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  1. Part 3 - Having pretty much been on everything there was only one thing left to do - go on everything again. The park was open until 7.30 and I assumed it would get busy as it was a Friday night but it got even quieter. So more riding and loads of goes on the game where you roll a ball to make a horse/donkey/camel get to the finish line. This is the last set and I'll put up a Camelot TR tomorrow. A final shot - coasters, coasters and more coasters. A fantastic park and I won;t be leaving it ten years to go back. In hindsight this may have been an error as the sun had cleared off, a quick final ride on the Big One and avalanche did not act as a dryer and we had a forty five minue bus ride/twenty minute walk back to our camp site - but still it was too good a ride not to go on again We decided to finish off with another ride on Valhalla and enjoyed it so much we went straight on again Noahs Ark Big One in Action And some great shots on concrete The monorail is a must ride as you can get some cool shots of the coasters The Big Dipper in Action Three coasters all in a row Second time around on Infusion sitting nearer the front was a better ride. And it does look very cool in amongst the Big One and The Dipper Doh! Not off today! The national wasn't running RIP - Turtle Chase Got to love a park where 5 different coasters are visible in this shot
  2. Part 2 - As lunchtime approached it was time to enter VALHALLA. Flying Machines finish off part 2 Didn't go on this for some reason No-one at all on the Grand Prix Some big dips Sitting at the back wasn't the best idea - things were about to get painful Finishing off our coaster run with the Big Dipper Zipper Dipper was open but the ride-ops were all away looking up a tree so we went on the Roller Coaster and then Avalanche More Revolution - for a single inversion coaster (well two inversion) you know you've been on a ride. We then walked on (up) to Revolution and for a minute looked like we would be the only two on it. Sadly, they waited for ages and ages until it half filled up. Following Steeplchase we walked onto Space Invader (which was fine for a low budget Space Mountain) A horse is a horse, of course of course I still love this ride. I'd also forgotten about the brilliant Derby Racer (super fast carousel) with no seat belts! After a Burger King it was time for Coasters, coasters, coasters. Starting with the Steeplechase and what a brilliant dark/water ride. Loved the effects, loved the drops and loved the viking music. Clare paid out for a poncho but I did not. I'd heard great things from this site so my expectations were high
  3. After a weeks holiday in Cyprus, half of which spent working hard volunteering at the Donkey Sanctuary, there was only one thing to do - go straight to Blackpool and finally visit a couple of theme parks after a near year long drought. The Pleasure Beach was always a favourite park as a kid and I visited loads of times but hadn't been for ten years (and that was just a very quick visit to finally ride the Big One with a load of drunk Geordies at 10 in the morning). So, with an giddy excitement, that embarrassed my girlfriend we hit the Pleasure Beach on a very good day weather wise after an appalling British summer. A great day in a very quiet park with the only downer being that the Grand National was shut as it has been every single time I've ever visited. Another Infusion pic to finish Part 1 The very old and very great - Wild Mouse. We then hit a load of dark rides which were all walk-ons. Nostalgia aplenty on the River Caves, Alice in Wonderland and Ghost Train. We then spent loads of time in Noahs Ark This was the only time we really queued as at the start of the day the park was full of kids on school trips!!!???? - Not a bad deal for them on the first Friday back from the Summer Holidays THE BIG ONE - which was cool. More Infusion - there was a staggered opening on the rides so I managed to persuade Clare to go straight to ...... We sat on the back row of the first train of the day - it was a pretty decent coaster but no nemesis At 11.30 - these birds appeared. I expected them to announce the ride was about to open but remembered I wasn't in Disney Test Run time More Infusion First up - Infusion. The park opened at 11.00 but the rides didn't 'till half past so we queued at the door Let Me In!!!!! At bit of the BIG ONE View from Central Pier.
  4. Can't believe how quiet it was. Seeing the rain seems odd at a Florida Park especially as I just managed to visit the Pleasure Beach and Cemlot and it not rain at all despite us having the worst summer ever.
  5. After failing to go to any parks at all so far this year - Blackpool Pleasure Beach is go for early September and hopefully Camelot (although it shuts during the week). Hopefully I'll also get to Thorpe Park and Terra Mitica before the year is out.
