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by nicky.borrill
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6406
Views: 438412

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/4qVgIcx.jpg As reported by SouthParks Facebook; Thorpe Park have added provisional 2019 opening dates to the Thorpe Breaks website, suggesting that the theme park will reopen for the 2019 season on Friday 29th March. They also indicate that Fright Nights will run Thursday 3rd Oc...
by nicky.borrill
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1931
Views: 180944

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

It was over priced, poor value and generally not very nice. We did try it, twice, wasn't impressed. 
by nicky.borrill
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 39534

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Enjoyed my visit today, never been so lots of new creds. Olympia Looping surprised me, it’s forceful and a damn good coaster for a travelling ride. Ice Mountain was brilliant, we were on our own, just the 2 of us on one side with the other empty. So we spun like crazy!!! Have never, ever, spun like ...
by nicky.borrill
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 327023

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Interesting is that the membership price is less than paying it all in one go? That seems, strange. I suspect that is a way of trying to encourage families to use the scheme as, unlike with the Annual Pass, there isn't the option to have a family membership at a discounted rate. I've not had time t...
by nicky.borrill
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 23494

Re: Tayto Park

Well... that’s a little underwhelming, good additions, but they’ll litterally attach “x first” to anything these days wont they?
by nicky.borrill
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 23494

Re: Tayto Park

Trying to think of twin coasters Europe doesn’t have.  There is the 2 mentioned previously, launched racer, and the one in China... The only other ones I can come up with is a Racing Hybrid, but the height is low for RMC. Or a dueling inverted / suspended coaster, which would surely be very expensiv...
by nicky.borrill
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Closed Season Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 985

Closed Season Blues

How are you beating the closed season blues?

After my final trip of the year to Phantasialand the closed season blues have kicked in.

At least I can enjoy these ales that we have ordered for our pub though

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by nicky.borrill
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1199
Views: 179603

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

This year they have changed the rules and will not be permitting any masks or weapons, what ever they are made from. Another rule that they didn't enforce, despite 'decent' folk obviously obeying and not bringing them. I saw loads of masks, full face included and lots of weapons too. I must have se...
by nicky.borrill
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Nicky.B’s Trip Reports and Reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Re: Nicky.B’s Trip Reports and Reviews

So my second day started with an hours ERT on Taron, which actually turned into over an hour and quarter. I was allowed to stay on the same train for the entirety of that hour!!! It was incredible, so fast every time, I’m now thinking that it’s a certain train that was running slower the day before,...
by nicky.borrill
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 41014

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

It won't be based purely on Alton Towers history. The scripts will tie in with the area, but only in the sense of the Plague Doctor mentioning the deceased in the local area etc, or the Highway Men looting a carriage along the tracks of Alton. Other than that, it will be your standard Dungeons expe...
by nicky.borrill
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 30093

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

That’s brilliant!!! Well done Colchester Zoo for recognising that Vapers are trying to make a healthier choice and don’t want to inhale smoke, especially not somebody else’s. As good as that is, I’d personally want the vaping area a good 15-30 feet away from the smoking area, as you’d still be able...
by nicky.borrill
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 30093

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

As good as that is, I’d personally want the vaping area a good 15-30 feet away from the smoking area, as you’d still be able to smell the smoke from there on a not so breezy day. But it’s still better than what AT and other Merlin parks offer. I assumed the arrow was showing smokers the way to the ...
by nicky.borrill
Sun Nov 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Nicky.B’s Trip Reports and Reviews
Replies: 1
Views: 642

Nicky.B’s Trip Reports and Reviews

Phantasialand Wintertraum 25th November 2018 So decided to make my first trip to Phantasialand during the Wintertraum event, as I found some cheap flights, and with the Sunday deal, the Hotel Matamba and inclusive park tickets were good value too. It’s also my first solo trip to any theme park, neve...
by nicky.borrill
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 30093

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

That’s brilliant!!! Well done Colchester Zoo for recognising that Vapers are trying to make a healthier choice and don’t want to inhale smoke, especially not somebody else’s. 
by nicky.borrill
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Parc Asterix
Replies: 333
Views: 49103

Re: Parc Asterix

Won’t the LSM’s be changing polarity to launch in both directions? So they would double up as an emergengy brake won’t they? Can’t wait for this, or the new walabi coaster, both are gonna be amazing by the looks of things. The polarity will determine which direction they accelerate I believe. When ...
by nicky.borrill
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 122
Views: 15860

Re: Rita - General Discussion

If SW9 doesn’t turn out to be a replacement for Rita, I think it would benefit from getting those newer OTSRs seen on Intamin rides like I305 and Maverick.  Doesn’t either TFD or KK (I can never remember which is which :lol) only have lap bar restraints?  Mack / Taron style lap bar restraints would...
by nicky.borrill
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 30093

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

I agree 110% with both of the above. Embrace ecigs, enforce bans for both in queue lines, and enforce the smoking ban everywhere other than designated areas, do it properly. And for heavens sake, come down heavy on the weed smokers. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t totally innocent when I was younger, b...
by nicky.borrill
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Parc Asterix
Replies: 333
Views: 49103

Re: Parc Asterix

Won’t the LSM’s be changing polarity to launch in both directions? So they would double up as an emergengy brake won’t they?

Can’t wait for this, or the new walabi coaster, both are gonna be amazing by the looks of things.
by nicky.borrill
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 28029

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

I would rather they create a good camping field, with hookups and a nice toilet block, so I could rock up with an Outwell Monty 6p... Far more comfortable than these pods  :lol
by nicky.borrill
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 30093

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

Those ‘cloud chasers’ have a lot to answer for. Before sub ohming, and cloud chasers, most indoor places allowed vaping, it was inoffensive and didn’t cause anybody any bother. Then some folk started going too far, blowing out giant plumes of thick, sweet smelling, vapour and all hell broke loose.  ...