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    TPM Christmas Meet 2018

    Hello TPM Peeps, Christmas is fast approaching and that means time for the annual TPM meet. The date has been set as Saturday 15th December. 10:15 - 10:45 - Meet inside London Waterloo Station under the clock by WHSmiths. 11:00 - London Eye. If People want lunch, they can grab a bite to eat from local food places once we are off. 12:30(ish) - We will decide who would like to do Dungeons and who would like to do Sealife. (maybe everyone wants to do the same) 2/2:30(ish) - We will head towards Madame Tussauds and similar to last year some can go there if they wish whilst everyone else goes to Spoons! 4(ish) - We will have a group meal at the place that has been voted for. 5:30/6(ish) - The main event. Winter Wonderland until 10pm All TPM meets are great fun and everyone is welcome whether you have attended virtually every meet or you haven't been to any at all. Please don't feel put off if you have never been before, everyone is friendly and everyone gets included. If you have any queries please PM me. Please message below if you are coming. Attendees: ChiapasC. JoshuaA (maybe) Marc Marhelorpe Martin Doyle Mattgwise Mr Fish StevenVig (morning only) (maybe)
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    I think they look fine, am just concerned at the limited capacity with them being 2 across seating.
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    Closed Season

    You are completely missing my point. The post I am replying to in this thread is essentially about the unprofessionalism of the social media team this year. A park for what ever reason closes its ride (whether their own fault or not is irrelevant to my point) yet they then make a post about a band regrouping and write #currentlyunavailable in the place of the one not there. It is not a sensible idea to do that when so many customers were recently angered for attractions not being available during a recent busy period.
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    Closed Season

    OK perhaps I should have quoted what I was referring to for you. Look at the very last image in the post two above mine (by ChiapasC) and you'll know if you had read about the fiasco of unavailable attractions over the busiest weekend of the year.
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    Closed Season

    Have they seriously put #currently unavailable on a social media post !? Absolutely disgusting knowing so many thousands of people complained at that during the busy weekend with the cold(ish) weather. They are essentially saying they found that situation funny!
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    Park Count - 2018

    It will be naff as you've ridden Steel Vengeance! 😂
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    Park Count - 2018

    Thorpe park x11 Chessington x6 Alton Towers x4 Cedar Point x3 Blackpool Pleasure Beach x2 Adventure Island x1 Dreamland Margate x1
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    It sure was but it did offer completely different views which could be a preference factor in some peoples eyes.
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    Ride Accidents

    Accident on an inflatable slide in Woking at a fireworks display. Prior to being confirmed as an inflatable it was thought a helter skelter had collapsed. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46085445
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    The outer seat is my favourite! You feel really exposed and as if you are going to slip out which adds to the thrill.
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    Closed Season

    haha, just what I noticed, but your older looking image pretty much confirms it. Hotel finally going to be built???
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    Closed Season

    Could well be! It appears as if Google maps has very recently updated its aerial view of the park and that could be an older version of that same area highlighted above. That said I can't imagine anything being able to be built there tbh as that would require an insane amount of tree removal. It probably has no meaning to anything new at all but time will tell. EDIT: Could even be the location shown here but rotated: Wasn't the hotel planned slightly right of this location???
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    Closed Season

    This makes me laugh more than the actual post you have quoted! The forum is a place for opinions and supposed to be a fun place so there was no harm done in saying what was said! Clearly Cedar Creek (and myself) was joking and would not think those things would actually happen!
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    Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion

    I was originally with the "bring back big top" idea but since thinking more about it, the event just needs a complete refresh. 4 or max 5 mazes that are brand new, well thought out and high quality. Everything already done including popular attractions such as "Big Top" ans "Asylum" just need to be put to rest.
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    Closed Season

    Good shout, I am confident we shall see Slammer, Loggers and CCR return, but seriously no chance of the rest I'm afraid Cedar Creek!
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    Closed Season

    And so it's that time of the year again with closed season upon us, so it's also time to revive this thread! What changes do people think we will see during closed season and into next year?
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    Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion

    13 horror attractions!
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    Paultons Park

    Everyone is hoping Storm Chaser is a new coaster rather than a retheme, but either way this will be done well. Looking forward to seeing this park develop over the next decade or so.
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    I can't make too many comments having not been since 1996! However seems a similar story to what happened at Chessington as we entered the late 00s. At the same time, though you give some very valid, sad sounding reasons, the charm being lost may also be to partly do with your age as well, as it's a very different park for an adult compared to a child, and it is far more geared to the latter.
  20. Half term was last week (it's this week up north) . Tickets for Halloween are currently going for £44 and it changes from £33 to £55 depending on how many tickets have been sold. I would imagine it could still potentially get quite busy with many visiting after school and into the evening.
  21. Wow, absolutely disgraceful that they liked that tweet (as great as it is)! Truly shocking!
  22. What doesn't add up in my mind is why Thorpe close the coasters when it is 4/5 degrees yet up at Towers it was 3 degrees maximum and even snowed this morning, yet all the coasters bar Thirteen were open until 9pm.
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    Apologies for the double post, but cannot get over how insane this was nearly two weeks ago, compared to Tuesday. Literally had two full turns around the top and then lowered again! This means in the space of a fortnight I have had both my best ride ever and worst ride ever! Talk about inconsistent!
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    Stargazing Pods - New accommodation for 2019

    I love how this still look luxurious compared to the Stargazing Pods, and these Premier Inn ones are actually cheap to stay in!
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    Slammer replacement?

    I still can't get my head around how good Samurai was on Saturday. For a nearly 20 years old ride it was back at its best (after years of awfulness) So no please no replacement for now!