Thorpe Park: General Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Ted, 11th Jun 2012.

  1. pluk

    pluk TowersStreet Member

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    Rumour been doing the rounds for a while, and does make sense with Dungeons closing. Until you think about the capacity, which is already shocking with the pathetically short and nonsensical ride cycle at Dungeons. For Thorpe all common sense and logic says it would not be at all suitable.

    So expect it to open in Pirates at the start of next season then!
     
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    Thorpe gets a lot of flack that it doesn't deserve. I've only ever had one bad day there and that was certainly an exception with Colossus, Stealth, Slammer and Rush closed all day.
     
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    ^Agreed. People mock it, and I think it is unfair. I really like Thorpe Park!
     
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    To be fair, Thorpe have improved a lot over the last year and a bit. A few seasons ago their maintenance really was a joke hence the reputation they gained and still have to an extent. I have been more times this season than any other season though and have really every one of my visits and there haven't really been any major problems at all. I think Thorpe learnt a lot from the Annual Pass preview day last year which was nothing short of dire and horrendous!

    :)
     
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    I have just seen John Wardley filming what seemed to be a documentary or interview about rollercoasters. He was stood by Saw under the first drop. All I heard was a comment about forces in the loop.
     
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    One of our members has also spotted him near Colossus with senior ridesy people - potentially exciting!
     
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    Went down Thorpe Park last week and I noticed that the car park tickets are now £4!
     
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    Yep, it's now gone up! I'm sure it will harmonise with Alton Towers' before long.
     
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    It's been £4 most of this season. I can't remember if it was that price at the start of the season, but I'm pretty sure it was £4 by April at the latest.
     
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    So is John there to do some filming for Blue Peter or something, or to advise Thorpe management on new ride plans? Or maybe both?

    B&M hyper in Canada Creek anyone?
     
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    It certainly wasn't at the start and I seem to recall the £1 rise last year occurring around this time.
     
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    It wasn't at the start of the season as because when I went on opening day it was still £2, but I was quite surprised by the £2 increase.
     
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    Just checked on TPM, parking was £3 at the start of season (it went up from £2 before fright nights last year apparently). The thread pointing out the increase to £4 was started on 4th May, so the increase happened at least 6 weeks ago.
     
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    ??? Pretty forceless I always thought? :D
     
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    Oh? Guess on Opening Day they didn't bother changing the sign to say £3 rather than £2.
     
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    Something I'm anticipating will happen soon. I upgraded my Standard pass to a Premium pass just so I can get free parking. ;)
     
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    Are Merlin allowed to build past 1654ft? I'm sure I've read that the 2015 coaster can't exceed 60 meters. It's a shame because Merlin could build the tallest coaster in the UK at Thorpe Park and attract many, many people from across Britain to ride such a beast. I hope I'm wrong! I know that it's possible to build to 300ft and no further due to the park's proximity to Heathrow, so if they can build above 164ft then they really could make an epic ride.

    As for a theme, something that links with Canada Creek could be great. I've come up with a few of my own plans that I may post tomorrow if I have enough to show.

    :)
     
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    1,654ft, well, thats plenty of height to play with! :p
     
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    Woops, I wrote 165ft first but changed it to 164ft after. Mustn't have pushed delete hard enough! :p

    164ft

    8)
     
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    I take it you didn't visit on the day the park ran out of food or the time that Stealth, Slammer, Rumba, Loggers, Saw and Colossus were down all day leaving Inferno as the only working major rollercoaster.

    Saying that, the park has massively improved over the last two years. Reliability is so much better.
     

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