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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    Island are Checking bags (poorly like normal) and using wands on guests, but it (at least in the disabled queue) is handled extremely well in the not causing too much stress way.

    Also multiple ride teams are now walking queues asking individual groups to distance, nearly all merlin staff have the merlin branded masks so they seem to be stepping it up a notch.
     
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    I saw an article last night which claimed the queue for security has been as long as 90 minutes recently.

    The park is an absolute mess.
     
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    Yeah I saw it too. Crazy if true! :eek:
     
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  4. imanautie

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    They have the extension queue in use, they do appear to be gearing up for keeping these checks longer term.
     
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    I gave up at...the park, perched on the south west edge of London.
    Quality journalism.
    Nothing like a fact checking sub editor is there.
     
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  8. imanautie

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    That last tweet wasn't the case earlier on, they had multiple searches
     
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    The "new" normal just sounds like the old one when it comes to long queues at Thorpe.
     
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    Knowing them they’ll probably introduce timed entry slots to “solve” the entry issues
     
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  11. imanautie

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    Well accesso does support that...
     
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    I attempted to visit around this time last year, took one look at the security queue and went to Windsor instead. It's always been a bit of an issue but obviously it's gonna be worse at the moment.
     
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    Maybe they are thinking about extending the season to make up for it - similar to BPB
     
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    I wouldn’t expect Merlin to extend the season, they are a worldwide business where money is still coming in elsewhere but BPB aren’t and rely on any money they can get.
     
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    No such plans at Thorpe by the looks of this.

     
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    From the photos on this account, it looks like Thorpe may have finally expanded security capacity, and adjusted the flow to prevent the bottlenecks in the two huts.
     
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    I visited the park on Thursday, and the only ride where social distancing was being enforced was Quantum (one row being batched/let off at a time) by a very enthusiastic ride op!

    Other than that it was a complete free for all and no different to a normal day.
     
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    Was that a male or female op? @imanautie i think I know who it could of been.
     
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  19. imanautie

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    Was it an Australian? If it is it's the person we are thinking off.
    She is an absolutely amazing op!
     
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    Thats the one!


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