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About ChessingtonSam

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    The time has come for the Wicker Man to rise
  • Birthday 04/08/2003

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    Alton Towers

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    Probably Chessington.
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  1. Feedback =/= Asking people for ideas
  2. When did they ask anyone for ideas? They asked a question on Facebook... they do it all the time...
  3. It's not like they chose a bouncy castle over some flat rides or something - "oh we have the budget for a flat ride this year - let's put in a bouncy castle instead!" Thorpe had one of the biggest investments in Merlin history (if not the biggest - I can't remember) three years ago. They then had to revamp that the year after, and they rethemed one of their coasters last year. Is there any surprise they're not doing that much this year?
  4. Not exactly the same as putting a bouncy castle next to Colossus is it?
  5. Oh no, how dare they make a theme park fun? Theme parks aren't for fun, what kind of nonsense is that? I can't believe this is phrased as a complaint.
  6. What a comment. At least now I know there's at least three of us who miss the best flat ride in the country.
  7. I've probably posted in this topic more than any other on the forum, this time though not about my own fear but about my sister's. I finally got her on Swarm and Inferno after months of convincing! She's still a bit cautious with going on new rides (as am I tbf, still not done Saw or Stealth yet), she refused Colossus because in her words "10 loops is a bit extreme for my first time going on big rides" (I did 14 on my very first but ­čĄĚÔÇŹÔÖé´ŞĆ) , but hey at least I got her on one finally, five years younger than I did too I was actually very impressed, she cried on her first time on Galactica until we left the lift hill but this time she told me she was going to do it as we got there, walked straight in the queue and didn't even give it a thought. She even refused my hand even though she said she wouldn't go on it unless she held my hand, and was absolutely hilarious the whole way round. Can't wait until my next Towers trip now, she says she's most excited for Nemesis.
  8. I went on my own for the first time not long ago and I plan to again on Thursday. If you manage to go on a weekday the park is almost always dead (apart from if they run Swarm on one train and you end up queueing 45 minutes from just next to the baggage collection) and most rides are walk on, meaning you can get alot of rides done quickly.
  9. I was unaware that the queue time influenced how often the ride went down for. The weather was awful today, which is why most of the coasters were down for a bit. Like I say, Nemesis Inferno was the only non-weather related closure that lasted long enough to have any real impact on the day. Plus, as Ringo said, it's not just technical difficulties that shut rides. (I also left at about 3pm to go pick up my sister from school so I also didn't see the Derren Brown closure for example)
  10. Doesn't look it, they've been using that phrase on the construction boards as well.
  11. I really enjoyed Thorpe today. The park was pretty much dead, most rides were 5 minutes apart from Nemesis Inferno which was on 20 minutes having been down half the day. I got multiple rides on The Swarm, which was so dead it was running almost empty trains for the rest of the day. Operations were decent, I don't remember there being any closures we didn't already know about. As I said, Inferno was down from opening due to some sort of technical problem but eventually opened up, Colossus had a small delay (there were people on the track at the bottom of the lift doing something) and was shut at the start of the day along with Saw and Inferno, likely due to the weather, which also shut Swarm later on in the day despite the fact all the other rides remained open. Apart from that every ride as far as I know was on 2 trains. Agreed on the landscaping, I noticed little bits in places I've never seen them before such as down the side of Tidal Wave's pool, and the new bits of grass and stuff in Amity does actually look nicer. It's just a shame about Colossus' concrete which doesn't look good at all, hopefully they'll add bits down there as the season progresses, same goes for the Dome which looks very bare, I don't see the point to taking the theming down. There was a car outside GameFX for some reason, it looked like some kind of photoshoot was going on. There were also some lights on inside the building, bright green and blue. All in all, I only got on four different rides (Swarm more times than I remember, Colossus x2, Inferno and Rumba Rapids x2), but that's all I really wanted and we still had a good day. Also, the new place where Bush BBQ was is fantastic. I had a bacon & cheese sauce hot dog with chips and it was brilliant imo. Hot dog fell apart very easily and I didn't actually finish a bit of the bread but I can't recommend it enough.
  12. De´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐tonato´╗┐´╗┐r´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐: ´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Bomb´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐'´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐s Away (2) Nemesis´╗┐ ´╗┐In´╗┐fern´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐o (´╗┐5) Stealth´╗┐ (7) The Swarm´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ (´╗┐6)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ The Swarm +1 Detonator -1
  13. De´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐tonato´╗┐r´╗┐: ´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Bomb´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐'´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐s Away (5) Nemesis´╗┐ ´╗┐In´╗┐fern´╗┐o (´╗┐7) Rush (6)´╗┐ Samurai´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ (2) Stealth (6) The Swarm´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ (´╗┐5)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ ´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Tidal Wave ´╗┐(4) Nemesis Inferno (+1) Tidal Wave (-1)
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