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  1. 4 points
    Benin

    Complaints, complaints and complaints.

    Negative - It's Thorpe Park (RESORT & RIDES)! Positive - I'm not visiting next year.
  2. 3 points
    Mer

    Merlin Entertainments

    This has actually solved my problem of not having the money in one go right now to get a MAP 👍🏻 (Plus I suck at saving up for things anyway 😆) Ordered mine on Monday and got it today, perfect timing for the meet on Saturday 😁 I did laugh when I saw how they decided to style it... The other side is the same, so my photo is all stretched 😂 And the barcode is shorter (hopefully it will scan at the turnstiles). I’m glad this time they look pretty much the same as MAPs; I had quite a few issues with my Membership last time due to staff saying they’d never seen one before/not even knowing what it was 😝
  3. 3 points
    Benin

    2019 Season

    Merlin had the chance to do exactly that after Smiler crashed... Their decisions since show nothing but contempt for "customer experience"...
  4. 2 points
    Marc

    Nemesis Inferno

    Surprised - the geysers especially have been on and working for a good couple years now! Think they go of every other train.
  5. 2 points
    Han30

    Merlin Entertainments

    I had Merlin Membership (standard) when it first came out and it was really handy as I wasn’t able to fork out a lump sum in one go. I’m guessing in the past, people signed up for it (which was meant to be minimum 12 months) and maybe cancelled after a couple of months of lots of park trips They never had the sign up fee before so I’m thinking perhaps this is to deter it happening again? I do think it’s a great idea for people on a budget - especially families who can’t afford to whack out a few hundred quid on passes in one go
  6. 2 points
    Negatives: Too many dark, abandoned and rundown themes Abansoned rides- including a sky swat and Log Flume (where myths say it’s returning) A rough Gerst and Intamin 95% Of DBGT 3 minute dispatches on an invert Positives: They have two B&M’s and one good Intamin It has rides It’s better than nothing (when it’s available)
  7. 2 points
    MattyMoo

    Is there a maximum length for hair

    Post about a Top Spin goes here.
  8. 1 point
    BAYDEEUH

    Is there a maximum length for hair

    I have very long, lucious hair that is approximately 8 ft long. I am wondering if this will be an issue when riding? My height is 5ft 5. So my hair will be trailingbehind me. I usually wear it in a plaitt witAny advice would be helpfuly. My hair will be even longer once spring comes around and I will attend thorpe park for the firs ttime.
  9. 1 point
    Wumbamillio

    Nemesis Inferno

    It's fantastic to see effects fixed around the ride like the foggers and the geysers that I've rarely ever seen working in person (and never synched with the ride as intended), a very cool effect!
  10. 1 point
    ChiapasC.

    Park Operations

    The restrictions changed last year, where the park decided to be more strict following long-term considerations after the Smiler incident. Each ride has operating conditions set out by the manufacturer. In many cases, these aren't strict and have several variables related to them (a ride running for 10 hours straight is not going to stall the second the temperature goes 0.1C below the recommended temperature, for example). Merlin are now following these recommendations strictly though. Following them strictly means that if the temperature does go below 0.1C or whatever, even for a second, the park stop running the ride, and require the temperature to be at the minimum operating temperature for a set period of time thereafter. It's a ridiculous system, as with something as complex as rides, a flat cut off condition - bar for extremes - is a bad idea. So the conditions aren't new, but how the park view them is.
  11. 1 point
    Benin

    2019 Season

    Be lucky to get any paint given the old "EVERYTHING MUST HAVE A RETURN ON INVESTMENT" nonsense...
  12. 1 point
    daboywunda

    2019 Season

    Don't hold your breath for anything new in 2019... I think this might be a regroup and reconsider year - Events and licks of paint. Expect focus to be on presentation and operations rather than new and shiny. They'll be focusing on getting it right for the visitors they currently have before trying to attract new ones.
  13. 1 point
    jessica2

    Merlin Entertainments

    Maybe they are hoping some people sign up and like a gym membership just forget to cancel it 😂
  14. 1 point
    jessica2

    TPM Christmas Meet 2018

    Hope you guys enjoy! I’m busy this weekend sadly, hope to make the Park opening meet though.
  15. 1 point
    jessica2

