I've just got back from the opening meet and over the weekend made some small observations....The Smiler
... Is not finished
lol, but the bugger looks immense! Like quite simply it is absolutely huge and the aerial updates don't really show just how huge it is. The use of space has been fantastic, even if it has meant a chunk of the toilets wasn't quite accounted for
When we went on Saturday, The Marmaliser was on site and being uncovered in front of us..... That one big pei e of theming and it will look particularly impressive at Scarfest!X-Sector
I'm going to be honest, I knew it was too good to be true. The place still looks a mess (not including the half that's a building site) Oblivion has been painted, it is still not black just to point out, but none the less look fantastic once again, but the trains still havn't been fully cleaned p, some are still in pieces. The station too has had some work. Submission looks better with freshly painted 'bits' and the paths have been given a new life too.
Enterprise looks terrible!? It wasn't working on Saturday anyway, when we did go on today it was making a god awful noise and as much as it has had some TLC over closed season, it's already dirty and covered in rust and green moss from poor winter storage. Chicken Co staff were cleaning the building, in and out on Saturday morning and I do mean cleaning. They were doing windows, signs, bin store doors, the whole lot!
It all seems like yet again, they have ran out of time and not finished what they planned on. I think half a job Henry needs to find a new job next closed season.The Burger Kitchen
Really nice place to be honest, the food was pretty decent standard, clean, helpful staff and really all you could ask for.The Sanctuary
Some how this has morphed into a brilliant little time filler. I wasn't a fan at Scarefest, but I really enjoyed it this weekend and the changes in the story to involve the Smiler were nice and subtle enough to not dominate the experience. Dark forest
All I can say to this is that the DF is currently being taken over by UG Land! Sort it out!
Terrible reliability problems with both rides on Saturday and Sunday! Thirteen was closed all Saturday for unknown reasons. Duel
1 ride on both days shows that 40% of effects are currently broken.
Random amounts of fencing all over the resort has been pulled out and replaced lioe the rapids queue, the Bridge and Duel extended queue, plus a scary amount of thee feeling has occurred too. Duel queue line, thirteen woods, near the gardens and Haunted Hallow are all areas where the trees have come under attack.
Not one single coaster has been washed or cleaned over the winter with the exception of one..... Just one, part of Airs track! Very random and depressing, to start the season with the place looking a mess is not good.
Overall, the new additions look brilliant, unfortunately though all the attention seems to have gone on the new stuff and left The existing stuff to rot. This isn't good when they have failed to pull off the new stuff in X-Sector anyway.
A lot of the work seems to have come from the mindset of 'oh, that broke 4 seasons back, lets fix it' no general TLC or loving has taken place in my eyes.
Good weekend though.