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MilesK

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About MilesK

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  • Birthday 01/07/2002

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    Male
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    Probably at School
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    Theme Parks, Anything Horror Related & Movies

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  • Favourite ride
    Nemesis
  • Favourite Theme Park
    Thorpe Park

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  1. MilesK

    The Walking Dead - The Ride: SPOILERS

    I'm pretty sure the flame effect has definitely been altered in some way. There is much less smoke and it is much less effective than it was when I rode it in March. Hopefully it returns back to how it used to be.
  2. MilesK

    Year Of The Walking Dead Events (2018)

    As well as The Walking Dead: The Ride, Annual Passholders will get exclusive access to Living Nightmare Extreme from 6pm-10pm next Saturday! Photo from the Merlin Annual Pass group on Facebook.
  3. MilesK

    Fright Nights 2018 - General Discussion

    I don’t know how long this sign was outside Big Top for, but it was there at some point in early September before it was taken away. Photo credit: Kieran Adams
  4. MilesK

    Fright Nights 2018 - General Discussion

    This could very easily be a fake video, but if not then this could be the start of something exciting! The whole vibe of the video is Saw. The barbed wire, the text... Saw Alive revamp? There was a sign outside The Big Top last year during construction with the words 'Legacy' '0?' and '2018'. It didn't make much sense at the time but this video could be another hint. The working title for Jigsaw was Saw Legacy so it's entirely possible Saw could be getting revamped. That would mean that the summer opening could be like a final sendoff for the maze, after 9 years of operation. Also, Wasn't there a 27 and a ? on the Blair Witch Shed during the 2016 construction? Like I said, this could easily be fake, but from the looks of it, a lot of time and effort was put into it. I guess we'll have to wait and see. If it is real, it's exciting! I would have preferred the introduction of a new original concept maze but if Saw Alive does get changed, it'll be good to see: it's been the same for so long now.
  5. MilesK

    Wicker Man - New for 2018

    It was off last Friday on my visit It's been on for the majority of the season so far I believe? But it's not a good sign if it's becoming more and more frequently off. I might as well drop a review of the ride whilst I'm here! I wasn't overly excited for Wicker Man initially. I didn't think it looked great in terms of a coaster. I was so wrong! The queue line is probably the best queue in the UK. You get some fantastic views of the rollercoaster in action, and you also get very close to the Wicker Man structure itself, which is absolutely stunning in person! The pre-show was also very impressive. It was different and unique; something I haven't seen in the UK before. The ride itself then... I was lucky enough to be placed on the back row for my first ride, and wow! I was honestly surprised at how intense the ride actually was, and how fast it is. 44mph isn't the fastest for a coaster, but it felt so much quicker. My only negatives would be that the fire effect on the shoulders was turned off as I previously said, which was a shame, but it didn't detract from the ride experience. The reliability of the coaster was pretty poor also. A lot of empty trains were sent around, and it often took long periods of time to send another train out. It's a new ride, so obviously there will be technical issues. I do hope that the operations improve as the season goes on! It's the only wooden rollercoaster I've ever done, so I can't compare it to anything else. The theming, the speed, the intensity, all combine together to make a fantastic overall experience. In my opinion, it is easily the best coaster at Towers. It's definitely worth visiting the park this year to ride it!
  6. MilesK

    Wicker Man - New for 2018

    As expected, IMAscore have created the soundtrack for Wicker Man. https://www.imascore.com/imascore-produces-soundtrack-alton-towers-resorts-wicker-man
  7. MilesK

    The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

    The press event for the ride will be on the evening of Thursday 29th March, so presumably the ride will be opening on Friday 30th in time for the Easter holidays. I have mixed feelings about this ride. I am intrigued to see what the ride is going to be like and whether it will be good or not. I do hope that it is actually scary. I don't mind The Walking Dead theme but I hope that this wasn't a last minute, rushed project like Sanctum clearly was. I also think it was a bad decision to remove X. It was the perfect ride for the younger thrill-seekers who don't want to go on the kid rides, but aren't tall enough to go on the major thrill rides. There isn't much for them to do anymore...
  8. MilesK

