Jump to content

Dean_W

Members
  • Content Count

    22
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Haha
    Dean_W got a reaction from Rach666 in 2019 Season   
    They have one of those, too!
  2. Haha
    Dean_W got a reaction from Kerfuffle in 2019 Season   
    They have one of those, too!
  3. Like
    Dean_W reacted to PhobiaticFreak in The Swarm   
    I love Air so I’ll give swarm a shot, I’ll be shutting bricks though haha
  4. Like
    Dean_W got a reaction from GetEchoes in The Swarm   
    The Swarm is just as smooth as Air/Galactica imo - it just glides around the track. I find The Swarm to be a bit boring personally!
     
    The drop feels like you're just coming out of a vertical loop - it doesn't feel like much of a drop at all! I wouldn't overthink it - plus the seats are quite comfortable and the restraints are quite tight and have that padded 'vest' part similar to Air/Galactica, so you'll feel really safe and secure (if not TOO safe!). It's really not anything to worry about!!
  5. Like
    Dean_W got a reaction from pluk in Gardaland   
    I went to Gardaland earlier this year - I actually really enjoyed Blue Tornado! Admittedly I did feel a bit sick after coming off the ride, but it was really fast and felt quite unpredictable! It was my first SLC, though, so maybe I enjoyed it because it was new to me - who knows!
     
    I visited at the beginning of May, and the Kung Fu Panda land didn't look like it had even started construction! So yeah, it must have been a bit rushed!
     
    Oblivion: The Black Hole was excellent; Raptor I don't really remember because my and my friend were laughing the whole way round about something else xD 
     
    Sequoia Adventure... .
     
    Highlight of the day was I Corsari (I think that's how it was spelt) - It's hidden round the back of the pirate ship, you go inside the ship and it's basically an underground dark ride. IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE THE MOST RANDOM, INCOHERENT, INCONSISTENT, MUSICALLY ANTI-CLIMATIC IN THE CLIMATIC SCENES (YET MUSICALLY CLIMATIC IN THE ANTI-CLIMATIC SCENES), AWESOME RIDE EVER - I CORSARI IS THE ONE! I couldn't stop laughing when we exited the pirate-themed ride, walked through the pirate-themed gift shop, turned the corner and was greeted by -SPOILER ALERT- a completely white hallway with a single escalator taking you up to the surface. No pirates. No theming AT ALL. Just an escalator. Maybe it's just my sense of humour, maybe it was just the "what the hell was that about?" as we got out of the boat, but whatever it was, it was too perfect. xD
     
    Also, that horrendous Magic Tree thing made me feel sick. It was like a drunk Hex... *shivers*
     
    Basically, Gardaland is a BRILLIANT day out (totally worth the hour and a half trip from Venice), I think I could of happily spent a second day in the park and am planning to go there next summer (hopefully) with my girlfriend - DEFINITELY GO IF YOU GET THE CHANCE!
  6. Like
    Dean_W got a reaction from Kerfuffle in Park Music   
    "Living Nighmare" - should be 'Living Nightmare'
     
    "Derren Browns Ghost Train Rise Of The Demon" - should be 'Derren Brown's Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon', or 'Waste of Time and Money: The Experience'.
  7. Haha
    Dean_W got a reaction from Olistjj in Park Music   
    "Living Nighmare" - should be 'Living Nightmare'
     
    "Derren Browns Ghost Train Rise Of The Demon" - should be 'Derren Brown's Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon', or 'Waste of Time and Money: The Experience'.
  8. Haha
    Dean_W got a reaction from Marhelorpe in Park Music   
    "Living Nighmare" - should be 'Living Nightmare'
     
    "Derren Browns Ghost Train Rise Of The Demon" - should be 'Derren Brown's Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon', or 'Waste of Time and Money: The Experience'.
  9. Haha
    Dean_W got a reaction from JoshuaA in Park Music   
    "Living Nighmare" - should be 'Living Nightmare'
     
    "Derren Browns Ghost Train Rise Of The Demon" - should be 'Derren Brown's Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon', or 'Waste of Time and Money: The Experience'.
  10. Like
    Dean_W reacted to Marhelorpe in Park Music   
    Got round to visiting Thorpe today having a listen to the new audio for Lost City, and I can tell you, it's miles better than previous.

    The ambience track that has been used for many years to me just felt dull, stale and repetitive, and the added use of jungle noises which were far too loud to sound genuine just got on my nerves very quickly. You can hear it when riding Colossus in the station, so it always felt odd they would just feed it to an entire area of the park with 4 flat rides additionally.

