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  1. Winter Wonderland have started sending out feeler surveys for this years event.

    Seems as if they are going down the route of one of two options:

    1) Timed entry - Unlimited rides - Ticket price ranging from somewhere in-between £30-£60 if we go by prices on the survey.

    2) Electronic preloaded wristband with ride credits.


    Obviously I think the 1st option would be better and wouldn't mind paying £30 -£60 though who knows the quality of attractions this year.

    But I think its clear that at this point the event will be pre-book only.

  2. Double post hype, that's right embrace it!


    Disney Annual Pass holders seem to be starting to get annoyed that they can't park-hop anymore as reservations are required in advance for parks.

    They are also annoyed that magic bands are being scrapped, shows and meet and greets are being dropped while their AP is still the same price.

    It's not as if there is a major virus going around here's the latest figures for Florida are on the up!:


  3. 2 hours ago, Martin Doyle said:



    Poor form from both in my book. Busch really should and could have paid way before but bit poor of RMC to time this with the park only just opening post lockdown.



    How is this poor from RMC?

    If I built a coaster, I would want my money upfront Covid or no Covid.

    Also wouldn't it be fun if RMC decided to open the ride as a $30 upsell in the park until the payments were made.

  4. 6 hours ago, JoshC. said:

    Left without further comment...




    Lets look at this logically. Clearly it wouldn't pass QC standard. 

    A contractor who was brought into the park for one day to install multiple LED screens, has done his job and installed the screen.

    The new ride signage boards are probably still being produced however the screen is in the correct position ready for the new board.

    Perhaps the company who do the boards are closed for the pandemic, hence the delay and once ready to be installed it will be placed in the correct positioning creating a nice looking queue times and ride information board.


    However in the mean time, I'm surprised that they didn't cover it up with a box or something whilst waiting for the delayed queue time board to be printed.

    We also have to remember that these parks are still running on skeleton staff so perhaps this wasn't priority.

  5. 40 minutes ago, Mark9 said:


    - LONG videos. I'm sorry, most people don't even spend 30 minutes in the Alton Towers Gardens so how in the hell can I be expected to watch a 42 minute video on the subject, NO.



    I rather enjoyed Shaun's video of the gardens, as someone who doesn't have the time to go up to Towers every year, its nice to see something which I wouldbn't have time for whilst on park. The two vlogs currently sit on a combined 130k views.

  6. Interesting hobby crossover:

    The NBA is completing its season over the next few months at Disney. I assume at the ESPN complex.

    Interesting the hotels have been decided on seeding ;)


    -Grand Destino: Bucks, Lakers, Raptors, Clippers, Celtics, Nuggets, Jazz, Heat

    -Grand Floridian: Thunder, 76ers, Rockets, Pacers, Mavericks, Nets, Grizzlies, Magic

    -Yacht Club: Blazers, Kings, Pelicans, Spurs, Suns, Wizards

  7. 37 minutes ago, Benin said:

    You really think that the McCann case is more important (the front page is THE most important story of the day after all) than the two MAJOR events currently going on?

    Unfortunately a 13 year old story sells better than current events.

  8. Interesting way of extra security checks around testing for the hospitality and leisure industry so thought its worthy of a share here, as an alternative to social distancing. Could work quite well in a theme park setting however I have 0 faith in the government to implement correctly.. 


  9. On 5/30/2020 at 10:44 AM, JoshC. said:


    Heide Park

    The main thing to note from Heide Park, which opened on Monday, is that they are not running any of their dark rides. This appears to be a Merlin-wide thing, so I fully expect that when the UK Merlin parks reopen, we won't see any dark rides open.

    Interestingly it looks like Legoland Florida has its dark rides open.

  10. 1 hour ago, JoshC. said:

    In fairness, I expect that any IP will be understanding of the situation and not expect an attraction to open if it's not safe to do so.


    It may means some renegotiations are had when it comes to money and that, but that'd all depend on the fine wording of the contract.

    Issue is the attraction wouldn't open as intended, if the attraction has any water / bubble based effects these won't be turned on. 

  11. 1 hour ago, Benin said:

    The spike section is so utterly pointless. Like, if you're gonna have a ride like this surely a more substantial backwards section such as Pegasus and Firechaser Express is the way to go?


    Strange ride for a strange park.

    Think, of the children, how cool it would be to going fast and straight towards the lake.



    Spreading this video for awareness of idiots.

    Few of my favorites:


    - Still allowing fans to do photo opportunities.

    - If you don't like the mask take it off to have a drink, as you can't drink with a mask on.

    - Not happy about wearing a face mask.

    - ALSO CONFIRMED HHN is going ahead, despite no source.

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