RIP Ripsaw

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  1. AndrewH

    AndrewH TowersStreet Member

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    TS Facebook are reporting that ripsaw is in pieces in the car park along with the bridge and parts of the queue so I guess this is it for ripsaw :(
     
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  2. bluesonichd

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    ...not necessarily
    .. AT say carparks are the best storage space while work is carried out....:rolleyes:
     
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    Well from what I can see it's only queue line ride might still be there but probably been sold to some park in China
     
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    It needed to be removed anyway, could only manage one cycle. It will be missed!
     
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    It's more likely to be cannibalised to keep Ramesis going..
     
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    It should be the other way around instead of trying to save anything at the hell hole chessington is a bigger disgrace than towers
     
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    Ripsaw is not being sold.

    It has been removed and will never operate at Alton Towers again.

    Do not kid yourself or believe otherwise.

    :)
     
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    ripsaw needs a major mechanical refurbishment. It has had a long fun filled life at AT. maybe it time for it to go to the retirement home for old flat ride.
    I do not like huss topspinners, however, when i see the space where she was. I will remember the fun times where I watched and laugh as my daughter and her mate got totally soaked on the old girl.
    I just hope that they replace her with a ride that will give myself and my daughter memories like ripsaw did.
     
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  9. Leah

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    Though sadly, I think we both know that it will be replaced by a slab of cement. Not all that entertaining.
     
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    you have not seen the kids in Oswestry then, they can make a slab of cement entertaining :D
    #RuralTown
     
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    Shhhh... don't let merlin hear that. They'll call it a new attraction.
     
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    No doubt we'll be seeing various bits of Ripsaw appearing in Merlin's other 3 top spins, sadly none of them are as good :(
     
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    Any chance it could be moving to another part of the park?
     
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    Absolutely not. The ride is leaving. I appreciate you may need some evidence for this, which I cannot provide - but it's most certainly leaving.

    :)
     
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    :(
     
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    Aw this is sad but I knew this day was coming. I always enjoyed watching a couples of cycles with the crowd while in Forbidden Valley :(
     
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    Well this has been comming for a long time, not surprising, but it will be missed, was the best flat in the park, even in the state it was in its last few seasons.
     
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    I wish there'd been at least an announcement from the park about it by now.

    They'll have to, er, cut it from that showreel video that plays on loop in Margs...
     
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    If they cut all the closed rides from that anchient video, it will end up being nothing but the AT logo.
     
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    I thought this would happen originally, but when I first rode it this year, and even more towards the end of the season, it became obvious that the only place ripsaw was moving was the scrap heap.

    I'll be sad to see it go, leaving only blade, enterprise and marauders mayhem (arguably) as flats. But I'm glad it went whilst on its last legs instead of dying completely mid season. I have good memories of it, and I hope the (eventual) replacement will be just as good or better.

    Was it removed now because it's part of the LTDP, or simply because it's knackered?
     

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