UK theme parks from another point of view!

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Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:03 pm

The ride at Fantasy Island is called "Amazing Confusion"
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:39 pm

Ok ive got some news. Well aprently in the summer some people spotted the land inbetween the maze and the marque been flattened. this can only mean an attraction is going to be placed there.

This could either be this new skyrider, but i doubt it as i bet it will replace the octopus, but if they dont that would be cool, and a topple tower could still have a chance of been located in the enterance in 07.

But the wave is also been rumored to be getting moved to that space as the park dosnt feel its getting enougth attension down deep in the valley. Its probuly best that they move the wave. a few years ago it was a brilliant area. but its fallen into neglect over the years. They refitted all the seats last year too.
Next trip to Lightwater valley = 29th october
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:22 pm

I always thought that the pirate ship was a bit out of the way. Has a good theme but over the years the pond got really manky!
 
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Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:31 pm

Yeah exactly. it needs moving or at least another attraction near it so it get some popularity.
Next trip to Lightwater valley = 29th october
 
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Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:09 pm

I GOT THE NEW LWV BROUCHURE IN THE POST THIS MORNING!

Skyrider is the new entrance ride and the Octupus has replaced the mexicain hat. Apart from that I cnt see any new things.

Ill post some pics later.
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Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:50 pm

Soz its pretty bad, but here it is.

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Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:40 pm

This skyrider better be a good ride after 2005's disapointment. God damn it the octopus is still here! :x o well. its not too bad when your sat in your own car is it joni? :wink: heheh

Iwonder if this skyrider is a pernament adition to the park. :?:
Next trip to Lightwater valley = 29th october
 
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Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:09 pm

I think the current development of Lightwater Valley reflects the fact that the company that own it, Heritage GB are successful at developing attractions which commercialise famous landmarks, such as Lands End, Needles and Snowdon Mountain, needless to say people want to visit those places anyway, they go there because of the landmark, not because of the half assed visitor centres that are there, this is why a birds of prey and classic car museum, trampolines, burger vans and cheap fence maze have appeared at Lightwater Valley, which is not really how a theme park should be operated / developed

Heritage GB made a really promising start, adding Treetops Twister and Blackwidows Web and the Valligators, however the seasons that have followed have proved disappointing, with the Batflyer and the leased Bembom rides been removed from the park, including Viper, Orbiter and Beaver Rapids, these four rides made a visit to Lightwater Valley really memorable and were always very enjoyable to ride, it feels like they haven’t truly replaced these rides.

Grizzly Bear was an odd coaster to add as it is very similar to the Rat Ride coaster, Eagles Claw was a great addition, but they’ve wasted that sheltered piece of land where the Viper once stood they could have hid another coaster in there, and put the Claw elsewhere

The way kiddie rides like “Trauma Tower” are made out to be a thrill ride in the same league as the Ultimate just annoys me!

What makes Lightwater Valley such a charming place to visit is the very original, quirky rides that you really couldn’t find anywhere else, such as the Ultimate, The sewer pipe walkway down to Rat Ride, swinging above a waterfall in a forest clearing on the Wave and rolling down a hill in a skip into a pond aboard Toad Hole

I’m sick of the cheap nasty fairground ride the park are throwing in without any effort, and hence i’m not getting my hopes up about “Skyrider”
 
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Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:06 pm

New long awaited website.

Dun den der http://www.lightwatervalley.net/
 
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Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:07 pm

thanx for the link, i like the videos of the rides
 
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Fri May 05, 2006 7:00 pm

Is Skyrider open yet?
 
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Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:54 pm

Yes it is open I rode it on sunday it is a wave swinger it is themed for music and has loads of musical instruments on the side of it. IT is pritty good although there is a music track in the park now!
 
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Fri Jun 02, 2006 10:14 pm

got any pics?
 
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Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:51 am

erm no cause my camera broke but I have the park leflet and guide
But the ride is pritty big. I'm betting that next year no rides will go beause they have just got ride of all the old rides exept ultimate and sewer rat.
 
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Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:05 pm

Want to discuss Lightwater Valley even more?

Then visit www.valleymaniaforums.co.uk ! :D
 
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Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:37 pm

Rumours galore from park staff over at Valley Mania Forums!

- Hotel, Waterpark, Carvan Park, Holiday Village
- Octopus going at end of season
- Top Buzz or Crazy Frog to replace it
- Alot of rides moved to central area of park
- Toad Hole completely derailed - Going in closed season
- Water themed ferris wheel on Toad Hole lake
- Moderatley themed log flume
- The Wave going on the side of the lake

Come and see for yourself at Valley Mania! :D
 
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Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:40 pm

Chaos and the camel ride from Southport have arrived at LWV! The dodgems and 2 other kids rides are expected in the coming days! :D

LWV also attempted to buy Space Shot but some scottish bloke beat them to it. The GM would also have bought Trauma Tizer if PBB didn't want it.

2009 will see the removal of The Ultimate but will be replaced by a longer rollercoaster. The GM also still wants to add an inverted coaster and drop tower in the future.

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Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:53 pm

So will the Ultimate close at the end of 2008, and when will the new coaster be up and running by?
 
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Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:17 pm

can i just stress that is still just a rumour
 
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Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:57 pm

Has anyone got a copy of the 2007 map yet?
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