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by Mankey
Thu May 05, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: The Honest Truth
Replies: 340
Views: 37808

Re: 2011: The Honest Truth

Put my name down! :D It's crazy, thinking about it, I hadn't even thought about how bad it had got, that was until I read dans post. It all seems blindingly obvious now... Granted I've not been since opening but ya know. I hate to bring EP in this, but... Europa Park has a magic to it, the similar s...
by Mankey
Sun May 01, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta
Replies: 740
Views: 110252

Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Nice to have you back, Liam! :lol: It's posts like that that made me read the forum! This seems to me like a more permanent McFly Nemesis retheme from back in 2006 (or was it 2007?) The thing is, sure they get money, but that seems to be all they care about now. They'll always get visitors back! Joe...
by Mankey
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: THORPE PARK Annual Pass Day
Replies: 134
Views: 16992

Re: THORPE PARK Annual Pass Day

In short - Crap - On the long side of things, however! I had fairly high expectations today. Thorpe in may last year, whilst not being perfect, was actually pretty good. I got a fair amount of rides and enjoyed my day without the usual rabble and general confused and unorganised feel that the park u...
by Mankey
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: THORPE PARK Annual Pass Day
Replies: 134
Views: 16992

Re: THORPE PARK Annual Pass Day

I should be here with a Uni mate! :D
by Mankey
Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 107324

Re: Fourth DLP cast member attempts suicide

[quote=""James""]Also when she tried to leave Disney the managers wouldn’t allow her to do that. It seems the only way to get fired is the piss off the managers.[/quote] I'm sorry, but NO job can stop you from leaving. A. It's in their contract. B. Theres nothing stopping you fro...
by Mankey
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 107324

Re: Fourth DLP cast member attempts suicide

I do think people are being somewhat over-analytical here. It's a tough job with long hours, crap pay, and knowing what the french are like extremely strict and "bossy" control over each and every employee. They're renowned for their cynical and pessimist views on things. Granted, they're ...
by Mankey
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2754
Views: 454227

Re: Merlin Standard Annual Pass: Free Parking to end in 2011

Hmm... well. I'm not entirely sure what I want to do next year. I want to renew cuz my pass has served me well and I've saved A LOT of money with it over the past two years. The only thing is, I cant drive... YET! I'm debating getting a premium just because I want the full package, and it would be v...
by Mankey
Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2754
Views: 454227

Re: Merlin Standard Annual Pass: Free Parking to end in 2011

[quote=""CCJared""]That was to me! =D

I asked about the renewal price of premium passes and that was the response.[/quote]

Notice how they completely ignored my comment hahaha!

Still no, I stand by what I said on there. I think it's pretty much bribery...
by Mankey
Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2754
Views: 454227

Re: Merlin Standard Annual Pass: Free Parking to end in 2011

[quote=""Crofty""]If Merlin want everyone to have these new Premium Passes then how can they justify the restrictions on attractions in the first place? The normal passes had restrictions, we weren't happy but accepted that fact. The premium pass sold to far fewer people and waiv...
by Mankey
Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: Fuji Q Highland Trip Report
Replies: 7
Views: 2303

Re: Fuji Q Highland Trip Report

Is that that annoying music that goes

"Do-Don-PA! Do-Don-PA!" just over and over? I've seen a video of it.
by Mankey
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Of Hex
Replies: 13
Views: 2221

Re: Future Of Hex

I can see what you're saying, but quite simply, from my opinion that is... ... No, I'm absolutely SICK of this 3D/4D fad. It's nice every now and again, but for some odd reason everyone wants to implement 3D/4D stuff into EVERYTHING and it's just getting tiresome now. In small doses 3D stuff can fee...
by Mankey
Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Black Hole Tent Rumour
Replies: 20
Views: 3562

Re: Black Hole Tent Rumour

Nah, this wont happen. Everyone knows twilight sucks...

Wouldn't suit the theme of X-Sector anyway. I'm hoping for a quality dark coaster to be put in there in 2012!
by Mankey
Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Fright Nights
Replies: 1293
Views: 231214

Re: Thorpe Park: Fright Nights 2009/2010

[quote=""Dylan""]That 'scare zone' looks terrible, will be interesting to see what they do with it. Will report back![/quote] It looks to me as if they've just gone all cheap and thrown all the unused crap from over the years. Opening times for Model World? Height stick for anoth...
by Mankey
Thu Oct 07, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park - Fright Nights
Replies: 1293
Views: 231214

Re: Thorpe Park: Fright Nights 2009/2010

[quote=""Air Dan""]Se7en [spoiler:3bz53xh0]Se7en is by far the weakest of the mazes, themed around the film, you go through a room themed to each of the Se7en sins, unfortunately there only seemed to be about 2 actors in the whole maze when I went in, but the theming is again, so...
by Mankey
Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010 [NO SPOILERS]
Replies: 933
Views: 123108

Re: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010

It's not a rumour, it's speculation due to there being only one marquee, and Terenzi Horror Nights doing the same last year.
by Mankey
Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010 [NO SPOILERS]
Replies: 933
Views: 123108

Re: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010

Why email them? That's like asking your parents to tell you everything they've got you for Christmas! Why not wait and see? Much more exciting! :wink: After all, it's only 12 days away! :lol:
by Mankey
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Rare Nemisis key-ring on sale At Towers Trading?
Replies: 13
Views: 2451

Re: Rare Nemisis key-ring on sale At Towers Trading?

They were giving these away in kids lunch boxes at The Towers Family Restaurant last year.
by Mankey
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010 [NO SPOILERS]
Replies: 933
Views: 123108

Re: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010

Looks like they're going down the road of THN3. Put all the mazes into one block, different entrances, one exit into a big hall where there is food, a bar and merchandise. You'll probably find each queue will be outside with its own bit of theming, but the main block will be the same. Kinda odd, see...
by Mankey
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010 [NO SPOILERS]
Replies: 933
Views: 123108

Re: Scarefest: 16-31 October 2010

I'm a bit annoyed to see Boiler House is using the same plot as last year. Lets hope they actually include scares this time! :( I'm going to be very very concerned when entering that maze. It was amazing in 2008, but last year it was diabolically bad. :( Still carnival of screams seems to be the &qu...
by Mankey
Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Top 10 Coasters
Replies: 8
Views: 10318

Re: Top 10 Coasters

Just to warn you, I've not been to many parks, and I am a severe EP fanboy so yeah! :P 10. Nemesis: Inferno - Thorpe Park http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Nemesis_Inferno.jpg Fun, nothing too amazing though. Good towards the back. This ride used to be very good when all the effects...