UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Morgan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Paultons Park
Replies: 411
Views: 44326

Re: Paultons Park

Yeah, this investment sure looks great! With the concept art finally being revealed, it looks to be a clone of Sierra Sidewinder. Based on my impressions of Dwervelwind, this ride will certainly bite quite a bit more than it appears. Also, on a naive, speculative note- that looks to be a nice little...
by Morgan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040870

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Wicker Man has reopened today, with a hearty 70min queue.
by Morgan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1437
Views: 82872

Re: Merlin General Discussion

With the introduction of the new Legoland VIP Pass (offering similar benefits to the now extinct VIP MAP), could we be seeing more individual park VIP Passes?
by Morgan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Which winter theme park
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Re: Which winter theme park

I've not done any of them at Winter so based off my experiences in the Spring/Summer, I'd say Efteling. It's a very "magical" and beautiful park as it is, and it looks even more stunning during their Winter event. Also it seems that most, if not all of their rides (bar watery ones) are ope...
by Morgan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 222
Views: 39451

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

Whilst I'm not disagreeing with the CCL redevelopment idea (it makes a lot of sense), it could be a point that with House of Monsters being the same style of attraction as The Dungeon, the decision might've been made to axe it so that area wasn't overflowing with Dungeonesque attractions.
by Morgan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 317214

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

So, surprise Scarefest announcement! Earlier than the past two years which is always welcome. To recap the headlines: -Project 42, Sub Species: The End Games, and Altonville Mine Tours are returning; all included in the combi ticket previously offered. -The Welcoming and House of Monsters are both b...
by Morgan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: Heritage

Thanks Tom! We had a spare hour before dinner a few weeks back so we went to go see it. Next stop is the old Station, although we didn't get that far as we didn't want to get run over :lol
by Morgan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: SP Southern Screamer 2019 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: SP Southern Screamer 2019 - Reviews & Feedback

Should be no surprise to anyone that this event was just as fantastic as the others! Inferno ERT was really something special with it being a whole hour, even if we did almost kill a pigeon in the process :lol The general takeovers were fun, with a special mention to the Dodgems and the Kiddie Ride ...
by Morgan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: Heritage

King Ina's Rock "The Golden Gates lead from the gardens into the Rock Walk, which winds on the face of the cliffs for more than a mile, through the plantations to a huge projecting rock, called Ina's Rock, in memory of the Saxon King, who held his parliament under it after his victory, mention...
by Morgan
Tue May 28, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 15554

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

Bit of a silly one but what's the deal with bags on Bouncezilla? Just thinking I'll be needing my water bottle throughout :lol
by Morgan
Thu May 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 177
Views: 35271

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

It'd be nice to see a "soft retheme" if that makes sense- a general fix up with a few minor changes. Mostly just redoing ALL the lighting, speaker set-up, and refurbishing the transit system- maybe ditch the guns too. Just keep the lovely music please! If Duel was tampered with and fixed, ...
by Morgan
Thu May 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 909

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

Great pictures once again! You're a great "visual storyteller" ;)
by Morgan
Sun May 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 759915

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

Had a ride yesterday and it was probably the worst I've had on it! Reliability with the entire system was what was missing. The attraction opened about an hour later than scheduled, and that showed inside. First little issue was the lack of fog in the preshow- there was a teeny  little trickle, but ...
by Morgan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 572
Views: 79731

Re: CBeebies Land

It's a cute idea! Would love to see more events like this. Makes me wonder if we've seen this cake before, perhaps for a certain Splash birthday... :lol
by Morgan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: Heritage

Believe the bit you're on about is the Ice House? Haven't been in there yet- first time there was some weird smoke coming out from it so we'd thought we'd leave whoever was there to their own buisness; went a few weeks back to see it boarded up! My Favourite bit? Probably the little bank in front of...
by Morgan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 170497

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion

A Launched Spinner from Mack would not only replace Rita, but Spinball as well, opening the Spinball site as potential expansion for CBeebies- or even better, a little flume. That'd accomodate a wide group of people whilst maintaning a high capacity.
by Morgan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Heritage

Surprised that there isn't already a topic for this! (Unless it somehow didn't get spotted). There's no doubt that The Towers Ruins, Gardens and Estate is incredibly important to Alton Towers, but it is often overlooked by many guests and sometimes even the community. The Estate may be beyond it's p...
by Morgan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 35
Views: 7442

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

This is arguably the best news from Towers in a long time! It's always great to see the underlooked Heritage side of the site looked after, especially this particular window given it's attempt to be restored about a decade back. Really hope this is a sign of things to come- although, on a random spo...
by Morgan
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1199
Views: 177216

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

That path should take you through the Woodland Walk which takes you to Forbidden Valley (which is right by the Skyride), so it should be a little quicker :)
by Morgan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040870

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

If I'm entirely honest, I don't think it needs all three trains in operation. The queue was around the same length with two on Saturday evening, and even then it stacked a little. Maybe it can run more efficiently with three, but with the current offload procedures and restraint faff, I can't see it...
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