Recent content by TommyAlex

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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    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...
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    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?
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    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...
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    Coronavirus: Economic impact on theme parks in 2020.

    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...
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    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".
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    Dubious Claims

    Agree about the "world's most intense rollercoaster" signs outside Nemesis...lies, absolute lies.
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    Ranking The MCU So Far

    Post Far From Hone ranking: 1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 2. Thor Ragnarok 3. Avengers Infinity War 4. Iron Man 3 5. Avengers Endgame 6. Guardians of the Galaxy 7. Ant-Man & The Wasp 8. Captain America The Winter Soldier 9. Spider-Man Far From Home 10. Ant-Man 11. Black Panther 12. Avengers...
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    Your most embarrassing theme park moments

    Fell off of Magic Mountain in Beaver Creek in a desperate attempt to get into the front seat at age 6. Chicka chickaaaaa.
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    "Now Showing"

    X-Men Dark Phoenix The Fox X-Men franchise comes to a dull and whimpering end in a film so bland you'll find yourself thinking, "oh yeah, forgot there were aliens in this" every time they pop back up on screen. There is absolutely no enjoyment to be had with this at all, from the cheap looking...
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    Accident at Lightwater Valley

    Every spinning Wild Mouse I've been on (a whopping 3) the ride operators haven't bothered with the seatbelt. Why this sort of practice is allowed to happen is beyond me - it may be a secondary restraint to the lap bar, but it's still a restraint. If there's a seatbelt, it should always be used...
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    Kent, England | The London Resort | Entertainment Complex

    What does ITV even have that can be turned into attractions? Something like a studio tour like what Granada used to be in the 80s with the Corrie set would make sense, but a full on theme park? It doesn't matter anyway, they'll back out of it by about September after a summer of absolutely...