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by Zach
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 179804

Re: Towers Loving Care

*TLC update*  “What you've been waiting for.. Duel news! Duel TLC is well underway. Stage one : we've replaced all of the UV lighting throughout the whole attraction, we've stripped out the florescent strip lights and replaced with new specialist UV lighting. Next up, it's time to say goodbye to Ric...
by Zach
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Community Awards 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: TTSP Community Awards 2017

Thank you all for your kind words! I’m glad fun was had by all, as you will notice Signatures have been applied to those who won awards. :) 
by Zach
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Community Awards 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: TTSP Community Awards 2017

*TTSP Community Awards 2017 Winners*  Member Awards -  TTSP Member of 2017 - Deadjack5 Best Newcomer (joined the last 12 months) - Robert.W Funniest Member 2017 - Dom Geek of the Year - Owen Most Creative Username - 8byfire Best Signature - Robert.W Best Shoutbox Contributor - Dom Funniest Shoutbox...
by Zach
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6399
Views: 421646

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

No idea why they thought they needed to change the Inferno and Colossus themes, they have always been fantastic as is. I agree, iconic themes should have been kept. It’s odd though as in the making of video it can be heard that they say colossus and inferno were kept the same, which they haven’t be...
by Zach
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028346

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

The announcement came unpredictably before Monday. 

https://www.wickerman.com/ 

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This does in fact confirm the name “wicker man” however i would expect more to come in terms of video content and more details of what awaits us. 
by Zach
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028346

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

And on que Towers have posted the SW7 video on Facebook at 20:07 
by Zach
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1028346

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Usually, for new attractions, they don't offer Fastrack straight off. I expect VIP holders will be the only exception to this rule. If they do, then I'll be looking to Fastrack as I'm not looking forward to queuing on opening day :lol It’s an interesting subject, Fast track essentially costs the pa...
by Zach
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 248571

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Justin wrote:
It looks like the sound tunnel isn't solid, therefore you'll be able to still see through it.

I’d disagree, when zoomed in it appears internal from the wooden timber they have blacked it out. 
by Zach
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 248571

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The lovely folks over at Attraction Images have flown over Alton Towers and it is understood this was done using aircraft rather than a drone. It shows tunnel roofing being completed and a last/mostup to date look at the site before the big reveal tomorrow.  https://i.imgur.com/S3OEb19.jpg https://t...
by Zach
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 191013

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Que genuine parts of wild mouse wood being sold in BPB shop this season! 
by Zach
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 191013

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

In a shocking turn of events no one could have predicted  Its closure has been strongly speculated for months due to it being closed since mid August. It seems that they can no longer find an insurer that is willing to cover the ride :( I hadn’t seen anything of it, seems neither had others as they...
by Zach
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 191013

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

In a shocking turn of events no one could have predicted, BPB have indeed closed the famous Wild Mouse, which has been confirmed in a statement from BPB themselves published by The rollercoaster club of Great Britain -  “STATEMENT FROM BLACKPOOL PLEASURE BEACH After very careful consideration and pl...
by Zach
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Community Awards 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

Re: TTSP Community Awards 2017

If anyone has any questions regarding voting or what can be counted, feel free to post them in here or PM me and I will be happy to help. 
by Zach
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: All Day Dining [Withdrawn]
Replies: 95
Views: 18630

Re: Dine all day

I think with the recent cuts and specific T&C’s applied to ADD the pass has become too restricted. I think for 2018 the pass needs to be seriously rethought, with more options or prices that reflect opening hours, much like it does at Scarefest. Also with Towers closing many of the mid way food ...
by Zach
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Community Awards 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 3074

TTSP Community Awards 2017

https://i.imgur.com/5yaez8a.jpg The Community Awards are back and, with five categories, they're our biggest awards yet. The return of Member, Forum, Event and Team Awards means there are plenty of opportunities to win - who knows it could even be you! This year however sees the introduction of...
by Zach
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 248571

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

PhNx Survivor wrote:
Whoa, good picture! Is that paint on the back wall? I really hope the Maintenace Shed is used for something other than being a holding section.


I do believe it is paint, black is an interesting colour which may suggest we may see something happen going through there, perhaps a finale, who knows?
by Zach
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 248571

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The maintenance track is actually made of steel, and looks more like a Vekoma style track where the upstop wheels sit on the rails, and not the running wheels so they can be maintained. Wooden coaster track is so custom made, they probably have lots of spare in case a piece was bent in to the wrong...
by Zach
Tue Dec 19, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Team Changes
Replies: 47
Views: 7897

Re: New Moderating Team

Well done guys, suits you well! Keep the magic 
by Zach
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:00 am
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 435
Views: 97912

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sadly I’ve already given up on this project, I just can’t see it going anywhere, I’d love to be proven wrong but being realistic it just feels like the people behind it refuse to throw the towel in. With the loss of the paramount partnership no outlook of a new partnership/investor/IP I can’t see it...
by Zach
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 38208

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

It's a nice idea, but as I was not hand searched, I could have taken anything inside hidden in my jacket.. That’s interesting, having not been down myself this year yet, I can’t comment on the overall security runnings of the site, I’d like to think it’s mostly a visual stop and profiling search ra...
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