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alexander

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  1. Oh for sure! It's just surprising given all their setbacks. If this actually happens I'll be over the moon!
  2. Just when I think this project is dead, it crawls out of the woodwork, once again! It's hard to fathom that this could actually be happening now. When was this meant to be opening again? Wasn't it 2016? 😂
  3. I'm developing slight envy for your future 2021 plans. I've just about just made it to a Lidl thus far.
  4. That day I saw you Samurai was running RIDICULOUSLY. I was expecting it's half assed cycle but that was a big fat nope! It was the best ride on Samurai I've had from memory. Honestly insane.
  5. I need to relive this in person because it's just so satisfying. Glad you had a great trip Mark! I'm hoping to go back maybe this year or 2021 but guess we'll see...
  6. alexander

    2020 Season

    Take the queue times with a pinch of salt! If it says 60, it's probably less which I found with my experience the other week. Bag checking and temperature check was really seamless. Took no time at all. Go to Nemesis Inferno or Colossus first! Have a lovely day!
  7. alexander

    2020 Season

    Anyone know if Queue Times is remotely accurate? Am trying to gauge it since schools have returned but it's been saying the last few days Inferno / Colossus / Stealth have been on 90 mins - most coasters are reporting 60-80 minutes today. If that's gonna be the case I just want to prepare myself next week, but to anyone who has been during the week, does anyone know otherwise? Apologies as I asked a similar question a couple of weeks ago (thanks @JoshC.)
  8. alexander

    2020 Season

    Thank you very much Josh! I'm planning to go on a weekday so hopefully that'll have a positive impact also. I'm actually quite looking forward to it!
  9. We were spoilt with all the investments which garnered an audience of always expecting the "next best thing". Then when that didn't deliver (The Swarm), that "fan base" went elsewhere. Then there was further collateral damage with Derren Brown's Ghost Trainwreck.
  10. I always had a soft-spot for Rameses but to be honest, it hasn't really fit in Chessie for a long time and the common problem with Top Spins is they get more audience than ridership it seems. This seems like it would be a really nice addition, especially if the theming elements go in with it.
  11. alexander

    2020 Season

    Hoping to visit Thorpe for the first time in like 2-3 years next month. Anyone got any idea what the operations have been like? Factoring in the cleaning procedures and such.
  12. Can't quite believe that you wrote this Matt but I'm glad you did and thoroughly enjoyed the humour/sad realities throughout.
  13. Universal last year if I remember rightly registered the name "Velocicoaster" and below you can see the predicted layout from AmusementInsider. This thing is going to be an absolute beast.
  14. As much as I am not a huge fan of IP's this will be a huge hit for the park. His books are huge.
  15. alexander

    2020 Season

    I love the retro themed merch! Phil will go mad for these.
  16. My first post back in over a year to check-in what Thorpe is doing. I held my breath, and this is what I see. A maze. Another maze. Soz 4 my negativity xox Anyways, I like black mirror a lot but I find this a rather bizarre choice of an IP as the episodes are generally stand-alone and there is no permanent cast as touched upon some other people in the posts. But, I'll be interested to see how this works when it eventually comes. Next year.
  17. omg this looks absolutely mad. rct3/planet coaster eat your heart out. I guess the supports can take the strain of the two coaster cars running in sync then I guess
  18. Merlin don't need to claim they are industry leaders when they LITERALLY are one of the industry leaders based on visitor figures and theme park/leisure offerings. If you go read the global attractions report for 2018, they are second, only to Disney. http://www.teaconnect.org/images/files/TEA_268_653730_180517.pdf Simply, it's painfully ironic their lack of leadership given these facts. ?
  19. Regardless whether or not people are obviously using it, it's so embarrassing from one of the apparent industry leaders. Is this a school fete? The standards are honestly so painfully low when people are justifying it with "it's better than nothing!"
  20. I always make time to criticise thorpe x
  21. I don't think I've had a decent cycle on samurai in about 5 years
  22. To me, it really serves home-made backyard coaster. They look like utter ****e but they are fun, can't deny. When they have versions is when they look particularly bad with the disgusting metal box supports but I guess it's necessary. Hope they find a way in the future to make them look more aesthetically pleasing because they're ugly as sin still.
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