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    Duel: Now Closed, Refurbishment for 2023

    It actually "I want to play". It's a small difference, but it changes the meaning somewhat. It certainly makes more sense of the odd wording of the original signs.
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    Talbot Street Tuesday

    With Scarefest's 16th season just around the corner, this week's Talbot Street Tuesday is the perfect time to look back on the past 15 years of frights and fun! Which year was your favourite?
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    Duel: Now Closed, Refurbishment for 2023

    She's not important to this thread, apparently. However, spoiler, I'm about to post this week's Talbot Street Tuesday, where she will feature...
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    Duel: Now Closed, Refurbishment for 2023

    Are there rumours? Or is it just someone on the internet has just thrown an idea into the air whilst thinking out loud? These are different things
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    Thorpe Park 2023/2024: New Major Roller Coaster

    I agree, but my original point is that given we're in an energy crisis and an environmental crisis, perhaps there should be. It doesn't look great if Merlin are building attractions that are needlessly wasting energy. And preferably, they should be looking to reduce their environmental impact...
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    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    I think if it has to be some sort of coaster (i.e. we drink the Merlin coolaid that it is literally impossible for the UK's leading theme park to market any other sort of attraction to adults), then Arthur feels like a realistic best case scenario, as it gives the capability to have a decent...
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    Thorpe Park 2023/2024: New Major Roller Coaster

    If they have designed a rollercoaster that is going to slam into the brakes at full speed, I do wonder if there might be a bit of an environmental backlash in the pipeline. So far, the theme park industry hasn't really had too much scrutiny over their energy consumption, but will a ride that...
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    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    I'm not sure those examples quite fit the same bill, though, as they are all fairly low budget attractions. I think the question was more aimed at large budget additions that would be comparable to the Nemesis retrack occurring in the same year as Horizon.
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    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    When it comes to timelines, it is probably worth remembering that there will need to be a separate round of construction (and probably associated planning permission) before the park even get started on the attraction itself. Project Horizon is slated to be built in a functional backstage area...
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    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    You're missing a key phrase here, "up to". The document states "an aluminium warehouse type up to 4,000m2 GEA, and up to 75 metres by 57 metres with a height of up to 20m from ground level." None of those measurements are precise, just the very upper limits of the envelope the building will...
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    Talbot Street Tuesday

    At the point that picture was taken, it would have been the Rupert Bear Magic Show. But you're probably thinking of the Corkscrew Arcade, which was in the building from 1987.
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    Talbot Street Tuesday

    Everyone loves Oktoberfest, but for today's Talbot Street Tuesday we're not talking about the popular event. Instead, let's head back to 1984 and Project Octoberfest - the code name given to the project that saw Festival Park arrive in the park. We don't know if the project name had...
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    Enterprise Site

    In any normal year, you'd be right. But with the Duel redevelopment getting underway, space in that backstage area is likely to be at a premium over the coming months.
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    2021: The World of David Walliams

    It's funny you should say that because I had a similar feeling until I went with my nephews, who are very much the target age range for the area. Their favourites in the land were Frog Hopper and Flavios, and they went on both multiple times. Neither were that bothered about Gangsta Granny...
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    2021: The World of David Walliams

    Actually, no... the original Cloud Cuckoo Land was also a massive step-up on Cred Street, which (to get us back on topic) is one of the reasons the Walliams World gets such a bad rap, the area now feels like it is back to where it was in 2008.
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    2021: The World of David Walliams

    I think Thunder Rock Rally was probably one of the worst received, with the soundtrack the only positive thing to be said for it. Mutiny Bay came in for rather a bad time as well, due to it being essentially a reasonably minimal overlay onto the old Merrie England theme, but sold as some sort...
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    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    Those plans were not made by the park, they were made by a fan many, many years ago. Still quite fun to remember, though... I think they were by the same guy that made the Broomsticks over Gloomy Wood design. I honestly can't see DW World expanding in any meaningful way. Potentially, the 4D...
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    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    We will probably gain a few other titbits of information to play with. The height of the building and noise levels are the two that are likely to be most revealing. Also, anything relating to the impact on the nearby historic structures.
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    Project Horizon: Public Consultation on New Attraction

    It is definitely within the realms of an Arthur-like attraction. That building would have roughly the same area as Arthur.
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