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    The Smiler
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  1. What? I thought they’d got away from all this nonsense? Surely the ride should be good enough / exciting enough to advertise on its own merits? Things like this make the place look like a joke.
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    Food Outlets

    I’m not sure about this cashless system... Even looking back 2 or 3 year’s ago, trying to even pay by card was a nightmare - when producing a card you got a roll of the eyes from the staff, and then got sent down to the other end of the counter where there was a single card machine... I've always made an effort to get cash out when I go to Thorpe because of this - and also so I can leave all my cards and wallet in the car (hate leaving valuables in the bag storage on the station)
  3. This bodes well... usually when a Merlin attraction gets a year round horror maze it’s a sign of a very long and successful future..
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    European Theme Park Tips

    ? if I’m being honest I plan to spend as little time with Merlin as possible.... I am pretty sure it’s the lacklustre Merlin attitude of late that put me off theme parks for a while in the first place. But actually having a couple of new coasters being built in the UK, and seeing the potential of Fright Nights it has sparked my interest again ——————— Guys seriously thank you so much for all the tips This is all so useful to a novice like me. It’s likely to be Phantasialand this time, then Perhaps a combined Disney / Paris city break trip later in the year. Mixed thoughts on Phantasialand it seems though?!
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    European Theme Park Tips

    Thank you guys - car hire seems to be a good tip even if it’s just to get to and from the park from the airports etc Will check out the various hotel options Is Disneyland Paris easily doable from staying in a hotel in central Paris?
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    European Theme Park Tips

    Thank you so much
  7. Hi guys, Been a long time lurker on here, thought I would show myself! Had a bit of a lull from theme parks over the last couple of years, but after following SW8 and going back to Fright Nights would like to start getting back in to it again, and thought maybe you guys could give me a hand to kick start it? So in the spring I'd like to go with Mrs Inferno on a theme park trip somewhere in Europe. I have done the UK and various US parks, but never Europe how ridiculous. Was wondering if I could ask some advice? Sooo... - Where's good to go? What's the best European theme park for adults? - Are the various resort hotels worth the money? - Where's the best places to stay for the best prices? - When's the best time to go? - ... any tips for a good europe theme park visit? Quite tempted by Phantasialand and the Matamba hotel... Any good?? Thank you all so much for your help!
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    Park Music

    "The end is here. It's time. Heads back and brace yourself. Nothing can stop the Swarm." Is it an American accent? or is it Scottish? A bit of an anticlimax considering this is supposed to be the apocalypse... Where's the sense of panic, urgency, suspense? Where's the imagination!
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    The Smiler Incident 02/06/2015

    Varney' appearance is now on the Sky News article: http://news.sky.com/story/1494944/carriages-crash-on-alton-towers-smiler-ride
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    2014 Season

    ^ This I agree with this tbh... Yes, each ride has its own logo and entire 'brand' really, but the new branding kind of covers it all up. The website is just SO generic, there is absolutely no hint of theme on each ride's page at all, which is a massive shame. Don't get me wrong I love the new branding, but I hate that it's hiding the identity of the park and all the rides and events. It's just way too generic! Seems daft that they take the time coming up with brilliant logos and brand identity's for Fright Nights and The Swarm, and even buying in brands at huge expense (Saw), then not bother showing it all off around the park or on any of the marketing material.
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    2014 Season

    Is it because they only have 4 barriers? That's what causes the bottleneck in my experience.
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    Enthusiasts

    Aww, aren't you a sweetie
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    Alton Towers General Discussion

    This sums up my opinion That looks pretty poor tbh. Thing is where does it stop? The lake is still open for morons to walk in to without looking - should that be fenced off too?
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    Merlin Entertainments

    I'm sure it will be fun and a good laugh, but Shrek?? Seriously?!
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    Annual Pass Day

    Yeah they've been telling people on Facebook and Twitter that there will be 2 Passholder days on 15th and 16th March. There aren't any details yet though.
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