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by lewis97
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1910
Views: 165105

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Dom wrote:
The speculator in me is thinking Rumba Rapids related straight away given the background image of the page

I did have a similar thought, although the Rumba Rapids page now has a line saying it "will return in 2019".
by lewis97
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1910
Views: 165105

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

There's now a page on Thorpe's website to sign-up for news in relation to 2019 and their "exciting plans"...
by lewis97
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1065
Views: 91970

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

A teaser image for the Harry Potter rollercoaster was released on Pottermore today: https://images.ctfassets.net/bxd3o8b291gf/3CtIN7qmDKKqMOGkowwaS4/882351f99a38c89c1ab5d0e38f47bf67/Universal_Orlando_Resort_Shares_First_Glimpse_of_New_Coaster_Experience_Coming_to_The_Wizarding_World_of_Harry_Potter_...
by lewis97
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 1741

Re: TT Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Photos

Was such an awesome day, captured with a great collection of photos - so many bubbles too!
by lewis97
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2487
Views: 291907

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Hi guys, will my Alton towers annual pass (not the new season pass introduced this year) get me into scarefest? Scarefest isn’t specifically named as an exclusion period in the Terms & Conditions , although it’s probably something worth checking with Towers: 8. Additional charges apply for entr...
by lewis97
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2487
Views: 291907

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Alton Towers have now added the details relating to Project 42 from the press release of a few weeks back to their website : Project 42 invites valiant volunteers to enter the underground Phalanx compound in a bid to outwit what awaits them inside. The Phalanx requires volunteers to enter the compou...
by lewis97
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2487
Views: 291907

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

What a waste of the budget, surely they could have used the money to have a couple of scare zones or something else Regardless of views on the the new "artwork", I don't think the budget for some amateur graffiti would come close to covering the costs of any additional actor-based attract...
by lewis97
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1258
Views: 146869

Re: Fright Nights

Thorpe Park has announced that the Fright Night preview event for Merlin and Thorpe Park annual pass holders will be on Saturday 29th September. No pre-booking will be necessary, however only a selection of the attractions will be open for passholders on the evening. Exact timings for the event and...
by lewis97
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2487
Views: 291907

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

With a few weeks still to go, it may be that things are still to be added, however it looks as though the layout of The Welcoming is somewhat reduced with the potential removal of the hooded section and reworking of the finale.
by lewis97
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2783
Views: 372081

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

There is a new vacancy for an area manager at Alton Towers: "We'll expect you to put forward ideas that increase profits, reduce costs and be able to demonstrate evidence of doing this before." Nice to see Merlin are comitted to inproving the guest experience! Assuming this is the role yo...
by lewis97
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort
Replies: 16
Views: 3696

Re: Christmas & New Year at the Alton Towers Resort

Is anyone aware if the Towers will be running something between xmas and new year this year,  last xmas they continued the xmas entertainment and rides but with-out the Santa bit?  It worked quite well if you have younger children and was cheaper than the pre-xmas event.  How-ever there is still no...
by lewis97
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1167
Views: 164618

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hello!  I have booked Hotel for scarefest thinking it would include ERT but didnt realise it stops for Scarefest.  Also didnt realise it was an extra £28 for mazes per person!  Last year i went to Europa Park and the year before Thorpe so its been a few years.  I thought the mazes were £10 last tim...
by lewis97
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2487
Views: 291907

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

The Alton Towers Holidays website has been updated with Scarefest details. There doesn't appear to be anything of note in relation to the theme park offering, but there is some insight into the seasonal entertainment in the Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Landings Hotel: Alton Towers Hotel: Enjoy a ho...
by lewis97
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1258
Views: 146869

Re: Fright Nights

What if The Big Top was to swap location with Sanctum (or some improved incarnation of it)? Has anyone who’s been at the park recently seen any activity in the area where Sanctum was located last year? It would bring the TWD attraction a bit more into the park and distance TBT’s carnival/circus vibe...
by lewis97
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 118
Views: 15768

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

It seems vertical construction of the Guardians of the Galaxy rollercoaster is underway, as shown in these photos from @bioreconstruct.

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by lewis97
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2487
Views: 291907

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes Facebook , further details have emerged for Project 42: Situated in Forbidden Valley, valiant volunteers will be invited to enter the underground Phalanx compound in a bid to outwit what awaits them inside. They will then need to find a vaccination for the escaped human test...
by lewis97
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25444

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

A construction update from the weekend was posted on TowersTimes News earlier this evening, showing both work on-site and the demonstration pods in the theme park (including their interiors from both the front and back). The full galleries are also available on the TowersTimes website . https://www....
by lewis97
Thu Aug 30, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Carowinds
Replies: 141
Views: 23960

Re: Carowinds

Carowinds have announced details of their 2019 addition, Copperhead Strike , today. As the first double launch roller coaster in the Carolinas, Copperhead Strike will deliver twice the boost and twice the bite. The ride immediately leaves the station and goes into a jo-jo roll before loading into th...
by lewis97
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Six Flags General Discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 18614

Re: Six Flags General Discussion

Six Flags have today announced all of their 2019 additions . The two major coasters coming to Great America and Magic Mountain have been mentioned in their respective topics, but here’s a summary of all the upcoming attractions: ⋅  West Coast Racers , the world’s first racing launch coaste...
by lewis97
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Great America
Replies: 17
Views: 3117

Re: Six Flags Great America

Among today’s announcements from Six Flags is Maxx Force . The park are claiming the coaster will break the records for having: the fastest launch in North America (0-78mph in under 2 seconds), the fastest inversion of any coaster in the world, and the tallest double-inversion in the world. https://...