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Passionate about Pleasurewood

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Date: 21:46 Jul 3, 2011
RE: Enigma to receive £150,000 upgrade
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Anyone else notice that the new look train has "Pleasurewood Hills" on the back, in the same way that it used to say "Cannonball Express" in that wavey writing...!



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Passionate about Pleasurewood

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Very good spot there Martyn, I must say I hadn't noticed.

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It was actually one of the first things I noticed! Well, after I first noticed a chicken a curry had been spilt all over it XD

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Date: 20:14 Jul 4, 2011
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The whole place down there is just a mess. Overgrown banks, random railings, a sorry theme and no atmosphere. There is so much to be done but I do have high hopes for the ride. Especially as it isn't actually that bad a ride. It's just not worth the long waits with such short queues!

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Date: 21:33 Jul 4, 2011
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I dont know how I feel about them over grown hedges, looks odd to me as I'm used to being able to see into the car park, but then surely its good to block out that sort of stuff?

Lets take a step back to 2005...





Just how neat, tidy and clean does that look? Looks SO fresh, but unfortunately a bit bland, would you be happy to see a refurb like this again?

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No, definitely not. Yes it looks lovely and clean and tidy which is nice but I'd prefer something with at least a little theme. I would like to see covered sections of track, a themed station (maybe covered too) and some sound down there.

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Date: 18:15 Jul 10, 2011
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They keep mention on Twitter about Enigma closing in the rain, so I wonder if they're thinking about either covering it or enclosing it?

It was mentioned somewhere that they weather proofing a few attractions, including the Go-Karts...

I personally hope they do something like this:



Obviously I would never expect something on that scale, but it shows its easy to cover the lift, and have it fit in with a mine train theme.

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That would be awesome, and actually I think quite a simple theming solution. Wild west theming is so cliche for a theme park but done well can look really great.

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Date: 14:25 Jul 12, 2011
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That would be amazing! I could actually imagine it having something very similar to that. I'm sure a considerable bit of that 'budget' will be going towards engineering-type work on the ride itself. It goes without saying that the mechanics of the coaster are in a poor state...

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Date: 09:09 Jul 16, 2011
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I think this needs a re-paint and then some tunnels - although looking at the picture re-theming this in anyway could be tricky, lots of over laps and levels plus a very small footprint means its not going to be easy!

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It would be difficult, but it would be worth it. Especially covering the lift, thats a must. Its quite poor really that it closes with the slightest drizzle in the air.

I'd like to see a mine style building in the centre of the ride, so the 2 twisty drops go through it, as well as the last big before the brake run. Also a nice dark tunnel on the entrance and exit to the helix.

They need to make it chaotic, with head choppers everywhere, not giving your self a chance to catch your breath back, if you get what I mean.

Also, (bare with me on this), I'd look at re-profiling the brake run. Its always puzzled me as to why they designed that ride with a horrible short brake run, folled by a long stretch of track which leads up to the unloading station. Just remove the current brake run, reprofile the track so its a proper banked turn, then have the brake run where it should be, on that long stretch of nothingness. With it like that, the brakes wont need to be so harsh. Its a long shot, and definitely cant see them doing it, but I would...

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Date: 21:55 Aug 24, 2011
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So Laurence do you have any info on Enigma's upgrade? We would love to know what's in the pipeline. ;)

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Exceptionally Expressive

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Date: 22:10 Aug 24, 2011
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Unfortunately this particular pipeline is hidden behind many doors Josh, sorry.

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Date: 15:22 Aug 25, 2011
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But it is definitely going to happen?

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That's all we need to know... Will this happen over close season?

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Date: 02:28 Aug 31, 2011
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im guessing 2012 season is going to be pretty huge - new drop tower ride, laser labrynth, enigma upgrade and refurb.

 

I suppose this will all happen in the closed season ?

 

Roll on 2012 - Bring it on! 



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Date: 07:25 Aug 31, 2011
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livewireguy wrote:

im guessing 2012 season is going to be pretty huge - new drop tower ride, laser labrynth, enigma upgrade and refurb.

 

I suppose this will all happen in the closed season ?

 

Roll on 2012 - Bring it on! 


Hate being so negative yet I do think we are expecting too much to be done let alone ready for the 2012 season.....  we can but only hope



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Date: 10:06 Aug 31, 2011
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We dont actually know when Enigma's refub is scheduled for, could be 2013 for all we know.

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Date: 17:11 May 27, 2012
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Lets hope for a better atmosphere down there when it re opens....

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Date: 15:00 Jun 2, 2012
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Enigma in testing this afternoon. Looking good for reopening, if it hasn't since.



-- Edited by andyb on Saturday 2nd of June 2012 07:31:44 PM

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Date: 15:09 Jun 3, 2012
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Upgrade finished:

Still breaks suddenly, no second train, no themeing, no paint job.... not a great use of 150,000 pwhills????

Lauwrence what did they atchualy do to the ride that cost £150,000???



-- Edited by Hpeek on Sunday 3rd of June 2012 03:22:04 PM

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Good god no second train....oh dear......

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Date: 18:40 Jun 4, 2012
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This clearly wasn't the £150,000 upgrade...

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Date: 23:20 Jun 4, 2012
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I am not so sure we will see one ? Anyone elses thoughts ?

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Date: 09:24 Jun 6, 2012
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Well, it obviously needed some essential work done to it to keep it running but I personally have 1. No idea what needing doing and 2. Even if I did I havn't got the foggiest clue clue how much it would cost anyways. I hope there is a retheme on the cards for the future but at the moment I'm just glad it back up and running. Just seems that area is the unthemed, bare area of the park.

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Date: 12:43 Jun 6, 2012
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agree at least its working - really think some music down there is needed again like it use to have

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Date: 17:57 Jun 6, 2012
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But it was down all this time just so it can run in the rain....... I would like to know what they actually done to enable this.

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Date: 19:54 Jun 6, 2012
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We will never know !!

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Date: 20:25 Jun 7, 2012
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And the point of keeping it down for half a season was...

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Date: 22:42 Jun 7, 2012
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It may look like not a lot has been done but I think PWH wouldn't keep an attraction closed if they didn't need to. It is a shame that there still isn't two trains but I think we can assume that whatever was done was essential. Looking forward to seeing TT up and running.

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