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Good Afternoon all of you wonderful people! I'm very excited to officially announce plans for our Doctor Oakwood Meet 2015! The date of the event is the Weekend of Saturday 15th (Oakwood) - Sunday 16th (Cardiff) August 2015! As decided by you. As you can see it's the whole weekend! Which gives you a choice - come on the Saturday, come on the Sunday or stay the whole weekend! Please take note if you plan to stay with us overnight, it will be your responsibility to book your own rooms and unfortunately if your under 18 we cannot help you with this! If you were to stay the night - under no circumstances will TPM get involved and take responsibility with how you stay overnight, as for the overnight section of the trip will be an over 18's event.. We will however like to see you during the day at the park (or town centre on the Sunday ) The Outline of the day/s will be as follows: Oakwood Day Meet by the entrance at 09:45 am so we can sort out our tickets for when the park opens at 10am. Please bear in mind we will leave without you if you are late as it’s not fair on time keepers! If by any chance you happen to miss this meet point due to travel arrangements or just plain lateness you can either phone or text so we can arrange to meet you. As members have found out! We will then go and enjoy our day at Oakwood. I know not everyone will want to do some of the rides at Oakwood. If you decide to not come on please be polite and wait for everyone to come off and chat to other members whilst you are waiting. Or go off and do another attraction as long as you’ll be back after the group has finished riding the attraction. Please respect other people’s wishes who wish to ride certain things that you yourself may not be too keen with. During the day, around half 1, we will stop for a bite to eat where you can go and eat where you like and we will arrange where to meet after everyone has finished eating. (Who knows we might all want to eat the same thing anyway ) After lunch we will group together for the Official Group Photo for the day and continue going round the park. Around 7-8 we will have a quick snack somewhere to keep us going and then continue riding the attractions people want to do until the park closes. . The day will finish off at 10pm when Oakwood hold a fantastic Fireworks Display. Day In Cardiff As we are already in Wales and a 12 hour stint at Oakwood is good enough, we will finish with a more relaxing day in Cardiff and go and try out the redone Doctor Who Experience. We will be meeting in the town at Half 10 and the day will consist of the experience, a bit of mini golf, a meal near the harbour and also a swim in the Cardiff International Pool which hosts a nice number of water slides. This should keep us going until around 7pm when we will start saying our goodbyes. This day will have a better timetable nearer the meet due to the nature of the availability of the attractions. However those that are interested in exploring Cardff for the day will all be informed and kept in the loop but the basis of the day is to relax a bit more and get to know people outside of the theme park environment. I will be handing out my phone number for everyone who is attending the meet that day, should there be any problems. We aim to stay together as a group for the day, going from one activity to the next, enjoying getting to know people you share very similar interests with, the idea is to just go with the flow and enjoy the day with some awesome people. There will be many photo’s in the day being taken and the possibility of a few video clips. Whilst we cannot force you to stay with the group, it is the general purpose of these meets! You will have my number (and some of the senior teams) if you become split so by all means use it. The meets are a fantastic laugh and everyone is invited, even if you have never posted before or been to any kind of meet at all. If it's your first meet, I understand it can be nerve breaking - but we were all there at one point so know how it feels, please don't let this stop you from attending - Once there you'll be part of the group in no time! Just look at the past trips this year! I will soon be posting up a separate post on possible accommodation locations which you can use to help you decide where to sleep (If your staying for the night.) If however you know where your going already by all means book it up when we confirm the dates this time next week. I know for example I will be staying at a Travelodge near Cardiff on the way back from Oakwood. Once again, everyone will have my phone number so please use it on the day If anyone has any issues or concerns or even nervous about coming, feel free to post here, or PM myself and I will get back to you as soon as possible. If you feel like my response is taking too long another member of the team will be more than happy to help. We will all try and help you out as much as we can. Please PM me or post here to say if you’re attending. If you are bringing a mate along with you, please also include who they are so they are not known as ‘Plus 1.’ The events with TPM have been fantastic this year and this one will be no different! Attending (17) Alpengeist Celia Mae DeanGaryCox EC! J.S217 KingNemesis Matt Creek Mr. Fish Paige Peaj Rocket Sawyer ScaryCoasterBoy Shinequa Snobbish Bob (From Tower Nerds) Stretchy Styles Maybe (6) Amargh Mark9 Mer NathP Ryan StevenVig
