Thorpe Park: General Discussion

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

  1. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    For that added shopping centre escapism experience.
     
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    If I go next week and they are offering a photo meet and greet with the fast track sales team for £10 I am blaming you


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  3. djtruefitt

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    Towers used to have roaming fastrack sales people years back, and towers always used to deny it on social media, even when there were photos of “sales and information” staff stood outside the flume selling Fastrack tickets Luckily management saw the light and decided it wasn’t actually great. I remember once seeing the fastrack queue for RMT out the entrance due to these people stood there selling fastrack.
     
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    That was actually unknown to senior management at the time, the sales and info team went on a bit of a self created sales mania and their senior boss didn’t know it was happening. It was the Twitter posts that alerted them and it stoped.
     
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  5. imanautie

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    Something seems to be missing here...[​IMG]
     
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  6. ringo

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    Maybe it’s being used for Fright Nights? Or there’s a pop up oktoberfest SAW themed food stall coming :D
     
  7. imanautie

    imanautie TowersStreet Member

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    Both are things merlin would actually do...
     
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    What’s disappeared? I’m trying to visualise Saw’s area in my head, but I can’t seem to think of what’s missing?
     
  9. Swarm Chris

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    Someone's stolen the police car.
     
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  10. imanautie

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    The American police car.
    Edit: snap
     
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    Most likely to do with the BLM protests and the current attitudes towards the police in the states.

    They could also be making way for a NowTV stand, who knows...
     
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    I could see them using protests as a reason so they can get PR points
     
  13. Plastic Person

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    I don't think they would ever advertise removing the police car to earn 'clout', they're probably just wisely aware it's a bit of a toxic prop in a park that welcomes a large proportion of POC and young, social media savvy guests.

    Or, it's going to be replaced by a Now TV stand.
     
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  14. AT86

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    My bet is it being used in a Fright Night maze as a prop.
     
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  15. imanautie

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    Well yes that's logic but it's merlin? The most logical reason generally ain't it.
     
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    Scrap the car but the entire ride is about murder and violence

    Thorpe has way too many scrapyard vehicles used as cheapo theming anyway
     
  17. imanautie

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    Thing is the police car actually fit in really well!
     
  18. Dave

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    I think people are overthinking it, it’s probably been condemned.
     
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  19. Plastic Person

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    It's another one of Jigsaw's crazy games, only this time, he's winding up enthusiasts.
     
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    Probably, although it reminds me of a funny thing at start of this season when the Egyptian characters disappeared from Blackpool's River Caves. Someone tweeting pictures saying "I hope they return soon", then when told they were removed because they supposedly depicted slaves changed to "Great to see them removed!"
     
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