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Will

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    Nemesis
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  1. The immersive tunnel is probably a train coming to you. You can't differentiate what's real and not, and actually think that a train is about to run you over.
  2. You're absolutely right in saying that, but Chessie are a theme park and their last major "ride" (Rollercoaster/water ride) was 2004 and that was Dragon's Fury. So the problem with Chessington and the council is what? Sound and height restrictions? In that case, if they really, really wanted to, they could have dug into the ground and give us a rollercoaster that is of a good, reasonable height. And then there's options they could take to reducing sound issues and keeping things quiet I.e. Duelling Dragons (will always call it that name). I think their current approach is very short-term and will stop the park from truly reaching it's full potential. You can't just rely on what you already have, you need to freshen things up, introduce new experiences, and the ride line-up is very stale. Most of the rides have been here for at least 20 years and approaching 30 years, next year, 2017. It would be truly awesome if Chessington for their 30th anniversary, had a new rollercoaster to celebrate their success and history, but I'm not going to bother stay optimistic.
  3. They are a joke, they're a theme park and their last rollercoaster / major ride, was in 2004. It's been 12 years, they are an absolute joke.
  4. I'm quite happy with the park's ride line-up - we have a water coaster, flyer, floorless and now a hyper coaster. For their next expansion, after this hyper, I'd love for a rapids ride or some form of launch ride, like the Jetski ride at the other park.
  5. Will

    Rant

    On the one hand, these forums are meant for debate and discussion, and we are allowed to have views that differ massively from others. But, if you're always going to be negative without waiting to make a proper judgment, then that will annoy people. Initially, I wanted a Gringotts or Spiderman/Transformers-style ride, but if Thorpe Park are going to do this properly, then we should at least give them a chance, and wait till we see and experience the final product.
  6. Will

    Rant

    That's a bit extreme, no? If you want to hang yourself because of a few comments he made, then I really think that you should seek out psychiatric help. I don't think it's good for you to antagonise things, you're just making it worse.
  7. Is it just me but does Revenge of the Mummy remind any of you of Terror Tomb? The first time I rode RotM I felt scared and unnerved, the same way I felt when I rode Terror Tomb when I was a kid. I would love for some kind of dark ride coaster to be inside Tomb Blaster's building, but it looks like that could never happen.
  8. Q: How does everyone feel IF Chessie were to replace Tomb Blaster / Terror Tomb with a SFX Coaster? It's been 11 years since their last coaster (Dragon's Fury) in 2004 and people have been saying that Chessie is due for a major investment in 2017 and that Tomb Blaster is to be getting replaced by a dark ride. Dynamic Attractions said that one of their SFX Coasters have been commissioned for a UK Park. It doesn't make sense for it to be Paramount, because I feel it's too early for them to be contacting manufacturers since they haven't got the final go ahead for the development of their theme park (correct me if I'm wrong). It DOES at the same time make sense because maybe they plans things way ahead in advance and I am certain that Paramount would get a SFX Coaster if they got given the green light, because they are the "It-Thing" in theme parks and attractions and would provide an experience similar to Gringotts. I could see Chessie getting a SFX Coaster because 1) It's been a long time since they've had a coaster and the main problem they face is the issue over noise levels and height restrictions and a SFX Coaster is an indoor attraction so it should solve this issue. 2) Terror Tomb apparently is a huge building with a lot of space and The Mummy as an example isn't a huge building and everything inside is very compactly put. 3) Britain rains a lot and so it would be a big attraction that doesn't stop working when it rains. Thoughts?
  9. It's been 11 years since Chessie had a rollercoaster (Dragon's Fury 2004) and I would loved for them to get a SFX Coaster. I hope Tomb Blaster / Terror Tomb is going and gets replaced by something big-budget and amazing. I don't think Thorpe are getting an SFX Coaster but I'm interested as to which UK Park is, hoping it's Chessie.
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    Video Games.

    E3 2015 starts on Monday and I'm excited to see what Batman: Arkham Knight, the newly-announced Ratchet & Clank on PS4, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Fallout 4 & The Rise of the Tomb Raider. This is the year where The Last Guardian is said to be finally unveiled after being in production for nearly 8 years by Sony and was originally announced for PS2, then skipped a whole generation and is now coming out on PS4. It's also rumoured that we'll see the sequel to new Red Dead Redemption with Red Dead Redemption: Legends of the West, which would be so amazing.
  11. I think Nick is very brave because he's basically putting a target on his head by going on TV like that. I wouldn't have handled myself as well as Nick did, for if someone kept jumping down my throat without giving me a chance to answer, think or breathe, I know I would've got annoyed. I found it annoying how she kept putting words into his mouth and kept trying to get him to admit / say that the existing regulations weren't strong enough. I mean, if they weren't strong enough an accident would've happened long ago, and for all people including Kay knows, it might not have been anything to do with the existing safety regulations but down to human error. I'm happy that Merlin decided to take precaution by closing any other coasters in case something happens, as it's better to be safe than sorry. I wonder how the new safety regulations differ from the previous ones and how this incident affects the rest of the theme park world and maybe this will be enough of a reason for the parks around the world to re-asses their existing safety measures.
  12. I'm not saying you're insensitive for calling her a bitch or for disagreeing with what she did, because I do too, but saying no wonder she got slapped / physically-assaulted when she acts like that professionally, IS insensitive and is wrong. I do think how she handled her interviewing of Nick was wrong and I can't imagine what he's going through, and I am interested to know why this happened, as these coasters have been working fine for all these years. I do hope no one has lost a leg and I can't imagine how the ride ops and people working there feel, and hope they get through ok.
  13. That's bang out of order to say... Frank and Kay had an argument at an office party about who should have the last word on some program they were doing, he lost his temper and slapped her. Whether or not Kay Burley is a bitch on or off-air, or is a difficult interviewer is still not a reason to be slapped and doesn't make her deserving of it, and what you said, Ian-S is insensitive.
  14. London Dungeons is a family-friendly attraction and SAW isn't family fun either.
  15. Why does every rollercoaster at every theme park seem to be about a monster / alien / animal / escape from (insert place)? I'd love a rollercoaster or a dark ride about Britain's most infamous serial killer and it's a ride that focuses and promotes our history
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