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  1. I'm currently busy finishing my diploma architecture course, but when that is out of the way I expect I will try draw something up for the ride. Does anyone know if there is a cut off dates for entries?
  2. I found the inspiration for The Smiler building, the back of my local McDonalds.
  3. Ah, shows how long it has been since I visited. For a minute I was expecting the heads to be replaced with huge Push pops either side of the drop..
  4. I visited Chessington yesterday, Falls looked so depressing in its new state. I hope it was just the weather and the lack of open rides but the whole park had genuinely lost the sense of excitement it once had. I once regarded it as one of my favourite themed parks but everything looks a bit ... depressing. I also just noticed on the site that Dragon falls seems to have gained a sponsor in 'Juicy Drop Pop'. Please correct me if this has been the case for a while!? - http://www.chessington.com/explore/mystic-east/dragon-falls-water-ride.aspx
  5. Don't shoot me down, but I think this could actually be a good idea for the target audience of the park. Young adults and students don't often have the cash to spend on a full blown hotel experience. These small container rooms, if priced correctly, are probably the best option for people who want to crash at the park before or after a visit.
  6. What I found interesting is that Colossus was originally planned to be a LIM launched coaster! Didn't see that coming.
  7. All the reasons you guys have stated for hating it are why I love Colossus. It feels like a real roller coaster, in the same way a wooden coaster has more of a risk element. You feel every moment of that ride. Where as I find Nemesis Inferno too smooth, like you are disconnected and riding a simulator. I find if you stick your head far forward then you don't get the 'head banging effect', which I admit can be quite headache inducing.
  8. Took this photo when I saw the signs abandoned at Staines station.Look a bit tatty at this point and this was in 2009Signs
  9. Maybe I am being pedantic, but it's looking a bit sorry for itself. I hate the way it has been plonked on a bit of the old Octopus garden sidewalling. When it was on the grass hill before, with shrubbery behind it, it looked like a real sign. Also the lights have been removed, and they werea great bit of theming.
  10. I don't know if it is the epic Inception music, but that video makes it look quite fun! Still looks horrifically bad though, the huge metal supports, the old octopus garden fencing, the whole thing screams "budget".I really hope they spend the next week making this ride fit a little better, the Amity Cove area is one of the best themed areas in the country, would be a shame to see it ruined by this multicoloured monstrosity. Also, no sign of the Amity Cove sign, where is the uproar?!
  11. I visited the Dungeons in early February and the changes were already evident. The Jack the Ripper section is much smaller, with a building over part of the standing area. At the time they were obviously making the changes still as the Pub section was just an un-themed room with the old furniture, again this was much smaller. I am not sure if the pub section is being lost completely or staying this small size with new theming.
  12. Thanks for all the votes guys!! Much appreciated
  13. Thanks for the comments guys! Much appreciated. It was really fun to design, I hope to be doing this for real some day!
  14. LOST the landI saw this challenge, and being in my third year of architecture and a theme park "geek" I had to take part. Unfortunately studying this course leaves me with no time at all. Fortunately a few years ago I designed a land in my spare time.. I was very bored. Being a massive fan of the TV show LOST I decided to base the land around this. Explanation:The Land is based on its own newly created island at Thorpe Park. As the TV show is based on an island I thought this was the perfect location. The island is accessible down a new path next to the Flying Fish, the entrance to the land is
  15. was on Southparks... Now on TPM

  16. Hey, I'm Carl, been a big fan of theme parks, specifically Thorpe since about 2004. Looking forward to reading/talking all about the parks on this forum
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