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Everything posted by Mattgwise

  1. They do keep giving it a go with this place. It'd need serious investment to get off the ground, so I don't have much hope. I hope they bring back Screamland. That was a decent event. Do you have a source for Richard Cadell owning the place? Only thing I can see is that he loaned a ghost train. It appears Sands Heritage own the place.
  2. To be fair, I don't think rides need a huge theme at Thorpe Park, it would always have worked having minimal theming just like six flags/Cedar Fair IMO.
  3. Will be interesting to see this progress. Many are pointing at Zamperla being the ones looking after this project. Not sure they have the experience with fast launches let alone one of the fastest!
  4. Very bizarre name for the coaster indeed. Think the ostrich one will be fine as its meant to be a Super Jumper ride.
  5. Agreed, exact words I would also use!
  6. Great news! Will look forward to following the construction of this. With this, Jumanji, the dueling coasters at Legoland and a potential new indoor Waterpark, the South has lots to look forward to! Exciting times!
  7. It hasn't been too bad so far. Some friends went last weekend and said it was a waste having fasttrack. I went on Friday with a few from here and the queues peaked at 35 mins. Fastrack single shots are available for £8 on the night.
  8. As noted in the topic title the date has been set for Saturday 8th August 2022. Meet from 9:30am - 10am in the dome outside Vibes. On the day I will also be checking my Direct Messages (DM) every 15 mins for the first hour for late arrivals to get in touch and arrange meet up, but be aware we may be in a queue or on a ride. I recommend arriving nice and early if you can as security can sometimes take a while to get through and we will not be able to wait too long. Also if you are collecting the Fright Nights tickets this is done at the Island Ticket Centre located before security (details on this package below). We will be purchasing the Fearsome Four Package for the trip. £37 for non pass holders and £32 for pass holders. Important information on the package and purchasing here. Fearsome Four add-on Instructions. You must collect a wristband from the Island Ticket Centre located before security, this will be used in conjunction with your e-ticket or paper ticket to gain entry to each attraction. You can complete each of the three scare mazes and the scare experience in any order, and at any time between 3pm and 9pm. One entry per maze/scare experience. Other than that its a very simple, chilled out day and night riding the rides and catching up with everyone. Should be fun! The TPM meets are always great fun and the idea is to go round as a group getting to know each other, have fun and spend time with people who share the same interests. If you have never been to a meet before don't feel put off, we were all there once. Once you get there you'll feel a part of the group straight away. If you have any queries drop me a message or comment below.
  9. A vehicle being stripped does not confirm a rides closure! In fact a stripped car is more promising than just leaving it as is until the end of the season.
  10. I don't believe the third boat has been used at all this year and often it seems to have been running leaving one row empty on the two boats on the circuit, though not sure why.
  11. Why do you just assume a new ride everytime something is spotted. Yes it's possible but work in Sub Terra and blue markings found by Enterprise could mean anything and not merely a new ride in 2023! Heck the Sub Terra work could be getting cleared for storing Nemesis related stuff for all we know! We should be hearing exactly what the park has planned in the next month if those rumours are correct. Take with a pinch of salt though like all rumours. Forbidden Tomb did not happen for instance but you continued to believe it would. Lets just see and appreciate rather than saying it will this and will that.
  12. Going through changes by Ozzy seems more fitting.
  13. That's its full official name now and has been since 2003! With Duel bolted on the front.
  14. We could have all told you that months ago! It's been known a long time, this is just now official information released hence the post! But please remember not all rumours are accurate so don't always listen to the first person who tells you something. Forbidden Tomb was mentioned to you and it didn't happen! I'm not holding my breath with theming. I just expect aside that large theming structure lots of landscaping and a few other little nods to the series. Regardless its nice for Chessington to be getting some investment and potentially more to come!
  15. Leaked early through this article... Nothing we didnt know really apart from the the price tag at a hefty $20.5 million (£17 million)! Eek! https://deadline.com/2022/08/jumanji-theme-park-opening-2023-1235092817/
  16. All should be revealed tomorrow about the new area! Also, interesting to read that at the Towers Times 20th Anniversary event John Wardley hinted at Chessington getting some further development in coming years. Which was then followed up but this tweet from Chessington Buzz who appear to work quite closely with the park and seem a reputable source...
  17. Yep was a good day. Park nice and quiet overall, just can't get my head round that car park still not scanning 90% of people's tickets and especially knowing there was hardly anyone there. It still took 15 mins with only about 12 cars lined up. Its an absolute shambles! It's been the same ole disaster for about 4 years which il say again... I simply cannot get my head round it!
  18. Yep it's gonna be an interesting day in this heat, I certainly wouldn't have picked it had I had a crystal ball. See those coming in the dome from 9:50! All welcome
  19. Probably the Thorpe management rather than Merlin, or else it'd be standard at Towers too where Enterprise has been shut all year and Hex most of it. But yes a good thing to have! Takes me back (Sorta) to the old scrollers on the website where you could almost always guarantee something (usually Samurai or Slammer) would be unavailable!
  20. Thanks for the tip David. Hope you had a good day last weekend.
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