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  1. Sandman

    WTF BPB?

    I completely agree Nicky. The poor attempts to capitalise on every little thing are becoming rather transparent. I get that it's a business, but surely by having things like this included within the standard entry fee, you're giving people more reason to re-visit the park and part with their...
  2. Sandman

    WTF BPB?

    Yeah, I do at this point think BPB are edging into the whole 'exploit our loyal fanbase' territory. They will literally shove a price tag on anything these days. A lump of chewing gum found under the table of Coasters? £30.00 please... it's exclusive...from 1994. And sadly, people still lap it...
  3. Sandman

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    I'm probably on my own here, but watching this thing on the test run gave me Steel Curtain vibes
  4. Sandman

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Enthusiasts that bombard theme park social media teams... right up there with Rob Alvey in my opinion.
  5. Sandman

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    The station is giving me Icon vibes. Question is, are we to expect some cheeky astroturf?
  6. Sandman

    Holiday Park | Tomorrowland Area + Ride | 2026

    They've missed an opportunity if they don't call it Ride II Happiness
  7. Sandman

    WTF BPB?

    It's nothing new, sadly. The Thompsons are pretty efficient at bulldozing woodies. More efficient, in fact, than they are at replacing them. I call it The Thompson Chainsaw Massacre.
  8. Sandman

    Alton Towers | Nemesis Reborn | B&M Retrack | 2024

    Yeah, this was exactly my first thought when I saw the POV. The ride looks to have come together well, from what I've seen. But this is the main change I'm not particularly fond of. I really loved that design aspect of Nemesis, how you start the ride going into the trees and seclusion, then...
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis Reborn | B&M Retrack | 2024

    That red water could easily be colour correction in post editing. I'd bloody (no pun intended) love the return of the blood waterfalls. Just don't want anybody to potentially be disappointed! What's that song by TLC again? Don't go chasing (blood) waterfalls
  10. Sandman

    WTF BPB?

    Man, you'd think BPB would be locked in on which rides are most popular by now, considering most of the rides have been there at least 30+ years!
  11. Sandman

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Wardley was a different breed. He had the air of a TV presenter, he could be stood talking about a Volaire and he'd make it sound interesting.
  12. Sandman

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    RIP The Big One.... you're redundant now
  13. Sandman

    Thorpe Park | Hyperia | Mack Hyper Coaster | 2024

    Weird to think that Thorpe is the first park in the UK to have 2 coasters over 200ft and the second in Europe. I suppose Red Force/Shambhala, but technically separate parks.
  14. Sandman

    WTF BPB?

    Just another opening weekend at BPB then? 😂
  15. Sandman

    Rides that required a second ride or series of rerides for you to fully appreciate them

    Taron... it simply cannot be judged on a day ride alone. I suppose you could go for a technical loophole and make your first ride(s) the night rides, but then there's still a lot to appreciate about it, and Klugheim, in the day (preferably a nice autumn day).
  16. Sandman

    Small News From The Theme Park Industry

    Another new 'World First' ride concept from Merlin
  17. Sandman

    Walibi Belgium | Unknown | Gerstlauer Family Coaster | 2025

    RMC it. It's not historic or interesting enough to preserve in it's current form. Another very local RMC for us Brits, and it would still only be the 4th here in Europe. I'd take that all day long.
  18. Sandman

    Alton Towers | Nemesis Reborn | B&M Retrack | 2024

    Best part of the new 'theme' I've seen. Looks excellent!
  19. Sandman

    What ride do you have the most intangible love for?

    Tough question really - I think by definition, we tend to know why we love certain rides... even if the reasons aren't clear cut to other people. For example, we might like a really terrible ride for nostalgic purposes. Or perhaps we prefer a universally ridiculed ride over a world class ride...
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    Alton Towers | Nemesis Reborn | B&M Retrack | 2024

    I know we're a bit off topic here (this really belong in the WTF or Yay Merlin threads) but it's all a domino effect. It's not just the early closes with AT. It's an arse to get to for a lot of us, then on top of that, ride availability is fairly tragic. So, it makes the 4pm close a lot more...
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