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Date: 10:32 Aug 10, 2018
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I watched the TPW vlog from the other day, just to see what's going on at the park. Few things to note:

- Jollys backdrop is now all black with the white ride logo, it's looks better than the cheesy pirate scene IMO. Black and white fences look random, but maybe better in person I guess.

- there's a horrible pop up games stall in the middle of main street which looks really out of place, and it's huge as well!

- nice new merch in the form of mugs and t-shirts etc. I hope there's a pin badge somewhere ;)

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Date: 10:54 Aug 10, 2018
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I don’t understand why they have put that pop up game stall in Main Street it’s bigger in person as well

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Date: 11:34 Aug 10, 2018
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I hadnt watched any of shauns vlogs for a while but actually the park looks in decent shape despite alot of negative comments elsewhere

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Yeah, other than the obvious (TTT+Snake) it does look ok really.

The play area and dive show must surely have brought a bit more life to that back end of the park (would be really nice to see a Ferris Wheel in that corner where the clown slide used to reside)

I know there are still some rather odd questions that need asking about the certain aspects of the park, but 2018 is far from the worst year we've had. We got a new restaurant, indoor play area and permanent dive show arena. More new merch and new branding signs all over the park (it's all in sync for once). That plus Rootin Tootin last year and it hasn't been a bad couple of years really.

 

It's just really hard to ignore the fact that the Snake and TTT are still just there, abandoned and derelict, almost like they're in a closed park.

Entertainment seems to be their focus at the moment, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it's rides that bring people into the park.



-- Edited by Martyn on Friday 10th of August 2018 12:39:18 PM

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Date: 12:46 Aug 10, 2018
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and rides is what we need..badly

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Date: 12:51 Aug 10, 2018
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Yes i like the continuity there seems to now be with signage throughout, themeing within the rides areas of marble madness and cannonball wouldnt go amiss, but then yes, 2 or 3 new rides in the obvious places has to be the next logical step.. Lets hope!

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Date: 13:10 Aug 10, 2018
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Reopening the Snake and replacing TTT would make for an interesting 2019.

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Date: 15:15 Aug 10, 2018
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I've always wanted to see as Ferris Wheel on the far side of the lake.

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Date: 14:19 Aug 21, 2018
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Various reports on Facebook and Trip Advisor that there have been long waits to get into the park of up to an hour recently.

Can they really be that busy, or is there some sort of technical issue.

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I think the days of every booth open are long gone, maybe that's why. I'm due on park Saturday ( weather permit ) so will update

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I was there on Sunday just gone, it was very busy! All booths were open and we got in fairly quick from quite far back, so the queues moved quick. There were long queues to get in until at least around 11am, which was great to see.

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Date: 08:06 Aug 26, 2018
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There was long ques to get in yesterday that lasted until midday when they finally decided to open another booth. Plus with some booths boarded over and not used it was painfully slow getting in. My first time on park for a couple of years. Jolly looks nice many moaning about one car on cannonball, the mess left with TTT, rattlesnake and all around the veteran cars it's a mess too yet thats gardening. Shame to see the lake not used and the pedalos that came back now dumped behind MM. Fireball providing just the one good swing too as ever.  In general operations were quite good yet most tills were slow service and many needed two people especially for drinks and snacks . I spotted two log flumes behind the sealion pen. I really hope that they can sort the TTT site and do something with the snake it looks awful. For such a busy day it was closing at 5pm which seemed mad, adverts inside saying tobys closes two hours after park closes so that should be 7pm yet on separate posters etc it said tonys shuts at 6pm today!



-- Edited by coolskin on Sunday 26th of August 2018 08:12:33 AM

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Date: 17:24 Aug 27, 2018
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The Pedalos behind Marble Madness are the old ones that got replaced not long after the ride opened.

The current Pedalos boats are on the lake, but the attraction is down at the moment for some reason.

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Date: 19:58 Aug 28, 2018
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Pedalos broken down is one of the weirdest things. It's a Pedalo.. unless it's got a hole in the bottom or a pedal malfunction what's the issue ? lol Maybe they just don't have enough staff to open it.

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I think it's more to do with all the weeds in the water. They had big issues with it a few years back as well.

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Date: 20:43 Aug 30, 2018
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And that's why we can't have nice things, because they never get looked after.


What are the chances of them draining the lake and filling it in?


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Date: 11:17 Aug 31, 2018
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Is it possible to drain it?

I don't know much about lakes, but I thought Pleasurewoods was like natural? With soil foundations, hence why so much is growing in the water?

If I'm right in thinking, the little lake that Battle Galleons sits in at Towers has a concrete base and can be drained.

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Date: 11:20 Aug 31, 2018
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I love battle galleons... But the water full of duck crap and probably worse often lands straight in your mouth 😯

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Date: 21:29 Aug 31, 2018
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The lake at Pleasurewood was man made.

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Date: 02:57 Sep 10, 2018
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So did anyone go to the birthday weekend?

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Date: 06:41 Sep 10, 2018
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seemed a bit odd, to have that at near on the end of season....

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Think my invite was lost in the post.

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Date: 06:44 Sep 27, 2018
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The list of additional attractions for the Halloween week has been put on the main website. The usual stuff face painting and pumpkin carving plus a show in the theatre. Fireworks by the lake on the Saturday 27th

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Date: 12:19 Oct 11, 2018
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I notice that all references to the Cinderella panto at Christmas have been removed from the official site, so I guess that has been cancelled for this year.

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Date: 12:26 Oct 11, 2018
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They really are all over the place this year. New ride, no new ride, panto, no panto. They do have a Halloween show they have just announced though.

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Date: 12:59 Oct 11, 2018
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They've been advertising for scare actors too, and put little teaser photos up of props that have been made, looks like a dragon of some sort? (Could be from the old Fairy tale Fantasy....)

So at least they're doing something for Halloween.

That Adam guy was all for the theatre, so I guess it ties in with his job role being advertised.

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Date: 18:49 Oct 14, 2018
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limited firework advertising as usual in this Halloween adverts and promotion, I assume Halloween week still goes into the next years budget and turn over like it always did

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Date: 20:39 Oct 16, 2018
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I did see a a few Chills posters up, which is good. Can't say i noticed anything about fireworks but then i was to busy driving lol

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Date: 06:55 Oct 17, 2018
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yes a large billboard is up by Matalan Yarmouth and by asda Lowestoft yet no mention of the bangs - which is odd as they bring people in

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Date: 17:38 Oct 17, 2018
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One at the Shell garage in Oulton broad.

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