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Re: The Reels Movie Studios

Tue May 08, 2012 8:43 pm

Good but in the temple you should try the safari or no fence in the queue as the scaffolding it strange ?!
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios

Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:28 pm

Hi,
A few pictures managed to be taken in the concert arena during STEPS: Live
Overall the guests/park were extremely happy wth the way things went, which may allow future concerts to take place.
There were some problems as people left due to the small roads leaving th park, which may be a point if furtre events are held at the park.
However as of yet no official confirmation of future concerts by the park...
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The buzz outside the arena as guests leave the concert.
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Crowd enjoying the interation from the concert
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios - COUNCIL ENDS PLAN FOR INDOOR ARENA

Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:05 pm

**Council Letter about the desired plans for permanent indoor arena**
Today the park also recieved a letter from the local council informing them, any future plans for a permanent indoor arena would not be possible in the old studio UNLESS SUBSTANTIAL WORKS ON THE STRUCTURE WERE COMPLETED, the cost of the works will probably prevent the indoor arena happening as it would be far too costly for little return.
Heres a copy i scanned of the letter outlining the council's opinion on the plans...
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios

Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:51 pm

News is coming in the park has begun to dismantle the indoor arena after the council's letter ordering the immediate closure of the arena meaning the park are unable to introduce an indoor arena without a large amount of work to be done to the studio building...

Pictures to follow of the deconstruction..
no future plans for the studios have been released as of yet...
 
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios

Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:11 pm

Just managed to get to the park today as deconstruction is at full pace over at he indoor arena after he council ordered its removal.
Diggers and cranes are at work dismantling every part of the arena and it can all at the moment be clearly seen from the car parks as the items from the stage have been left beside the building as work continues...
The problems regarding the arena initially made the park abandon plans they had for the studio however it seems the park has begun negotiations with quite a large IP which if the park successfully seals the deal will definatley make for a massive addition to the park. At this time the park wasn't far enough into negotiations to tell futher details however an announcement will be made very soon...
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Upon entering the park there are but a few signs left advertising the arena, and over in the distance a large crane towers over the building...
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Once entering the park you see the entrance now fenced off and all signs boarded up...
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With special access i was allowed to see the scaffolding now covering the front of the studio, and all lighting removed...
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Been taken inside i was able to see one entire side of pathway leading to the arena had been removed and work deconstructing the speakers/ligting has neared completion, the biggest shock was that the main stage has been removed completly and how bare the whole area now looks...
 
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios **NEW PROMO RELEASED FOR ARENA REPLACEMENT**

Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:42 pm

Been taken inside i was able to see one entire side of pathway leading to the arena had been removed and work deconstructing the speakers/ligting has neared completion, the biggest shock was that the main stage has been removed completly and how bare the whole area now looks...
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***BIG NEWS***
The park has just released this new promo image in relation to the news of a new ride to go into the old studio using a very popular IP....
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Any ideas on what the park has planned???
 
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios - MUPPETS area CONFIRMED- Artist Impressions!!

Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:24 am

Official Artist impressions of the new area where the arena once stood...
The area will be opened up into a street area surrounded by fountains and trees, with the Muppet Theatre exterior cleverly designed to fit the exterior of the old studio.
No mention as of yet as to what will be inside the "muppet theatre" but rumours are that a new Dark coaster may be installed inside...
The Artist impressions with plans for the ride have already been sent to the council and plans have been approved so it is now down to the park to deliver...
Artist impressions of the ne muppet area...
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Looking at the 2nd image it clearly shows the theatre exterior on show from the entrance plaza, this could mean the park plans to remove some trees to open up the view of the area more as it is tucked behind the main street on the park so this would mean people see it before entering the park..

more news as it comes in....
 
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios

Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:50 am

Did uYou just watch the muppets ?! :P
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios - Muppet Studio Tour Opens Today!

Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:15 am

Im on my way to the park this morning to see the unveiling of the New Muppet Studio Tour which has taken the place of the short-lived indoor arena.

The Studio Tour opens at 10am!

Ill post pictures once i have arrived!!
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios - NEW MUPPET STUDIO OPEN

Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:17 am

Pictures from the NEW MUPPET STUDIO TOUR..
Exterior from entrance plaza..
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Crowds begin to enter Muppet Square..
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Entrance into Muppet Studio Tour..
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Batching/Station Area..
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Cars exit the station and make there way around the picture gallery..
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After which they enter the backstage area of the old Muppet Theatre..
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The Muppet Show set is reborn as the cars enter front of house..
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The Finale takes you outdoors where the crowd awaits for the final song!
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Returning back into the station,
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The Frontage of the replica theatre was cleverly designed to fit the front of the old studio building and adding the small details of the muppet themed windows really creates the atmosphere, and with music playing throughout definatley adds to the experience, by looking at the queues its really proved a MASSIVE hit with all guests!

Whilst exiting Muppet Square i noticed the land in between Muppets/Tracey Island has been closed off and boards adorned with a "Incomming Message" could this be the next Major investment??
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The message reads...
"Incomming message...
MI6 is under threat, there is only one man who can save the secret service from devastation!

