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CharlieN

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About CharlieN

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    Over-opinionated
  • Birthday 10/17/2001

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    Arthur
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    Europa Park

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    North London
  • Interests
    Theme Parks, design, architecture, food, Norwich City, cycling and darts.

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  1. Ah, has been corrected. I was so excited I didn’t even check the account!
  2. Someone’s had a go at creating the park’s upcoming double launch coaster on no limits: It seems like a great, long layout. I really like the idea of the slower, low to the ground section before the more intense section following the second launch too.
  3. CharlieN

    The Blade

    When I first visited Alton Towers there was Blade, Submission, Enterprise and Ripsaw - a decent flat ride offering. It’s such a shame that only Enterprise remains. Aside from the coasters, there’s very little to do at Towers anymore...
  4. Judging by height, capacity and the plans, it seems like this will be a SBF-VISA Drop’N Twist. For a long time Chessington was THE family theme park in the UK - now it’s clear that Paultons are the trend setters, with Chessington stuck in 2012.
  5. In the midst of this preposterous announcement I’ve finally realised what a swing launch means! Always seemed like those triple launches should have a proper name...
  6. I’ve only just got round to reading this - but I really enjoyed it. The first paragraph particularly resonates with me. It was roller coasters and thrills which got me into theme parks, but I soon realised it was the escapism which kept me coming back. I suppose it’s somewhat depressing that a 17 year old craves escapism... but we all do surely. Anyway, great read about two parks I’d love to visit.
  7. I assume it’ll be one with the newer curved drops, as opposed to Colossus’ straight drop style?
  8. Coming soon to Alton Towers... and then Chessington...
  9. I can’t work out exactly where it is.. is it on the entrance side of the pier?
  10. Looking good! 18B74EE3-B47D-47E1-87EA-540711C82852.MOV
  11. I love this thread. It makes me really excited to be a European enthusiast and I can’t wait to visit some of these more obscure parks in the future.
  12. I'm currently writing an extended project regarding the future of roller coasters - and I need a bit of help! My dissertation discusses whether or not there will be a place for roller coasters in the leisure industries of the future - and I require some primary data from which I can draw a conclusion. Hence, I would be delighted if you took a minute out of your day to fill in this short survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfSNAgCTe2izI_j_HA691SdR1xNQJ2s5XyaVR3fx3t5oXpZPA/viewform?usp=sf_link I need as many responses as possible - so please forward this link to anyone else you know who would be happy to complete it! Many thanks in advance and if the dissertation is a success, I plan on sharing it with all of you.
  13. Good luck with the dissertation. I’m doing something similar for my extended project at school. I’d have loved to answer the survey, but it appears the maximum number of responses has been reached!
  14. Thorpe’s social media is absolutely embarrassing. More and more brands try and present themselves as fun and ‘down with the kids’ whilst forgetting the basics. For example, you’ve got airports repeatedly tweeting about how they’re on giphy without communicating with the public regarding an incident. The best park Twitter is that of the Efteling, in my opinion. They don’t try to be your best mate by posting self-deprecating memes or stupid gifs; they actually treat you with the respect you deserve as a paying guest. Their responses are immediate, helpful and just by using punctuation, not too corporate sounding. It’s a simple approach, but social media is the only way a park can ‘speak’. Therefore, it’s so important that the ethos of the park and it’s rides are coveyed by the social media team.
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