Thorpe Park: General Discussion

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  1. Poisson

    Poisson TowersStreet Member

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    Even better: Remove the belts wherever possible. Faff and they're useless.
     
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    Have you seen the state of the harnesses on most rides? A bit of scuffing from the belt is the least of their concerns :laughing:
     
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    Oblivion's especially, they really could do with a clean or even replacing.
     
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    Blivvy's harnesses have been in poor condition for years in terms of how they look.
     
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    Since they cleaned / replaced most of Oblivion’s harnesses last year they aren’t the worst out there now. But on the upside the dirt and grime fits in with Merlin’s usual themes.
     
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    They always put belts in on empties on Rita, belts in on empties is helpful whe cycling empty trains on Rita/Stealth as the keep the harnesses down.
     
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    Intamins are different most won’t dispatch without belts done.
     
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    Not surprising as the force of the launch would cause the belts to strike the seat/restraint if not fastened. Could be dangerous.
     
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    Which era Intamins have belt sensors? I can't think of one that I've worked on that does.
     
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    Might not be a sensor thing, if Intamin specify in their manuals that the belts have to be fastened then parks will just follow the rule for insurance reasons.
     
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    They do belts at Thorpe because it's how they check restraints regardless of whether or not someone is actually sitting in the seat not because they care about the restraint conditions.

    Also I think that you can send Stealth without the seat belt in so I doubt there's a "seatbelt sensor" on Intamin launches as that would just be a stupid extra amount of wiring and the computer shutting the ride down if said wiring has a problem.
     
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    Falcon’s Fury and Cheetah Hunt both do, not sure about the older models.
     
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    Stealth can definitely been sent out without all belts locked, as I've been next to an empty that was missed before. Realistically given the short belt, it's just a bit more noisy. It can also help ensure the guest doesn't get stuck at the exit station if they're in the right hand seat, and no one unlocks the empty left belt in time.
     
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    Another really impressive video from Thorpe. Looks great, gives me more Halloween Horror Nights vibes from how they've staged the scare zones.



    Sadly I've no intention of going this year, as don't think the health risk to reward is anywhere near worth it. Hopefully 2021 will maintain this.
     
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    Hey all

    Does anyone know where you can get two for one tickets from for TP at the moment?

    We don’t have annual passes this year due to the situation but fancy a visit next week.

    Thanks
     
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    Have a look for Cadbury packs
    https://www.cadbury.co.uk/merlin/

    Although they exclude most of Fright Nights, 17th October 2020 – 1st November 2020 2nd November 2020
     
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    Great! Thanks for your reply. I’ve found them on packs of Fudge fingers!
     
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    Ugh, you've put that song in my head
    "A finger of fudge is just enough to give your kids a treat
    A finger of fudge is just enough until its time to eat
    It's full of Cadbury goodness but very small and neat
    A finger of fudge is just enough to give your kids a treat!"
    It's going to take ages to get that song out of my head
    Anyway, enjoy Thorpe Park!
     
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    haha thanks... I don’t know this song though
     
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