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  1. This fixed the artwork surprisingly quickly: Coaster Climbs, for now just on The Swarm, have also returned: https://www.thorpepark.com/tickets-passes/extras/coaster-climbs/ Current price is £45pp (£5 cheaper than when they last run in ~2016/17)
  2. 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?!
  3. 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).
  4. Pop up vaccine site inside the Marquee from 2pm today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-57999680 Doing Pfizer only. Not sure how big the uptake will be, but they're there after park close too, so might capture a few guests and staff!
  5. I've heard mixed-to-negative things about the Thunderbolt model, but can't lie, that being built would get me down to the park, so it's a success immediately in that respect.
  6. I would imagine they have sufficient stock (and if it proved overly popular for the stocks they had, they would order in more). I don't think any of the ParkVibes merch is advertised as limited edition either.
  7. Park Vibes has been extended until August 30th: https://www.facebook.com/thorpepark/posts/10159305755140867
  8. Drayton flooded towards the start of 2020. I wouldn't say floods are becoming regular occurrences though. Walibi Belgium have announced they intend to be closed until at least August 15th. Plopsa Coo (which was also hit but, being next to a river which floods, were somewhat better prepared) is set to open tomorrow.
  9. To follow up on this: As I understand it, Ghost Train is now running at full capacity, and Labyrinth is now batching groups of up to 8 people. Both are still using timed tickets, though.
  10. Latest video explaining restrictions: -Rides will run at full capacity -Face coverings remain recommended for indoor areas -Black Mirror: Labyrinth and Derren Brown's Ghost Train will still require timed tickets -No temperature checks, which has been the case for a couple of weeks Not entirely clear if Ghost Train and Labyrinth are also going to be running full capacity (or higher capacity than before). I guess a wait and see...
  11. 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
  12. Following the recent heavy floods that have hit parts of Belgium and Germany, Walibi Belgium (as well as Plopsa Coo, which regularly suffers from flooding) have had to close. Some photos of both parks here: https://www.facebook.com/ParcsActus/posts/2915282932073446
  13. The Wreckoning is set to be replaced for this year's event: https://www.facebook.com/ScareTOUR/posts/4511005198943940
  14. 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
  15. The difference this year compared to previous years when it has awful reliability is it seems to be happening in shorter bursts. In the past Samurai would run pretty reliably then be down for a month or two. This year it's had 3 extended periods of closure already, for at least 3 weeks or so. I'm no engineer, and I'm sure there's plenty of possible explanations behind it. But it doesn't feel like a good sign, does it
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