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by Tom170499
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 21722

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: 289603

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

At least we’re not getting a shipping container shop... 
by Tom170499
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 289603

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

It also stopped slightly before leaving the lift hill so that may have contributed to the overall low speed. I imagine the perceived speed on board the ride will be higher so I’m not worrying at this point. However, I am looking forward more to Icon at this stage. 
by Tom170499
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 289603

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Smiler313 wrote:
It would be a nice cheeky shortcut for Katanga Canyon however like stated it would be confusing, also with the fact to get to KC you would go through a shop first...

An opportunity for Merlin to force you through a shop? I doubt they’d miss out on that one! 
by Tom170499
Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 289603

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

It seems the fence separating the Rapids exit and the newly opened path between MB and GW has been removed, opening up access to the area. Do you think this will stay as it is? I hope it does as it will improve guest flow if there are three access points to KC.  http://i63.tinypic.com/2qlg6tf.jpg Im...
by Tom170499
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494868

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Part of me thinks this was planned all along. Create attention by cutting the operating hours, receive complaints, and then make changes based on feedback. It gives them some publicity (albeit negative), and shows they they “listen to guest feedback”. The exact same thing happened last year... 
by Tom170499
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1244016

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Also, marketing for the Resort as a whole has been scarce since they revealed the operations changes. Now that they have backtracked, I expect they will resume Wicker Man advertising.
by Tom170499
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1244016

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Of course Wicker Man won’t be looked after. Merlin operate the park... 
by Tom170499
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494868

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I’m officially done. This is beyond a joke. If I hadn’t booked already, I wouldn’t be bothering this year. RIP Alton Towers. 
by Tom170499
Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1244016

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

weird movement for a light aircraft... unless they mean so light that its a drone... It will be from a light aircraft. The footage is from Attraction Images. They have access to a light aircraft. And if it were a drone, but they will have had all relevant permission from the CAA if they had used on...
by Tom170499
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1244016

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Jack wrote:
Not going to lie, I'll take fire over VR any day ;)

That is true :D I just don’t have the faith in Merlin to maintain the effects properly though. I hope they prove me wrong. Other than that, I’m really looking forward to being chosen! 
by Tom170499
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1244016

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

"The world's first rollercoaster experience fusing wood and fire" I think this beats “World’s first rollercoaster fully dedicated to VR” for worst and most pathetic tag line.  Having said that, the promo shots do make the ride look amazing. I just wonder how many months it will be before ...
by Tom170499
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 261186

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I visited this year in October during the week (a Friday I think) and all rides were walk on. The Big One has its back two carriages closed off with sand bags because there weren’t enough people queuing to fill the train. Also, the last week of April is usually quiet.
by Tom170499
Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 289603

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The Structure looks more like a ram than a man  I'm wondering if The Wickerman was put out as a red herring? I will be the first to hold my hands up and say I was wrong if I am, but I really don’t think it will be called Wickerman. I know there have been so many “leaks” but I think they could indee...
by Tom170499
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 289603

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I thought it was a bit early for testing! The last few pics we saw before the park closed showed no signs of the track being laid. I would guess it will take them at least 4-6 weeks to lay all the track down and secure it ready for initial testing! I don’t think we will see a coaster on the track u...
by Tom170499
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra)
Replies: 354
Views: 95744

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

We know something has been done with Sub Terra as we have heard things going on inside the ending early 2017 season, And the egg appearing in the SW videos. Plus it's still on the AT website. There was also some merch on sale in Towers Trading this season. I very much doubt this ride has been aband...
by Tom170499
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494868

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Robert.W wrote:
Do you think they could be installing them the entire route? I'd really hope they won't... :no:

They will most likely be installing them at the block locations. 
by Tom170499
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2911
Views: 494868

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

It looks to be on the right which would mean views of Nemesis, Duel, the Mine Train and the Rapids (one side) will be restricted if this is the case. 
by Tom170499
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 571162

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Thanks Justin!! :D
by Tom170499
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 571162

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

I’m gonna order a copy when I get paid on Friday but I’ve been on to see how much it would be including shipping. I put my address in to do so and then I went to the payment screen so I just closed the tab on my iPad without putting any card details in yet 10 minutes later, I got a payment confirmat...
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