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Everything posted by ChessingtonSam

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. Doesn't look it, they've been using that phrase on the construction boards as well.
  5. 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.
  6. De´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐tonato´╗┐´╗┐r´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐: ´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐Bomb´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐'´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐s Away (2) Nemesis´╗┐ ´╗┐In´╗┐fern´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐o (´╗┐5) Stealth´╗┐ (7) The Swarm´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ (´╗┐6)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ The Swarm +1 Detonator -1
  7. 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)
  8. The atmosphere was really good in the station the other day. I don't know how it was in the past but the soundtrack was a massive improvement, and the lighting was much better too. I just hope they get better announcements because as Kerfuffle said, he sounds bored during them, and the music cuts out during them which is annoying. What wasn't so good, was operations. It was on one train, with the other one seemingly in parts bagged up next to the brake run which is worrying. I understand it's just a Christmas event, but it was causing much longer queues than it should have had. I really, really hope that second train is back by March.
  9. Everyone I know hates Colossus. It's the only ride that everyone flat out refuses to go on (apart from one friend who won't go on Stealth after he broke his tooth on it once). I really is odd that they won't do something about it.
  10. Sorry for the double post, but it's out, and as expected looks gorgeous! ...Aside from the colour scheme on the Mack
  11. ...And it also broke the pack and caused a delay
  12. Amity´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ B´╗┐each (5)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Angry Birds 4D Experience (5) Colossus (5)´╗┐ Depth Charge (5) Detonato´╗┐r: ´╗┐Bomb's Away (5) Flying Fish (4) King Pig's Wild Hog Dodgems (5) Lumber Jump (5)´╗┐´╗┐ Loggers Leap (5) Mr. Monkey's ´╗┐Banana´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Ride (5´╗┐) Nemesis Inferno (6)´╗┐ Quantum (5)´╗┐´╗┐ Rocky Express (5)´╗┐ Rumba Rapids (4)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Rush (5)´╗┐ Samurai (5)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Saw - The Ride (5)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Stealth (5)´╗┐´╗┐ Storm in a Teacup (5)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Storm Surge (7) The Swarm (8)´╗┐´╗┐ The Walking Dea´╗┐d - T´╗┐he ´╗┐Ride (4)´╗┐ Tidal Wave (5)´╗┐´╗┐ Timber Tug Boat (5)´╗┐ Vortex (5)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Wet Wet Wet (3)´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐´╗┐ Zodiac (4)´╗┐´╗┐ The Swarm +1 Flying Fish -1
  13. Immediately thought of this gif https://giphy.com/gifs/community-fire-shocked-nLhdSinRtaL2E
  14. I love the ride itself, probably only behind Smiler and Nemesis for me and thats without taking into account any of the theming. My friend who doesnt really care about the theming who came with us also loved it, he put it above Stampida. Maybe it comes down to the fact you have been on so much more rides than me.
  15. Yeah I don't think it's concrete evidence Loggers is returning or anything like others, but thought it was worth posting here anyway. Also suggests they like to have a joke about it, which would also be poor.
  16. Sorry for the double post, but feel like it's necessary here. Brentford's Technical Director has died aged 28. Rest in Peace.
  17. Yep. And we're 15th ? We are a shambles atm. If we aren't near the play off places in January we'll lose Maupay, Mepham, Watkins as well as Barbet, Macleod and McEachran and then I can honestly see us going down if that happens.
  18. I'll have a look at that then, I try to avoid YouTubers who use the word "sick" and use those hand motions he does as much as I possibly can but I guess I'll make an exception. Then again, I've never seen a negative comment during a press night anywhere so it probably won't be the same. That last bit says it all really.
  19. cough Jack Silkstone cough. Whether he gets paid or just a suck-up, it was so blatant when he repeated the exact same stuff after every single maze on the preview night. It was "soo sick". Also, watched two POVs of Vulcan Peak just now, and oh my word. I didn't make it through all of I'm a Celeb because it got too much for me and I don't think I would be even slightly scared in that thing. Love how before the ending you literally just walk through the behind the scenes area that I exited through, without any attempt to theme it.
  20. There's a few reasons why that won't happen, the main one being it's going to be Room on the Broom. Also, why do a lot of your ideas revolve around pretty obscure IPs?
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