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MattyMoo

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    MattyMoo reacted to Ricky in SAW: The Ride   
    Meanwhile in cat land....

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    MattyMoo reacted to Smidget in Oblivion   
    Being small does make riding coasters challenging sometimes. I often find that when I hit brake runs (especially on Oblivion) I get thrown into the restraints and, not gonna lie, it hurts my chest quite a lot. I do agree that Oblivion is comfortable though... just not the brake run!
    The worst for me are definately Top Scans. I get thrown around in them far too much for my liking. Tall people, consider yourselves lucky!
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    MattyMoo reacted to Smidget in Oblivion   
    Ah good 'ol (painful) Colossus!
    The only brake fun I don't fear is Swarm's <3
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from RideAddict in 2013 Changes   
    I think my Top Spin sarcasm was wasted, ha
    Another FN only opening for SAW Alive would be pretty poor but by all accounts that's the best that can be hoped for. It's beyond me who thought a year-round horror maze would work anyway, let alone the wage bill involved.
    Anyway - Thorpe have gone very quiet about the "other" changes for 2013...
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    MattyMoo reacted to AJ in 2013 Changes   
    Saw alive was closed due to the high running costs. Actors are not cheap! The attraction was not pulling in the crowds as expected hence why they're just opening it at fright nights. I'm sure once the saw franchise is removed from it after the contract ends they'll some day make use of the area again.
    I agree it's a large space unused and the path leading up to it from vortex just feels dormant but I'm sure one day it'll become more lively.
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    MattyMoo reacted to Mark9 in 2013 Changes   
    A picnic area.. that sounds novel, particularly at Thorpe.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Coaster in 2013 Changes   
    Do we think anything will be done with SAW Alive for the 2013 season? Or is it going to be left there SBNO again? Looks pretty poor (as a guest) if you ask me - especially with Fungle Safari and Pirates 4D sitting there derelict too!
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    MattyMoo reacted to AJ in 2013 Changes   
    I see it being left alone and only being open at Fright Nights this year. After this season I predict it will become no more/ moved to another area and rethemed to something else
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from RideAddict in Vampire   
    I remember going to CWOA when I was about 10 or 11 and being nervous about going through the dark "tunnel" in the queue into the main hall with the animatronic organist!
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    MattyMoo reacted to Smidget in Storm Surge   
    The new guests don't know that though do they? Bless their poor, inexperienced souls...
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    MattyMoo reacted to Benin in The Crash Pad   
    To be fair, Storm Surge does look like a giant, multi-coloured, unthemed pile of turd... So that was rather accurate...
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    MattyMoo reacted to Dan9 in Slammer   
    It offers a completely unique experience and swinging over forwards never fails to make me laugh. It's a shame that you have to go through an extraordinarily lengthy loading procedure for effectively a ride which only delivers for half of the cycle, but as a ride experience it has good potential, so calling it a failure is a tad harsh in my view.
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    MattyMoo reacted to Geo in The Swarm   
    Like this? http://coasterupdates.com/uploads/SWARM_sound.mp3
    Link: (www.coasterupdates.com/uploads/SWARM_sound.mp3)
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    MattyMoo reacted to Smidget in The Swarm   
    I was lucky enough to get to ride The Swarm on Saturday, and after Josh's very much in depth cover of everything, I'm not really sure what to say! I was also extremely lucky to get front row on my first ride, on the right hand side, and I have to say the feeling of being tipped over the track and plummeting to the ground is indescribable! The first inversion was much faster than I expected, but that did not take any kind of thrill away from it. The right side itself is just brilliant, the interaction with the theming is top notch (if your arm is long enough you can touch the water by the helicopter), definitely a top 10 ride for me. I have somewhat of a conflict over which side I prefer. Whilst the RHS has the flip over the track and more interaction, on the LHS you can really feel the elements and it just seemed much more forceful (but in a good way). I personally prefer the RHS for the drop, but for the rest of the ride I am really undecided. Whilst the interaction on the RHS is amazing, the LHS keeps you higher for longer, and I really liked that too.One thing I cannot deny is how smooth the ride is. From the moment you leave the station the ride is just pure comfort. The restraints without a doubt are 10/10. There is no jolting about, the ride keeps up an excellent pace throughout, with the train passing through the inversions just slow enough to feel the effects of gravity. It is by far Thorpe's best coaster, and a huge well done to B&M!Oh and Josh, you missed the tiny Swarm alarm clocks! They're so cute, and I'm so getting me one next week
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from holtjammy16 in Storm Surge   
    Thanks for those extra pictures Joel...http://www.themeparkmania.com/Galleries/Thorpe%20Park/Amity%20Cove/Stormsurge/Pictures/Storm%20Surge%20%2823%29.jpgThe positioning of the queue seems completely bizarre, and as already stated, very easy for queue jumpers... that's a massive expanse of tarmac in that photo too... looks bloomin' awful!EDIT: I spot from another photo there is some themeing as such to the left of that tarmac, some wood fence type things with rubber rings on!Also - the Youtube videos have started appearing:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VAIWT44leMI love the "sped up" lift hill bit, my god, that is painfully slow! Some cracking leaks too....!
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from electricBlll in Storm Surge   
    Thanks for those extra pictures Joel...http://www.themeparkmania.com/Galleries/Thorpe%20Park/Amity%20Cove/Stormsurge/Pictures/Storm%20Surge%20%2823%29.jpgThe positioning of the queue seems completely bizarre, and as already stated, very easy for queue jumpers... that's a massive expanse of tarmac in that photo too... looks bloomin' awful!EDIT: I spot from another photo there is some themeing as such to the left of that tarmac, some wood fence type things with rubber rings on!Also - the Youtube videos have started appearing:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VAIWT44leMI love the "sped up" lift hill bit, my god, that is painfully slow! Some cracking leaks too....!
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    MattyMoo reacted to Laelda_95 in Slammer   
    A chav is someone who struts around with their trousers below their bums, swears constantly, and who allows their pitbulls to attack small children. I somehow don't think breaking a speaker makes a person a chav :L
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