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WHATS YOUR FAVORITE PARK IN ENGLAND?

COASTA KING

Posted:
4/13/00 at
5:14:00 PM

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Here are mine
1.Blackpool Pleasure Beach
2.Alton Towers
3.Drayton Manor
4.Southend
5.Chessington World Of Adventures
6.Lightwater Valley
7.Thorpe

Now the ques is which one of these parks will be the 1st to have a Stealth or B&M floorless!

Re: WHATS YOUR FAVORITE PARK IN ENGLAND? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/14/00 6:47:43 AM

1. Alton Towers
2. Southport Pleasureland
3. Blackpool Pleasure Beach

All contain a decent number of coasters. Why do you like Southend so much?

Graeme.

> Here are mine 1.Blackpool Pleasure Beach
> 2.Alton Towers 3.Drayton Manor 4.Southend
> 5.Chessington World Of Adventures
> 6.Lightwater Valley 7.Thorpe Now the ques
> is which one of these parks will be the 1st
> to have a Stealth or B&M floorless!

Re: WHATS YOUR FAVORITE PARK IN ENGLAND? by Cal at 4/17/00 6:18:03 AM

Blackpool, without a shadow of a doubt. There's so much to do there - I don't just enjoy the coasters but I like to do all the old classic rides - Alice, the River Caves, the Whip and pretty much anything, really. But you've also got Pasaje del Terror and all the shows. Eclipse is one of the best things I've seen and I always enjoy Mystique. On top of that, because you don't pay an entry fee, you can leave and re-enter the park whenever, go to the piers, ride the trams, eat fish and chips or whatever you fancy. Most other parks there's nothing to do once you get outside the gates.

Cal

Re: Good Seaside by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/17/00 2:58:54 PM

Good seaside = Woodie, arcades, pier, fish & chips... Great Yarmouth!

Graeme.

> Blackpool, without a shadow of a doubt.
> There's so much to do there - I don't just
> enjoy the coasters but I like to do all the
> old classic rides - Alice, the River Caves,
> the Whip and pretty much anything, really.
> But you've also got Pasaje del Terror and
> all the shows. Eclipse is one of the best
> things I've seen and I always enjoy
> Mystique. On top of that, because you don't
> pay an entry fee, you can leave and re-enter
> the park whenever, go to the piers, ride the
> trams, eat fish and chips or whatever you
> fancy. Most other parks there's nothing to
> do once you get outside the gates. Cal

Re: Good Seaside by Miles at 4/20/00 9:45:39 AM

Yeah Graeme, but apart from the head chopper on the second drop and the fact that the coaster has a good history behind it and a brakeman!! it's not very good, in fact the dirst drop is toilet. Looks nice from the ground though.

Who built it and when?

Miles

> Good seaside = Woodie, arcades, pier, fish
> & chips... Great Yarmouth! Graeme.

Re: WHATS YOUR FAVORITE PARK IN ENGLAND? by Greg Pearn at 4/20/00 4:50:21 PM

> Here are mine 1.Blackpool Pleasure Beach
> 2.Alton Towers 3.Drayton Manor 4.Southend
> 5.Chessington World Of Adventures
> 6.Lightwater Valley 7.Thorpe Now the ques
> is which one of these parks will be the 1st
> to have a Stealth or B&M floorless!

BPB is my favouite by far. In fact, it's my favorite of all the parks I've done.

I'd rule out a new B&M at Alton, Thrope and Thorpe for the next four years at least. (they already have their rides mapped out). Your best bet for a Stealth type ride is DMP.

Greg

Re: Great Yarmouth Woodie by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/21/00 2:38:52 PM

I strongly disagree. A back seat ride is gentle, but as intense as they come (in England). Great Yarmouth is grim though!

I think it's of German origin. There's a poster up at the entrance, but I didn't read it properly (I went on Wednesday).

Graeme.

> Yeah Graeme, but apart from the head chopper
> on the second drop and the fact that the
> coaster has a good history behind it and a
> brakeman!! it's not very good, in fact the
> dirst drop is toilet. Looks nice from the
> ground though. Who built it and when?
> Miles

Re: Great Yarmouth Woodie by d n s u at 4/23/00 9:26:12 AM

> I strongly disagree. A back seat ride is
> gentle, but as intense as they come (in
> England). Great Yarmouth is grim though! I
> think it's of German origin. There's a
> poster up at the entrance, but I didn't read
> it properly (I went on Wednesday). Graeme.

It was built by Erich Heidrich and opened in Gt Yarmouth in 1932 - top speed 45mph, height 70ft, length about 1 mile.

Re: Great Yarmouth Woodie by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/23/00 1:19:38 PM

Excellent. Those are pretty good stats.

Graeme.

It was built by Erich Heidrich and opened in Gt
> Yarmouth in 1932 - top speed 45mph, height
> 70ft, length about 1 mile.

Re: Great Yarmouth Woodie by Cal at 4/25/00 5:40:50 AM

It was a lot more lively than I was expecting - having done the Scenic Railway at Margate I was expecting a rather sedate ride. It's quite a nice old woodie and I love the Flash Gordon trains.
There's also a pretty decent reptile house just up from the park - a good place to get warm on a cold day as they have to keep the snakes and gators nice and warm!

