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by abigsmurf
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Industry Chat & Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Replies: 28
Views: 14431

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The big hope that that this variant is more infectious but much milder, meaning it takes over and provides enough background immunity to end the pandemic whilst minimising lives lost.

This America holiday keeps getting put further and further back...
by abigsmurf
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10965
Views: 904559

Re: Thorpe Park Resort

If it's taller than the Pepsi Max, that would make it the worlds first RMC with a drop over 63m wouldn't it? Doesn't some checking and it seems that 62-63m is the drop height of a surprisingly large number of coasters, I wonder if there's a specific reason for that.
by abigsmurf
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10965
Views: 904559

Re: Thorpe Park Resort

Thorpe Park have started the planning applications for a new coaster which looks to be on the site of Loggers Leap. They've been handing out leaflets for it. This is possibly a website for it but... a big company using Wix for domain registration and hosting? https://www.thorpepark-consultation.com/...
by abigsmurf
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3086
Views: 358937

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I'm genuinely interested in the sound of that river caves thing. I love the terribleness of that ride (and the weirdly steep lift hill that makes you struggle to stay in the seats).
by abigsmurf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Industry Chat & Theme Park Gaming
Topic: What reminds you of theme park magic that isn't a theme park?
Replies: 12
Views: 7385

Re: What reminds you of theme park magic that isn't a theme park?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-uSCaAT_7I This song will always remind me of a childhood holiday at Blackpool Pleasure Beach when they had this and other 90s dance tunes playing loudly on their radio station during the evening, going on the rides past sunset, then walking back to the Bed and Break...
by abigsmurf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341290

Re: Chessington World of Adventures Resort

It's higher capacity than The Rattlesnake at least but it is a bit of a concern for what's likely to be a showpiece ride that everyone will want to go on. Two kids flats nearby is probably a hint that they're expecting big queues and providing something to do for kids who can't/won't go on it. It's ...
by abigsmurf
Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341290

Re: Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Confirmation of an inline twist.

Remains a really strange design. launched family wing coaster with a relatively flat layout that has an inversion.
by abigsmurf
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: The London Resort
Replies: 539
Views: 156783

Re: The London Resort

I guess that means Merlin now consider that there's a likelihood the project will happen at least.

The real motive behind the objections are comically transparent though.
by abigsmurf
Wed Jun 02, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort
Replies: 988
Views: 151958

Re: Legoland Windsor Resort

Read good things about Flight of the Sky Lion, apparently it's much more vigorous than Soarin is so sounds like it'll be good fun. I have no doubt it'll have the biggest queues in the park but at least it should help ease off the queues throughout the park. Now we've a flying theatre in the UK, we j...
by abigsmurf
Sat May 29, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1086
Views: 191540

Re: Revenge of the Mummy vs The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man

Spiderman blew me away the first time I rode it. Not sure we'll ever see another leap forward in dark ride tech again
by abigsmurf
Wed May 26, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Paultons Park
Replies: 421
Views: 78257

Re: Paultons Park

They can't check the age of a small child so you can just tell fibs if asked. Be very careful skirting age restrictions though. They're there for reasons other than size. The younger a kid is, the less they're able to tell that a coaster may be scary and if they panic they could try to wriggle out o...
by abigsmurf
Wed May 19, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341290

Re: Chessington World of Adventures Resort

What looks to be a tame family coaster but with an inversion is interesting, not sure I've ever seen it attempted (plenty of mild coasters with loops or inline twists but it's usually done to ensure that the coaster definitely isn't seen as a family coaster.
by abigsmurf
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Paultons Park
Replies: 421
Views: 78257

Re: Paultons Park

The new land looks great, seems like it's getting a lot of positive buzz which is good, hope it proves to be a good investment.

Definitely considering a trip.
by abigsmurf
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New for 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 8318

Re: The Retro Squad - 2021

That Retrosquad theme is seriously good, Final Countdown meets Hall of the Mountain King.
by abigsmurf
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New for 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 8318

Re: The Retro Squad - 2021

Might be a bit at odds with the Mardi Gras event...

Hope they can get some ride operators who're able to have some fun and interact with the riders like you get at some fairs.
by abigsmurf
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New for 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 8318

Re: New for 2021 - Fairground Flat Rides

It's good having some crowd soaks and hopefully they'll have some 'all age ranges' flats too (as most of the rides they closed were those types). Hope there's at least one Waltzer or breakdance ride. In the previous lockdown easing I simply couldn't justify going to the park with family as there wer...
by abigsmurf
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4111
Views: 341290

Re: Chessington World of Adventures Resort

The logo's still terrible but the theming having you launch out of a stone crocodile with jade teeth is neat.

They could have easily have filled in the Ramses Revenge pit, plonked on the drop tower and called it a day so it's good to see them taking care with the theming.
by abigsmurf
Mon Feb 08, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: The London Resort
Replies: 539
Views: 156783

Re: The London Resort

Still won't get my hopes up until there's real building work going but the 2nd gate thing does explain the weird layout with rollercoasters way off to the left. My guess is a park aimed at smaller children. The designs in general are definitely at a stage where it feels they could start building. It...
by abigsmurf
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1086
Views: 191540

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Patent for a Legend of Zelda boat ride shows a fairly interesting flying boat concept: https://www.themeparx.com/universal-orlando-expansion/?p=24818#post24818 Not too sold on it. Rhino Rally did a hybrid boat ride (albeit with a car) and suffered from reliability issues, this seems like it'd be muc...
by abigsmurf
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 128
Views: 38638

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Guardians of the Galaxy progressing nicely, despite the cutbacks most other places: They're now testing with vehicles: https://wdwnt.com/2020/11/photos-first-look-at-guardians-of-the-galaxy-cosmic-rewind-push-pull-tests-at-epcot/ There's also pics of the track: https://wdwnt.com/2020/11/photos-first...