Thorpe Park: General Discussion

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

  1. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Well I don't think admissions would question someone with a knife.
     
  2. AT86

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    Do they still have metal detectors? I recall they had them years ago, but not sure if they still do? It’s just bags they check I think?
     
  3. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Yes they do, the bag check huts have them but they are positioned so they are only used if your selected and even then im not sure they ever use them.
     
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  4. ringo

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    If it’s like previous days security is pretty much non existent towards end of day, at least at turnstiles / entrance. But it does make sense weapon in car and then people leaving park attack. possibly the injured made their way back into the park for safety.
     
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    I would expect Thorpe to review their security procedures/policies after this incident. Also, people are already demanding refunds. Typical British public. :mad:
     
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  6. Islander

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    Christ, someone’s been stabbed, possibly multiple people... hardly an appropriate time to bring up your insignificant scuffle with Thorpe Park security.


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  7. imanautie

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    Not that bit I was referring to, more me having warned security that then being so lax would result in a major incident.
     
  8. Islander

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    So you’re more of a security expert than a team of people in the profession? Madness...

    Anyway, sorry, this is off topic.


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  9. imanautie

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    Not entirely sure how it's off topic that someone pointed out to island management that they were risking a serious incident and now one has happened.
     
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  11. imanautie

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    Can't say I'm surprised something like this has happened at Thorpe given the clientele it attracts.
     
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    Seriously?

    There is no indication that a failing if security led to this.
    The whole entrance set up, and as a result security process, has been rearranged since your incident anyway.
    Your personal issue with them was just that.

    Crass.
     
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  15. imanautie

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    It happened inside the park which whilst not a sure thing does suggest something may have been missed at check.

    This isn't about my incident anyway, more the general poor bag check setup in general which I'm not the only person who's noticed.
     
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    Yep, have seen some big punch ups at Fright Nights and I'm sure there have been previous incidents involving knives.
     
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  17. ringo

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    That’s what I was thinking, the wording of the statement is strange as Thorpe have had incidents before.
     
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  18. imanautie

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    Have they ever had to lockdown the island before?
     
  19. MattyH

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    Lockdown sounds like tabloids dramaticising. Rides etc were opened later to keep people away from the area
     
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  20. imanautie

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    I believe a more accurate term is probably lock out to quote American schools, where they seal off the entrance/exits but operations inside remain normal.
     

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