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by Alex
Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Can't wait to visit. Wonder how much, or if anything will be used from Wet 'N' Wild? From whats been announced it doesn't look like anything will be used in the new park, will be interesting to see if they sell on the newer stuff or just send it all for scrap. They want rapid expansion of hotels. I...
by Alex
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

It doesn't look awful but it looks like every other water park without anything new style wise Feel free to name another water park with a 200ft Volcano which has daily eruption shows :-k Plus there's plenty of slides which haven't been utilised before in the Orlando area, oh and the Tapu Tapu tech...
by Alex
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Universal have rolled out some promo art that now features all the offerings at the resort https://www.universalorlando.com/Images/BB_UO-_VBOnSale_Final.jpg Someone has also flown a drone over Volcano Bay and has captured a stunning video! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYg5HBvWug8
by Alex
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 435090

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

In the trading update from this morning they've reported that visitor numbers have started to increase again although they're still significantly below 2014 levels.

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by Alex
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:29 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

I wish I was going this year as I reckon Lunatics Playground 3D will be an excellent house, Asylum was one of my favourite houses from last year due to how disorientating it was.

With the use of black lights they could easily switch between Chance's fantasy and reality.
by Alex
Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

If Universal had the money I imagine Dragons would have gone when the initial development happened however I suspect that JK might have pushed for it to go now they've got plenty of cash in the bank. The rumour is for a new coaster and probably a great Hall restaurant. The area dragons sits in is ov...
by Alex
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: X-Sector refurbishment?
Replies: 99
Views: 26360

Re: X-Sector refurbishment?

Both Saw and Oblivion are marketed off their drops, however you can see the whole of Saw's but not Oblivions which adds to the fear. I would expect Oblivion is still fairly popular, especially when it has a throughput of 1,700 people per hour, and the fact it's sat next to The Smiler. At the end of...
by Alex
Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2017: New Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 26313

Re: 2017: New Attractions

Charlie's Building looks like nothing is happening. Do you think anything will open in the building or in the area if it is demolished for 2017? The Charlie IP ran out last year, they renewed it for one more season so they could open it if they wanted to however I would suspect that would be based ...
by Alex
Sat Jul 09, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

That was the plan for HHN 25 but that was replaced by The Purge at the last minute.
by Alex
Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Florida holiday Sep 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: Florida holiday Sep 2017

Parks - Disney, Universal, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens are not optional. Discovery Cove, whilst expensive, turned out to be on of the best days of the entire trip, so fitting that it would be great. And if you have some time, the waterparks (Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Disney's Blizzard Beach, Wet 'n' ...
by Alex
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 40913

Re: Ride Downtime 2016

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The backwards drop is quite steep so as Andy says I doubt it would have enough momentum to make it up there.
by Alex
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Reign of Kong has just started to soft open

Here's a picture from the queue

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by Alex
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts
Replies: 500
Views: 127029

Re: Alton Towers - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts

There's a new 50% off code that's gone live. If you go to the following code and type in EM50 you can get 50% off up until June 30th!

https://www.altontowers.com/email50
by Alex
Mon May 09, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

They've also revealed the trains which will have on board audio

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by Alex
Wed May 04, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

They've been testing the mist on Kong, personally I think it looks incredible and I can't wait to see the finished product!

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by Alex
Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 179988

Re: Towers Loving Care

I doubt Sub Terra will open again but I can see Hex opening before the end of the year.
by Alex
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Dreamworks properties are broken up more than the Marvel contract :lol Although it's believed that the contract with Merlin only runs until 2017 and that it's specific to UK only so won't affect them building anything in Orlando
by Alex
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1071
Views: 98163

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

A thread has been started on Orlando United that Universal may be looking to buy Dreamworks Animation, here's the story from the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/27/business/dealbook/comcast-is-said-to-be-in-talks-to-acquire-dreamworks-animation.html?_r=0" onclick="window.open(this.href...
by Alex
Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 3653

Re: TT Spring Spectacular - Reviews & Feedback

Think I've just about recovered from what was another awesome weekend! Thanks goes out to all the team who continue to make the events brilliant weekends and they are something I look forward to from when the dates are announced. Having the first ride on Galactica was a good start to the day (since ...
by Alex
Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 752883

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

I very much doubt you will be able to combine discounts. So it'll just be the 20% off.