    Thorpe Park Ride Game 2017

    Depth Charge (5)Detonator: Bombs Away (3)Flying Fish (5)King Pig's Wild Hog Dodgems (5)Mr. Monkey's Banana Ride (5)Nemesis Inferno (5)Quantum (5)Rocky Express (5)Rumba Rapids (5)Rush (7)Samurai (5)Stealth (5)Storm In A Teacup (5)The Swarm (5)Tidal Wave (5)X (5) Rush + X -
  9. MilesK

    Thorpe Park Ride Game 2017

    Depth Charge (4)Detonator: Bombs Away (5)Flying Fish (5)King Pig's Wild Hog Dodgems (5)Mr. Monkey's Banana Ride (5)Nemesis Inferno (5)Quantum (5)Rocky Express (5)Rumba Rapids (5)Rush (5)Samurai (6)Stealth (5)Storm In A Teacup (5)The Swarm (5)Tidal Wave (5)X (5) Samurai + Depth Charge -
  10. MilesK

    Park Music

    The Big Top sounds AMAZING!!! All this waiting and we finally got a release
  11. MilesK

    Park Operations

    I’m liking the look of those 10pm closing times in the summer 😍 There are a lot more closer dates throughout the year however, especially in May and September. Also, there’s no September weekend for Fright Nights anymore
  12. MilesK

    The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

    Every single other Walking Dead attraction across the globe became a permanent addition and I don't see this being any different. It's not a wise choice imo, scare attractions all year round do not work in the UK as we have seen before. The end of the "Goodbye 2017" video implied something horror related coming next year and the quote "See you at the safe zone" is very Walking Dead-ish. One of the mazes will be open all year, and if Thorpe have any sense whatsoever it will be Living Nightmare, not Sanctum... Also, how are people seriously believing that X could be rethemed to TWD. That is never going to happen. It underwent a refurbishment mid-season to spruce the ride up a little bit: The removal of the entrance is most likely a continuation of that surely? Not to mention that X is a fairly popular family coaster that does get long queues on busy days. It really does not seem plausible for them to give it a horror theme.
  13. MilesK

    The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

    "Meet you at the safe zone in 2018"... I'm intrigued as to what this means. One of the Walking Dead mazes becoming permanent? Containment related? Or something completely different..
  14. MilesK

    Scarefest

    I went to Scarefest on Monday, and to be honest I felt that this year wasn't so good compared to previous. Sub Species was okay. I had a bad run I think. There weren't many actors, I ended up going the shortest route through the maze and the chainsaw guy did nothing. There was one actor who completely abused me though! Altonville Mines was nowhere near as good as last year, but still great! The theming is still outstanding, but there were not enough actors, there were LOTS of dead spots. Terror of the Towers was pretty good. It's exactly the same but it made me jump loads! I loved The Welcoming though. It wasn't overly scary, but as an experience it was excellently put together. Definitely could have done with a better ending however..
  15. MilesK

    Fright Nights 2017 - Spoilers!

    This year's Fright Nights has really impressed me! I didn't find any of the mazes bad at all last night, although there is room for improvement! Big Top - 9/10 - I didn't think that last year could get any better, but I was so wrong! The strobe maze was so disorientating, I got lost on all of my runs in it! I love all of the new rooms that they've got this year too! The actors were excellent too! Definitely the best attraction of the night! Saw Alive - 8/10 - I've never seen Saw as good as it was yesterday. Yes, it is essentially the same, but a fantastic cast makes this maze one of the best! Platform 15 - 7/10 - Wow! What an improvement on last year! Ignoring the black tunnel, this maze is 1000x better! The village scene in the middle is beautiful and the definite highlight of the maze! Living Nightmare - 7/10 - There is potential for a great maze here. The theming is immaculate, but the whole thing is over within about 2 and a half minutes. Definitely needs more actors in the first half too! Sanctum - 6/10 - The weakest maze of the night by far. It's a real shame that you don't go inside the shipping containers; a couple of indoor sections would've been nice. As with LN, it's too short, but I did still enjoy it.
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