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by Justin
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular 2019 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 673

Re: TT Spring Spectacular 2019 - Reviews & Feedback

Glad you had a great day, Debbie. It was good chatting :)
by Justin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 499324

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Here here, Dan! :lol
by Justin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6390
Views: 407604

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

The coaster is completely different to others as it has sudden drops, so the forces will be different, something which I think people forget sometimes. It’s not the drops or the forces, it’s the way the car bounces along the track like a runaway shopping trolley with a wheel missing. Now that is Bl...
by Justin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6390
Views: 407604

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Saw is horrible, avoid at all costs. It’s very well themed but it’s also up there with the roughest coaster I’ve ever ridden. I think Saw has become a bit of a scapegoat for claims of being rough. The coaster is completely different to others as it has sudden drops, so the forces will be different,...
by Justin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 499324

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I noticed that on opening weekend. I really struggled to hear it!
by Justin
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 239374

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Air was the first coaster I properly fell in love with although controversial I do prefer the Galactica branding. I just hope they put a few more pieces of theming around the ride area and paint the tunnel.
by Justin
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Discussion

It should be a good day. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
by Justin
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 55446

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

I think it is important to just collect the ones you like, otherwise it becomes a very demanding and expensive hobby.

I do go for special pins though, such as the Power of the Towers, as they will be rare!
by Justin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4871
Views: 737259

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

It is worth doing if you've not been on it before, but if you have then I'd say focus on the coasters!
by Justin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 55446

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Quite possibly. It certainly has that feel, especially when the 'STRONG' pins were mounted on a card. I've always had the feeling the the RCR pins should have been for staff at some point too! I'm not sure what to make about the Power merchandise. Apart from the pin, I don't think I'll be buying any...
by Justin
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 26064

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

I very much doubt everything is in place yet.
I do agree about the colours though. They dont match in, but could this be because we have seen what it has been used for in the past, with the Enchanted Village?
by Justin
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4871
Views: 737259

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

It has lost its charm for me. I can easily miss it out now when I visit, but I will give it a go on my first visit this season. Hopefully, it will be tweaked as they settle in!
by Justin
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1179
Views: 168049

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

If Spinball's SRQ is added then not only does it need to be communicated with the rides team but also the public. I can see it getting confusing for guests otherwise :/

Overall, it is a good call to bring it back, especially on rides which can accommodate for 4 per train/row. :D
by Justin
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Pleasurewood Hills
Replies: 183
Views: 16726

Re: Pleasurewood Hills

I can't help thinking the egg is where the head of the snake was! :lol

To be fair, it is a great ride!
by Justin
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Pleasurewood Hills
Replies: 183
Views: 16726

Re: Pleasurewood Hills

http://pleasurewoodhills.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Pleasurewood-Hills-Eggspress-Rollercoaster-2019-1000x550.jpg An iconic rollercoaster makes a return to the park in 2019! The Rattlesnake which left the park in 2016 has had a major make-over and has been brought back to life as the Egg-Spress....
by Justin
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 788
Views: 73408

Re: Heide Park

Whhhhaaattt!

It looks really good, but nothing can beat the beast!!
by Justin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 312556

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass


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by Justin
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 26064

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Leek Signs have provided another interesting update, this time for the Stargazing Pods which are due to open on April 12th. Their latest images show the toilet block and Tipi. https://i.imgur.com/3070yCv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/IJFN9Ld.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6sifwyG.jpg https://i.imgur.com/jrAhayq...
by Justin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2790
Views: 377818

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I really like it. I think it is because it features more 'real' footage instead of CGI. I also like how they have mixed the sounds of the resort.
by Justin
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 37462

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Alton Towers Resort has released their latest TV advert which features The Alton Towers Dungeon. I do wonder if they will add the flame torches as featured in the still below?

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