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by Swarm Chris
Sun May 27, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare Extreme
Replies: 25
Views: 4030

Re: The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare Extreme

Well if that becomes the missing 0 we need later on... :) :lol But on topic, I gave them a 7. Still think given the crowd they may have made a mistake on trying to hype up the scare factor in this one. A lot of guests just didn't want to go in. Maybe Thorpe has now reached the horror threshold that ...
by Swarm Chris
Sun May 27, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Black Buccaneer
Replies: 42
Views: 9083

Re: Black Buccaneer

Chessington released a short video of the ship being put back into place.

https://twitter.com/CWOA/status/1000300327193792513
by Swarm Chris
Sun May 27, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare Extreme
Replies: 25
Views: 4030

Re: The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare Extreme

On a scale of 1 to 10, just how scary was The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare Extreme Maze?

Bonus option: 0?

:lol

Edit: I'm slightly sleepy this morning - but thought I'd posted this on Project 0? Speculation. Oh well...
Edit 2: My browser history seems to agree :sus:  :lol
by Swarm Chris
Sun May 27, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2763
Views: 110480

Re: Europa Park

A few more attractions are closed, from the Europa site: https://www.europapark.de/de/aktuelle-informationen-zum-parkbetrieb (German version may be more up-to-date than the English version) For now the following topics are closed: Holland Scandinavia Currently the following attractions are not in op...
by Swarm Chris
Sat May 26, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6408
Views: 448093

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Quite possible this is the issue.

Easter was also empty due to the weather, although it did actually rain then. A lot!
by Swarm Chris
Sat May 26, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6408
Views: 448093

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

The park was very quiet today and looking at the queue times now it must be nearly empty. Given it was a sunny bank holiday Saturday, with extended opening and the club night, I expected it to be pretty packed. Great for me on getting on things without queing, but a little sad that the new events we...
by Swarm Chris
Sat May 26, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2763
Views: 110480

Re: Europa Park

That is awful.

Two areas (Batavia and Norway) are reportedly completely gone from Michael Mack. [Edit- duplicate info from a previous post]

Really hope they evacuated everyone safely. I believe at the moment they are still saying no known injuries at this time and I hope it stays that way.
by Swarm Chris
Sat May 26, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6408
Views: 448093

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Any news on what’s happening with Vortex? I’m going in a few weeks and I was wondering if any work is going on with It? I haven't noticed anyone working on it over the last few weekends. I didn't look very much into it today, but with tech services concentrating on Samurai today, I'm guessing nothi...
by Swarm Chris
Sat May 26, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Samurai
Replies: 77
Views: 19644

Re: Samurai

Maintenance were working on it most of today today and they just started testing it late in the afternoon.
by Swarm Chris
Sat May 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6408
Views: 448093

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Going back to the cashless payments, even though the Burrito Bar has a big card payment only sign, it appears that is meant to correspond to just one till. The other accepts cash.
by Swarm Chris
Sat May 26, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare Extreme
Replies: 25
Views: 4030

Re: The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare Extreme

Just did three goes in a row as the queue was near walk on. Technically it is really good and the shear number of actors meant you were nearly always interacting with something. Each go was different, with only the first being a bit of a walk through, but it had only been open for 15 minutes, so the...
by Swarm Chris
Sat May 26, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 239
Views: 44814

Re: Colossus

Nope. Big not in use straps over all 4 seats. The other train, yep :)

Front car much smoother, but it still has the ability to knock you side to side on the loop and straights, which is impressive!
by Swarm Chris
Sat May 26, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 239
Views: 44814

Re: Colossus

The last car on one of the trains isn't being used today.

Maybe the shakiness has become too much there now?
by Swarm Chris
Fri May 25, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Hong Kong Disneyland
Replies: 13
Views: 4734

Re: Hong Kong Disneyland

Didn't realise they were rebuilding the castle. The old one was really really small and looked quite out of places with the hill in the background. Although it was probably the same size as the one in Anaheim. That will be the hottest Frozen land in the world! :lol Hong Kong Disney is a really nice ...
by Swarm Chris
Fri May 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1470
Views: 275422

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

Other than the obvious In Hall of the a Mountain King, the one that gets stuck in my head and instantly makes me feel at Alton is the Katanga Canyon theme. More music releases from Alton or Merlin in general would be brilliant. Got the recent Disneyland soundtrack and it's enjoyable just to have on ...
by Swarm Chris
Wed May 23, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6408
Views: 448093

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

It was essentially a remix of their The Walking Dead: The Ride advert but with the Living Nightmare Extreme logo at the end. It was up for about 15 minutes before they realised it was public. Edit: on a side note I'm fairly sure there are ride operators in that advert :) Edit 2: As it appears the ad...
by Swarm Chris
Mon May 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare Extreme
Replies: 25
Views: 4030

Re: The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare Extreme

Well every time I've been this year I've heard people talking about coming back for fright nights. So the mazes over the summer could be a very big advert for it. Unless Thorpe manage to goof up with them at some point... Not that fright nights really need more people coming :lol Looking forward to ...
by Swarm Chris
Mon May 21, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride
Replies: 422
Views: 36545

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Rode again a week later and they were operating with 2 to 3 actors throughout the day. The actors were doing brilliantly and came up with a different 'scene' each time I rode. During shift change they entered the site in character and I watched them scaring people trying to leave the ride as they s...
by Swarm Chris
Sun May 20, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 160
Views: 32235

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Robert.W wrote:
Apparently half of the second train is in pieces, so looks like it'll be one train for a while...

Please don't tell me this is planned maintenance right on top of half term and then all the school trips!
by Swarm Chris
Sun May 20, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 239
Views: 44814

Re: Colossus

Having ridden this today for the first time in a while, I'm joining club tear it down! I used to quite like it being the only stereotypical looking rollercoaster in the park, with 2 across seating, loops and the such. But man, this ride was terrible today. First the ride went into emergency stop mod...