Thorpe Park: General Discussion

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

  1. Danny

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    I gave up after the first minute. At least with Ally's Stealth climb it was to the point and not full of ego-driven teenage powered poor jump cuts. Shame they weren't given a bollocking by the police.
     
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    I would bet that was staged. If they hadn't been caught, which would be quite possible, then I wouldn't have thought so, but he was and then it... ends. With zero consequence? Thorpe's PR and marketing department shoot entirely for the Youtube crowd, and this guy is bafflingly huge (to the point that he's doing fan photos before they anonymously hide in the bushes), so I'd say this is a stunt.
     
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    I can't imagine a post showing trespass would be officially sanctioned. Videos like that can only encourage copy-cats.
     
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    I thought about this too, but I genuinely wouldn't put it past Thorpe. Or maybe I would... There are too many dangerous variables, large bodies of water being just one of them.

    Regardless, the video is completely insufferable.
     
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    Epic success yet they didn't do 24 hours and got caught...
     
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    I actually reported it to Thorpe yesterday and their security team is looking into it. :)
     
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    If you wanted a damning indictment of society today, this is surely it.
     
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    The older I get the more @DiogoJ42's Logic of shooting them all makes sense.
     
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    Let us know if you get anything back!
     
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    Thorpe have jumped on the racing drone bandwagon. Have to admit, this is perhaps the best one yet:

     
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    It's a shame none of the coasters were running.

    Very fun video though.
     
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    *note to self* by drone and charge theme parks a **** ton of money to film the track
     
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    Doubt that was a fully fledged racing drone (evident by the way it went up Stealth and didn't power loop the Colossus loop which would have been far more impressive) but good fun still.

    I've seen far better from our American cousins.
     
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    Hmmm, I wonder if Thorpe is close enough to Heathrow to get them areested?
     
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    It's ~4.1 miles from the southern perimeter of Heathrow to the dome at Thorpe park.

    I don't know what the rules are.
     
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    What am I missing? Merlin made a big deal about their court order against trespassers after the Ally Law incident, so surely these people are in breach of court and can be quite easily prosecuted.
     
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    I think Merlin tried it on a bit here.
    You can't say anyone at any time in such an order, and make it enforceable under law.
    Ally Law, mates and cronies yes, any other idiot no apparently.
    They may have the order, but it is only truly enforceable on those named, and those in his sad club.
    You have to start again for unrelated newbies.
     
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    The injunction does have a section (the sixth defendants) for "persons unknown entering the claimants premises without permission". I think that covers anyone trying to repeat Alistair Law's actions.
     
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    It's aimed at the people who appeared in the vlogs with him at the time. For the Alton Towers one, it was two locals who gave him a lift from Stoke station to the resort. It doesn't cover anyone else.
     
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    Wouldn't that be defendant five? Persons unknown who entered Alton Towers on 5 May 2018
     
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