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  1. Haha too true.

    And yeah, there are so many tunnels and tight clearances on Nemesis, the wider profile of the vest restraint trains would not fit in the current safety envelope.

    Today, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council have approved the issue of a certificate of lawfulness for the proposed retrack. This gives the green-light to proceed with the work.

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  2. Response from Six Flags Guest Relations:

    I do apologize. Unfortunately, You have to activate the Season Pass at the park you purchased from. Before you can use it for other parks. Since Six Flags Over Georgia is still closed you need to wait for the park to open to get it activated. 

    So the FAQ mentioned above about being activated on the day of purchase is not exactly true. Can't say I'm surprised!

  3. 4 hours ago, tndank said:

    Getting them activated without visiting the park first is going to be your problem.  Some have called and gotten CS to do it over the phone.  The story is usually a local of a closed park that wants to visit MM/Texas but need their new membership/pass activated beforehand.  Probably depends on how much you really want to press it with SF and time you want to waste.  Unfortunately, the SF model wants you to visit the park of purchase first by default.  

     

    Thanks - that's my concern - even though it says the following below:

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  4. Also need some advice on this whole drama. 😬

    We're coming over to visit from the UK in July, and will be hitting up SFOT, SFFT, and SFMM in that order. Historically when doing road trips, it's always cost around $80 or so at the first SF park we visited to buy a pass which is valid at the rest. Cheaper than buying individual day tickets.

    As mentioned above, SFOT is now only offering a multi-state park pass for $169.99, ouch - https://www.sixflags.com/overtexas/store/tickets

    Probably would still be cheaper than three individual day tickets plus parking, but not exactly cost effective!

    So would the best option now be the Gold Plus pass from SFOG? - https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia/store/tickets

    I think this can be purchased online, activated digitally, then we're good to go?

    Thanks in advance!

  5. If the appearance is maintained, then I don't see why there would be any harm in replacing faux track with the real thing! Would be good, like Universal did with Hulk's new entrance.

    At a minimum I would expect them to chop up the old track and sell it online, whether that be in the form of whole track sections or pieces of the running rail - Pleasure Beach have shown there is demand for it with the Big One. I know what I would rather own though, haha.

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  6. I have written an article which looks into the application of lawfulness in depth, along with the planning documents, associate images, and speculative details on what improvements we may see.

    https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/blog/2022/01/25/alton-towers-resort-planning-nemesis-track-replacement/

    It will be sad to not experience the classic Nemesis roar - can only hope it is reduced like Incredible Hulk, rather than muted completely.

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  7. On 6/16/2021 at 8:24 PM, KarlaKoaster said:

    Wow that's such a classy promotional video. Also those trains are so long, it's basically an omnimover!

    The theatrical atmosphere in the station when the train dispatches is just magical - gave me goosebumps. Nice to hear the dispatch music subtly in the video.

    Classy indeed - wouldn't expect anything less from Phantasialand.

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  8. So what do we make of this? As well as the postponed 'World of David Walliams' featuring 'Gangsta Granny: The Ride' opening this season, Alton Towers have rented three classic fairground rides they are calling 'pop up attractions' from UK showmen. They have been branded 'The Retro Squad' which accompanies some unique marketing...

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    Roller Disco (Waltzers located in Dark Forest) – get ready to slide and swirl round and round, faster and faster in a head-spinning, totally rad experience

    Mixtape (Smashing Jump located in X-Sector) – you’ll be in for some major retrotastic laughs as you bounce up and down, then down and up

    Funk’n’Fly (Super Trooper in Forbidden Valley) – reach new retrotastic heights and enjoy a thrillingly funktastic flight

     

    With COVID restrictions preventing traveling fairs from taking place for the foreseeable future, I can see this will be beneficial for the showmen. The rides are filling spots where retired flat rides were located, and will hopefully reduce the queue times of the major rides which were long last year.

    I feel indifferent about it. Bizarre that any park would rent flat rides from the traveling fair circuit, but feel the capacity benefits and how they are being marketed will be advantageous.

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  9. On 3/9/2021 at 2:01 AM, bert425 said:

    I have to assume you have not been on Wonder Woman. . which also has a "continuously moving station".. .that often stops, because a restraint isn't down far enough, or the person has trouble with the restraints.. or someone is late getting to their seat because they were running to the cubbies to put something up.
    (or if someone needing assistance getting on the ride..similar to how the Omnimovers stop for the same).

    the trains really do move steadily, but often DO come to a complete stop as well in the station.

    I have ridden it (my shoulders remember it well), and a fair amount of other rides that have moving platforms and / or trains. Appreciate station stops are activated either manually or automatic from time to time, but the very nature of something continuously moving provides more of a sense of urgency than a static train just sat there. If they didn't, then parks and manufacturers wouldn't bother to install them. Successful examples are Hagrid's, Arthur, Phantom Manor, Rip Ride Rocket and so on...

  10. 1 hour ago, coasterbill said:

    So what you're trying to say is that Dollywood has baffled Baffles?

    Well and truly 🤣

    From Dollywood's blog -

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    Mystery Mine is on track (yes, that was a joke) to open a week or two after the park opens. We have been working with the ride manufacturer to enhance the guest experience. Our crews are extending the track after the first outside drop and reprofiling some of the turns and transitions to provide a smoother ride.

    https://blog.dollywood.com/index.php/2021/03/09/top-3-dollywood-signs-spring-is-here/


    Intrigued to see how they are 'extending' it, unless there's more changes in areas outside of the photos.
     

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