  6. Thanks Just the answer I was looking for !
  7. Hi I’m looking to go to Madrid/Benidorm in late August/early September. How busy are the parks likely to be? Will the summer peak be nearing its end by then?
  8. Excellent news. Never got to experience this first time around.
  9. In theory there should be no need to mess with Duelling Dragons. There are dragons in the Harry Potter universe so Dragons could remain untouched and not look out of place with the Flying Unicorn being converted with a heavy Potter theme for the kids. Fury could be alterted and improved perhaps using footage from the films or newly recorded stuff by the actors. My only idea for Sinbad would be Quidditch but I can't see how that would work in reality. The main concern is Mythos. Kids who love Harry Potter are going to want Potter burgers and Dementor shakes and at what age group they decide to pitch the whole land at - if they take the darker parts of the Potter universe it could be okay.
  10. Mine arrived early last week. Fits great - roll on the Spring when the parks are open again!!!
  11. After seeing this TR I was inspired to make "mine" the noise my mobile makes when receiving a text message. Knowing this my girlfriend sent me five messages in a row while I was in work
  12. Cool TR Do the seagulls actually say "mine"? If so I'm going back to Florida now* *I wish!
  13. Found this press release dated 25th August so I'm assuming around then: HAIR RAISIN' EYE POPPIN' JAW DROPPIN' West Midland Safari Park, situated in Bewdley, Worcestershire has installed a brand new, half a million pound amusement ride. More than 6 times taller than a giraffe and twice as fast, the ride - from an international ride manufacturer - is called 'Venom' and is the only one of its kind in the country. It has a unique fail-safe linear braking system and consists of a 32 metre high tower, weighs approximately 18 tonnes and has a capacity of entertaining up to 480 visitors per hour. Thrill seeking passengers are seated side by side in a gondola large enough to seat 8 persons at a time. The gondola is then winched to the top of the tower; it rests for a nail-biting 10 to 15 seconds, before it plummets to earth - reaching a speed from 0 to a stomach churning 60 kph in less than a second! The duration of the ride is approximately 1.5 minutes and the minimum height requirement is 1.4m. Venom is the tallest ride on the Park. The second tallest is the Black Fly Ride which is a mere 14 metres. Last year West Midland Safari Park installed the £1 million River Rafting Ride.
  14. Me and my girlfriend took a trip to West Midlands Safari Park last Sunday before it closed for the season. We've been a few times before but never had the time to take in the rides that make up part of the non safari park part of the safari park (if that makes sense). Its a decent collection of rides for a non theme park with a new drop tower installed this year. Possibly not worth a trip if you're not an animal fan but the safari park is excellent allowing you to feed goats, deer, giraffes (and once) a Zebra while you drive around. There is also other animal exhibits next to and around the rides. Wellworth a trip when it re-opens next Spring. And a picture of a camel that I really like Finally, let the animals with their heads in the car commence Venom and Twister in the background. The giraffes are not allowed on the rides (well not during the day) Venom in the background The map - 25 rides in all Another Log Flume pic. Also amongst the rides were dodgems, a pirate ship and loads of kiddie rides Then it became a bit too spinny....... I prefer the floorless outward facing version at Terra Mittica The Black Fly - the sadistic ride op gave us two rotations on this. I was enjoying it up until about one and a half times through And Down - the drop doesn't last long but it is very quick while it does. The guy next to me was more scared of this than Apocolypse. Going up - my girlfriend was scared silly by this despite thinking it looked tame. Does a nice suspensful waiting (complete with creaks) Venom Tower Drop. The parks latest ride. Not the tallest drop tower in the world but it was really good. Ghost Train - pretty basic but anything with a blood puking zombie gets a thumbs up from me! Twister - Spinning mouse sponsored by an ice cream. Good fun! Rhino Coaster - a kiddie coaster but with Rhino cars Wild River Rafting - A rapids ride that starts off as a slide before continuing as a standard rapids ride - its not Bilge Rat Barges but it was good stuff. Zambezi Water Splash - a small two drop log flume. As small two drop log flums go it was very good!
  15. I'm hiding my credit cards, cutting off my internet connection and not drinking for the next couple of days. I used to love the Turtle chase!!!
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