More information will be forwarded soon...

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“Shaken NOT Stirred”
 
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios - New Road/Entrance Layout

Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:01 pm

Aswell as the New Muppet Studio Tour opening, the park entrance is undergoing MASSIVE improvements, as the rate of guests visiting increases the park has decided to remake the entrance roads into the park so it can have 4 lanes meaning 2 each way, this will hopefully allow better traffic flow, and it has also given the park a good oppertunity to repaint/remodel the size of the entrance feature...
The park have said they are working to get it completed as soon as possible as it has created a pain for getting in and out of the park and also the pedestrian paths into the park will be reworked as they have to be moved to allow the new lanes to be added to the road..
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In this picture you can see where the new lanes will flow under the Yellow arches, it is also planned to move the Drop off point so it is away from the entrance roads..
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios

Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:42 pm

Very excited about the secret message, James bon car race launch coaster?
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios

Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:29 pm

james bond good idea
 
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios - James Bond Update!

Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:19 pm

Hi guys,
so its been a while since i last visited the park and boy was i in for a suprise...
The newly refurbished entrance is now complete and really helps especially at the peak periods, but the main difference is the James Bond area which is now nearing completion however i was unable to enter the area as it is still closed off to the public, however i managed to get some pictures from tracey Island, and also different areas around the site.
From what i have found out by visiting the area itself is themed to the MI6 base, which is high security, and it involves a new observation tower in the first plaza area, then as you enter into the main area which used to be the site of studio 3, is home to MI6 New "Secret Weapon" (rollercoaster)
Today effects were been tested around the ride which is highly themed and looks set to be one if not the best area on the whole park!

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The newly refurbished 4 lane entrance...
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A New advertisement adorns the Black walls hiding the entrance to the new area but outlines a theme/story...
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The new Station for the "secret Weapon"..
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Here you can see effects in the background and also get a sense of the theme of the area and how detailed it looks...
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This is due to be the entrance to the plaza which contains the observation tower which can just be made out behind the construction walls...
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With testing of effects taking place it shouldn't be long until an announcement is made for opening, hopefully ill be able to update you soon on the opening...
 
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios

Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:07 pm

Oh yeah! I guessed Correctly :)
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios MI6 Headquarters - Preview.

Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:44 pm

I got exclusive access to the new James Bond area yesterday, i have to admit it is easily the BEST area in the whole park!!!
Walking towards the new entrance giving the secret facility impression..
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The entrance to the new plaza sets the theme off perfectly as if your really are about to enter the MI6 Headquarters..
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The observatin tower centers the plaza and the colour scheme fits into the facility style finished with the chainlink fencing..
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The theming quality is shown with the details such as the observation/watch tower found at these types of facilities...
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Walking out of the plaza area you walk over a bridge which gives the first glimpse of the "secret weapon" and its station building..
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The next couple of shots show how intimate the area is, but also show how much thought has gone into the ride and how it interacts with the guests even when they aren't on the ride..
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Even the shops have been fully themed to suit the secret facility and match the station bilding in style..
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The couple of night shots show the rides drop underground which acts as the centerpiece to the area, also the 2nd image gets a close up of the sign on he secrete weapon station showing how much thought has really gone into making this an immersive area...
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Sadly the ride wasn't open for preview however the park promise its worth waiting for and the theme quality continues to the ride...

so what do you guys think in anticipation of the opening of "SECRET WEAPON"
 
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios - James Bond Area Preview!!

Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:55 pm

what do you guys think of bond??
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios - FIRGHT-fest First PROMO PIC RELEASED

Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:11 am

News in coming in that the park have teamed up with the makers of the SAW film franchise for the new halloween event..

FRIGHT-fest

UPDATE...
The park have just released the FIRST PROMO for the FRIGHT-fest Event!!
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What do you guys make from looking at the first promo picture
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios- FRIGHT-fest UPDATE

Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:22 pm

The park has began extensive theming across the park including promotional artwork to the actual theming.
at the moment a lot of focus has been around the main entrance street receiving a complete makeover.
Although at this moment in time the park haven't given an official statement on the confirmed atractions for this event i managed to get to hear some of the ideas been spoken about/also from what has already being set up on the park...

Planned Attractions:
- Kara Oki Halloween Show (for families and takes place outside the Muppet Theatre)
- Saw Walkthrough attraction including props from the franchise and is to be a very grusome attraction.
- Unknown name - although details for this attraction are sketchy (including its name) it will be a ghost train style ride, themed around a break-out in which you enter at your own risk (This is to be more expensive than Saw in terms of theming which sounds very interesting.

I am unsure the whereabouts of the two more adult mazes at this moment, however i hope to get some pictures from the park soon.
 
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Re: The Reels Movie Studios - THE Music of James Bond Concert

Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:44 pm

The park has recently announced they are to hold "The Music of James Bond Concerts" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 007 franchise.
A couple of advertisement posters have appeared around the park..
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The stage will be built soon however the park hasn't revealed where abouts on the grounds it will take place.

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