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  1. The rides are always heaving though? Particularly in the evenings.
  2. In fairness though, Joris has a much better queueline which showcases the ride well, and also goes across a lake, it's much more interesting and I don't remember it having much (if any) cattlepen? There's also the dragon, albeit broken now.
  3. This looks awful. The Dome always looked amazing as "Port Atlantis", now it just looks run-down. Why would they remove all that fantastic theming and leave it looking so dull and bland? Unless it was dangerous or falling down, I can't understand it. See this parallels with what's happened at PB over the last 5/10 years, removal of theming and "fun" features in favour of a bland, corporate look.
  4. If I'm being totally honest, this doesn't look up to Efteling's usual standard. Sure it's only a junior coaster, but it just doesn't look inspiring at all; the layout looks worse than say, Scorpion Express or RMT, and there isn't really much theming beyond the station, just landscaping. And then there's the cattlepen queue, I wouldn't really expect that at Efteling, I mean even the Dragon at Legoland Windsor has a proper themed queueline. I'm obviously not in the target audience for this but for an investment from Efteling and as a replacement for Bob, this just looks disappointing IMO.
  5. Pleasure Beach have extended their season and will now close on the 13th December (weekends only Nov-Dec) and have also extended season passes free of charge. They are also offering the option to defer 2020 season passes to 2021 or receive a (not yet announced) discount from next year's passes. The promenade illuminations are also being extended until 3rd January. All in all, an excellent response to a difficult situation in my eyes.
  6. 3rd place: The Curse Winner: The Asylum
  7. My votes; The Freezer The Asylum
  8. The Freezer The Curse Experiment 10 The Asylum
  9. I vote for The Freezer. Big Top (2016-2017) Experiment 10 The Asylum Se7en
  10. Depth Charge (3) Detonator: Bomb's Away (3) Nemesis Inferno (5) Quantum (3) Rumba Rapids (1) Rush (3) Samurai (3) Stealth (3) Storm in a Teacup (3) The Swarm (3) Tidal Wave (3) Vortex (3) Nemesis Inferno + Rumba Rapids -
  11. Pleasure Beach was awesome this weekend. Big One open all day yesterday and most of today even with some fairly high winds, 2 trains on some of the coasters and a lovely atmosphere on park. The service was great, staff were all very friendly and helpful. Ghost Train has some amazing new scenes and lighting improvements throughout the ride, bringing out some of the UV in detail that it hasn't been seen in for years! River Caves also has some changes and improvements to the lighting, and looks in pretty good condition inside. Audio in Angkor Wat keeps cutting out though. Overall the most enjoyable weekend I've had at Pleasure Beach in a few years. There's a much nicer atmosphere about the place than it's had for a while.
  12. Wait has Slammer actually been removed?
  13. Colossus (6) Depth Charge (5) Detonator: Bomb's Away (5) Flying Fish (2) Mr. Monkey's Banana Ride (5) Nemesis Inferno (6) Quantum (5) Rumba Rapids (4) Rush (5) Samurai (6) Saw - The Ride (5) Stealth (5) Storm in a Teacup (5) The Swarm (6) The Walking Dead - The Ride (5) Tidal Wave (5) Vortex (5) Nemesis Inferno + Flying Fish -
  14. Taziker Industrial have written a fantastic article on the retracking of The Big One - lots of good info! https://ti.uk.com/case-studies/the-big-one-rollercoaster
  15. Colossus (5) Depth Charge (5) Detonator: Bomb's Away (5) Flying Fish (5) Mr. Monkey's Banana Ride (5) Nemesis Inferno (7) Quantum (5) Rumba Rapids (5) Rush (5) Samurai (5) Saw - The Ride (5) Stealth (5) Storm in a Teacup (5) The Swarm (5) The Walking Dead - The Ride (4) Tidal Wave (5) Vortex (4) Zodiac (5) Nemesis Inferno + Vortex -
  16. Colossus (5) Depth Charge (5) Detonator: Bomb's Away (5) Flying Fish (5) Mr. Monkey's Banana Ride (5) Nemesis Inferno (6) Quantum (6) Rocky Express (2) Rumba Rapids (7) Rush (5) Samurai (5) Saw - The Ride (5) Stealth (5) Storm in a Teacup (5) The Swarm (5) The Walking Dead - The Ride (5) Tidal Wave (5) Vortex (4) Zodiac (5) Nemesis Inferno + Vortex -
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    Thorpe Park 2020

    Stealth's broken for 2020?
  18. I visited twice last year and managed to get every haunt done both times, but that was through planning ahead and not having much time to relax. This new ticketing method is interesting, I'm not sure how it'll turn out really. Obviously "unlimited mazes" sounds much better on paper but in reality I can imagine the queues being longer and it might actually become more difficult to get everything done. Also, is this change likely to mean less people are watching the shows/seeing the live performances? I hope this isn't a way to mask a cutback to that as the overall atmosphere is what makes Tulleys so good IMO.
  19. Colossus (5) Depth Charge (5) Detonator: Bomb's Away (5) Flying Fish (5) King Pig's Wild Hog Dodgems (2) Mr. Monkey's Banana Ride (5) Nemesis Inferno (7) Quantum (6) Rocky Express (5) Rumba Rapids (5) Rush (5) Samurai (5) Saw - The Ride (5) Stealth (5) Storm in a Teacup (5) The Swarm (5) The Walking Dead - The Ride (5) Tidal Wave (5) Vortex (5) Zodiac (5) Nemesis Inferno + Dodgems -
  20. Exactly my point! New technology produces perfected designs which can be recreated over and over but you'd never get another ride like PMBO built nowadays and you'd never get another first drop quite like that one. I have huge appreciation for rides like The Big One and (as a more extreme example) The Ultimate which aren't perfected, the random transitions and strange layouts are what makes them different!
  21. Arrow track is so cool looking! I'm glad that The Big One is being looked after to prolong it as it is rather than getting another manufacturer to completely retrack it; I see so many people calling for it to be "RMC'd" or replaced entirely but I'd hate to see either of those things happen. The Big One is, IMO, such a special coaster. It has character, I like the unusual layout and it also still has the best first drop I've ever ridden. Everyone raves about B&M hyper coasters, I rode two in America and found them bland and unremarkable. Rides like PMBO and Magnum have something different about them - the sound of the lifthill, design of the trains, the random bumps in the track are all part of it! In my opinion, there is something special about rides from The Big One's era that modern coasters can't match.
  22. I disagree, isn't the idea of a fan forum to discuss all aspects of a subject (in this case Thorpe) whether good or bad? Being a fan of something doesn't mean you have to defend or be positive about everything they do, IMO. If Thorpe was in a brilliant state I'd be singing their praises, but equally it's just as important to talk about the aspects that aren't good. And unfortunately, there are IMO quite a lot of those with Thorpe currently! I won't be a PR machine for the park and say that everything's wonderful, that's for brand advocates and marketeers not fans.
  23. £9.60 for a hotdog and chips is extortionate even for a theme park. That same venue used to serve full BBQ meals for less than £8 (before discount). You can't really blame people for taking their own food when the quality of park food has decreased and the prices increased massively, IMO.
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