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About Mermite

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    Fluffy lemur is watching you
  • Birthday 02/19/90

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    Near a rowdy duck pond.
  • Interests
    Theme parks (obvs ;) )
    Mental health
    Filming and video editing

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  • Favourite ride
    Wodan, Blue Fire and Nemesis
  • Favourite Theme Park
    Europa Park

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  1. It does look ridiculous, even more so in person! It's quite sad to see what was a nice little area of the park being destroyed. Sure, people will argue that things don't last forever and theme parks have to change sometimes...but this is just a mess.
  2. Hex

  3. They do look nice, but...Creams ftw
  4. I get what you mean about Silver Star (although I think it's better than Big One!) - my first ride was back row, so I was expecting a fast ride with lots of airtime, and anticipated the first drop... but I was a bit let down. However riding it front row the next time made a big difference for me, being blasted by the wind rushing in my face, and actually getting some decent airtime (albeit towards the end) And yeah, it does feel a bit odd with the lack of theming compared to other rides. As for Cassandra - I had no idea what on earth was going on I think my thoughts were along the lines of "I have no idea who Cassandra is, but I'm guessing she's pretty angry!" I really should get round to my trip report from May...I never did one for my first time at DLP as I didn't know where to start and was overwhelmed by it, but I'm determined to actually write a Europa one. I did make a start on it too, so I'm getting there!
  5. Argh same! And I really must write my trip report from the meet last year. Better late than never!
  6. Wow...what a mess! It's embarrassing that they even opened it in that state. The riders look confused as well!
  7. I'm just happy that they've finally improved the speakers in the Vampire station!
  8. Cant believe how much better the elephant looks there! Do you know when it was moved to the other side of the track and why? Just seems a bit pointless to move something like that Unless it was so it could get guests wet (it looks too far away to do that originally).
  9. You changed your name - it confused me :crazy:

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    2. Ride Addict

      Ride Addict

      Would I do such a thing....:ph34r:

    3. Mermite


      Yes you would, you monkey nut 🥜 

    4. Han30


      Oh God monkey nut 😂

  10. I will definitely be attending the meet and the meal I look forward to pointing out my destroyed childhood memories to you.
  11. Lots going on with Hex of recent This is exciting to see! Can't wait to get back on it Love that they're working on the Duel entrance sign and crypt too, as well as the Smiler and Nemesis improvements of course
  12. Yeah I agree! I noticed when I was watching that it was spinning more than the others - in fact in my off-ride video, you can see that the rider is just holding onto the restraint and not the wings, and you hear me say "They're not even holding the wings!" Hence why I chose that seat, as it seemed to spin more
  13. Definitely interested! Need to get on Shambhala I'm a maybe for now!
  14. Me and stuntman will be at Pizza Hut etc too
  15. Sunday 4th September - Sunshine, Spinning & Midway Madness The sun was out today, no rain at all! In the morning, those of us who weren't doing Sandcastle waterpark returned to the Pleasure Beach with our rainy day tickets. George was living up to his forum name of SmilerGeorge First we did Avalanche (which we didn't have time for on the Saturday as it had a long queue all day), which was faster and more forceful than I remember! Then we re-rode Grand National, Big One and Skyforce - and this time, I managed to nail it! Tips for those who've yet to ride: you have to make sure you're rocking side to side fast enough (faster than in the queueline demonstration video), the first time you go upside down will probably be too slow to start the spinning momentum, so keep rocking until you do a full flip...then hold the wings in place and prepare for insanity! I couldn't believe how fast I was spinning, and I think the wind must have caught me a few times as I suddenly picked up speed at points! I felt a bit out of control at one point and a tiny bit scared (which rarely happens to me on rides!), even though I WAS in control I managed 71 spins on it, coming first place out of our ride Not surprised that I felt a bit odd/tingly for a good 10 minutes afterwards! And it was sunshine and blue skies, I got some good off-ride footage of it Look out for Marc, Alex and Liam on this one! Had a cheeky browse in the gift shop before catching the tram up to the Tower At the 2014 meet, it still had some scaffolding around it, so this was the first time I'd seen it looking nice and restored to its fully glory! Whilst some visited The Dungeons, the rest of us did the Tower Eye. This was more enjoyable than the previous meet, as the glass floor seemed clearer and less scratched It's a shame the stairs to the very top are closed off, and we also saw the new Bar 380 which looked rather small (but I guess they've only got so much room up there). The 4D experience was, of course, great entertainment Much better than the London Eye one! Bar 380: Just chillin' on the glass floor: Had lots of fun sitting on the floor! Great views... After some lunch, it was time for the magnificent Tower Ballroom! It is truly stunning to be in, and breathtaking when you walk in. Even if you're not into dancing or that sort of thing, you can't deny its beauty. It was good to also see the Wurlitzer come up from under the floor too (unfortunately I'd just stopped filming)! I was rather busy filming and eating lunch to dance this time, but Paige had a go and did well at learning to waltz with Peaj He returned to the floor later on (with a younger woman than last year, no old ladies this time!) to cha cha and then do the quickstep - one of my favourite dances to watch on Strictly Our final attraction of the day was the Circus. I really enjoyed this last time and found the audience involvement hilarious, so was looking forward to it. Sadly I felt underwhelmed this time, in terms of comedy anyway - the stunts/tricks were awesome. Although it was funny when Alex was one of the people chosen to participate at one point - I was hoping someone from our group would get picked! We did get a sense that some performers were new and/or that there was a lot of nervousness, as there were a few mistakes. The fire alarm was going off in the background at one point too, which I don't think helped! The fountains at the end were pretty though Before heading back down to the distant land of the south, we went to Coral Island for a bit (for those unaware, it's essentially a large arcade place with some little dark rides and theming). Did the ghost train thingy which wasn't bad! I think the staff member was a tad unimpressed by the swarm of adults coming on Some of the theming: So there you have it! Thanks y'all for reading, hopefully it's been entertaining! For all the photos from the meet: Blackpool Weekend 2016 And finally... My compilation video from the meet