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  1. 4 points
    Benin

    Thorpe Park 2020

    I'll travel for a Wacky Worm in the arse end of France, so not sure where this enthusiast elitism is coming from? Half the guests probably won't know about Cedar Point and the like, does it really detract from their personal enjoyment? I mean the most liked ride by guests at PA is Baco! And 90% of us know that's wrong... Thorpe (and Merlin parks as a whole) have remained pretty stationary over the years in the last decade that's true, but mostly through have consistent expansion the year before and some mismanagement... Several parks in Europe especially have taken advantage of not having much prior to this decade and going "right, this Gerstlauer is cheap but is interesting, let's buy that as our new signature ride", much like Bobbie Jobbie and Walibi Alpes have done... On the other side the likes of Walibi Holland and Phantasialand already had a strong base to begin with, though Phantasialand was more about complete redevelopment of existing areas of the park... Walibi have just chosen two fantastic rides to compliment their pre-existing icon that is Goliath (though Untamed might become the new one)... There's many things to dislike Thorpe for but the ride lineup isn't one of them... Think a lot of this is the realisation that the UK parks have sat still whilst the world adds a higher quality of ride comparatively...
  2. 2 points
    dk3

    Thorpe Park Withdrawal Symptoms

    Missing Storm Surge so, so much. Counting the hours here. /s
  3. 2 points
    Glitch

    Thorpe Park 2020

    Thorpe doesn't need a standout coaster for enthusiasts. They don't like spending money, make up less than 5% of the market and expect the world for free. Source MAP Group
  4. 2 points
    Mark9

    Thorpe Park 2020

    That's all that matters if we're brutally honest.
  5. 1 point
    ste193

    Thorpe Park 2020

    They really need to do something the last time I visited was 2016 and that was a free visit due to complaining about Derren's Browns ride being closed the first time all day and then we return and go on it and its basically a VR experience I could have had at home with my friends tickling my legs, anyway you get the gist. The UK industry as a whole needs to step up because the worldwide and European parks are knocking it out of the park and here in the UK we can't even seem to get to first base! After going to theme parks worldwide I have no desire to return to Thorpe Park and infact if a friend suggests it I resent the notion! When I could go to Tokyo Disney Sea for the day for £50 why would I pay near enough that for somewhere as sub par as Thorpe Park.
  6. 1 point
    Mattgwise

    Thorpe Park Withdrawal Symptoms

    I was merely joking! Obviously! Worth pointing out though that whilst you think its a sad topic title, some others may not! It's a Thorpe forum, for people who like Thorpe so there will be people who have withdrawal symptoms!
  7. 1 point
    In case anyone on the forum who hasn't been to a meet before is considering coming to this one and is a bit nervous, I was in exactly your position last year, the 2018 Christmas meet was my first ever TPM meet, and I don't regret it for a second. Within minutes I felt a part of the group and had a wonderful day! So much so I've been to plenty of meets since then! If you're considering coming, just go for it!
  8. 1 point
    JoshC.

    TPM Awards 2019

    It's the most wonderful time of the year - it's the Thorpe Park Mania Awards! As ever, we are using SurveyMonkey to collect the results. If you've never used it before, don't worry - it's dead easy! We've condensed things down a bit this year, to spice up the competition... PARK AWARDS: -Best UK Park -Best UK Coaster -Best UK Flat Ride -Best UK Water Ride -Best UK Dark Ride -Worst UK Ride -Best International Park -Best International Coaster -Best New-for-2019 Attraction (can be in the UK) -Most Disappointing Merlin Moment 2019 -Best Looking Attraction for 2020 -Best Manufacturer FORUM AWARDS: -Best Member -Best Team Member -Best Quality Posts -Most Knowledgeable Member -Most Dedicated Member -Most Sarcastic Member -Most Likely to be Banned in 2020 -Funniest Member -Biggest Fanboy/girl -Sexiest Male -Sexiest Female -Storm Surge Award -Member you'd like to see more of  And here's some clarifications in case any of the above are confusing... You don't have to vote for all the categories if you don't want! Please you forum usernames rather than real names - makes things easier For the park awards, feel free to vote for parks / rides you like the look of the best (especially the case of International Awards, where members might not have been on many / any foreign rides). Storm Surge Award: Vote for the member who you think reminds you of Storm Surge or should be awarded a Storm Surge for their efforts in TPM. Member you'd like to see more of Award: Vote for the member who you'd like to see post on the forums more often / see at meets / generally get to know a bit better! These are of course meant to be a bit of fun, so just enjoy the ride! Link is HERE! Voting will close Wednesday 18th December, 8pm, with winners announced at a point after. Any questions let me know. Get those votes coming in!
  9. 1 point
    Glitch

