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  1. Benin

    The Next Big Thing

    The Sex Education ride would have an unforgettable climax.
    2 points
  2. MattyMoo

    The Swarm

    No it's not Kay Burley xoxo
    2 points
  3. Benin

    The Swarm

    Ah but an enthusiast did it so it must be good. Right?
    2 points
  4. Glitch

    Legoland

    Sorted it....
    1 point
  5. Benin

    The Small Parks Thread

    Farup have announced their latest from the Vekoma catalogue in Fønix. https://www.faarupsommerland.dk/da/foenix/ Interesting feature is a "Stall Loop". Which looks as weird as it sounds. There's also a 360 degree POV. Positive start to 2022.
    1 point
  6. JoshC.

    The Swarm

    So the audio now plays out like a radio station? I mean, stuff like that can work (see: Amity Cove / WWTP), but I'm not sure it fits here. But heyho, whatever. Maybe people will like it. tbh I would have been happy if they literally just used the Swarm Invasion loop from last year. An evolution of the old soundtrack that worked. Not a fan of shoehorning everything around the area into the audio. It feels desperate / awkward, rather than just letting everything flow. For the obvious comparison, it's not like WWTP Radio tries to shoehorn in all the theming features around
    1 point
  7. ChessingtonSam

    The Swarm

    This story is also sort of now laid out by the new audio, as seen here: Although I think this time the church is supposed to be in the 'village of Thorpe', so at least that's explained. And also the Swarm itself apparently came from a research facility. The audio is very, very strange. 'The world is literally ending around us, quick, organise an interview with the reverend of the church, and in the meantime, play You Me At Six!' At least the Swarm Invasion audio is back in parts.
    1 point
  8. Coaster

    The Swarm

    The Swarm's area and theming isn't that great IMO. It's really just a bunch of vehicles and theming items plonked around the ride with no cohesion, it isn't visually nice to look at either. Why is there a huge motorway billboard right next to a church? What's a helicopter doing in a lake? It's just bizarre. I do feel that it was better when the ride first opened and it had the special effects, triggered sound effects etc. As with most Merlin investments though it's been left to fall apart, had random items added and many items of theming are now missing or have been replaced w
    1 point
  9. Mattgwise

    2021 Season

    They go very fast on peak days, not sure about off peak weekdays (though they too have been busy lately). Best place to get is from the self service tills in the ticket centre. This opens from 9am.
    1 point
  10. JoshC.

    The Swarm

    Really and truthfully, the area theme for Swarm makes no sense. At face value, it seems to be some sort of attack from alien creatures that can fly. They've bought down planes and helicopters because they own the sky. The emergency services are under attack and useless too. Great. But, if you follow the story laid out by the TV screens, this mysterious attack is happening at Thorpe Park. Okay, cool. But this leads to a variety of questions: Why's there a church at Thorpe Park? Or a billboard advertising paracetamol? (Actually, this is the park with Colossus in
    1 point
  11. JoshC.

    Legoland

    The Lego Mythica area opened last month. I went to Legoland Friday evening for an Annual Passholder event (was very quiet, but largely because of the downpour of rain all day). Flight of the Sky Lion was my first flying theatre and it was pretty decent. A very fast paced experience for the film. At times it would have been nice to just take things in a bit more a 'fly' around (which I hear other such rides do a bit more?). I sometimes struggle with a bit of a motion sickness of some motion simulators, but this was fine, though I felt a bit queazy about 3/4 of the way through.
    1 point
  12. Benin

    2021 Season

    I thought the "woke brigade" were pro mask? It's incredibly hard to keep up as to what I should be "woke" about. Towers have been doing this already. Think it caused a few issues with the RAP queues because it obviously had a problem in having to move non-mask wearers but not being able to move disabled guests. Unfortunately people who pretend they are exempt from wearing masks are the exact reason we still have to. Utter scum and bringing in a comparison to racial segregation shows the level of contempt this person has for the actual struggles of those at the time.
    1 point
  13. SteveJ

    The Swarm

    Exactly, I dont think it's being a grumpy git to think that. It seems to be Thorpe's thing at the moment, thinking theyre creative geniuses for tacking on added explanations and backstory (see DBGT as well) Swarm's audio needed improving only because it was boring and miserable feeling. Will this improve it? Let's see
    1 point
  14. Mark9

    2021 Season

    I mean it isn't the woke brigade that jumped on this, it's just bots and trolls trying to cause division. The fact the original poster is an anti-vaccination, anti-lockdown, anti-mask conspiracy nut tells me all I need to know about the original tweet and in this example, its best not to engage at all as it spreads the rubbish further.
    1 point
  15. ben199

    2021 Season

    Not once did D.M.K mention crowds or the park being busy as a source of disappointment. All the issues raised were operational and customer services ones completely in the parks control.
    1 point
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