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ben199

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  1. Any word on a staff preview like in previous years? It's getting worryingly near the start of the event now.
  2. If the rumoured line up of Saw, Living Nightmare, Blair Witch, Santum and Platform 15 is true then why should anyone be excited? Admittedly Sanctum is a rumour but it's looking like the ratio of indoor mazes to outdoor mazes is about 50/50 so for what reason are you so optimistic?
  3. Looks like we're heading towards 3/6 of the mazes being outdoors. Really disappointing if so.
  4. ben199

    2018 General Discussion

    I was there Thursday evening from 7:00 and I was a bit disappointed too. I was so excited for Living Nightmare but it was closed the whole time. If it closes early why can't Thorpe say so on the website or queue time app? I would have gone to the park a few hours earlier if I had known it would shut at six. Same with the rapids, tried at about 8:30 and it was closed, why not put a big sign at the entrance saying 'Ride closes at dusk' or say so on the app? Operations were alright, two trains on everything but Swarm and around a ten minute queue for the main coasters from 8:00. Swarm was a different story though, only one train and I must have waited 5-6 cycles before I boarded, wasn't pleased with that. I went in with the expectation it would be just like Summer Nights plus a horror maze and it didn't live up to that. Stealth being closed all evening didn't help either but I get that these things happen.
  5. ben199

    Duel!

    When I went on it last weekend some scenes like the bats and screaming heads were taken in complete darkness to hide the work being done. It ruins the flow a bit but it's much better than the ride being closed.
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    Tulleys Shocktober Fest Scream Park 2015

    Such a shame most of these turned out to be nonsense. Anyone know what happened?
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    Energylandia

    If you think more people riding obscure coasters is somehow a threat to your ego and status as an enthusiast then that's ok, I think it's an odd reaction but if that's how you feel then that's how you feel. That doesn't offend me. However you definitely were condescending in that original post. There's a fair chance you're the only one on this forum who's been on both an Aquatrax and a tilt coaster so to say that everyone who's not you is part of the 'unwashed masses' is a bit rude and condescending and I think that's worth calling out.
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    Energylandia

    Wow, you come across so smug and condescending. Some of your posts are really cringey to read!
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    The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

    Is there any credibility to the Swarm VR rumours or is it like the American Horror Story 'rumours' that were completely baseless yet people still believed them?
  10. Yeah, I was a bit disappointed there weren't actually any new mazes this year. Hellements I thought was worse tonight because the fire was going up in little poofs as opposed to one huge blast, it didn't really feel like a finale and then the hood off walk-through was a bit wtf. On the other hand the clown maze was much improved on last year. The carnival game bit at the beginning from last year (which I thought was awful) is replaced by a curtains maze with actors behind most flaps, it was great and gave the maze the scare factor it was lacking. Rest of the event was pretty much identical. Coven seemed shorter but I got on right before closing in just a group of two so I probably breezed through it. Very creepy maze in a small group. Had a brilliant night, Tulleys really is excellent.
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    Vampire

    So what is it that stops them doing this now?
  12. ben199

    Fright Nights 2017

    So yeah, I'll bite. What are they doing?
  13. ben199

    Legoland

    I rode it the other night, for a screen based attraction it's really good. Love the explosion bits in the first few scenes.
  14. ben199

    2017 Season General Discussion

    Today was one of those frustrating days where the flats were one cycle waits but all the coasters were about twenty minutes due to one train operations. I have no issue with one train on dead days where the trains barely fill up but when you're standing in a queue that barely moves waiting for 4-6 trains it saps a bit of enjoyment out the day. For a park that charges similar prices to Europa Park and Phantasialand I feel the operation standards should be higher.
  15. ben199

    Fright Nights 2017

    Announcing the return of a unanimously panned attraction is a terrible start. I was really hoping a shake up would mean the end of the outdoor mazes.
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