar Fair parks... http://www.coasterimage.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/backlotstuntcoaster01.jpg ...and the stunt shows at Disney... http://bestwdw.com/Disneys_Hollywood_Studios_files/2311360114_450b3cb96e_b_1.jpg M...
by BigAl
Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4884
Views: 782745

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

Some sort of replacement for X:\ might be a good idea at some point. The whole structure could be taken down and a new dark ride area could be built. Perhaps a large Mack spinning coaster could fit in it? The park doesn't offer a spinning coaster type (although Chessington down the road does) and I'...
by BigAl
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: No Limits 2
Replies: 55
Views: 6450

Re: No Limits 2

This all looks seriously good! Bring on NL2! :D

One thing I disliked about NL1 (and also RCT for that matter) was that the trees were far too small. There are loads of custom trees for RCT3, but it's a different story for NL1. I'd love to see a wider range of plants and trees available in NL2. :P
by BigAl
Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1962
Views: 190150

Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

I could see an Intamin ZacSpin suiting the Pleasure Beach more than Thorpe Park. The Pleasure Beach is cramped, doesn't offer any rides that are even remotely similar and they haven't had a thrill ride for a few years now.
by BigAl
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: BigAl's RCT3 Creations
Replies: 17
Views: 3190

Re: BigAl's RCT3 Creations

Spoof time! :P So I've been working on yet more small projects (I really ought to try and stop swaping from thing to thing :P ) and this is the latest of them... http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac30/BigAl1993/RCT3/Schwarzetopf%20Coasters/SchwarzetopfLogo.png Schwarzetopf is a German coaster compa...
by BigAl
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: RCT Quick Questions
Replies: 719
Views: 88474

Re: RCT Quick Questions

Sorry to keep bothering people but I'm trying to work out how to put cars onto different tracks and I'd love to put a Schwarzkopf Looper onto the Custom Mack Spinner Track from the PEP Team's Europa Park set. I've downloaded a few files with the track sections from Shyguy's World but I don't know wh...
by BigAl
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:44 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: UK's first Angry Birds activity park revealed
Replies: 10
Views: 3500

Re: UK's first Angry Birds activity park revealed

Meh, at least it's better than the playground stuck on the field behind my house. Oh sorry, half a playground because the bloody council couldn't be arsed to finish it!
by BigAl
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: RCT Quick Questions
Replies: 719
Views: 88474

Re: RCT Quick Questions

Thanks for the quick response. A pm is coming your way! :P
by BigAl
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: RCT Quick Questions
Replies: 719
Views: 88474

Re: RCT Quick Questions

Anyone know which sets the brick walls and wooden fences are from in these two pictures?

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Thanks! :)
by BigAl
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Center Parks Elveden - *Worlds First* New Water Ride 2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2547

Re: Center Parks Elveden - *Worlds First* New Water Ride 2012

They sent me a tweet (retweeted it for them ;) :P )about this the other day and it does look really interesting. I've never been to a Center Parcs before but I may have to if this new addition is really worth it. :)
by BigAl
Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People smoking marijuana outside the park entrance...
Replies: 37
Views: 7066

Re: People smoking marijuana outside the park entrance...

personally i dont see the harm if it was outside the main entrance, it wasnt exactly in the park. If people kept out of the 'busy' public areas, ie in the gardens, then i dont see an issue personally. Eh? :-s It was in the park. It was on Alton's property, so their rules still apply. As do the rule...
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