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  1. So looks like Space Mountain has had a little accident today...
  2. I was on park on the 2nd April when they had the snowy conditions, feel sorry for people that were not passholders as communication towards guests was very mixed and at some times could only be considered poor. Upon arrival we were told Spinball was open as well as Oblivion, walked up to Spinball and were told by the ride team at the entrance of the area that it hadn't completed testing yet but was being advertised on the boards and the app as open with a 10 minute queue. Some of the boards around the park also indicated an extended ride opening because of the poor weather which we initially t
  3. tomathy

    Wicker Man

    Ahh right, my bad, didn't manage to see the testing video before it was taken down. Thank goodness for that
  4. tomathy

    Wicker Man

    That structure does look amazing, hope it lasts but wouldn't put money on it. The article mentions a pretty low capacity for the ride as well, hardly looks like it will make for a fast moving queue. Quote from the Stoke Sentinel.
  5. There are various sources claiming that the girl was standing, none of them appear to have been confirmed as yet. The BBC article below claims a boy fell out a few years ago whilst standing or in another compromised position but was pulled out of the water by spectators. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-39867690 Personally, I can't see how someone could fall out of the rafts whilst being seated and holding onto the centre rail however the facts surrounding this particular incident are still not yet known. Obviously this is an awful and tragic accident
  6. Seems like what could have been a worst case scenario on a coaster in Colombia. Not quite sure what has happened here, the park have said that it wasn't a mechanical error and that the ride was being operated according to manufacturers protocol. Link to article: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/disabled-man-seriously-injured-horror-10226274 Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk
  7. tomathy

    Wicker Man

    Hadn't even noticed that I must admit, seems odd for a construction worker at the flume site to mention it as well though and then delete the tweet?
  8. tomathy

    Wicker Man

    Looks like The Wicker Man will be the name of SW8. Trademarks have been filed by the UK company Lane IP who have previously transferred IP's to Merlin closer to opening dates of attractions. https://euipo.europa.eu/eSearch/#details/trademarks/016221269 Personally can't see it not being this after a construction worker earlier in the year a photo of the flume construction mentioning The Wicker Man.
  9. Looks to me like a small horror maze section being added. Might be wrong, new video nonetheless. New Video
  10. I'm more worried about the people spending £1769 a year on the premium family pass...
  11. tomathy

    Wicker Man

    Wicker Man seems like such an odd IP to pick though, it's only going to appeal to a slightly older audience as most younger people either haven't seen the film or just don't care for it. Best bet they have for the younger audience is slapping a load of Nicolas Cage memes throughout the ride and calling it a day.
  12. tomathy

    Wicker Man

    God I hope that isn't referencing Wicker Man as an IP...
  13. @imindetonator Yeah exactly, its all down to previous experiences, expectations and the type of person you are. Compared to when I went last year the event was nowhere near as busy yet the park still had a great atmosphere. I was also shocked about the lack of strobes, a good strobe maze ending (TOTT) would still have been nice to see as they are truly disorientating. I believe I'll be at Alton the same day as you, be interesting to see if we have similar experiences then.
  14. I went to Screamland last year and had a great time aside from the fact that my trip through the final cut and dead and breakfast were ruined by being in a group of 50 odd people to get rid of crowds. I was really looking forward to experience those attractions properly this year and so made a trip there yesterday as well. Its safe to say we had very different experiences in the mazes aside from Bloody Mirror. SPOILERS AHEAD My group didn't meet a single actor within Festino's Forgotton Funhouse until the knife thrower. We were expecting to meet Pearlywhite the clown at the e
  15. I was at the park yesterday, the queue for this was only open for around 10 minutes before a breakdown was announced and the gates were shut. They didn't appear to open these gates up again until the existing queue had significantly decreased. I can see how the headsets are getting damaged, though, they are clearly not designed to be pulled on and off so frequently or violently as seen during the second section of VR. I may be wrong but I believe that some of the headsets now have separate headphones attached to them when I rode yesterday. They were far louder and more comfortable than they we
  16. I was at the park yesterday staying at the Disneyland hotel in a room that was only a stones throw from the phantom manor show building. We wondered what the sirens were at breakfast yesterday and didn't make the connection between them and the ride being closed. Staff were handling the situation really well though, nobody on the park seemed to know what had happened.
  17. Almost definitely getting this over RCT World when it's properly released, seems to be a little more refined. For all those that preferred the old RCT games (RCT2 being my personal favourite) then you may be interested in Parkitect. It's currently in pre-alpha so there isn't much content as yet and can sometimes perform a little strangely but it has a modding community already building additional features for the game, many of which are being incorporated during the regular updates. Coaster builder is very similar to that of the original RCT series in its simplicity but is a little more versa
  18. Why are posts of mine being deleted without any image contents or speculation?
  19. Is it just me that finds it odd that Thorpe Park have blocked me for posting the Derren Brown pic, makes it all look like a cover up
  20. Not trying to be a jerk, far from it, I was more hoping for Thorpe to post a cryptic response back. Honestly not trying to ruin the fun for the masses
  21. Not trying to be a jerk, far from it, I was more hoping for Thorpe to post a cryptic response back. Just makes me think that Derren Brown is the correct guess considering the reaction. Honestly wasn't trying to ruin it for the masses, was just speculating
  22. Thorpe have blocked me on Twitter after tweeting them the Derren Brown image.
  23. Thorpe have definitely worked out that we know, I tweeted the Derren Brown photo to them and they have completely blocked me on twitter. I would suggest Derren is right and the rest is damage control.
  24. Just a quick mention towards Derren Brown as his name has cropped up a few times. He used to have a pet parrot named Figaro and currently has two by the names of Rasputin and Baxter. No idea if that is relevant to the clues within the Big Top or not.
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