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Re: Oakwood

Tue May 31, 2016 3:03 pm

They'll be giving Merlin ideas.....
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Re: Oakwood

Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:35 pm

According to RCDB.com, Oakwood is apparently getting a 'new' coaster for 2017. The former Space Coaster from M&D's theme park in Scotland is apparently going to be the new coaster. Here is the said page from RCDB
 
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Re: Oakwood

Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:01 pm

I realise that smaller theme parks are tight for money but this seems like an incredibly poor investment and almost seems quite lazy. When you see what parks like Paultons Park are doing with investments like The Lost Kingdom it doesn't reflect very well on parks like Oakwood that are investing in poor travelling rides. Again, I realise every parks financial circumstance is different, but why invest in a cheap low quality attraction as opposed to saving that money for an eventual higher quality attraction. I realise that parks need new attractions to attract customers but this just seems like a total waste of money that will lower the parks reputation in my opinion. If it pays off for them brilliant but I think this is honestly news of the parks unfortunate decline.
 
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Re: Oakwood

Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:44 pm

Having just looked at pictures of the said coaster online the restraint looks so flimsy! I hope there is no air time on this as the weight of the person could snap it :lol
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Re: Oakwood

Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:23 pm

Altontowersbarlow wrote:
I realise that smaller theme parks are tight for money but this seems like an incredibly poor investment and almost seems quite lazy. When you see what parks like Paultons Park are doing with investments like The Lost Kingdom it doesn't reflect very well on parks like Oakwood that are investing in poor travelling rides. Again, I realise every parks financial circumstance is different, but why invest in a cheap low quality attraction as opposed to saving that money for an eventual higher quality attraction. I realise that parks need new attractions to attract customers but this just seems like a total waste of money that will lower the parks reputation in my opinion. If it pays off for them brilliant but I think this is honestly news of the parks unfortunate decline.

I completely agree - such a shame given the fantastic-looking coasters currently at the park.

Personally, I think the park's failure is down mostly to marketing - whilst not the best themed, Oakwood's rides seem more than good enough to provoke a re-visit. It's just getting people through the gates that's the issue.
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Re: Oakwood

Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:12 pm

Oakwood's 'new' coaster is apparently going to be called Flight of the Giant Peach
 
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Re: Oakwood

Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:35 pm

Does anyone know how much they paid for this?!? Anywhere upwards of around about £5.60 seems like a waste of money to me.
 
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Re: Oakwood

Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:45 pm

Some images of construction for Flight of the Giant Peach are now on RCDB.com
 
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Re: Oakwood

Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:13 am

This is totally the best ride opening in 2017
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Re: Oakwood

Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:13 am

Jack wrote:
This is totally the best ride opening in 2017


Scary thing is you're probably right
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Re: Oakwood

Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:19 am

It has an OK throughput though for when the big crowds come! ;)
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Re: Oakwood

Mon Nov 07, 2016 12:12 pm

Damn it Oakwood, why.
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Re: Oakwood

Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:59 pm

Bulky, metallike OTSR'S on a coaster that doesn't need them and is rough. Where do I sign up?
 
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Re: Oakwood

Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:42 pm

According to comments on facebook bounce is permanently closed now
 
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Re: Oakwood

Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:15 pm

Been today and the park is good- but there are some issues, which the General public are overreacting about. Bit dirty and a lot of rides closed, and it was very quiet- as in most rides on 5 minute waits. Megafobia is as good as always, but the queue never exceed 5minutes. It's got the potential to be a great park, but the owners are holding it back. Even Merlin could improve the park!
Know it's a long post but just felt it necessary to post on updates

EDIT: That 5 year plan we predicted in 2013? Look how that turned out

EDIT 2: Other complaints Oakwood are getting involve a lack of family rides, a lack of thrill rides and a lack of operating rides
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Re: Oakwood

Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:26 am

Anything happening this year? 
 
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Re: Oakwood

Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:29 pm

scruffy_ wrote:
Anything happening this year? 

According to the winter updates on Facebook, the Circus Land area (By waterfall) has closed to make way for a new family attraction for this year.
 
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Re: Oakwood

Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:09 am

Nathan2000 wrote:
scruffy_ wrote:
Anything happening this year? 

According to the winter updates on Facebook, the Circus Land area (By waterfall) has closed to make way for a new family attraction for this year.

Great, I can now claim that I've ridden a coaster that has since closed!
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Re: Oakwood

Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:49 pm

Oakwood seems much better this year, much cleaner than previous years, but still lacks one or two big coasters. Do you feel the park could do with some investment and what coasters do you think would improve visitor numbers again? 

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