The start of the season is almost upon us! Let’s continue the conversation and, of course, photos of forum interest in this thread!
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Edited: Mar 27
2023 Season: 40 Year Anniversary!
2023 Season: 40 Year Anniversary!
Looks like Cannonball finally has a nice new sign!
It does look a bit on the small side, though.
In an unlikely turn of events, I find myself agreeing with Coolskin 😆
They need to stop with these teaser posts as the end result is always the same, a barrage of comments regarding the lack of investment.
What they did with the landscaping post the other day was the perfect way to go about it - just show what's been done to make the park a little better.
Creating the suspense of "what could it be" keeps leading to mass disappointment as there's never a new ride at the end of it all. Using the #news really made me think something new was coming for summer/or a major change of direction for the park.
Same goes for the two small retheme's for this year. They're both nicely done and they do improve the park a little, but they should have just done a post showing what they had done once it was complete. I know its good for them to have something to post about, and you'd think it gets people talking about the park, but the end result is always tons of negative comments that don't look great to any potential new visitors if they're debating whether to visit or not.
Well looks like Woodys getting a glow up, not any change, another case of PWH marketing something so small as a change worth mentioning. On the other hand he looks better but honestly I was expecting something more than that
So as expected nothing exciting. Whilst it does create a buzz and people talking these posts they do continue to do them no favours...
The same comments time and time again across forums and unofficial groups.
Still at least loopings found a few quid behind the company couch to have a new face made up.
Anyone else struggling to find recent comments on here? I can only read them on email I can’t seem to find them on here when logging in??
So with just over 5 hours to go until the big reveal, let's have your 1 guess as to what you think is going on!
For me I reckon Woody is getting a new costume.
I’m sure woody is here to stay, I noticed new woody teddys when I went into the gift shop, they have woody in an pirate outfit and an farm themed outfit so I’m sure he’s here to stay. hes standing outside the roller coasters so maybe it’s a hint that something big is on the way?
Came across a photo on Facebook that appears to show that some additional theming has been added to the Pirate Ship:
PS I hope the boat was swinging higher than that 😆
This photo was posted on Facebook the other day, and at first I did think it was a little strange.
It made me think that perhaps something is happening with Wipeout, but I didn't think any more of it.
However today another similar photo has been posted, with interesting wording suggesting a change is on its way...
I wonder if it's the design Woody? Perhaps they're going to use the old school costume for the 40th?
But then the post mentions something about all the ride refurbs....
My initial thought was a change of direction for the park?! But whatever it is, it's definitely a cryptic message!
Lots more nice new landscaping can be found around the park!
Definitely was a eyesore, yet another empty plot even with picnic benches and bushes is not what is needed. This will more than likely be just another empty plot( although you can argue it always was ) . Add to this the empty hungry bears turned fireball turned circus which is so ugly empty, the go karts, the former mini golf turned play area turned walkway, the former castle, the former lake, the former LTTF, the former space net and bbq area, the former dive show area ( looks like a war zone front and back ) , the former TTT site full of water and weeds and the former goal striker unit area. And all of main street fountain square end too. All big empty spacious areas. Its really shocking and sad to see what's left , what's being left to rot and how vulnerable the place is now. The list of what has gone and is SBNO is at a ridiculous level , I am all for making a area look nice yet there is no doubt about it its got serious camelot vibes this season. Also noted on their website that is still states incorrectly what year the waveswinger was added ( that model anyway) and a awful green mould picture of tidalwave....
It was a enjoyable day today on park. Nice to see that they have been busy over winter. The gift shop looks great has had a complete face lift with a paint up and new signage ( stupidly forgotten to take a photo on the way out). glad too see that hyper drive is finally leaving the park after all these years never understand why they bothered to begin with. im sure I read that it had suffered winter damage but I’m sure if the roof had ripped they would have pulled the floor up ect to protect it, the floor looks very rusty I do wonder if it was more of the case that Looping didn’t want another ride out especially when this one was there own brought in. mini train seemed quicker then normal whilst the bigger train seemed to be running a little slower then what I remember. The score bored on rttt seems to not be updating as I had noticed. i can’t enjoy MM anymore the breaks ruin it. there is a new fence going up around the lake and more notable planting especially around the wave swinger and next to Wipeout. The roof is currently being done on woodys play house so I assume it had a leak. The pirate ship felt as though it was swinger higher then normal, I’m too young to remember it swinging any higher 😂. I couldn’t get any photos off the new referbs as there were children enjoying them however safari has just had new animals and painted cars nothing that we didn’t expect really. ponies looked great. Feel like the waveswinger could do with a good paint up next season along with MM having a theme up. I thought they may have given the toilet block opisite the pirate ship a nice theme to fit in like the toilet block up the farm yard area.
overall a good day out with lots of improvements and many more to come
Dino event confirmed, my only surprise is that it's only on for 3 days and not the entire half term break.
Still it's a nice mid-season event, something we haven't had for decades.
The usual social media comments attached to this...
I’m on park today!
its A jurassic June event so don’t be too excited lol