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About Mark9

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  • Birthday 06/14/88

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    Theme Parks, Disney, Doctor Who and Formula One.

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    The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
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  1. Efteling

    Virtual queuing could work at Efteling, it has enough around the place and it's big enough for people to be spread around without affecting other rides queues too much. It was doomed at Thorpe but it has a chance here.
  2. Chessington Howl'o'ween

    I loved the Freezer entrance.
  3. Efteling

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-41285046/one-theme-park-s-trick-to-cut-rollercoaster-queues The first theme park to introduce a ride and reserve system ey... Nice bit of exposure for Efteling though.
  4. Top 10's

    Probably more a case of how PortAventura looks after it rather then Khan ageing. This is a park with Baco and Stampida after all.
  5. Top 10's

    I feel bad for Dragon Khan now. A proper old school B&M with real intensity and force being over shadowed by Baco, Balder, Baron and Black Mamba. Maybe you just like rides beginning with B?
  6. 2017 Season General Discussion

    Open Rumba Rapids to increase ride availability by 12%
  7. 2017 Season General Discussion

    The irony being it would never do a Smiler because they would only run one train anyway.
  8. 2017 Season General Discussion

    I'm not sure that only having eight rides at some points of the day being change for the better (One of those being Tidal Wave) but then that's why we're lucky to have European parks so close by. We don't have to put up with this dross.
  9. Colossus

    Thorpe has been plagued with Colossus train problems since day one. At this point, shouldn't Intamin be a little bit more aware of what the problems are or is it a case that the ride itself is causing issues to the trains and no amount of fixing will ever solve the problem.
  10. Rumba Rapids

    I'm pretty calm to be honest and I don't think I'm being that over dramatic. Fright Nights has always been an incredibly popular event and with rides running at lower throughput levels, the park being more sensitive to wind levels and more rides closed then usual, I don't think I'm far off in my assessment. All they need is for one of the big coasters to have a major issue and then the park will really struggle.
  11. Rumba Rapids

    At what point does it become an issue? When nothing but the Rockin' Tug is open?
  12. Rumba Rapids

    Why are we giving Thorpe a free pass over this just because it's Thorpe and they are always like this and Fright Night's are always busy etc etc. We wouldn't accept it at other parks and at Thorpe, the situation is worse because throughputs are generally down across the board, there's literally nothing else to do there apart from rides and the mazes have tiny throughputs. If they have a bad day of reliability, which is all too common at Thorpe, thats a lot people to annoy. It's going to be hell.
  13. SW8

    I genuinely fell asleep reading that post.
  14. General Discussion

    Slags off Bubbleworks and then says Zufari is the best experience in the park despite that ride being the only one that feels like an actual Animal Kingdom rip off. Eesh. Nostalgia is a powerful thing and it depends on your point of view. It was only ten years ago when the wheels were starting to come off at Thorpe and a lot of theme park geeks were saying they enjoyed Chessington more because it felt like a proper theme park and had a more pleasant and enjoyable atmosphere. So it's not just 90's nostalgia coming into play but for only a decade ago. Love how you bought up Circus World though, an area that few on most theme park forums wold have ever visited and an area that barely lasted. Finally, did you visit Chessington in the 90's?
  15. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    Brexiteers generally holiday at PortAventura, not Blackpool.