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  1. ChessingtonSam

    The Swarm

    Went to Thorpe today and got to experience the new Swarm stuff in person. The area soundtrack is strange, the spoken parts are pretty bland, sometimes it overexplains stuff a bit, and again the whole thing is so unrealistic to the actual situation depicted in the ride. Which is fine, if the area is also themed in an unrealistic and outlandish way. This works for WWTP Radio, the hosts are constantly cracking jokes and it's all a bit nonchalant given the town is being hit by multiple tidal waves, but not only are there actual jokes in the WWTP Radio audio, but the area isn't exactly a serious ar
    3 points
  2. Benin

    2021 Season

    Yeah but Brewdog are a terrible company. It's weird because there's so much good street art in cities across the country and Thorpe end up with that. It's so random and weird whereas if they'd kept to the actual ride logos (strengthening their own branding) then it would automatically look better. That looks like someone's GCSE art project that they did the night before the deadline. Down to the S symbol and Word Art.
    2 points
  3. Hethetheth

    2021 Season

    Not going to lie, it looks absolutely dreadful.
    2 points
  4. Mattgwise

    2021 Season

    Loving the spelling mistake disaster on the grafiti! Colussus! Still Thorpe saw the funny side and changed the wording on the app! 😂
    2 points
  5. Benin

    Paultons Park

    Went to Paultons, another person to approve of Tornado Springs. Fantastic area design and look to it, Storm Chaser was good fun and a little bit intense with the right spin. Cyclonator was ridiculous in it's intensity but proved popular with the number of schoolkids there so hopefully that'll give Paultons a positive answer for a few more "thrill" rides in the future. Accessibility in the new area seemed good, with dedicated queues rather than up the exit for everything. Can really tell the lessons learnt from Lost Kingdom. Though certainly some confusion over whether staff needed
    2 points
  6. It would appear that the Jungle Escape building is being cleared out: https://themeparkguide.co.uk/news-page/Fright-Nights-2021-Construction-Work-Begins And with UVE still around there, could we finally see the return of an indoor Fright Nights maze in that location for the first time in *7* years?!
    1 point
  7. JoshC.

    2021 Season

    It was a one day only thing I believe (despite the Vaccines Minister making it sound like it was there for a longer period of time). And surely a pin badge to go in your vaccine hole to keep the microchip in would have been better? A look at the wall: I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I do quite like it. Would love to see more of these sorts of things, although maybe a bit more integrated into the surroundings (like what Walibi Holland do. Basically I want Thorpe to become the British Walibi Holland).
    1 point
  8. Bringing this topic back as Southport are trying to do a thing. https://standupforsouthport.com/thrilling-roller-coaster-with-spectacular-views-along-coast-planned-for-southport-pleasureland/?fbclid=IwAR1OMH2RRj1KJbdaqDwvnH8WHBn1QuEQZcXZ3c_ahM0VV4vyUEiaNQvpW1U Not the best choice of ride all things considered however would inject a bit of life into the park. Fingers crossed.
    1 point
  9. JoshC.

    Samurai

    It has been up and down a lot this season, and I have heard that after its most recent closure it needed a lot of work. If they were getting rid of it, I'd be surprised they removed it so quickly. It's easier, and likely more cost effective, to just leave it in situ until end of the season, when the manpower is more available and engineers aren't focusing on running the park. So I do expect it's being removed with the view to do work to repair it. Equally, one has to wonder at one point they cut their losses with Samurai. And if they do, what they do in turn? Surely at
    1 point
  10. JoshC.

    Energylandia

    The Aqualantis zone opened this week, coinciding with the park's 7th birthday: https://www.facebook.com/EnergyLandia/posts/3708588515909880 https://www.facebook.com/themeparkmagic1/posts/281874103734021 The zone is still not finished yet, and won't be until the closed season. The park wanted the area open for their birthday, and so just left it where it was at. There are more pools, etc to come. My favourite photos of the area is this: It shows how some of it looks really nice imo, and then there's the temporary fencing to the left, an
    1 point
  11. SteveJ

    2021 Season

    I love how this "easter egg grabbing machine" alone sums up how self indulgent and out of touch Thorpe Park are with the public, fans, their own park's history and the theme park business
    1 point
  12. JoshC.

    2021 Season

    I'd expect after, given that it's happening a year after the wall was made plain, and the plain-ification of the wall seemed to be a quick fix. Anyway, here's a wall update:
    1 point
  13. Han30

    Linzi

    My late boyfriend was a larger guy and he was able to ride stealth, Saw, Swarm and Inferno - inferno has bigger seats in certain rows and all the big coasters have tester seats outside but I’ve heard that they aren’t always accurate but they were accurate for my partner. Colossus I would swerve as it is pinchy regardless and I’ve seen a fair few guests unable to fit - my nieces dad didn’t fit and he wasn’t actually too big when he tried (but he is pretty tall) In all honesty it’s a rough ride and will give you a headache. The only other rides that I can think of that may potential
    1 point
  14. Mattgwise

    2021 Season

    So we've now got to listen to that awful rapping soundtrack all through the summer! Eurgh!
    0 points
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