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About pluk

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    Apart from this stuff? Music and Skiing.

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    The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
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    Europa Park

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  1. Done! (The answer is yes, btw!)
  2. pluk

    Alton Towers General Discussion

    Last day of bidding, if you are in the market for some right old tat... https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/magicwand2011
  3. While it's nice to have fantastical ideas, what you propose is to amend/remove the ride beyond all recognition (cost - huge) and retain the pyramid (value - zero) when the pyramid itself makes completing significant works inside difficult to impossible. It's a no from me. When the ride is finally done beyond small cosmetic stuff like TWD is it'll be a pile of rubble.
  4. pluk

    2019 Season

    As a something extra to do for a half term or a weekend it'd be fair enough, a little extra diversion can only be a good thing. Zero interest to me, but whatever. There's a problem though when nothing else has been promoted at all, nothing new, no events, nothing. They then link whatever this is to the 'season' in their first post, and make it cryptic as if it's some secret big announcement that can be misinterpreted as something worth while. Now all it's done is reinforce that there's nothing to return to Thorpe for this year unless you are interested in this relatively niche and childish thing, which is at odds with the thrill orientated offering at the park. Still a rudderless ship, isn't it?
  5. pluk

    The Small Parks Thread

    I don't understand what's going on at the 'end' there? Would it make more sense if it was a reverse launch into the spike, then forward to do the track the other way round? I'm not seeing the profile of a traditional lift hill out of the station the other way?
  6. Can we get a juggler one to go with Rodeo for us real oldies?!
  7. pluk

    The Next Big Thing

    We know there were significant changes in the upper management at Thorpe last season, would it be likely the new guy has come in and pulled whatever plans his predecessor had in the works so they can make their own mark taking the park in their chosen direction? Would make sense if things appear to have ground to a halt. If that is what's happened I hope it doesn't result in any replacement development being rushed to hit the same opening season with a delayed starting point.
  8. pluk

    CBeebies Land

    I wonder if we'll also see re-themes of retired Cebeebies shows? Mr Bloom isn't on any more, surly his allotment will have to go relatively soon too? The kids won't recognise it or care any more for one thing, and there'll probably be licensing issues too.
  9. pluk

    Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

    My first VR experience at a theme park was in Pleasurewood Hills in about 1991, was a headset, moving chair, and glove to interact in the VR world. So it's been about quite a while! I get what you are saying, and I'm sure improvements will come, but all the time you have to clean headsets between one sweaty punter and the next (and realistically, that will always be the case) VR will forever remain too labour intensive, too low throughput to be a real mainstream part of theme park line ups. What Europa have done with CanCan seems spot on; dedicated station, ride vehicle slips in between the standard ride vehicles, pay per ride, VR experience beyond the actual coaster (getting on the ride vehicle in the VR world đŸ˜® ), and fun once it's running. They've got it right where DBGT and Galactica got it very wrong in the era of the same technology, as has Dr Archibald. It's going to work much better in a pay per ride situation like this.
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    Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

    I really enjoyed Dr Archibald, it all synced up really well and was pretty effective in creating fun scares. Ridiculously, while clearly nothing like as technologically advanced it was actually more of an enjoyable experience than the £millions worth of DBGT. Makes you realise DBGT just isn't fun however clever it is, and when you are literally creating a world from scratch in a VR headset why would fun not be your starting point?
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    What I really want to know is what is Golden Horse's safety record like?!
  12. pluk

    Walibi Holland

    Scott's a happy soul, isn't he? I guess this will be our most accessible RMC from the UK for now, certainly considering a visit.
  13. pluk

    Next Roller Coaster

    For comparison, Paultons doing it right.
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    Next Roller Coaster

    Someone with more time on their hands than me needs to knock up a suitable Loggers version to post back to them.
  15. So what is that area? Is that just the maintenance area, or is that where the train passes through between the hanger and station while the ride is in motion?