UK theme parks from another point of view!

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Behind the scenes tour

Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:16 pm

I'm really surprise someone hasn't already started a thread about it!

The behind the scenes tour was a total success in my view. I had a fantastic time, and by the sound of the others in the team, they did too. We learnt a lot about how the rides work, the history, and where its going. One thing is for sure; the black hole tent IS staying!

I've got lots of pics, ill upload ASAP
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:18 pm

How do you know? :? What did they say to make you beleive that? lol - I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just nosey and want to know what was said! :D:P
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:21 pm

Im sure there will be lots of videos and pictures of it all! Cant wait :D

Hope everyone had a great day!
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:22 pm

They are keeping the tent.
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:25 pm

"Redcoat Jase" wrote:
How do you know? :? What did they say to make you beleive that? lol - I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just nosey and want to know what was said! :D:P


Terry - The cheif engineer told us so :P
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:27 pm

Any news on what will be going in the next few years?
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:29 pm

No, they said they have ideas, but nothing in writing yet. He also said that CATCF will be the best indoor ride in the UK.

Here is a pic from the top of the AIR lift hill.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/ ... fthill.jpg

and another looking at AIR

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/ ... thill2.jpg
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:32 pm

Any significant ideas?
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:33 pm

No im afraid no more detail than that. Oblivion has had a brand new lift chain, and Nemesis has had a link taken out of it's chain, because of stretching.
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:37 pm

Have they taken out the link which has stretched?
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:38 pm

Great pics Forbidden valley and Nemesis look so fresh and clean after the clean up.

And how can they say CACF is going to be the best UK dark ride :-? . Well if the park really think that then where in for a big surprise 8) .
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:42 pm

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/ ... n/Rita.jpg

Rita bunker, bit blurry, im sure others will have better pics, but he was explaining that the pipe he has his hand on there, ripped open and flooded the bunker with oil once.
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:43 pm

All i can say is jealousy is writhing my body :D :lol:

So come on spill spill! We want gossip! Whats happening with fastrack? The black hole? Future development? New signs? Were is the park heading? What can we expect next year? Any big news? Interesting facts? Whats been done this closed season? CATACF!

So many questions so little time!
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:45 pm

"jimhaddon""][quote=""entwistlesjd" wrote:
Have they taken out the link which has stretched?


I think he meant more like the whole chain has stretched[/quote]

I imagine it cant be long then before it snaps. :-?
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:45 pm

Well, im sure others will answer for you :P He said the track in the black hole is now in brazil, but the tent is definately staying and they want to put something else inside.

Here is a sketch for when nemmie was being desgined!

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/ ... ieplan.jpg

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And some sketches from oblivion

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/ ... nplans.jpg
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:50 pm

"entwistlesjd""][quote=""jimhaddon""][quote=""entwistlesjd" wrote:
Have they taken out the link which has stretched?


I think he meant more like the whole chain has stretched[/quote]

I imagine it cant be long then before it snaps. :-?[/quote]

It won't snap, it's just the natural strectching in the metal. And even if it did snap the train would just stop on an anti-rollback. :)
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:52 pm

if it did snap the train would just stop on an anti-rollback.


I know that. Im just saying as its taken a long long time to replace Oblivion's chain.
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:53 pm

Here is a short video of inside the hex room!

http://www.axifile.com/?1001713
 
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Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:53 pm

OMG!

Nice pictures! More More More is all i can say! Some great pictures there. It looked like there was a huge pile of pictures underneath the nemesis one! I hope you got pics of the rest of them :lol:

What id give to go on that trip! They best run more throughout the year! Im putting my name straight down!

More pictures and news please
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