Concept art looks fab. And dare I say it, realistically achievable.
Mandrill Mayhem continues to confuse. That all but confirms a singular row facing the other direction, which is weird. And whilst I get what they have tried to do with the mandrills, I'm struggling to get over (my own)...
On the top hat vs airtime hill debate, I think - for me - what classifies something as a top hat is not so much the verticality, but more the twisting involved in the incline/descent.
So yeah, I'd be of the view that these were airtime hills, not top hats. But I guess on this front, it's kinda...
My thinking here, especially on reflection, is that the "15 months to go" wording was inspired by the construction timeline, which suggested it would be a 15 month process. The Merlin Careers Facebook page is run separately, and won't be from someone 'in the know', and the editing to remove that...
#1 - Taron
#2 - Taiga
Two Intamin double launches, beginning with T. What separates them? Not much. Really and truly, it is just the theming and larger experience that Taron and Klugheim give in comparison to Taiga. Both rides are phenomenal at what they do, and it is splitting the finest of...
At this point, John is a marketing mouthpiece for Merlin really. I think people need to stop taking his comments so literally and to heart, and treat them with the same pinch of salt one would whilst reading a PR release.
The train is on the track!
And because this project is weird for the sake of being weird, it appears that not all rows face the same direction, but it is not an even divide, with seemingly only one row (the 'back row') facing the other way.
There is currently a casting call for the advert...
A good chance to chuck in my up-to-date Creds and Years graph...
2019, 2020 & 2022 (+9)
2019 & 2020 (+38)
2020 was a surprisingly good year considering Covid.
Last year was my most successful...
For all the mud and rubble enthusiasts, here's a couple of views from Monks Walk I took earlier...
The Canada Creek Railway carriages look like they'll be disappearing soon...