Oh and another one I forgot to mention that's a really spicy hot take:•SAW: The Ride is actually a really good ride with excellent theming, a great main drop and a surprising amount of ejector airtime and I have never found it to be as rough as people claim.
•The UK theme park community has become unable to appreciate just how great a park Alton Towers really is.
The coaster community needs to stop defending and making excuses for the SeaWorld parks. Just because they built a couple of good coasters, doe
I understand that tbh while adoring Alton Towers. What I don't understand is people claiming parks like Blackpool Pleasure Beach and the other Merlin parks are better, when there's no doubt imo that Alton Towers is the best Merlin park, tied with Gardaland obviously.It's just that you go to parks like Efteling, Liseberg, Toverland, Phantasialand, Europa Park, Dollywood, Silver Dollar City, etc, and you feel like the parks are actually cared about. Alton is seeing relatively weak investment, awful operating hours, rising ticket and food prices, all round decreasing quality and all-in-all just a feeling of lack of love.
Then you go to parks like that that are some of their nation's best and you realise how far behind Alton is. And you know what the worst part is? Alton could (should) be as good. It's got the setting, the history, the rides (I mean, Nemesis?!!!), but it just falls so far short of it's rivals.
So yeah, I get the hate, actually...