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by Chris_c_4
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:43 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3084
Views: 296687

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

One of the big changes at BPB this year is having to scan eTickets on every ride (last year eTickets were just scanned at the park entrance). Wristbands can be collected if this isn't feasible. The eTickets can be saved to Google Pay/Apple Wallet on your phone - which is handy. I found scanning the ...
by Chris_c_4
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Retro Squad - 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 5139

Re: The Retro Squad - 2021

Has anyone else ridden the Retro Squad yet? Flat rides and I don't really go well together (I once had to go back to the hotel to recover after riding Uppswinget at Liseberg :oops: ) so I'm probably not the best person to review them, but I did manage to get on them all on Tuesday! Personally, I tho...
by Chris_c_4
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams
Replies: 260
Views: 78077

Re: The World of David Walliams - *Delayed until 2021*

Yesterday, the resort announced that Gangsta Granny: The Ride and The World of David Walliams will both open on Monday 17th May. They also released some new promotional photos of the ride: https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/GG1.jpeg https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/wp-content/uplo...
by Chris_c_4
Fri Mar 19, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Fantasy Island
Replies: 121
Views: 26363

Re: Fantasy Island

It looks like Fantasy Island are getting some more rides this season - with official announcements from the park saying that they will be getting the portable spinning coaster " Spinning Racer ". https://www.facebook.com/fantasyislanduk/photos/a.147361844897/10158921824309898 The park is a...
by Chris_c_4
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Movie Park Germany
Replies: 56
Views: 19528

Re: Movie Park Germany

Photos of the trains for the new coaster at Movie Park have been uploaded to the park's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MovieParkGermany/posts/3955410537837504 I didn't realise until I saw this tweet, how they are styled to look like an old tram tours ride they had - pretty neat touch! https...
by Chris_c_4
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 202
Views: 42709

Re: Liseberg

Here's our POV of the best Dive Coaster (sorry Oblivion) in Europe, Valkyria. https://youtu.be/wj_lGWh2AZw Whilst I also love Valkyria, I kind-of prefer Oblivion The Black Hole (sorry! :p ) Although I really like the area that they have created with Loke, Balder and Valkyria! IMAScore has released ...
by Chris_c_4
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 639
Views: 87316

Re: Phantasialand

I managed to visit Phantasialand again last September. I've always loved Taron and how immersive the whole area is, and F.L.Y. matches it too! The number of cool details in the theming really makes the ride experience so much better! When we visited, the ride was still in 'technical rehearsal', and ...
by Chris_c_4
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Toverland
Replies: 91
Views: 17868

Re: Toverland

I visited Toverland on a quiet day in 2019 and was really surprised by how nice the park was! They have some really great rides with lovely landscaping! The staff were really friendly too, and were great at letting us stay on the rides! In the end, we ride Troy 25 times, got 6 rides on the Booster B...
by Chris_c_4
Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1484
Views: 366351

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

Sorry if this has been addressed before (I'm new) but i'm wondering whether there is any Towers audios available through spotify? Or similar apps/websites? I've not been able to find them online other than youtube Unfortunately, the Alton Towers audio isn't available on Spotify/music streaming serv...
by Chris_c_4
Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Retro Squad - 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 5139

Re: New for 2021 - Fairground Flat Rides

Personally, I'm not a massive fan of the idea of fairground rides being placed in a theme park environment. However, given the unusual circumstances at the moment, I can see the idea of increasing the ride lineup temporarily - especially at a time when 'indoor attractions' cannot open. I hope that l...
by Chris_c_4
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Attraction Source Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: ScareMazing 2017 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 15
Views: 5005

Re: ScareMazing 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Like everyone else, I had a great time at the event - a massive thanks to the team and everyone who made the event possible! The BTS on House of Monsters, Sub Species and The Welcoming were very interesting -  it was great to see the mazes in a different way and having different features and concept...
by Chris_c_4
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Attraction Source Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 4580

Re: TT Spring Spectacular - Reviews & Feedback

Had a great day on Saturday. First access on Galactica was great and a good way of getting on it as a group (not sure an ERT would really work on it :lol ) The usual take-over of Blade is always an entertaining part of the events! The talk was really interesting - and the refreshments and pick-&...
by Chris_c_4
Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: RCT3 - Now on iOS!
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

RCT3 - Now on iOS!

It seems that Rollercoaster Tycoon has been ported to iOS by Frontier Developments! https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/rollercoaster-tycoon-3/id1008692660?mt=8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Unfortunately I can not download it (Android user) but it looks pretty cool! Hopefully...
by Chris_c_4
Fri May 22, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: How do you feel about re-riding rides?
Replies: 47
Views: 12265

Re: How do you feel about re-riding rides?

I really enjoy re-riding rides, it is great to go on the ride a few times in quick succession to get a full experience of the ride - possibly trying out a range of seats to test out the different forces on the ride. I find it is also one of the best ways to maximise the number of rides that I go on ...
by Chris_c_4
Tue May 12, 2015 7:40 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3084
Views: 296687

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach Possible Developments

I think the park has plenty of dark rides and water rides. Ideally I'd love to see a new coaster as I think this is something that is needed to draw in the crowds. Perhaps with Amanda's relationship with Mack we could see a coaster from them? A Helix style launched coaster with inversions would fit ...
by Chris_c_4
Wed Apr 22, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 673216

Re: Best Thorpe Park Rollercoaster

I voted for Saw becaue I really enjoy the crazy drops, and I think that the themeing of the building is really good. Stealth is a close second, as I think that is a pretty awesome launched coaster :)
by Chris_c_4
Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1484
Views: 366351

Re: Alton Towers - Music and Videos

I found the current Skyride theme (also used in the Enchanted Village giant book promo video) :)
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by Chris_c_4
Mon Mar 30, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Attraction Source Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Smilefest 2015 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 6448

Re: SMILEFEST 2015 - Reviews & Feedback

This was my first TT event, and based on how awesome it was, I will definitely be back for more! Interesting talk about the maintenance of The Smiler - especially nice to see some of the wheels. (Since Pleasure Beach have started selling wheels, I've recently become a bit of a wheel geek - so it was...
by Chris_c_4
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: List all the themeparks you have ever been to
Replies: 145
Views: 28153

Re: List all the themeparks you have ever been to

So far I have done:

Alton Towers
Brean Leasure Park
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Fantasy Island
Flamingo Land
Lightwater Valley
Oakwood
Pleasureland Southport (back when it was owned by BPB)
Thorpe

I'm also planning on going to Liseberg this year (with AvidPenguin) :D
by Chris_c_4
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 247
Views: 73168

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

I always enjoy breakdowns and evacuations, especially on dark rides because then you get to see a little bit of how the ride works on your way out :) I had a couple of breakdowns during Scarefest. I got evacuated from the garden scene in Duel, which was very fun - although I did find the evacuation ...