2019: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WL18, 4th Nov 2018.

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  1. jon81uk

    jon81uk TowersStreet Member

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    I'm sure after charging for paring for the last 10-15 years there is plenty of money to be able to afford to at least improve the grass car parks so they have permanent grip areas (the park hire boarding to go down most years) and to try to improve the drainage so they are usable in wet weather.
    Adding a single storey parking deck will be more expensive, but would be needed if they ever decide to use the back car park between the golf and Air for any form of expansion.
     
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    A single deck seems like a wasted oppertunity. Dig and make it an underground multi story! Then think of all that space freed up!
    .... For more sheds....
     
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    Whilst they've got their wallets open, perhaps they should connect up Elon Musk's 800 mph underground maglev, vacuum tube hyperloop that can take you anywhere in the mainland USA for one dollar (though I'm a LITTLE skeptical about this... See Thunderf00ts excellent YouTube debunking channel).

    Oh and by the way logflumesdennis. I agree that an 800mph, underground, maglev, vacuum tube log flume would be even better, but not even Musk has thought of that one).
     
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    Not Merlin enough... Planning for the future is not something they excel at when there is short term money saving to make
     
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    In theory now they are no longer answering to shareholders the private investors may be more willing to let them think long-term.
     
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    Any thoughs on what will happen to the dungeon after a few years? I think it's an excellent addition but seeing the way sub terra (one of my favourite rides at the time) ended up, i worry it won't last that long :( hope i'm wrong!
     
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    My hope is that after 2020 it will be scrapped and converted to a family dark ride as part of David Walliams World.
     
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    Staff costs are high, I don't think it will last any longer than five years. Also there is already a Dungeon at Blackpool, London and Warwick Castle so plenty of other similar options.
     
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    @jon81uk I think there's one in York too so still plenty of options for people to choose from if it does go.
    I think the Blackpool tower one is much better anyways
     
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    What outdoor pool would that be? :confused:
     
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    The outdoor section of the waterpark.
     
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    Scroll down on the article... there is a picture
     
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    Isn't there an outdoor pool anymore then?
     
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    D'oh. I was busy thinking hotels I forgot about the waterpark :oops:
     
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    So friggin stupid that this should be in the Surreal news articles thread.

    I obviously haven't read this and have no intention of clicking but could someone enlighten me as to whether they have deemed this swimming pool unsafe and closed for further investigation for the safety of the guests?
     
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    'Bird struck and killed by smiler rollercoaster car' coming soon
     
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    Bet the water was nice and warm for them! Must be like a bath
     
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    I don't know if it's just me, but the magic feels like it's deteriating just cus I'm getting older
     
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    If it's deteriorating for you at 19 God help some of us.
     
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