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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    Haven't THORPE previously even know to taunt enthusiasts with silly little activity on park?

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  2. Quetzal

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    I would be hugely surprised if this had anything to do with the construction of a new coaster, as opposed to active management of the woods (not an expert but ash die back?).

    Why would you start devegetating an area for a rollercoaster which doesn't even have planning application yet? It makes no sense. Deforestation takes days, and also is required to be covered under the planning application anyway. If this really is preparing for a coaster then they're going about it very slowly and sidestepping a part of the planning application.

    I'd personally be shocked if any coaster went that far back anyway, there's huge areas of space in old town with the infrastructure for a coaster in place already.
     
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    It depends on the type of coaster; some coaster types require a huge amount of land!

    Out of interest, where in Old Town have markings been sighted?
     
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    It was my favourite until 2 hours ago. Now it's number 3. I saw a branch on the floor on the way home from work and that takes second place now. The council cut down a tree opposite my house and that's now my number 1. Definitely an Intamin Blitz being build on that roundabout, I can tell by the way the chainsaw was used
     
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    Land management...as previously stated.
    The whole landscape is artificial...this is a flooded quarry being managed by a private corporation.
    Letting it simply run wild costs far more to manage in the long run.
     
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  6. imanautie

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    Interesting document left lying around.[​IMG]

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    What a waste of toner.
     
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    Would never have been permitted in the days of public ownership.
     
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  9. imanautie

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    My main throught is why print at all!

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    It's ironic that one of the few grammatically correct documents that the park has produced in recent years was one never intended to be seen by the public :grinning:
     
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  11. imanautie

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    Stealth appears to be on a rollback streak this week, a freind of mine has been on two rollbacks in a row!

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    Hmm I'll be there in 2 weeks. Fingers crossed
     
  13. MattyH

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    Seems to be first thing in the morning are the best times for it
     
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    Makes sense as it's more likely when it hasn't warned up.
     
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    That document is odd

    If it’s for a new ride it’s clearly the script for an advert
    But there is no new ride
    Scaremaze?
     
  16. imanautie

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    The crows are moving on up from a roaming thing to having their very own maze so i guess it's for that.*

    *well not what THORPE call a maze but meh close enough, some of the walk throughs are mazes not by name
     
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    I mean it says on it what it's for :tearsofjoy:
     
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    Oi, Stealth, no more rollbacks today, I’m warning you


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  19. imanautie

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    You can hand in your enthusiast badge on the way out /jk
     
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    What happens if you get a rollback? Do you get a legit ride straight afterwards, or do they just evacuate?
     
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