Thorpe Park: General Discussion

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

  1. Alsty

    Alsty TowersStreet Member

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    The full injunction is available online [9MB PDF]

    It forbids these defendants:
    • (1) Alistair Law, (2) Rikke Brewer and (3) Scott Mackay
    • (4) Persons unknown who entered Legoland Windsor on 26th April 2018 with the above 1, 2 or 3
    • (5) Persons unknown who entered Alton Towers on 5th May 2018 with the above 1, 2 or 3
    • (6) Persons unknown entering any of the Merlin attractions without permission
    So section 6 seems to be broad enough to cover anybody, even those unaffiliated with Ally Law.

    However it does say "The Sixth Defendants must not enter the premises listed in Schedule 1 ... at any time and for any purpose without the express written permission of [Merlin]" which seems slightly odd. Doesn't this mean everybody needs written permission to enter a Merlin attraction? :confused:
     
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    It is part six that is unenforceable in law.
    It is simply too broad to be meaningful under the terms of the law.
    It is legal to put it in the order, but it cannot be enforced apparently.
    It is a bit like the "no liability" signs in car parks.
    They are liable in certain circumstances, and no amount of signs will take that liability away, but the signs themselves are legal.
     
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    How would they recognise them though? Surely they could just whack a cap on, security must see thousands of faces a day...
     
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    Some of the sites I work at have such injunctions. I don't know if they are structured in the same way.

    Is this supposed to/does it create the same consequences as if you were entering a RAF/MOD/other government site? (I assume not).
     
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    Perhaps, however anyone going into a government site would have ID on them and would be ID checked on entry. That would be impractical when getting 20,000 impatient guests through the turnstiles.
     
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    Kind of surprised they haven't put facial recognition cameras in yet...
     
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    Don't tempt them!
     
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    Different rules for military/defense and government sites.
    My wife misplaced her work id yesterday...took three different people to agree to let her in.
    Then they agreed she could not stay on the premises, under law, without the pass.
    Luckily it had dropped out of her bag in the car, or it would have been no work for two days.
    And back on topic...aren't Thorpe due another coaster by now?
     
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    No it's halfway between two FRZs.

    The rules are simple but do depend on what type of flight it was (commercial v leasure), either way they technically broke the #1 at least half a dozen times (maintain VLOS) but that rule is utterly stupid and nobody would ever fly if we had to adhere to it strictly.

    I think the video was done with a 360 camera, the movement isn't natural for a racing/freestyle quad and it looks like it was all done in post, that makes it even less impressive tbh.
     
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    I thought they weren’t meant to be getting on next year - project 2020
     
  11. Danny

    Danny TPWW's no.1 Fan

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    The only thing Thorpe are getting next year is loose change from the claw grabbing machines. Let's see how far that stretches.
     
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    There's some pretty interesting stuff online about said injunctions, how they operate etc. Having a read through.
     
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    Im not sure about THORPE's prefered CCTV vendor but I know alton's vendor does a lot of face recognition stuff....
     
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    Won't be vendor-dependent, will depend on what equipment they use
     
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    Thorpe Park social media being run by the work experience placement again?

     
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    This is what they have to resort to when there are zero new investments to advertise.
     
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    I love Thorpe's marketing, never fails to make people laugh and most importantly share it. I think they get more stick than they deserve.
     
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    Think it doesn't help that it's very LADBible half the time.
     
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    To be fair, their marketing has improved in the past few years, just a shame the park itself hasn't.
     
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    Successful marketing isn't determined by how many shares or likes you have though is it? It's about how many people you can get through the gate.
     
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