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by Joe Koopa
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Interesting Dark rides To Go On
Replies: 30
Views: 6388

Interesting Dark rides To Go On

'La Defil De Ceaser' at Park Asterix is my favourite dark rise I have ridden. It's (to me at least) far better than Hex and Villa Volta and each pre-show is interesting, and in some cases even rather beautiful. The actual mad-house vault is brilliant too, because to be honest, I find they can be rat...
by Joe Koopa
Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 885635

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I have to admit, I'm extremely disappointed by the fencing around the ride. Just compare it to what was around Oblivion's construction site.

Ah, well, can't complain about everything. I really fail to see how a DNA-spiral automatically means a storyline, though.
by Joe Koopa
Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:04 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Oakwood
Replies: 888
Views: 126774

Re: Official Oakwood Thread!

I'm visiting Oakwood again at some point next week, and considering it's likely to be one of my only theme park visits this year, I'm really looking forward to it. However, the severe lack of any change whatsoever since my last visit (two years ago) and just how empty the park was, is rather depress...
by Joe Koopa
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Weymouth Sealife Adventure Park & Tower
Replies: 23
Views: 3890

Merlin plan Weymouth Observation Tower

And yet again M£rlin are building a new attraction down South, do us Northerners not deserve attractions to make MAPs better value for money? We've got Blackpool, York Dungeons and Sealife Scarborough, and that's it. I think you'll find that this and two sea life sanctuaries are the only Merlin-own...
by Joe Koopa
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:38 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Parc Asterix
Replies: 333
Views: 58469

Parc Asterix 2012: "Oz'Iris" B&M Invert!

This must the first half decent coaster at Asterix? Have you never heard of Tonnere De Zues? That's far more than half-decent, it's one of the best woodies in Europe! :) I do agree, though, that this coaster really will throw Asterix into a different league. I visited in the summer of 2010, and whi...
by Joe Koopa
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Your Favourite place to eat in The Towers and why?
Replies: 61
Views: 9630

Your Favourite place to eat in The Towers and why?

Burger King. That way Merlin don't make any money. Are you seriously implying that Burger King are a more ethical company that Merlin? Are you seriously implying that you thought I was being serious? I wasn't sure wether you were making a joke or not, hence me asking if you were being serious. :p
by Joe Koopa
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Your Favourite place to eat in The Towers and why?
Replies: 61
Views: 9630

Your Favourite place to eat in The Towers and why?

Ritadz wrote: Burger King.

That way Merlin don't make any money.
Are you seriously implying that Burger King are a more ethical company that Merlin?
by Joe Koopa
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 104807

PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

I really don't know what the problem is to be honest, it adds even more to the already fantastic Port Aventura skyline. I think it's mostly the fact that it burdens another part of the skyline. All the skyline is really is Dragon Khan, Hukurian Condor and this, and it would look miles better if it ...
by Joe Koopa
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 100627

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: THE FINAL! VOTE NOW!

Joe - just to throw my thoughts into the mix - Expedition Ge Force beats Goliath to a pulp. Airtime is far stronger, and the first drop many times more exciting. I appreciate that it may not be all that easy from a POV, but hey ho! :) Sent from my Desire HD using Tapatalk I have heard that, I just ...
by Joe Koopa
Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 100627

TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: THE FINAL! VOTE NOW!

My votes, it took me a long time to decide wether I was fully content with this, but I think I am now. Just to clarify, I have not ridden any coasters present in the final, so it's all judged on reviews and POVs. #10: iSpeed - Looks competent, in fact the first half looks great. However, it really d...
by Joe Koopa
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 885635

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Can I just say? Anyone who's being skeptical as to wether the ride will remain true to the X-Sector theme, just needs to look out how they've integrated Sub-Terra into Forbidden Valley without altering any of the theme or it's origins. I can only realistically hope that they continue with this consi...
by Joe Koopa
Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:47 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 100627

TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: SEMI FINAL 1: VOTE NOW!

10: Fluch Von Novgorod - Looks like a superior Saw. Good, but not great. Maybe I'm wrong... May i ask your reasons for putting FVN last? To me, it just seems like the perfect coaster when you put into account the themeing, thrill elements and layout? (Yes i know its a eurofighter...  :P) It is a ch...
by Joe Koopa
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2763
Views: 160138

Europa-Park 2013: Family Rollercoaster.

Europa using an IP?

I find it slightly hypocritical how people seem to be pleased with this, whereas when Merlin use one uproar over originality concurs.

Still, I'm being optimistic about finally getting to Europa in 2013, and this doses look like it's due to be another great asset to the park.
by Joe Koopa
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 100627

TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: SEMI FINAL 1: VOTE NOW!

Tough group, and I can't help believing I've made the wrong choices, but here goes - 10: Fluch Von Novgorod - Looks like a superior Saw. Good, but not great. Maybe I'm wrong... 9: Twister - Brilliant-looking woodie, but not brilliant enough to be considered top-ten worthy. 8: El Toro - As above. 7: ...
by Joe Koopa
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 100627

TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Round 2, Group 5: VOTE NOW!

The hype and hysteria around VHF is that a few people (me, for example) went on it last year and we really enjoyed it. The overall experience it offers is superb. With super theming and a very punchy layout - with some corners and bends that make you genuinely shriek! There's some mist screens, lot...
by Joe Koopa
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 100627

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Round 2, Group 5: VOTE NOW!

My votes, it took me a while to organise the ordering in my mind, but I think I'm remotely happy with this - #10: Van Hesling's Factory - I don't see the hype and hysteria surrounding this coaster. It looks a reasonable enclosed family coaster, but the top 20 coasters in Europe? Really? It's not eve...
by Joe Koopa
Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 100627

TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Round 2, Group 5: VOTE NOW!

D4n wrote:
3. Twister
2. Balder
1. Blue Fire
I'm intrigued by your placings here. Not because I disagree, but just because throughout the competition you were saying how launched coasters weren't your thing, whereas woodies are?

I'll get round to voting tomorrow, seems a good group. :)
by Joe Koopa
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4098
Views: 244301

Chessington World Of Adventures: General Discussion

Islander wrote: I swear Vampire's queue was reprinted within the last two years, though I couldn't pin-down the exact time.
Were the wooden fences in the Vampire queue not replaced with the dark lilac ones we see now around the 2008/2009 seasons?

I believe...
by Joe Koopa
Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Paultons Park
Replies: 419
Views: 64630

Paulton's Park 2012: "MAGMA", ride type unknown

I haven't been to the park before, but i'm guessing have these ultimately been replaced by Magma?  :? No, they were on the other side of the park to Magma - closer to Peppa Pig Land. It's no great loss though, both were menial attractions. In fact, the Magic Forest was merely a poorly themed, dated...
by Joe Koopa
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 100627

TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Round 2, Group 4: VOTE NOW!

This was a tough group but not a particularly good group as such. I've also not ridden any coasters in this group, both limiting riding bias and making it harder for me to choose. Ah well, my votes - #10 - EuroSat: *awaits hate from Europa Park fanboys* I fail to see the big deal here. It looks alri...