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by Nathan_Fisher
Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 765909

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Owen wrote:
There is rumoured to be some form of announcement on Friday (to do with opening) - however it should be noted the source is very weak.


If this is true, fingers crossed it's opening sometime next week. I can see it opening Friday 24th ready for the weekend crowds.
by Nathan_Fisher
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 765909

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

The uniforms definitely fit in with the victorian theme to say the least :lol I can see this opening in the next 1-2 weeks, lets hope.
by Nathan_Fisher
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 765909

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Thanks for sharing that video, it's suddenly got me even more excited for the ride than before. Now, just to wait for an opening date.
by Nathan_Fisher
Wed May 25, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 765909

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Although fairly frustrating, delaying the ride is a good thing. At the end of the day, they can only build and tweak the attraction at a certain speed. I'd much rather it's months delayed than go on a ride that's half finished. But as others have said, it doesn't look too good on thorpe and merlins ...
by Nathan_Fisher
Sat May 14, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts
Replies: 500
Views: 128744

Re: Alton Towers - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts

The Sun have released their superdays promotion giving out 2 for 1 vouchers to merlin attractions. Within the four page pull out printed in todays paper, there's a code for 50% off when booking overnight at Alton Towers. The code SUN50 needs to be entered and overnight stays must be booked by 31st M...
by Nathan_Fisher
Sat May 14, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 765909

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

The advert looks fantastic in my opinion. Just from the advert you can tell that this attraction is going to be quite sinister and scary, especially for the younger crowd. I'm also wondering if the attraction will open exactly at the end of may on the 31st or a few days prior to that. It would of be...
by Nathan_Fisher
Wed May 11, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Rumba Rapids
Replies: 43
Views: 10468

Re: Rumba Rapids

Even if it's not due to be removed, it seriously needs updating. First thing to notice is the queue line, the paint is peeling off and doesn't look too good. Hopefully they'll do something with it over the winter.
by Nathan_Fisher
Tue May 10, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 765909

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Thorpe Park posted this on their twitter and facebook page earlier today.
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by Nathan_Fisher
Sun May 08, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Your Top Ten Coasters
Replies: 123
Views: 25849

Re: Your Top Ten Coasters

1. Shambhala
2. Saw: The Ride
3. Dragon Kahn
4. Stealth
5. Nemesis
6. The Swarm
7. The Smiler
8. Furius Baco
9. Colossus
10. Thirteen
by Nathan_Fisher
Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Port Aventura in April 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: Port Aventura in April 2016

In terms of crowds, Portaventuras peak months are the end of June, all of July and August and the start of september. You can expect busy crowds during these months. Any other time is likely to be either quiet or moderate queues. May is likely to have moderate queues. In terms of weather, Catalonias...
by Nathan_Fisher
Tue Oct 06, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Port Aventura in April 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1542

Re: Port Adventura in April 2016

The average temperature in Salou is around 14 Degrees around April time. Queues are moderate at this time of year, with some queues possibly averaging 40 - 60 minutes, however if you are planning to stop in an onsite hotel then you have the option of the hotel express pass which is currently 61 euro...
by Nathan_Fisher
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Rollercoaster Tycoon World
Replies: 94
Views: 20650

Re: Rollercoaster Tycoon World

http://www.rollercoastertycoon.com/rollercoaster-tycoon-world/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; According to the official RCTW website (link above) the release date is December 10th which can be seen in the right hand side of the page when you scroll down a little way. There is also a ...
by Nathan_Fisher
Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 440488

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

The paramedics who saved the vitims of the crash have recieved a Pride of Britain award, I thought it was nice to see that they are recieving recognition for what they did on that day. Full article here: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/medics-who-saved-alton-towers-6506608" onclick="window.open...
by Nathan_Fisher
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:47 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 72141

Re: Port Aventura to open Ferrari Land in 2016

Having been at Portaventura for the past week (21st August - 28th August) there isn't much going on at the moment on the construction site, mainly ground works which you would expect this early on in the construction process. On the main entrance to PA the area is surrounded by fencing boards which ...
by Nathan_Fisher
Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Rollercoaster Tycoon World
Replies: 94
Views: 20650

Re: Rollercoaster Tycoon World

I can see them adding fastrack as it would get peeps spending money on other things, and may pay to skip the long queues that we've all seen peeps complaining about. I hope they overhaul the track placing system as the old track was a bit jagged and not smooth in some elements, and so we can bank m...
by Nathan_Fisher
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rollercoaster Restaurant
Replies: 232
Views: 56450

Re: Forbidden Valley Rollercoaster Restaurant

I think this will be a great addition and very unique to the UK. With the majority of the general public possibly oblivious to this concept, I think it will be a very popular addition with this being the most popular restaurant on park
by Nathan_Fisher
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Towers Street
Replies: 23
Views: 9206

Re: Future of Towers Street

There's no reason to change it in my opinion, walking down towers street is great to see the lawns and the towers when you walk in, it's a great view. It's a waste of time changing the entrance/exit location, I would suggest they upgrade the exisiting towers street to make it look even better than i...
by Nathan_Fisher
Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 440488

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Also, just out of interest, do you think Alton Towers have the power/authority to block emergency services from entering the site? Nope not at all, the fire service, police, and paramedics have authority over where they enter if there's a serious emergency (more so for the police). They have a duty...
by Nathan_Fisher
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What Should Happen Now? (Smiler Incident 2015)
Replies: 41
Views: 10289

Re: What Should Happen Now? (Smiler Incident 2015)

I can't see any point in a re theme to be honest, unless Merlin were to change the area. (like they did with ug land to dark forest). It's a waste of money in my opionion, it doesn't need a retheme, there's no point. After all it's still the same roller coaster underneath the ride experience will st...
by Nathan_Fisher
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 440488

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Dan.N wrote:
I'm slightly surprised that they're staying closed for a 5th day.

Saying that, maybe they're making sure that everything is watertight and ready to go for a re-opening on Monday.


I would have a guess they'll open on Monday, reports have said that the park will reopen over the next few days.