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by Bert
Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Forgotten History
Replies: 5
Views: 5424

Re: Forgotten History

As someone who's very familiar with the public areas of the park I can genuinely say that I've never seen these around the park or even around the chained oak walk, although there may be some tucked away in areas zoned off to the public. Alton Towers in part due to it's size has loads of weird nooks...
by Bert
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1970
Views: 249024

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Throwing it back to 2017 with a repost of the following post  relating to Thorpe's application for 'permitted development rights', which has today been granted an extension of time to 13 April 2021 for a decision. This comes after more than a year of inactivity, suggesting that they may now finally...
by Bert
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 620180

Re: Black Mirror Labyrinth

Black Mirror is my favourite TV show so I'm over the moon that this is the 2020 addition, it makes me much happier than some RMC and seeing everyone moan about it not being an RMC has made me laugh.  Black Mirror as a show is an anthology series so Thorpe Park/Merlin Magic Making should have quite a...
by Bert
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort General Discussion
Replies: 3069
Views: 520272

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

ponder wrote:Am I the only one imagining some kind of Black Mirror scenario where the Coke-bots gain sentience and take control of the park?  :lol
They remind me of the Pizza delivery machines that keep running people over rather than the dogs from Metalhead.
by Bert
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: The London Resort
Replies: 534
Views: 132423

Re: Rides & Attractions

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Here's a summary of a Times article with senior management for the project, posted on the TS forums. 

First actual update that isn't some PR exercise and info about ride hardware rather than vague concept art.
by Bert
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 620180

Re: Project 2020

Not an RMC please. People have been pleading for Thorpe Park to get one but I don’t think they it’s the best option for them. They need a reliable roller coaster with a strong USP (No ridiculous World’s First though) and there are plenty of manufacturers out there such as Premier, S&S, Intamin, ...
by Bert
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 17171

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

If they charged £2.50 for entrance fee they would still lose loads of money even if all the rides were closed.
by Bert
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Hex
Replies: 37
Views: 14365

Re: The Future of Hex

Merlin Magic Making has never had nothing to do with Hex, It was built under Tussuads and the 2017 refurb was done under Towers Ents team.

I don’t mean to come off as rude here but, how come MMM had a presentation on Hex? This just makes me wonder what was spoken about.
by Bert
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: Overcoming fears: Tamest and most thrilling seat for each coaster
Replies: 16
Views: 2671

Re: Overcoming fears: Tamest and most thrilling seat for each coaster

My tip is to overwhelm yourself with excitement, get yourself worked up in the queue line and avoid any negative thoughts as much as possible until you are locked into the restraints. Then remember to relax do not tense yourself in any circumstances as you will only injure yourself. Then all you hav...
by Bert
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 303273

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I really feel sorry for the person who had to painstakingly remove the VR from the map for such a small detail few people will notice.
by Bert
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods
Replies: 151
Views: 35097

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

I reckon the prices are so high this season is because of the whole supply/demand thing that comes with new accommodation, I’d imagine the prices will be lower in the long term, I believe EV and CBeebies land hotel had price drops in the second season.
by Bert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage
Replies: 104
Views: 37345

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage

Can anyone explain to me why Katanga Canyon has a Greek themed restaurant and X-Sector has a 50’s themed restaurant it’s looks really out of place.

I get they wanted to rebrand and all that but why did they change the themes of the restaurants? Don’t they own these brands anyway?
by Bert
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 620180

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

What do you mean “Thorpe have had 3 off years”? This is the first “off” season Thorpe have had in a long while, and the argument “Thorpe needs a new coaster” is awful. Thorpe has had a number of issues in the past years which has led them to get virtually completely different management this season ...
by Bert
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 303273

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

This source is some random guy on twitter who has been wrong about information multiple times in the past, I wouldn't give him any credibility. 
by Bert
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3083
Views: 280923

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I would hate to be the guy who checks the restraints on that ride...
by Bert
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: Merlin Entertainments General Discussion
Replies: 1892
Views: 133043

Re: Merlin General Discussion

I hope this is the start of something positive to come for Merlin. They could really do with the increase of guests and revenue about now, maybe even see the start in bigger budgets for some of the parks. Apart from the fact they announced RTP Capex would be reduced to fund Midway and Legoland deve...
by Bert
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Quick Questions
Replies: 1263
Views: 244044

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Here’s the tip that worked for me, get yourself excited enough before hand and in the queue think positive thoughts on how excited you are to ride and it’ll drown any anxiety until it’s too late, as you make you way up the lift/ wait for the launch just relax and do not tense yourself.
by Bert
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 620180

Re: Project 2020

They literally said there are no plans for anything major in the next couple of years yesterday.

Why on earth are people thinking about “teasers” for a 2020 coaster?
by Bert
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 620180

Re: Logger's Leap

Let me guess is it an RMC T-Rex giga coaster?
by Bert
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 620180

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Of course Thorpe announce a Fortnite tournament as soon as the game dies due to the competition from Apex Legends...