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Everything posted by Mattgwise

  1. I personally think it's the end of it, but when Jack asked in his behind the scenes video Russ didn't say yes or no. Almost as if he wasn't 100% sure. Maybe they haven't completely decided yet. If it does close it will be interesting to see what replaces in time or if it will house a new FN maze.
  2. This was certainly the case back end of last season, thankfully it didn't make too much of a noticeable difference, but interesting it has supposedly stayed that way. I wasn't even aware that Storm Surge was not reopening so interesting. Anyone else know anything??? This is Thorpe however so don't expect it to get "removed". It'll add to it's collection of SBNO so it can have a worlds first title of "worlds first park with x amount of SBNO rides".
  3. Ah the nineties and early 00s, how I miss you more and more! Agreed. Maybe the most extreme of other cases could be part of it, but majority of RAP cases are not 'cannot queue cases'.
  4. All jokes aside this could well be a possibility. They have tested some of the painting on Tuk Tuk Turmoil. Taken only yesterday...
  5. Vampire allocates 4 rows for RAP alone. A significant amount were being let on monkey swinger too. Don't know about others TBH.
  6. Was a nice day overall and whilst it was far too busy it was still a good day. Throughputs were not great but it is only four days in so fair enough. Availability was good with only Dragons Fury really going down for a couple of hours. Audio is a bit messy in places. Dragons Fury and Rattlesnake has no music, though the latter only ever had music in a couple of spots anyway. Scorpion Express was playing station announcments in queue instead of he station and Carousel was blasting out of the entire adventure point area. There's new Mexicana and Blue Barnacle audio is d
  7. It truly looks outstanding. Have enjoyed following the updates and cannot wait to see it (and the park) for the first time in a couple of weeks. Thrill Nation also posted a great video walkthrough of the area... https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=472847837482136
  8. This is very bizarre. I had Pizza Pasta at Towers last year during Scarefest and it came to £32.79 with my MAP (so say £40 with no discount) and that was for two adult pizzas (full size), one child pizza (half a full), 2 soft drinks (as I had freestyle) and a full size garlic pizza bread with cheese. So effectively 3.5 pizzas. That first deal is daylight robbery. Whilst the second deal is not AS bad and they're probably pushing towards that, i think it's still significantly poor value all round here. Will be interested to know what is in place for the other parks.
  9. Oh no absolutely not, just saying that I wouldn't have minded if the park had followed a very different direction. Upon rereading I can see it may have come across like that. I just would have liked the old model of a new coaster every x number of years to have continued and would have preferred that system.
  10. Its more people continually asked about it in the leaked pic from his Instagram TBF. Im also not that fussed about the areas TBH. I think the nature of Thorpe anyway it'd be suited as an amusement park. If it meant a load more coasters I'd happily go away from themed areas. I know some will disagree. I'd be quite happy for the place to go Cedar Fair or Six Flags style if it meant lots more new rides.
  11. The park are clearly trying and beginning to take more pride in the park which is nice to see. I am more looking forward to getting back to the park seeing some of these updates than I otherwise was so looking forward to it. Seems all Merlin parks have put in a bit more effort this closed season, with general stuff. Hope this is something that will become the norm going forwards.
  12. It looks nice. Those arches have needed work for some time. The front of the PB with all the frontages repainted in the last couple of years should look a lot more appealing now.
  13. What I am truly shocked by is the image of the RR boats! For the first time since 2002 they've actually cleaned the boats! They look super shiny! They were also covered this winter for the first ever time! The park is finally realising they should clean and look after their rides! The future is bright!
  14. Being positive! All three Tidal Wave boats ready to go! Normally the third is missing for a chunk of the season! I won't make any comments on anything else.🤐
  15. The future of this park looks great! Let's hope it doesn't become too big it struggles to make profit! I also hope some transport rides are planned! It's already huge enough!
  16. Nah! Must be Thorpe 😉 Yeah I agree it probably is the Tilt coaster for EL. Will be interested to see if the new gen version of that will be more successful.
  17. This literally looked to be one of my most anticipated coasters to get on in Europe for 21. But I have to agree it has seemed a bit sluggish and yes whilst coasters warm up and get faster I am not so sure the more I watch it. It is still going to be fantastic but think I am now more hyped for abyssus whereas it was the opposite until very recently.
  18. For the coasters, look here https://rcdb.com/4826.htm
  19. Dreadful name for a ride built in a dreadful place, ruining the views of that lovely green lake! Truly dreadful! Just hope the ride is decent!
  20. Well spotted. It looks to run a bit better than the zamperla. Specs state it has a theoretical capacity of 42 people, 650pph, and the height of it is 11m. Although you'd have to be pretty crammed in to get 42 on that boat. The product guide can be downloaded on this page.. https://www.metallbau-emmeln.de/en/attractions/#s2_2
  21. Sure looks like it when you look at that odd end section with one entry to the two back rows. These are not great! What a shame, but I guess we could have ended up with nothing, so may as well appreciate that it's better than nothing.
  22. For me it's pretty ambitious, and not confident I will get all done but will try... UK Merlin Parks BPB Paultons Park Phantasialand, Toverland, Efteling and Walibi Holland as part of a road trip Energylandia Europa Park. I'd also like to do a trip to New York in August to combine visiting Luna Park and Six Flags Great adventure & New England. Flights currently going for £375! Although many have advised I don't book as they think the whole year is goong to be disastrous for USA. I do think that USA will be one of the last places to improve
  23. Detonator: Bomb's Away (5) Mr. Monkey's Banana Ride (1) Detonator + Mr Monkey's Banana Ride - COME ON! Someone Detonate this thread!
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