UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 272354

Re: Merlin to take over Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

I never would go the pleasure beach again if Merlin took over. I think they would scrap the entrance ticket and charge a entry price instead. That would save on staff costs as they wouldn't need any by the scanners. They would also add fast track on everything. All the shows would get closed down. ...
by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 592246

Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

This is true, but it is also worth remembering that Thorpe cannot go much higher than Stealth due to its close proximity to Heathrow Airport. The ceiling height for the park is roughly in the realm of 500ft. This is not to say they would build that high or even get planning permission to do so, but...
by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Live 2014: Speculation
Replies: 36
Views: 11378

Re: Alton Towers Live 2014: Speculation

See I think if there were  American acts the event would be so much bigger as people are more likely to want to go. British acts perform concerts all the time here, just like American acts do in the US. If American acts were to perform, it would be a bit more special and I deffo would want to g...
by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:36 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 272354

Re: Merlin to take over Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

So the park deteriorates due to lack of funding and then Merlin buys it cheap, invests a bit of money and TLC and It would be brill, a B&M or two and theyre good to go, new coasters to advertise, number of guests increase, makes money but best of all added to the MAP. and TBH the woodies surely ...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 272354

Re: Merlin to take over Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

It would be good of they took over BPB as the MAP needs more northern attractions. I also think they could really help BPB, I just hope they wouldn't remove the woodies! I am however all for selling off The Big One and getting a better coaster in its place (something with inversions).  BPB need...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 272354

Re: Merlin to take over Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

I never would go the pleasure beach again if Merlin took over. I think they would scrap the entrance ticket and charge a entry price instead. That would save on staff costs as they wouldn't need any by the scanners. They would also add fast track on everything. All the shows would get closed down. ...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Which Thorpe Park ride will leave first ?
Replies: 119
Views: 23845

Re: What ride would you like Thorpe Park to remove next?

No hate here. I love rides like these, Kobra at Chessington is a wonderful example, riders aged 6 to 60, a perfect ride for the whole family which would fit well. Me too, I love Kobra thing its a brill ride, it would fit nicely on Depth charges site. Although With Chessington (and blackpool) having...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:02 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 592246

Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

The SAW contract runs out in 2015, before the coaster would be built, so it would have to fit into a retheme of SAW - The Ride. Will they retheme saw, or just remove the saw franchise from the ride. They can give it a new name, remove Jigsaw and then its theme would be fine, maybe a new video to re...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Your World First Ideas
Replies: 139
Views: 26133

Re: Your World First Ideas

I've always thought a launched flying coaster would be good (obviously it wouldn't fit at AT with air already in place). Couldnt Air be modified? If the chain lift was just an ordinary hill and the corner before was banked. The launch could be installed just after the train leaves the station after...
by stealthsmiler
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Which Thorpe Park ride will leave first ?
Replies: 119
Views: 23845

Re: What ride would you like Thorpe Park to remove next?

But Flying Fish is tiny! It would be pointless for TP to remove it until it breaks as it can be squeezed in all most anywhere. It's a good ride for the younger ones, my sister LOVES flying fish. Depth Charge + neptunes beach is huge, not really original and kinda rubbish. I have however seen how muc...
by stealthsmiler
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 272354

Re: Merlin to take over Blackpool Pleasure Beach?

I dont see it happening, although I think Merlin could get some good rides for the park, as I dont rate The Big One highly at all, in fact its the only coaster that ive wanted to get off because im bored halfway through. Valhalla though is one of the best rides ive ever been on and the best ride the...
by stealthsmiler
Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 592246

Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

But Thorpe has the crash pad, which i know is a temporary thing, but I personally wouldn't think "oh I must stay at Thorpe now they have a big permanent hotel" but I would think "oh I must go to Thorpe now they have a new coaster". I personally would rather stay in the crash pad ...
by stealthsmiler
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Your World First Ideas
Replies: 139
Views: 26133

Re: Your World First Ideas

As I said on another topic, this would be the next world first SW I would install I really like the coaster in the US that has a Ferris wheel instead of a chain lift. I would use this but also add a flat that hasn't been  used in a hybrid yet, and advertise that as a worlds first (if AT can say...
by stealthsmiler
Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Winter maintenance
Replies: 30
Views: 7430

Re: Winter maintenance

Been Honest it's only us theme park glee's who cares if something been repainted or replaced. The general normal guests just sees Duel as a challenge to beat the other guests in the car. Like Rita some people think it never suited the theme of UG land or Dark Forest but guests see a fast coaster an...
by stealthsmiler
Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra)
Replies: 354
Views: 97386

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

I think Sub-Terra is good but today (23/02) in the mini scare maze, I think there was only one actor who didn't jump out at me and then it became more of a walkthrough. But when I was in the mini scare maze last Saturday, there were like 3 or 4 actors who tried to jump out at me. I can see the mini...
by stealthsmiler
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:42 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: The best UK theme park
Replies: 41
Views: 5264

Re: The best UK theme park

my theme park section of my heart Only a section of your heart is theme parks? :no: I never said how big it was. Its the largest section out of the lot but there a few other things. But as I said before Alton Towers really is a theme park with good and obvious themes (unlike Thorpe and BPB whose th...
by stealthsmiler
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Your own secret weapon design
Replies: 38
Views: 9716

Re: Your own secret weapon design

If I was in charge of the next secret weapon, there wouldn't be one ( for a while), the money would be spent bringing the rest of the park up to scratch; Paint everything, fix everything that's broken, make every area super themed up and amazing. Also add some new flats. But the secret weapon after ...
by stealthsmiler
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: List all the themeparks you have ever been to
Replies: 145
Views: 26660

Re: List all the themeparks you have ever been to

Alton Towers more times than I can remember
Thorpe Park
Chessington
Legoland
Drayton Manor
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Southport Pleasure Land (before it got rid of the two coasters)
Flamingo Land
Lightwater Valley
Camelot
Woodlands (if you can call it a theme park)
and a gazillion travelling fairs
by stealthsmiler
Sun Feb 23, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 120
Views: 17347

Re: Dark ride ideas

I think AT has enough dark rides, Charlie Hex Duel Thirteen (sorta) Sub-Terra. Although I would like to see Charlie ripped out and replaced. As its kinda out of the way, I would like to see Ice Age move to charlies spot. This is because the Ice Age theming is kinda taking over CCL and AT need to cho...
by stealthsmiler
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Which Thorpe Park ride will leave first ?
Replies: 119
Views: 23845

Re: What ride would you like Thorpe Park to remove next?

First reaction to your idea of a kid's island: "That sounds brilliant" Then I thought: "But it will just end up being the horrible part of the park where the old rides go to die" I'm not trashing your idea, just saying what will happen to it with Thorpe in control. A family isla...