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  • Birthday February 17

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    Magnum XL 200
  • Favourite Theme Park
    Cedar Point

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    England
  • Interests
    Music, playing the trombone, computers, golf, theme parks.

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  1. I'd suggest promising them RAP access and them then having to wait an hour on a crowded path not even designed for queueing is more unfair, in all honesty.
  2. It's great I think if more people are being diagnosed correctly, however, I feel that the current RAP queueing situation is worse for everyone. One fast moving queue would surely be better for those whom currently use RAP, as well as guests using the main queues.
  3. I have to be honest, that looks like absolute hell on earth to visit and not fun for anyone. Genuinely, I think that one fast moving queue-line with RAP access for wheelchair users only would provide a better experience for everyone; both those who would have otherwise been using RAP, and guests in the main queue.
  4. Pleasure Beach have brought back Mr Funshine on the entrance arches! The arches have also been sandblasted and repainted and look much smarter. https://twitter.com/AutoRideCount/status/1380836424350629889?s=20 They've also got flags with Mr Funshine and the 125th anniversary logo on, which I saw on the BBC News report.
  5. Pleasure Beach being adored by some enthusiasts and disliked by others does make sense though, since I feel the same about Thorpe. It's put on a pedestal by enthusiasts but I personally find it pretty awful, the only coaster I really like there is Inferno and in terms of other rides besides the headliners, there's naff all. Blackpool is in my view a much better park than the others in the UK, the ride offering is much more complete and almost all the coasters are thrilling, plus there's the retro rides too. It's also important to remember the nostalgia for lots of people goes tow
  6. You can hear a snippet of what I guess is a new Pleasure Beach song near the start of this video, I love the tributes to Geoffrey and Doris Thompson.
  7. At a very basic level, a park entrance should be visually appealing, efficient and functional. Thorpe's achieves none of these; the local rubbish tip has a nicer entrance.
  8. How long before Icon goes down to two train operation during busy times. Never seen that before at PB... oh hang on a minute.
  9. In a way, this is sort-of what I mean - if the ride was successful, popular etc. then the drive would be there to reopen it as soon as possible. I don't think there's any dodging the fact that it was an outrageous waste of a large investment, for that amount 10 years of operation would surely be far too short - let alone 5. Covid may have cut its time short, but if there's no drive from the park or IP to get it reopened, I'd suggest that is a sign of a failed project.
  10. I'm not sure about that. Wouldn't it just be like any other attraction (closed when unsafe, reopened when safe)? If it doesn't reopen when it's safe to, we can't blame Covid entirely for that.
  11. Well no-one could have seen this coming. Oh wait.
  12. Lightwater have confirmed that The Ultimate will not operate during 2021, but will remain at the park SBNO.
  13. Sad news coming from Lightwater Valley. The following rides have been removed from the park's website and therefore look to be permanently closed/removed; Raptor Attack Eagle's Claw Rapids Black Pearl Apollo The Ultimate's page hasn't been updated since being marked as closed for 2020, so who knows what'll happen with that.
  14. Vloggers can work from home, many changed the style of their videos over the first lockdown so they could continue providing content from home. There's always stuff for enthusiasts to talk about if they want to, there's no need to go around putting other people at risk. The restrictions (attached below) clearly state where necessary, visiting a theme park isn't necessary work. He can film and upload from home. It also brings the question of whether he should be doing it morally, given that it will encourage others to do the same and add to the problem caus
  15. He travelled from a tier 3 area to visit Adventure Island and claimed it under "work" which, IMO, is nonsense. The idea is travelling to a lower tier for work should only be done if essential, not to go and ride a few coasters. It's also setting a bad example to his followers and is one of those things where just because you can find a loophole, it doesn't mean you should. He has also been on a blocking spree on social media with anyone who has dared to question his actions, and has referred to them as "trolls" even though many are just (rightfully) calling out his act
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