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by Tom170499
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride
Replies: 416
Views: 33562

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

I'm not too sure the original source of he photo (I originally saw it on discord). My issue is it looks depressing and it just seems like the park forgot they already had a horror coaster. The Instagram picture summed the entire project. It was blood as words, which has been done so many times befo...
by Tom170499
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2814
Views: 394455

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I am happy for baggage holds to be removed from the ones with the specific booths if they can put cages or something in the stations. See, I wouldn’t. The baggage holds such as that on The Smiler and Th13teen are more secure. Especially on rides such as The Smiler that operate a lot of trains. If t...
by Tom170499
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2814
Views: 394455

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

It all makes sense now for The Smiler and Th13teen, they will probably be using the old single rider path to the station as fastrack given that baggage holds have apparently been ditched. Still not sure why SRQ has gone on Oblivion, they aren't saving any staff and fastrack already has a path direc...
by Tom170499
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride
Replies: 416
Views: 33562

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

This article shows some images from inside the unload bay in the station.  It annoys me how Thorpe Park keep advertising this as a new rollercoaster. It’s just gonna cause guest to get there, realise it’s a rethemed X and complain. Either way, it looks to be good theming so far, and if the entrance...
by Tom170499
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040864

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

All I’ve seen is the two for one offer on Kellogg’s cereal. It just shows Wicker Man’s póster on the back of the box in a small circle. Other than that, nothing outside of social media. 
by Tom170499
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040864

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The Galactica advert was released on April 1st so it could be anytime really.  So what you're saying is that Galactica is a joke? /s Just kidding I actually enjoy the theme of the ride. You said it, not me :lol Seriously though, my point is not to worry about when the official advert will go out. E...
by Tom170499
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040864

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The Galactica advert was released on April 1st so it could be anytime really. 
by Tom170499
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 250980

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Yeah, I was referring to the new path from MB to GW and the one that runs under the lift hill that was open at Scarefest.

Also, in the above picture, it looks like there’s a path connecting from the Rapids exit to the one under the lift hill.
by Tom170499
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 250980

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I really hope that all the new paths stay open to guests. It will improve access and flow so much. 
by Tom170499
Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040864

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The promo shots and trains look really impressive. My only gripe is that the ride looks really short unless something amazing happens in the pre-show area. The centrepiece with the big rams head looks very well done. Hopefully the ride whips you at a decent pace over some of those airtime hills and...
by Tom170499
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 194621

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The ‘iconic’ pun has been used too much now :lol
by Tom170499
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040864

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Think an alarm clock of the structure would be a neat idea.. press the head to snooze/turn off, as this happens 2 red lights appear out the shoulders and the structure glows reddish.. Never gonna happen but would be nice Either that or it bursts into flames if you snooze it. That’d sure wake you up. 
by Tom170499
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 181508

Re: Towers Loving Care

Kraken wrote:
Whilst it's good to see Nemmy restored to it's former glory, lets be quite clear that many parks would see this as routine maintenance, not "loving care".  

Exactly my point. 
by Tom170499
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 181508

Re: Towers Loving Care

Whilst I think the new incarnation of Nemesis is amazing, I can’t bring myself to celebrate something that should be done as standard, not as a result of an accident. 

I also can’t see Merlin keeping it looking like this for a long time so enjoy it whilst it lasts...
by Tom170499
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Park Map
Replies: 63
Views: 11576

Re: The Alton Towers Park Map

I’d love them to make a paper version of the app map. My favourite maps are the ones from 1998 - 2001. The had both aesthetics and practicality. Below is the 1999 map: 

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by Tom170499
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Park Map
Replies: 63
Views: 11576

Re: The Alton Towers Park Map

I get what you mean about the artistic value, but at the end of the day, the main purpose of a map is to help guests navigate the park. The Disney one is perfect for this whereas the Alton one (and the ones befor that between 2011 and now) have been so disorientating and confusing. I know the park l...
by Tom170499
Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 15554

Re: Thorpe Park Quick Questions

DeadJack5 wrote:
Tom170499 wrote:
Does anyone know if Digipass is available at Thorpe?


The Digipass was available last June when I visited, me and friends used it. Unsure if it is available this season or not. Hope this helps

Thanks Jack. I’ll ask the park closer to the start of season :) 
by Tom170499
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 15554

Re: Thorpe Park Quick Questions

Thanks for the response Dan :)
by Tom170499
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 15554

Re: Thorpe Park Quick Questions

Does anyone know if Digipass is available at Thorpe?
by Tom170499
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 250980

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

At least we’re not getting a shipping container shop...