Thorpe Park: General Discussion

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

  1. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

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    Both are S&S so that sounds plausible.
     
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    Rocky Express and Tug Boat have been added back to the app. The rest of the listed rides haven’t, suggesting they will remain closed.
     
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    I wouldn’t worry too much about Rush. It’s always been a bit of a diva and often seems to need work doing on it (a couple of seasons ago it was down for a good while whilst the crown was re-welded/replaced).

    If they really wanted Slammer removing I’m sure they would have done so by now, regardless of power feeds. There’s plenty of chance while the park shut during closed seasons to isolate the supply and remove one without affecting the operation of other attractions. I can only assume until they need to get shot of it to utilise the land for something new they will leave it be. They could probably then cover the removal costs as part of clearance and site prep for a new project under the same budget.
     
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    I really hope Rush sticks around as its my favourite ride at Thorpe Park, mainly as it is so unique and gives a fun feeling of weightlessness rather than just being scary.
     
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    Someone just told me that they can't remove slammer as there's birds nesting on it. :eek:
     
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    Yeah that was apparently (one of) the reason why it couldn’t operate and then it was SBNO.
     
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    That's interesting, I thought it closed due to technical issues?
     
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    Let’s be honest, what’s most likely?

    Keeping a ride SBNO for Merlin to save cash and then just never bothering to take it down saving £10,000s or birds nesting?

    I know which my money is on.
     
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    Or both.
     
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    S&S have always been willing to experiment, some of their ideas are more successful than others - I suspect there are good reasons why there are no remaining Sky Swats in operation.

    I'm just amazed it lasted as long as it did really - it was never reliable and, judging by the amount of white paint all over the rotating arm in its latter years (seemingly from frequent NDTing), there were probably structural issues too.
     
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    Both gives the same result, birds nesting was a visual thing people could see so it was a “valid “ excuse... the birds nest was never denied when people used tweet Thorpe, but then that was back in the day that Loggers was “making a splash soon”
    But will acknowledge as @John says there probably were issues.
     
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    Sounds awfully like the notorious accident prone A47 "Acle Straight" road near me not being duelled due to a rare species of snails.

    True story.
     
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    Before.
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    Lovely bit of Merlin’s unique brand of attention to detail there. :)
     
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    ANPR fans and self service machine - courtesy of Theme Park Guide

    If the traffic flows without issue they will greatly increase exit time, it’s just how the roundabout flows.
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    Hey @spinba11 shall I pop to THORPE to see if I can do my magic on this?...

    What's the chance merlin broke the configuration...

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    I've got a feeling they're going to build a ride I there in the near future.
     
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    They should put the Flying Fish in there and make it all spacey.
     
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    A wonderful suggestion, truly. Perhaps call it something like Space Station Zero. They might have to remove KFC to fit in Flying Fish, though.
     
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    Then you are far more unrealistically optimistic than a number of others.


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    I mean, you could always behave like a normal guest and not try and access/circumvent (I'd say hack, but I'm sure that's the wrong term) their IT systems without permission. Just a thought...
     
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