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Martin Doyle

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About Martin Doyle

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    “This represents the future for theme parks across the world”
  • Birthday 10/13/1994

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    Maidenhead (AKA the fiery depths of Hell)
  • Interests
    . Theme parks (of course!!)
    . Comic books!!

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  • Favourite Theme Park
    Universal Islands Of Adventure

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  1. Martin Doyle

    The Alton Towers Dungeons?

    Now I absolutely love the Dungeon attractions, however the issue I have with having these smaller scale ones in Warwick Castle and soon to be Alton Towers is the fact they charge extra for them. The reason I have for this is because if I am a standard pass holder, why on earth would I pay extra to do a condensed 45-50 minute version of the Dungeon when I can go to Edinburgh,Blackpool,York or London and do a 80-90 minute Dungeon included in the price of the annual pass??. Plus maybe I am being ignorant or something but what dark history do the towers have in the same way the other dungeons do? Now If they don’t upcharge for it (which I strongly doubt they will given it will probably sell well), use some interesting dark historical events (whatever they may be) in their scenes and find a way to keep the queues respectful (how Warwick Castle use free timed tickets in their Halloween attractions for example) then this potentially could be a good addition to the towers line up given all the Dungeon attractions are highly entertaining attractions.
  2. Bit of a “funny” moment on ghost train today. As I was waiting to board the train, the staff member who was doing the speech about the headsets and what to do if they don’t work did throw in quite an interesting line. ”if you like it then tell all your friends. If you don’t like it then keep your mouth shut” Needless to say the mate I was with was not best pleased about that phrase really!! I Won’t read that much into it if it’s in character because humour is a great thing BUT didnt really appreciate the choice of words given the mixed reception the ride has.
  3. Martin Doyle

    TPM Blackpool Weekend 20th - 22nd July 18

    I’m in for this!!
  4. Martin Doyle


    And there was me thinking I was the only person on the planet who thought both of these!! I do love Chiapas to bits but Ripsaw falls final drop truely is a thing of beauty....and you actually get wet on the ride!!!
  5. Martin Doyle

    Universal Studios Florida

    I hope so!! I love Universal as much as the next person but as someone who grew up with the old kongfrontation attraction and Jaws, I really do miss the good old days where universal focused on elaborate sets and animatronics. I just find those much more immersive than rides that are pretty much all screens like Skull Island: Reign of Kong (which for the record might be the one dark ride I’ve ever done that I rate lower than DBGT) which to me are just average at the very best. Yes Kong has an amazing animatronic at the end of it but that doesn’t make up for the fact the rest of it is just screens galore. and for god sake universal, don’t you dare replace Dragon Challenge with a screen reliant attraction!! You need another coaster so go and get one!!
  6. Martin Doyle

    Cedar Point

    I will be absolutely shocked if I come off this in August and it has not EASILY become my top coaster!! It just looks like it has it all!! Height - Check Intense Drop - Check Speed - Check Airtime - BIG check length - Check Near misses - Check Pacing - Check (that video makes it look near flawless in its pacing) it really does look like it will be the perfect roller coaster. However the proof in the pudding will be in the eating so I will await actually riding it in August before placing it amongst my best coasters. However if it is as good as it looks then we have one of the best (if not THE best) coasters in the world on our hands
  7. Martin Doyle

    Wicker Man - New for 2018

    No need to panic!! The fire will be fixed and then we will get either of the following. 1. Seasonal operating of the fire effects (Easter and then May half term followed by the summer holidays and then scarefest and fireworks) 2. Fire going off on every third train!! 3. Fire effects after 11pm!! No need to worry whatsoever!!
  8. Martin Doyle

    next big thing

    A Vekoma junior coaster - themed to insidious!! Ok being serious. As unlikely as it may sound,I would love to see a B&M hyper coaster in the vein of Mako installed at Thorpe Park (which would be the more realistic size of hyper they could get if they wanted to build one as I doubt they would be allowed to build one ABOVE the 200ft mark) If not a Hyper than either an RMC or Mack mega wouldn’t be a bad shout. I just think an airtime filled coaster is what Thorpe Park needs because it’s a department they are currently lacking in.
  9. Martin Doyle

    The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

    Barbed wire queue lines as far as the eye can see!! - “a prison island like no other” Or it will have that many IP’s that they may aswell retheme it to a studio themed theme park. “Merlins Hollywood Studios” anyone??
  10. Martin Doyle

    Alton Towers General Discussion

    4 hours worth of Nemesis and Galactica (5 for Rita and Thirteen) yet putting the prices for entry up!! Nicely done!! Honestly it just gets more and more ridiculous every year now. This is the supposed “number one park” in the uk and Merlin “second to Disney” entertainments supposed “flagship park” and the state it’s in with SBNO rides and all these unacceptable in every sense of the word opening hours is nothing short of an utter disgrace. Sad thing is it’s not going to change anytime soon as they have naff all competition in the uk that affects their business (paramount is NEVER going to happen) so they can get away with all of this. As long as they rule the roost, expect more compromise!!
  11. Martin Doyle

    Wicker Man - New for 2018

    This will be the customary pre ride photo op!!
  12. Martin Doyle

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    Amen to that!! but no!! We lose an absolute classic whilst that abomination lives on!!....life is cruel sometimes :/
  13. Martin Doyle

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    Absolutely gutted by that news!! In my opinion it was not only the best coaster at the pleasure beach but by far the best wild mouse coaster on the planet!! Shame that they never gave it a fairwell like they did the log flume a few years back as it would of absolutely deserved that sort of send off. Them dealing with the angry fans of the ride on opening day in a nutshell......
  14. Martin Doyle

    TPM Awards 2017 - The Results!

    Wow!! Never thought so many of you shipped myself and Martin C!! 😂😂 Also, I’m not that funny people so I appreciate those who voted me on that one to get me to third!! admit it.... it’s my bald patch isn’t it!!??
  15. Martin Doyle

    The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

    I believe this might answer that question!!