Hello everyone, here's my trip report of my visit to Oakwood which I was finally able to make it to the park after visiting over 15 years ago during a small family holiday in which I was unfortunately too small for the park's bigger attractions at the time. So after waiting years and years and the long drive, would it be worth all the effort to make it? After travelling a long far distance, Peaj welcomes everyone to Oakwood for a long exciting day with support from Jamiee. After much debate, it is decided Speed will be the first ride of the day. Whilst almost ready to board the ride, Peaj gets very excited but knowing Saw will still be no.1 whilst Phill watches the facial expressions of the previous riders leaving the car ready for TPM's takeover on speed. TPM's ride on speed then begins, bringing on the exciting ride experience. Speed review/ I found Speed a very good ride with a brilliant layout. The airtime hill is great fun flying over plus the loop and banked curve are also great elements. The helix and inline at the ride are a great ending adding a great amount of thrill to the ride. Despite the lack of theming, I consider Speed to be a better ride than Saw and so far my favourite eurofighter coaster, 8.5/10. After leaving the ride, Topsyturvy15 gives his approval of the ride that it's a better ride than Saw. Ride 02/ Waterfall Slides, Great fun ride which was short but very enjoyable with how it drops down the near verticle chute and depending on your sitting position, you either leave bone dry like Peaj or absolutely Soaked which Jamiee was unfortunate to experience. Definately better than Storm Surge, 6.5/10. Ride 03/ Bounce, A launch drop tower ride which lifts riders up before shooting them down and then up a few times before going back down and repeating this over again. Though the ride was quite fun, it sadly seemed rather mundane to the other drop towers I have ridden [ Ive only done two other big ones]. However apparently the ride had problems then meaning it had to be run on a less exciting setting which in theory it's good the ride could still be open, 5.5/10. Ride 04/ Treetops, a brilliant fun coaster located in the trees which due to it's location makes a standard family coaster become a very good ride as well as some head chopper moments as well. Definately one great family ride, 7.5/10. After experiencing a bouncing, waterfall and Treetop ride, everyone discovered a series of mysterious tubes and slides at the park. Which left Matt Creek, Jamiee & Phill Absolutely Drenched [no it isnt time for that ride yet]. Rides 05,06,07/ Snake River Falls We all managed to try the different types of slides and went on both tubed slides and one of the open ones. Slide 1 Cobra/ I really liked the twist and turns plus the lights in the ride too, but the eperience was detracted by a flooded boat leaving with a wet back, 7/10. Slide 2 Open Slide/ Quite good and fun and made more exciting by a head chopper of the tubed slides above which seemed pretty close to the ride , 6.5/10. Slide 3 Pyphon/ Probably the best out of all the slides, the twist, turns and drops made this a good slide as did the moments of light and darkness too, plus I didn't come off to wet either, 7/10. Overall the slides were very fun, however operations seemed very slow as it was staffed by just one person above who had to load all the slides and dispatch each one individually so it certainly wasn't a fast loading process in any way. Ride 08/ Pirate Ship This was quite a fun Pirate Ship and TPM retained the typical pirate ship attitude involving lots of noise. This PIrate Ship was quite fun and swung rather high however is not as good as Black Buccaneer at Chessie, 7/10. After experiencing the ride, Peaj & Topsyturvy feel a bit lightheaded from the stormy sea ride whilst EC! checks to see if he needs more deodrant. After heading away, a mysterious gateway appears which the TPMers enter. Which somehow transports TPM back to London where most just came from earlier that day. Which suddenly makes Peaj become rather fed up and grumpy as he was trying to get away from hustle and bustle of London. So there it is, the first part of my trip report which has so far seen lots of action take place during the adventure. But will furhter coincidences follow on within the trip, will TPM escape london [again] and is there a camper member than Liam.T? Find out in part 2 of TPM's Oakwood Trip.