We witnessed an incredible spectacle on the Live, potentially a worlds first… not one, not two, not even three but FOUR whole laps on Runaway Mine Train!
(If a Mod could please spin the picture round I’d appreciate it as I’ve tried and failed many times!)
I prefer Taron as a ride but FLY as an experience. I was very surprised at FLY as just a ride though, wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it actually was.
Breaking it down.
Area. FLY > Taron
Queue. FLY > Taron
Experience. FLY > Taron
Theme. FLY > Taron
Ride hardware. FLY < Taron...
I agree with all of the top part of your post and do firmly believe that positivity is key but not so much with the bottom part quoted.
The reason Merlin are held to such a high standard is because they should be, their visitor numbers, their budgets, their portfolio of parks, their key...
Still can’t get my head fully around the idea of Merlin going for a hyper. If they do I think it’ll be a **** raging bull type one where it just doesn’t really do any of the things a hyper should do. Like Orion levels of disappointment kind of thing.
If it’s a dive machine I’ll cry genuine tears.
I’m still sticking by my weird Mack triple launch / spinner prediction I made a while ago but wanted to present some ramblings to add to the B&M hyper discussion.
Would anyone have predicted B&M building a family triple launch wing coaster? Is it possible that B&M go for something completely...
I can’t see why they wouldn’t. I know RMC’s main requirement is concrete footers, anything else is considered a bonus. I think storm chaser was nearly all metal support work but I’m not sure how much was actually retained.
Regarding Blackpool and the The Big One I think it’s pretty common...
I’ve no idea what this is going to be but I don’t think we’re too far off seeing plans on the planning portal if the 2024 date is correct. For that reason I wanted to get my bets in!
Mack triple launch / spinner
Second would be a little bit meh but I can see Thorpe going for a...
I’ve not read the entire thread but have seen the cravings for a B&M hyper and rightly so, I think it’s almost a no brainer for Thorpe. Well, I think it was a no brainer 10 years ago but I’m not so sure anymore. Is a hyper really enough to satisfy the GP’s expectations now? It would absolutely...
It’s clear Alton are trying implement some kind of system that minimises loses / running costs on poor weather days.
There’s a tricky balance to be found in having longer hours to get the punters in but not having them so long that on quiet / bad weather days the park ends up staying open late...