    TPM Awards 2018

    Will vote shortly some big decisions there... #DBGTbestrideofthecenturym8
  16. 1 point
    Negative: Not such great operations on two out of five main coasters. Positive: Three out of five main coasters great operations! Video fits the pattern of what I saw throughout most of 2018!
  17. 1 point
    Negative Paragraph: Every investment non coaster related 2010 and onwards for the most part has been terrible, tacky, or just a complete waste of money or time. Look at how Europa do small-medium investments such as Columbus or Whale Tours, make improvements without slapping on a outdated IP! Or if not, add a cool flat ride, no tacky IPs or stupid USP, build a ride that is fun. Positive Paragraph: The Swarm. Not the most forceful coaster but a reliable B&M nevertheless, the heavy theming around it is also very cool and it just works with the isolation of the area so well. The near-misses elements are also something I have to praise Merlin and Thorpe for, awesome! Credit also has to go for turning X:NWO into X, X was a simple but just great staple for the families who Thorpe wanted to attract, it also gave a unpopular coaster a new lease on life and it seemed to be way more popular!
  18. 1 point
    Cedar Creek

    Next Roller Coaster

    Let’s not forget: 1/ VR 2/ Pre-show 3/ cattlepens 4/ shipping containers 5/ ‘another variation of the Island theme’ 6/ Another disaster/abandoned/horror theme/story Boom! I will see myself out
  19. 1 point
    Glitch

    TPM Awards 2018

    Will buy you Costa if you vote coaster. #shoplocal
  20. 1 point
    Wumbamillio

    Logger's Leap

    The unprofessionalism all round from Thorpe Park is shocking. And no offence but it's pretty embarassing to see a self-appointed theme park 'personality' seemingly using their job at Thorpe Park as self validation for their inflated enthusiast opions. I know many enthusiasts (in the real sense of the word, not this enthusiast "community" cult ideology) who are extremely hard working and have been in the attraction industry for years. They make it all happen to entertain others, they dont get any wider recognition and they dont seek it either. Whereas this Jordan character trying to get PR attention at any opportunity, the tweets, that dumb enthusiast awards thing and many other enthusiast cliques, seem to be far more interested in themselves than working in entertainment. Or getting their enthusiast friends 'in' behind the scenes so they can boast about themselves too. Thorpe Park needs to get back to basics, get back in touch with the public (especially if it's wanting to go for families more like it says it does) and offer a good value day out. Not a day in a tarmac car park sponsored by a hundred fads, with signs constantly reminding you you're on "the island" (whoops, you built over most views of the water years ago!), and then getting egotists to tell others why they're wrong online. Theme parks are really just about having a laugh out with friends, with a day of fun. Isn't that what we all got into it for? People behind the scenes need to be open minded, less self congratulatory and sort the park out properly. But I guess massively glamorising the 'brand' to the point that it bears no resemblance to the park is what they're better at and all they're interested in currently.
  21. 1 point
    Coaster

    Next Roller Coaster

    I mean, if they're going to insist on constantly referring to their park as "world class" on social media then it does need to be world class.
  22. 1 point
    LK_

    Is there a maximum length for hair

    They literally just got a pic from google and you took time to respond to that lol
  23. 1 point
    Han30

    Wish a Member a Happy Birthday!

    I know he can’t see this but happy birthday to Roodie who would’ve been 40 today ?
  24. 1 point
    Cedar Creek

    Top 10's

    It has been a long one coming,but after a park like no other it is finally time to update some top 10’s. Roller Coasters: 1/ Steel Vengeance 2/ Helix 3/ Maverick 4/ Taron 5/ Millennium Force 6/ Shambhala 7/ Wodan 8/ Nemesis 9/ Raptor 10/ Icon Parks visited: 1/ Europa Park 2/ Cedar Point 3/ Efteling 4/ Phantasialand 5/ Disneyland Paris 6/ Liseberg 7/ Port Aventura 8/ Blackpool Pleasure Beach 9/ Alton Towers 10/ Thorpe Park Some of you may be shocked and surprised by my choices here, but I can reassure you there is methods In these conclusions. Everything in a park from location, styling, selection and character is analysed amongst what kind of park it may be. Not every park needs tonnes of thrilling rides or magical theming and details everywhere, they are all different and would be a dull world if they weren’t. The differences between my top two perhaps elaborate this. And finally, Cedar Point Coasters ranked from top to bottom (most were ridden at least twice): 1/ Steel Vengeance 2/ Maverick 3/ Millennium Force 4/ Raptor 5/ Rougarou 6/ Top Thrill Dragster 7/ Gate Keeper 8/ Valravn 9/ Magnum XL 10/ Gemini 11/ Wicked Twister 12/ Blue Streak 13/ Corkscrew 14/ Iron Dragon 15/ Cedar Creek Mine (the irony), Wilderrness Run and Woodstock Express were not ridden.
  25. 0 points
    StevenVig

    TPM Christmas Meet 2018

    I'm actually not going to be attending this at all, as I am DJing quite late on Friday night.
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