Cal

Re: Great Yarmouth Woodie by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/25/00 4:25:23 PM

I agree that Margate's Scenic Railway is quite dull (I rode Gt Yarmouth's first).

I like Amazonia aswell. I've taken some nice photos of the big alligator in there. They used to have an iguana roaming freely (seriously).

I love snakes, crocs, lizards - all reptiles really. Once a shop let me hold their 10 foot Boa Constrictor. Don't like the tarantulas though!

Graeme.

> It was a lot more lively than I was
> expecting - having done the Scenic Railway
> at Margate I was expecting a rather sedate
> ride. It's quite a nice old woodie and I
> love the Flash Gordon trains. There's also
> a pretty decent reptile house just up from
> the park - a good place to get warm on a
> cold day as they have to keep the snakes and
> gators nice and warm! Cal

Re: Great Yarmouth Woodie by Cal at 4/26/00 7:06:42 AM

> I agree that Margate's Scenic Railway is
> quite dull (I rode Gt Yarmouth's first). I
> like Amazonia aswell. I've taken some nice
> photos of the big alligator in there. They
> used to have an iguana roaming freely
> (seriously). I love snakes, crocs, lizards
> - all reptiles really. Once a shop let me
> hold their 10 foot Boa Constrictor. Don't
> like the tarantulas though! Graeme.

I like snakes too, but my boyfriend is terrified of them. I took him to Chessington last year and it happened to be snake feeding time in the Creepy Caves, which was quite funny - we saw a couple of reticulated pythong chowing down on rats. I've taken him to London Zoo a few times to break his phobia and we were there on Friday - this time saw another python swallow a chicken whole, feet, feathers and everything! I even got him to have his photo done with those big pythons up at Blackpool, just outside the Pleasure Beach. It's a bit cruel though as the guys who take the photos keep them outside in all weathers, poor things.
Spiders you can keep. I'm not scared of them but I wouldn't touch one!

Cal

Re: Snakes/Phobias by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/26/00 2:47:31 PM

Well, at least it's a rational fear. I wouldn't like a Python to turn angry. It was pretty brave of him to have the pics taken, if he's got a phobia.

I didn't know they had snakes anywhere in Blackpool. Even though I like to see them, I agree they belong in their own environment.

I haven't been to Chessie since '97, so I haven't been in Creepy Caves (or Samurai, come to that). I got bored to be honest, as I only really like the Vampire. I'm waiting until they have something really decent - maybe when I'm 65!

Graeme.

I like snakes too, but my boyfriend is terrified
> of them. I took him to Chessington last year
> and it happened to be snake feeding time in
> the Creepy Caves, which was quite funny - we
> saw a couple of reticulated pythong chowing
> down on rats. I've taken him to London Zoo a
> few times to break his phobia and we were
> there on Friday - this time saw another
> python swallow a chicken whole, feet,
> feathers and everything! I even got him to
> have his photo done with those big pythons
> up at Blackpool, just outside the Pleasure
> Beach. It's a bit cruel though as the guys
> who take the photos keep them outside in all
> weathers, poor things. Spiders you can
> keep. I'm not scared of them but I wouldn't
> touch one! Cal

Re: Snakes/Phobias by Cal at 4/28/00 5:50:13 AM

> Well, at least it's a rational fear. I
> wouldn't like a Python to turn angry. It was
> pretty brave of him to have the pics taken,
> if he's got a phobia. I didn't know they
> had snakes anywhere in Blackpool. Even
> though I like to see them, I agree they
> belong in their own environment. I haven't
> been to Chessie since '97, so I haven't been
> in Creepy Caves (or Samurai, come to that).
> I got bored to be honest, as I only really
> like the Vampire. I'm waiting until they
> have something really decent - maybe when
> I'm 65! Graeme.

The Blackpool snakes don't live outside - they're just brought there by their handlers so people can have their photos taken with them. There''s a bit of grass just beyong the mini golf outisde the Noah's Ark entrance (opposite the South Pier) and you can find them hanging around there. They had those snakes out there in November which I thought was cruel. Ah well.

You wouldn't like Samurai if you dislike high G-forces. I've not ridden it but I've done travelling versions in the UK and Germany and they're an extreme ride. You'd like Rattlesnake though - a really nicely themed mouse.

Cal

Re: Snakes/Phobias by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/28/00 2:20:18 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot they had Rattlesnake! Chessington really should tempt me back...

They should put Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four in Terror Tomb. That would be cool!

Graeme.

The Blackpool snakes don't live outside -
> they're just brought there by their handlers
> so people can have their photos taken with
> them. There''s a bit of grass just beyong
> the mini golf outisde the Noah's Ark
> entrance (opposite the South Pier) and you
> can find them hanging around there. They had
> those snakes out there in November which I
> thought was cruel. Ah well. You wouldn't
> like Samurai if you dislike high G-forces.
> I've not ridden it but I've done travelling
> versions in the UK and Germany and they're
> an extreme ride. You'd like Rattlesnake
> though - a really nicely themed mouse. Cal