A wrote:As much as the enthusiasts don't like it, I think the entrance will be relocated sooner or later because I can't see merlin continuing to pay for maintenance on the monorail. On the plus side, think of what could be done with towers street if the entrance was to be relocated, possibility for a whole new area
Benjsh wrote:A wrote:As much as the enthusiasts don't like it, I think the entrance will be relocated sooner or later because I can't see merlin continuing to pay for maintenance on the monorail. On the plus side, think of what could be done with towers street if the entrance was to be relocated, possibility for a whole new area
That's actually a really good point.
They could finally get rid of the god awful monorail which must be costing them fortunes to run and maintain and like you say, Towers Street would cease to serve a purpose. With the rumours of the farm/storybook land/Adventure Land maybe getting a refurb soon then perhaps they will try to use the extra space from Towers street to expand and develop.
Downside.....Forbidden Valley is going to be much busier.
Sounds fairly plausible to me. It will save them a lot of money and agrro for the future with no monorail to maintain and give them extra space to expand the park.
Benjsh wrote:I honestly don't see the distance thing even coming into it. Sure you're right and it is a long way but it will come down to brass tax and nothing else. Space is also always of a premium at a theme Park, especially one like AT. And the monorial is also a drain on funds and resources. I'm sure having the entrance right next to the hotels will also have it's benefits.
Chance to get some space for future developments and save themselves fortunes in the long run at the same time? Too good an opportunity to miss out on surely.
And maybe the money saved can be used to maintain the skyride and possibly even expand it over to The new kiddy area.
I think it's looking likely.
Benjsh wrote:I know what you're sayin about Merlin.....but the Sky Ride won't be going. The layout of the park simply wouldn't allow it.
Hasn't it just been given a MAJOR face lift anyway?
SuperWill wrote:I like the current entrance at the moment so no just no! The current entrance is fine and we don't need a new one!
clayj wrote:Long winded, very expensive and doubtful would ever happen but i'd always thought it would be good to place a smaller entrance where Adventureland is placed. The public could enter through the gates behind the ice-tent & cars would drive round the back of SBL and join the existing road to car parks. You could have spaces at the entrances quick drop off. Entering the park here you would still get the views of the towers & laws (from side angle). You could extend the monorail (after upgrading the trains).
This leaves TS open for development as a new area.
If you wanted to push the boat out you could put a monorail station in KC & FV meaning this now operates as an internal mass transport system... At the end, in the car park, you could put a new station centered around an entertainment centre & "portal style 2nd entrance". The entertainment centre could serve as out of hours entertainment & food for hotel guests & general public wanting to stretch their day out