    Thorpe Park 2020

    F**k Stealth last time man in the locker booth wouldn't let me ride.
  10. 1 point
    MattyMoo

    Legoland

    Looking forward to seeing Alex Crump and Co. there on press preview day.
  11. 1 point
    MattyMoo

    Thorpe Park 2020

    Exactly. That, and wearing your pass around your neck just looks silly innit. Also, please ban Josh for saying "there" instead of "their" ❤️ In fact, whilst I'm here, ban everyone h8ing on Stealth.
  12. 1 point
    JoshC.

    TPM Awards 2019

    It's election day, but that's not the biggest vote happening this month 6 days left to get your votes in!
  13. 1 point
    Benin

    Thorpe Park 2020

    How many parks in the world have a truly standout coaster for enthusiasts? What even IS a truly standout coaster for enthusiasts? By that reckoning you'd rule out a good number of parks because others already have bigger and better variants of their rides? No point going to Walibi or Parc Asterix or Mirabilandia or Port Aventura then. You can't say that your local park has a good selection of rides and then also say they're not good enough (well, Colossus and Saw ARE terrible). It's complete opposites to what's being said. Even having 3 good solid coasters is probably about average for an European park who doesn't really have the space or ability to build high or long. Walibi Holland only got that number this year after Untamed! And it's arguably better than the amount of solid coasters at Phantasialand. Just sounds like jealousy that the park is standing still, but like I said before, it did it's mass development the decade before, when the biggest ride was actually Loggers Leap when I grew up with it. It was going to stop sometime and unfortunately has coincided with some weird managerial decisions and mismanagement.
  14. 1 point
    JoshC.

    Thorpe Park 2020

    I don't see why this is being treated as a negative? Not every park has to have a Top 10 worthy coaster... Honestly, this is one of the most spoilt comments I've seen with regards to theme parks. "Thorpe ONLY has 2 B&Ms, 2 Intamins and a Gerstlauer, it's not complete". So many parks would kill to have that sort of line up. (NB: Saw doesn't have a clone, just a ride which has inspired it, and the other two were firsts of their exact layouts...). Saying Towers has 3 elite coasters is very much a stretch too.. This is the big issue, yes. And they do need to add and improve. But that doesn't really detract from the fact that the park already have a solid basis with some good coasters. Again: why is this an issue?
  15. 1 point
    StevenVig

    Thorpe Park Withdrawal Symptoms

    This is the saddest title to a topic I've ever heard 🙄
  16. 1 point
    JoshuaA

    Thorpe Park 2020

    To the GP yes, Stealth is one of the tallest and fastest in the UK so obviously to them it is a good headliner attraction. For us enthusiasts though, its nothing more than a decent coaster. Its layout is anything but unique, it has the terrible plastic intamin OTSR, and it just isn't something people will travel to ride.. People travel far to ride the likes of Nemesis and Smiler, Stealth not so much..
  17. 1 point
    Mark9

    Nemesis Inferno

    The thing with being the best is that there can only be one. And the thing with Inferno is the more unique features such as the pre-lift tunnel, the smoke effects and the actually pretty decent theming make it stand out now to me more then other. At this point I've done quite a few inverters (humble brag) and Inferno always has something about it that makes me happy. Whether it's because it was my first B&M or because it has a certain magic I don't know. I still maintain it should have just been called Inferno, because it just gets endlessly compared to its older sister. IMO it is one of the UK's finest rides and a night ride one of the best experiences.
  18. 1 point
    Benin

    The Smiler Incident 02/06/2015

    No it's just that people are idiots and will believe any old nonsense they read on the front page...
  19. 1 point
    Coaster

    TPM Awards 2019

    I never thought I'd find myself voting Alton Towers as the best UK park. Blimey.
  20. 1 point
    Mattgwise

    Closed Season

    Noooooo! The classic noise those grabber machines make is one of the last things remaining that has been there for years! Can't imagine walking in the dome and not hearing this... https://youtu.be/AO-p-KRZDgA
  21. 1 point
    JoshC.

    Legoland

    Coming from Benin, this is a huge achievement glitch.
  22. 1 point
    JoshC.

    The Smiler Incident 02/06/2015

    Daily Star: OUTRAGE as theme park website hides reference to devastated Smiler crash.
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