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  1. Stealth has rolled back 3 times so far today. Anyone been lucky enough to catch one?
  2. Unfortunately not. Doesn't look like there are plans to fix the fire effect either. Great to see some TLC regardless, but it would be nice to have all the effects in the area working again as well as it looking fresh.
  3. Unpopular opinion but I'm a big fan of the backwards row facing the other way. Kids love a front row and this will essentially provide 2 very different front row experiences with it being a shuttle coaster Think there was a drive at Chessington for more flats for throughput reasons, hence why they got Thorpes Rockin tug even though they've already got one. We all know Chessington can't cope on busy days. With that logic though it really doesn't make a lot of sense they've gone for this coaster when there are loads of different family coasters which would've provided a much better throughput...
  4. Its been confirmed via the pass holder group that the single rider queue trial on SAW last year was successful and they're looking at what other rides they can expand it to this season which is great to hear. I can't see this working well on any other coaster apart from Stealth, but having this even on SAW and Stealth and maybe a couple of flats would be great to see! They've also confirmed a lot of work is currently being carried out in the Swarm queue line, including replacing the damaged queue line and station panels, removing graffiti and replacing and repairing the queue line TVs.
  5. Was Swarms fire effect on at all last year? Its probably best they try and get 1 working reliably before they try and get 2 on the go ...
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    Top 10's

    Little update after a trip to energylandias winter kingdom event, I'll likely write a little report up 1) Kondaa 2) Nemesis 3) Zadra 4) Taron 5) Hyperion 6) Wodan 7) Kumba 8) Silver Star 9) Stealth 10) Oblivion
  7. It closed midday on the end of season annual pass day and didn't re-open for the rest of the day, so I imagine something happened that day causing it to be down for a while
  8. I ended up last minute going on the last Friday of the event. Just had the standard ticket this year. It was surprisingly quiet (they had less than 2k people there) which meant with the new ticketing system we got on things multiple times, including Electrick circus and Doom town 4 times. I'll just be getting the standard ticket from now on, and go on one of the first Thursday/Sundays for low crowds. They were selling them on the night for £30, on the blackfriday sale they're £37 (£2 fee) so its definitely worth buying the bouncebacks if you're there the year before. I won't repeat what everyone has already said but I really liked the changes they've made to Electrick circus although its a little on the shorter side. I was blown away by doom town. I was a little worried that with reports of it not being very intense I wouldn't enjoy it, but it really is an incredible immersive experience and a solo run through at the end of the night on this was definitely the highlight of the night for me. From what I've heard, there won't be any new haunts for the next couple years but they are planning some BIG changes for the hayride. Whether or not that happens next year is all dependent on how well they did this year, but yeah I believe that is the next focus.
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    Top 10's

    Never really done one of these so here goes. I'm also potentially going to go to energylandia next month so will likely change then. 1) Kondaa 2) Nemesis 3) Taron 4) Wodan 5) Kumba 6) Silver Star 7) Stealth 8 Oblivion 9) Revenge of the mummy 10) Manta
  10. Nice topic idea! I liked Loggers. The indoor drop/tunnel was fun (before they butchered it) and the double drop was good fun too Mine is Fright Nights is a shadow of its former self
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    I can't help but feel sad about Nemesis closing either, even though its reopening. To me everything about the ride/area is perfect. It runs the best it ever has and is the consistently the biggest queue eater on park. I'm glad merlin have invested in its future, I just hope too much isn't changed and it runs as intensely as it does, the hulk retrack does give me hope. Sad I couldn't make it over there for one final night ride on Sunday, but I'm glad Towers made a decent effort to give it a good send off and so many people turned up. The atmosphere looked amazing.
  12. I personally quite like their logo and wouldn't want them to change it. Don't fix what isn't broken
  13. Nothing confirmed yet, apparently there were 3 different locations they were looking at. I imagine we'll find out the location on the 16th at the consultation
  14. I'm pretty sure they looked at completely removing X (the coaster and the pyramid) but the cost was so huge they went for the walking dead ride instead. I can't see it ever going back to X or X no way out, I imagine it'll be a complete removal of the building along with Slammer to create space for something new.
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