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  1. TommyAlex

    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    Enough people have come and gone to this project with their money it probably was at one point.
  2. TommyAlex

    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    This project is dead. Dead, dead, dead, dead, never gonna happen, dead. Whoever's still putting out the concept art and press releases are the theme park equivalent to those Japanese soldiers who carried on fighting in the forest 30 years after the end of World War II.
  3. TommyAlex

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    The safari parks won't be as busy after this weekend, I'm sure of it. They were packed whilst they were the only attractions open, but once other places are open these crowds will go and pack out those places instead, until the next things reopen and so on. It seems to be whenever something new...
  4. TommyAlex

    Coasters you like that others don’t and a coaster you don’t like that others do

    Based on my rather limited coaster count: Coaster I like - The Big One. It looks great, the first drop is great, the way it interacts with everything is great, and I love the atmosphere that you get in the queue, a mix of people who have ridden it hundreds of times and people terrified as its...
  5. TommyAlex

    Disney retheming Splash Mountain at WDW & Disneyland to The Princess & The Frog

    I'm surprised it's taken Disney this long to to rebrand it. Seems a bit weird for the two most famous theme parks in the world to have one of their most famous rides themed around a film that Disney have famously tried to erase from existence because it's racist. Whilst Disney parks do preserve...
  6. TommyAlex

    YAY Merlin!

    What were the crowds like?
  7. TommyAlex

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    I imagine Merlin parks and the Pleasure Beach have set 4th July as the earliest possible bookings as that's when they're allowed to reopen, personally I'm expecting them to reopen at the end of July/start of August if they even reopen at all.
  8. TommyAlex

    Accident at Alton Towers

    Who'd have thought there'd be a slow news day in he middle of a global pandemic?
  9. TommyAlex

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    UK theme parks opening in July at the earliest, although judging by the rest of tonight's announcements, I expect July 2021 to be more likely.
  10. TommyAlex

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Could some parks monitor visitor numbers by opening for online booked guests only, no tickets sold on the gate? Would seem like an easier way to monitor numbers, and work out who's in what group. Would also avoid any crowds forming of people waiting to buy tickets on the gate and waiting for...
  11. TommyAlex

    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    Pssst...someone tell them that if they give up and cancel the project now, they can blame it on the pandemic and not make it look like a waste of time and money.
  12. TommyAlex

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Any UK parks setting an opening date before July might as well announce a new date now to avoid the inevitable dissapointment. Even July is pushing it. Things reopening post-lockdown will be gradual, and considering they're non-essential and places where large crowds are packed into a space...
  13. TommyAlex

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Im surprised places are still setting dates to be closed until - surely it's just easier to say closed until a new date can be decided, like Disney are doing now?
  14. TommyAlex

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    To make a rough prediction for the UK, if the most vulnerable people have to stay inside for 12 weeks, that suggests that's a rough estimate for when this should (hopefully) have brought the UK to the level China are currently at. 12 weeks = end of June, give a few extra weeks, I reckon it will...
  15. TommyAlex

    Coronavirus: Impact on Theme Parks

    Here in the UK, I think it's safe to say parks won't be reopening any time before the summer. Obviously there is going to be a massive impact, what with a lot of people suffering economically from all of this, but the theme park industry can hope that cancelled flights, travel bans and lack of...
  16. TommyAlex

    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    They can throw out all the concept art they like, I still don't believe this will happen. Not until they've built it, opened it, I've been there and have an on ride photo to prove it will I go from "it'll never happen" to "maybe".
  17. TommyAlex

    Valhalla at Blackpool Pleasure Beach to be refurbished for 2021

    Valhalla being closed for a year for a full refurb isn't a bad thing at all. Get all the effects working, make updates to fix any regular problems, bring the old big skull back and get it back to its best.
  18. TommyAlex

    Six Flags 2020 Announcements

    La Ronde getting Magic Mountain's Green Lantern? The Six Flags equivalent of putting your rubbish in that neighbour-you-hate's bin.
  19. TommyAlex

    Six Flags park announced in Saudi Arabia

    I have more faith that the Paramount/London/BBC/ITV park in Kent will open than this, which is the result of a coked up concept artist being told he's got five minutes to turn in his work in on this project that he hasn't even started.
  20. TommyAlex

    Accident at Alton Towers

    Celebrity Big Brother isn't going on anymore, I think it's safe to close the topic.
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