Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by soundwave96, 13th Jun 2012.
8 separate creds it would have been. Best creds/area ratio ever?
Don't think this has been mentioned on here yet but something is being built at Flamingo Land!
Hopefully a giant wrecking ball that just so happens to face Mumbo Jumbo.
Apparently it is a Go Karts circuit and entertainment complex.
A new electric monorail? They already have two monorails, cable cars and a miniature train that travels around the perimeter of the park. How many transit rides does one medium-sized park need?
I would imagine the monorail would be a precursor to getting shot of some of the older transit rides. The addition makes sense to allow people to go between the zoo and entertainment complex without going through the theme park in closed season I suppose!
I'd hazard a guess that they are getting rid of the monorail between the Muddy Duck Farm and the Seaside Adventure area for this new one.
Agreed, I'm surprised that one is still even running!
Same here, the rickety thing that it is.
Maybe it might even get two sides so you don't have to wait 15 minutes for a train!
Or is that wishful thinking?
There was a bit in the Metro today... Some 105 year old geezer has claimed to be the oldest person to ride a roller coaster. His ride of choice? Twist O Saurus.
I watched that live on ITV's Good Morning Britain the other morning lol...
I thought that was being converted into the electric monorail?
Velocity is ten years old today. A lot has happened at the park since then, mostly positive I may add.
Velocity opened in 2005, making it 12 years old.
Apologies - so it is. That'll serve me right for doing arithmetic after a pint of shandy.
Apparently the park is also getting a ride themed around Peter Rabbit this year.
I quite like the Beatrix Potter theme, I hope they can do a good job of it.
I know Balloch fairly well. When I was at uni, I would frequently take the train there for day trips walking on the banks of the Loch. I hope if this development goes ahead, it is sympathetic to its surroundings.
There is already a well established tourist development on the shores of Loch Lomond. It has a Sealife, shopping and a visitor centre. More recently, they've added a ropes course and mini golf, so there is obviously growing interest in the tourist potential there.
If this proposal is located where I think it's meant to be going, it will link the village with the existing development. Currently, the village and loch front have a very relaxed, outdoorsy feel. I'm concerned that Flamingoland's brand of leisure and entertainment may throw off this balance and create something more brash and tacky.
Words like "observation tower" certainly don't allay my concerns.
What is there to "observe" in the area anyway? 35,000,000 caravans stretching to the horizon and an offshore wind farm?
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