    But now, it's all gone. Gone completely. It has instead been replaced with an 8:20 minute track made by IMAscore with it's own unique theme, as well as familiar and newer ones remixed together. Vortex's theme has been placed into the track, which is the section played when the ride begins to slow down and the new entrance tune has been included too. It's similar to Galactica, Smiler and Spinball where ITHOTMK has subtly been added in.

    Even though the recording Marc posted the other day has the frustrating jungle sound effects still there, I can only assume that must have been during either a test of the new audio, or the older one was still in the process of being phased out, because it is no longer present, thankfully.

    Also, I'm pretty sure IAC's speakers were playing new audio too from IMAscore, but I could be wrong. It didn't sound anywhere near as good as Lost City to me. This newer version is great, even if it does sound a little similar to other IMAscore tracks.
     
    Here's another snippet of the track today:

    010717_lc_snip.mp3
     
    Those letters underlined are there for a reason. Look closer.
  11. Like
    Dean_W reacted to JoshC. in Fuji-Q Highland   
    So, details about new Dodonpa have been revealed...
     
    -Firstly, the park have decided to rename the ride Do Dodonpa, because why not?
     
    -The airtime hill has indeed been replaced by a vertical loop, with the following stats:
    1)  49m / 160ft tall, making it the second tallest inverting loop on a roller coaster.
    2)  39.7m in diameter, making it the largest diameter of any loop on a roller coaster.  Previous record was 38.8m apparently.
     
    So we now have parks competing for the 'World's tallest loop', 'World's tallest inverting loop' and 'World's largest diameter loop' records.  What is the industry coming to ey...
     
    Oh, and Do Dodonpa now goes a tiny bit fastest, with an acceleration of 0-111mph in 1.8 seconds, rather than 107mph.  Yay!
     
    And here's a testing video, featuring weirdly awesome launch noise:
     
  12. Like
    Dean_W reacted to Benin in The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure   
    Bet it isn't as awful for the kids as Armageddon at WDS is... The finale going off is ALWAYS followed by the screams and crying of half the audience...
  13. Like
    Dean_W reacted to Vince800 in The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure   
    They should do a Dragon Falls themed room in there. Completely bare exposed walls with trailing cables etc.
     
    Those vinyls are going to get really grubby rather quickly.
  14. Like
    Dean_W reacted to planenut in Fear on a Ride   
    I like the bit where it flies off the top and the parachute opens!
  15. Like
    Dean_W reacted to 3Dimensions in Next Roller Coaster   
    Spinning inverted Aqua-Trax
  16. Like
    Dean_W got a reaction from pluk in Paultons Park   
    Apologies if this isn't allowed, but here is a barrage of photos of the new construction area and signs at Paultons... there is a building being constructed too, but I think that is more part of the 'Little Africa' thaaang.
     
    I'm just posting the pictures that were particularly interesting....




  17. Like
    Dean_W reacted to Whatever in Legoland   
    More accommodation...
     

  18. Like
    Dean_W got a reaction from EpicSmatty in Slammer   
    I can't remember where I heard it from, but apparently they are replacing the rows of seats on Slammer with a Rock n Tug on one side and a Frog Hopper on the other for two unique new ride experiences.
     
    One side is going to be called SlamTwister - a 'sliding rotating rotating freefall experience'.
     
    The other is going to be called Slammer2 - a 'raising raising rotating freefall freefall experience'.
     
    2017 is looking to be an awesome year!
  19. Like
    Dean_W reacted to Mer in Hex   
  20. Like
    Dean_W reacted to Vince800 in Dragon Falls   
    Wow yeah that's just....How on earth did they manage that! There's 30 years of management decisions summed up in that elephant.
  21. Like
    Dean_W reacted to Vince800 in Dragon Falls   
    It's a bit like Rumba Rapids as far as theming goes these days. What we have is Rapids Ride 1 & Log Flume 1 IMO.
  22. Like
    Dean_W reacted to Matt Creek in The Next Big Thing   
    The above status is probably just teasing us because the park will be open again next month. 
     
    A giant Top Spin would perfectly compliment the line up, alongside a freshly repainted Colossus snd second Detonator tower with a tidal wave fire ball going off in the distance.
     
    What a show!
  23. Like
    Dean_W reacted to Matt Creek in The Next Big Thing   
    Well we know already that the one after WC16, will be Derren Brown's Ghost Train 2.
     
    The WC16 tagline was actually for the toilet refurbishment near the Thorpe Store, considering the code name WC16.
  24. Like
    Dean_W reacted to RubyRed95 in 2017 - New Junior Rides?   
    Its my fave ever thing that people think this is serious hahha ??
    coming from the same man who told me "the chessie lion cubs are upside down 4 2018 m8888" ??
  25. Like
    Dean_W got a reaction from ChessingtonSam in Planet Coaster   
    ^ nah, you don't. 
     

×
×
  • Create New...