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About Mattgwise

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    Matt Wise
  • Birthday 07/19/1989

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    Sutton, Surrey

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    Thorpe Park

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  1. Mattgwise

    TPM Fright Nights Meet 2018

    Hi everyone, Halloween is coming up and that means we will be holding the annual TPM Thorpe Park Fright Nights meet. Please vote for the days you could potentially attend. I will use this information to finalise the date. Voting closes at the end of 28th August. Please only vote if you are attending/possibly attending. The event will take place over the whole day as the park will be open 10am - 10pm, with horror mazes from 3PM. Below is the provisional plan for the day: Park opening - Meet in the dome 10:15 - Start making way around the rides 1:30ish - Lunch 2:30 - Meet back up and start making way to first maze choice. 3:30 onwards - More mazes and rides in the dark until close (maybe another stop for food later if people hungry) The meets are great fun and everyone is invited, even if you have never posted before or even been to a meet at all. If it's your first meet, I understand it can be nerve breaking - but we were all there once before, so all know the feeling, please don't let this stop you from attending. Once you are there you'll be part of the group in no time at all! Everyone attending will have my number or be a part of a FB messenger group. Once a date has been confirmed I will keep a list of attendees.
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    Europa Park

    Oh dear, it really is not Europa Parks year! Glad no injuries, and bet they have these trains repaired/replaced in a week!
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    Rumba Rapids

    Looks like Rumba also getting the modified boat treatment.
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    TPM Meets Calendar 2018

    Hey all, Due to the change in leading these meets this has obviously meant a change in the calendar for 2018. As a result of the change the calendar will also change: September abroad trip will no longer take place (this year anyway) October - TPM Fright Nights Meet December - TPM Christmas Meet A provisional 2019 calendar will come around November time. In the meantime keep your eyes peeled for information on the Fright Nights meet. Matt
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    Blackpool Pleasure Beach

    I made a return visit two weeks after we went and it was quieter, but still not too quiet and a good atmosphere. Like you I don't think it seemed to be massively busier than previous years and the week I went saw two days extended until 8pm but also two days where it shut early at 5pm, showing a very mixed week. I guess we will have to wait and see when profit reports are released. Last time round they made £1 million after tax: https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/northwest/revenue-rises-at-blackpool-pleasure-beach I think the problem is lack of advertising out of the area. There were tonnes of signs all over Blackpool but I have not seen anything down south and haven't seen any advert on TV once.
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    Canada’s Wonderland

    This looks like a great dive coaster, including a vertical loop (first on a dive coaster?) Glad they are keeping the swinging coaster too. I wouldn't worry about second half looking dull as the first section is actually of a decent length. It's a bit like swarm with the final turn after a set of brakes.
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    2018 General Discussion

    Agreed! But absolutely dire on Nemesis Inferno, with almost 4 minute dispatches several times!
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    Had a front row ride on Vampire today, wasn't really rough at all, just the back and forth little bit of jolting on a couple of points after second lift.
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    The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure

    Can confirm after today's visit that the fountains are now working once again.
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    2018 General Discussion

    Is there any official set ride availability over the evening sessions? Several evenings during the 10pm closes including today most flat rides have shut early, leaving just coasters, Detonator, Dodgems, Tidal, storm surge and flying fish open. Yet when I asked Thorpe Park they assured me all rides open till 10pm except I'm a celeb, living nightmare, zombie hunt, and old town rides closing at 6pm and Rumba at sunset. It seems to have been fairly inconsistent, as last Saturday most rides were open until the very end. I am guessing it is purely based on crowd levels?
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    Well hopefully it will be gone next year! A lot of people seem to be thinking it will.
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    VR wasn't being used at all last Friday, resulting in a quick and efficiently run ride, and with trains being dispatched quickly, the lift hill slowed down like Air days. What was interesting was no notice of it the VR being unavailable at the entrance, nor did the two members of staff in the queue say anything. Despite VR being unavailable, I did not hear a single person moan it was without VR,. Guess it's not so popular after all!
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    2018 General Discussion

    Yes I noticed this last Saturday, the fire truck caught some people off guard. Was nice to see, let's hope they remain back, as earlier in season they were working and lasted less than a week!
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    Tidal Wave

    Yep, that is exactly what I thought!
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    Tidal Wave

    I haven't seen them working this year, they looked like they were in a bit of a state and neglected again last time I went on TW.