Pleasurewood Hills

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  1. Scott

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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Mm yeah, the preview/press day is a week on Friday!
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Pleasurewood Hills will be holding the UK's biggest ride opening this week, as Hob's Pit opens to the public, so instead of heading to the Towers on your day off why not head to the Hills instead?
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    This news made it to the LA Times, didn't it?
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Yes it did.
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Hobs Pit has (soft) opened! The press event took place on Friday and the ride is now open for 'previews' all week before the official opening on the 2nd - ready for the park's 30th birthday!

    Here's a review and some pictures from Unofficial Pleasurewood:

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    Once again - all images from here
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Nice! I can't wait to go on it.
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    That looks like some good theming! Looks great. I love the fact they look like they have spent a good amount of cash into the look of the area.
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    The whole project cost about £500k - so pretty impressive looking for that! Theme Park Tourist have said that "For us at least, it offers a superior experience to Nemesis Sub-Terra or the Saw Alive Horror Maze, for example. It's proof that a regional park can build a unique attraction without breaking the bank." Which is pretty good praise.

    You might also be interested to know that during Pleasurewood Chills this year they are planning 'Hobs Pit: Live' to really ramp up the scares to the maximum.
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    I can't wait until Wednesday :D
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Apparently the original budget was £70k! Which just about covered the CGI and special effect elements! It wasn't until 3 weeks ago that they officially got the backing from Loopings for spending all the extra cash :eek: The great news so far though is people are talking a lot about the ride and its received great reviews and feedback.

    Btw thanks for posting my review, I hope you liked it ;D
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Looks really good I'd say! ;D

    Nice to see not only a new (or re-theme however you look at it) dark ride in this country, but one that seems to have quite a number of effects compared the current bunch already working in the UK. Who knows, in terms of customer feedback, the smaller parks are slowly starting catching up with Merlin's parks. :)
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    That should never happen by the way.
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    It just proves that you don't need to blow multi million pound budgets to make a good ride. Honestly, when Merlin quote their prices, I think they must be including all the bonuses for their fat cat directors.
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    I have to say, everything is looking pretty great so far. Especially considering it cost a fraction of how much Alton Towers apparently spent on Sub Terra! Also noticed this offer on Screamscape for £2 off tickets. I really wouldn't mind attempting to finally visit this year and see if the reviews about this being great are true.

    :)
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Pleasurewood Hills celebrates 30 years of opening on Sunday, it will include the old mascots Ronnie and Clarence returning, Hobs Pit officially opening, and a special offer on admission; This offer is that every second party gets in for £2.50 with a £19 admission, and if you have an odd number, the odd person gets in for £13.50, so in an even party, it is £19, £2.50, £19, £2.50, and in an odd party, £19, £2.50, £13.50
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Just caught up with the Hobs Pit news. Looks very interesting, I hope to get a chance to see it in person. If the comparison to Sub-Terra is true then this might be a perfect example of many of the simple ways an experience can be made better that I went on about before :p
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    I think the most interesting fact is something Khanage brought up... This ride only had a budget of £70k for the effects before the extra £400k was released by Loopings. If so, it makes the original plan even more impressive.

    I really hope this is the first year in over a decade the park makes a profit.
     
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    Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    After spending some time at the park this morning, I went on Hob's Pit today. Without reading any reviews, I was very impressed with it, especially since I'm not a big scare attraction fan :)
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Lottie WTF? You are round this way? You should have given me a shout!
     
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    Re: Pleasurewood Hills 2013: Hobs Pit Dark Ride / Pleasurewood Chills!

    Haha, I was indeed in the area today. Back home now, wanted to get the coaster creds so convinced a few friends to join me! :p
     

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