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  1. Ahh how I miss the days of free TPM ERT ( I will forever be thankful) they were some fun meets. Seems like a bit of a crap decision all round.


    The team at MMM really are doing a great job of making this ride look spectacular sometimes I wonder how they arnt all poaches to work on epic universe.

  2. Why would they even allow for potential roll backs in the design phase? Wouldn’t they have models to say there is an X% chance that the ride valleys in these conditions, why would they not change the dimensions of the ride until they had something which would give a close to 100% guarantee of always making it around the track…


    Would love to be a fly on the wall in the talks right now. Oh well gives them the opportunity to not open a new attraction next year and just remarket this one instead.

  3. 48 minutes ago, MattyMoo said:

    Yeah that looked a close one.... possibly looks worse than it is because of the angle though, but even so!


    I've changed my booking to Wednesday 12th now. Can't do 13th/14th for work commitments so I figure best to go on Wednesday and allow another day of testing and prep than go tomorrow and then be annoyed if I miss it by a day.


    If no Hyperbae on Wednesday, then I'll see her in September once the schools are back.

    Work can come later, become a full time enthusiast 

  4. TBH if I was there tomorrow I’d probably pay the £20 fast track…. Do we expect the queue to die down seeems like ages since this has been done at Thorpe lol. I remember going for swarm after school on opening day and lapping it as the crowds dies down significantly.

  5. Kinda feel sorry for the club XX people, seems like everyone has already been on this coaster despite them being the first lol.

    Enjoy your rides everyone hope it lives up to expectations.


    When are the crowds due to die down next, that’s probably when I will go and try it out, guessing though that will be post summer now :(



  6. Looks complex but probably for the best. I think one piece of concerning information was left out though…. Overnight queueing / arriving at the park super early do they have a policy or might the team wake up to a surprise number of guests when they arrive that morning??

  7. 1 hour ago, Benin said:

    I'd like to see the unedited version.


    Bet it looks just as good without the shine.

    One interesting thing is that the lights have been on most nights, all the way up the lift hill!

  8. 5 hours ago, Benin said:

    Wouldn't be a Merlin project if it was finished on time would it?

    I do wonder if that will perhaps go into Johns Personal development plan for next year….. ‘Fully complete a project themeing landscaping and hardware before opening day’

  9. On 5/9/2024 at 6:59 PM, JoshC. said:

    I like the advert, it feels reminiscent of the Colossus and Inferno adverts specifically too.


    I still find it odd they're not shouting more about it being the tallest UK coaster. That feels like something that would grab people's attention much more. But heyho, they're going a different direction with it and making that a more sideline fact. Hopefully it all works out.

     We wanted to produce something very different for Thorpe Park and the response so far has been overwhelmingly positive.

    The MD on LinkedIn 

  10. On 5/4/2024 at 8:56 AM, MattyMoo said:

    Less story videos more nice queue pls.

    Also we are forgetting it will go story…. Ad for generic family product…. Story … ad for map…. Story…. Ad for the new oasis drink

  11. The story is required to add to the theme and lore which then sells tatty merch in the shop. How else are they going to sell wings for you to wear if you don’t know the backstory of forging the wings and jumping off a cliff.

  12. 7 hours ago, JohnnyRocket said:

    Yes on the pre-season VIP tour with Russ, he said had the project been planned by “current” Merlin there would have been more theming.

    All well and good to say…. But it’s still the same people at Thorpe and MMM. I see that as more of an excuse, like the viewpoint lake being cut? Is that current or old Merlin?

  13. Anyone concerned about the lack of themeing? This is essentially a tin shed rollercoaster… not a chance the landscaping is ready for opening. After strong themes around all of Thorpes previous rollercoasters (bar maybe stealth) I’m feeling kinda disappointed especially looking at what Mac have done with Vultron. Or will this turn into a 2 year project whereby next years new addition will be some added themeing to the ride?

  14. Really hate the influencers going to an experience and wanting to film the whole thing to make ad revenue on their YouTube channel. £80 still seems like an ok price for a track walk, but the entitlement is through the roof. Influencers think they own the parks nowadays….. If the park want professionally recorded content they will come to the influencers directly.

  15. Unpopular opinion perhaps but I think despite the sparkle project the park will still look very run down in places, as it youths have been able to climb over everything for years with no maintaining… 

    Id also question if the new area will look any better than angry birds land did, I expect a lot of printed 2d signs rather than prop pieces, at least with angry birds there was other set pieces.

  16. On 1/31/2007 at 10:15 PM, Ash said:

    Well this start of the season is going to be interesting for the Rumba Rapids. I wonder what we will expect now its getting re-themed (or not). No more Ribeana sponsorship.Any comments, please post them.

    16 years later let’s bring back ribena. It’s only fair.

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