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About Mitchada04

  • Birthday 01/04/97

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    Planet Earth
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    Theme parks, tenpin bowling (not that boring green version) and rock climbing.

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    Islands Of Adventure

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  1. The volcano itself is stunning and once fully settled the landscaping will too. But they've rushed to the finish line. Parts of the park round by Turkey Lake Road are still being built as they bumped opening up by a week to get the Memorial Day weekend crowds this weekend. TapuTapu has on the whole worked well with only a few glitches (not bad for its first real use with a park nearing capacity on the first day). The ride queues are odd. So the slides right by the entrance got 200 minute waits earlier, now you can't tap another ride whilst waiting for one but you can ride one if it's in a 'Ride Now' stage as in it's just walk on. And because of the flow of people in a theme park, you aren't just limited to the wave pool and rivers after tapping that first ride as so many people are tapped on that ride that the others don't get busy. And this just moves around the park. And the pools aren't crowded so that's not a concern. The only issue they seem to be having is queues on the stairs of rides being quite large once its your turn to ride, probably not helped by express pass going straight on. Who knows, but for first day it doesn't seem awful other than the visisble construction. And a 5 acre expansion is planned and may start in a few weeks, which with the current predictions for gate figures, probably will.
  2. Legoland on a bank holiday weekend with the opening of a new ride... sure, should be a laugh 😂
  3. I will just throw this out there, not that it bothers me but it does bother some people. The weather in September can be pretty crazy, even for Florida standards, as it is peak hurricane season. All this actually means is regular thunder storms almost at set times that obviously close any outdoor ride/attraction or entire water parks But yeah September is good, if not, first two weeks of December! In between Thanksgiving and the crazy Christmas crowds, weather is more sensible and you get the Christmas stuff.
  4. How are the public finding it though? Is it a ride it once and that's it type thing. It has been walk on from about 3 everyday this week and while you could argue that's because it's being reliable, well so are the B&M's and Saw on these days and they have queues all day. Purely because reriding roller coasters is fun. You ride Ghost Train, yeah it gets you once, but that's it. It doesn't change, and it isn't thrilling enough to warrant you wanting to go again. The ending catches you off guard once and that's it. It's another investment where they haven't thought long term. It's expensive to staff and I highly doubt it's going to hold up popularity wise over time. The ride still does nothing and you are sitting still watching a screen most of the time, it's not even like a motion simulator. Yes it's better than last year, but it is not built around the demographic Thorpe get or even want to get. I see it like a midway they've cut in half and plonked in the middle of an amusement park.
  5. Regarding lifts, I'll be able to confirm soon spaces I'll have for this trip. As for from the hotel to towers, there is usually a spare seat or 2 lying around for that journey.
  6. Oh yeah, I have to put up with you at Liseberg. Woo. Also going to Bagatelle, Plopsa Coo and Movie Park as new parks alongside Plopsaland, Phantasialand and Efteling including the opening day of Symbolica (more luck than anything as it's been booked for a while!) More interestingly for me, I'm finally going to see an F1 race in person at the stunning Spa circuit in Belgium in August
  7. There is no such thing as a bad B&M. A 'bad' B&M is simply bland or lacking. It will still be more enjoyable than 90% of other coasters. B&M, yeah. Without them, Thorpe wouldn't have any working rides
  8. And it's going in that dead corner of the park where the old clyesdale barns used to be back when it was Anheiser Busch, yes! Hopefully with this, and Blackstone being out and a new Chinese firm taking their stake we might finally see some improvements to gate figures! Look forward to what these new features are, it's a competitive market the rapids one in Orlando, competing with Popeye is quite something!
  9. Do you mean 20th May? Cos my last exam is the 23rd and I'm pretty sure that ain't a Sunday... but yeah, I should be around that weekend as I only have one exam left by that point. Maybe from me!
  10. The sign out front of it actually says Easter, not the Easter holidays, so as long as it's open by Sunday they're correct!
  11. It misses us, that's why! It's awaiting our return
  12. Their naming department is incredible. First Big One cos you know, it's big and now Icon. Amanda said; "Icon is going to be one of the most talked about, iconic rollercoasters of the future. The name speaks for itself as it will be one of the most iconic rides on the planet." I mean, there's only like a fair few of these Mack rides already out there and Helix looks better in my eyes as a layout and positioning (haven't ridden it yet so allowed to judge them the same way) but I'm sure it'll be a good ride and something different for the UK. The logo is very Asian, kinda like Ninja samurai, don't get why as I doubt it'll have any theming but hey ho. Icon, a name that I think would work better with a The in front.
  13. Mer's keen to get the double win after winning spooning challenge on,maybe I'll bring my reigning champion flag... 😜
  14. The Inferno one is new, along with the Colossus cobra roll one