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  1. The thing is: Thorpe Park has some of the best public transport links of any UK parks. Only Blackpool (City Centre park with trams and buses) and Chessington (Train station and multiple bus routes) are better. Having a park a 10 minute bus shuttle from a train station on one of the mainlines near one of the worlds biggest cities is something many parks would kill for. I think it's acceptable to charge decent money for parking to discourage it. As others have mentioned: most US parks charge way more and have little/no public transportation. £15 is maybe too much but that's really an idiot tax for paying at the barriers and not online/ticket machines.
  2. Negative: Stop with the short term-ism and produce quality smaller attractions and events Proactive rather than reactive maintenance. Sort out the dispatches! Remove old rides rather than letting them rot away Positive: The SWARM is one of the best coasters in the UK, and probably the best themed. Nemesis Inferno, SAW and Stealth are all pretty amazing too Staff are, on quiet days at least, good and friendly Food isn't terrible, and the Coke Freestyle Machines are a great addition! The summer late night riding is some of the best days I've had at a UK Park Events for coaster groups are all rated highly
  3. I was thinking that too, I'm not sure which side of Hyde Park they use. What time does Winter Wonderland generally open?
  4. A 'Thorpe Loving Care' programme, which as already noticed is kinda happening already. Upgrade/revamp of the Rumba Rapids Removal of all SBNO rides, including Loggers Leap if it's finally actually going. Leaving it to rot is no way to treat a ride like that. A new flat ride, maybe a Gyro Swing or maybe even a Larson Looper. Better integration of the 2 'new' kids flat rides More events with late openings!
  5. As long as they prepare it for cold weather they'll be no issues. Different wheels, grease and maybe a minimum number of guests per train. From my German trip last year Taron and Black Mamba can operate down to -10c (yes, minus 10c). Blue Fire needs a minimum of 4c, Silver Star is 7c and I'm not sure about Wodan or EuroMir. Chessington will still have the best part of 3 months to do annual maintenance though, from January to March. I really hope it's a success, Chessington and Legoland I suspect will go 365/364 day operation in the next few years.
  6. € 85 for the year for an annual pass with fasttrack https://www.gardaland.it/en/tickets/season-passes/#
  7. They're still getting hammered on Tripadvisor (I'm aware that people are more likely to complain than praise), things will only get worse as the school trip and summer holidays arrive. Honestly: the next few years could be golden for Thorpe. The late opens have been a success, cheap annual passes and the park is looking better than last year. They just need to quicken the operations, either reopen or remove the SBNO rides and make Project 2020 a success.
  8. You're probably being sarcastic but I've just tweeted them Now we wait.
  9. I mean, it's not the worst idea in the world. If they decide to use the Sub Terra building that end of the park could then be open in the evenings (Rollercoaster Restaurant, Galactica, Nemesis, Dungeons and Mini Golf). There are other areas of the park that need more urgent work rather than a new attraction. Just cleaning up the park would do wonders really, the less said about The Smiler the better, more flat rides, more entertainment and longer hours should be higher priority.
  10. The big difference is that the other swinging suspended coasters still kept their original trains. Vampire had replacement trains a few years ago from Vekoma (who are still in business unlike Arrow). As long as the structure is still sound/can be repaired then it'll stay, it may need a big overhaul at some point in the medium term however.
  11. When I went for the 19th May late opening (Royal Wedding/Football day) I was the only one heading INTO the park at around 7pm. The bus back was rammed with people heading back to the station. All rides had short queues and yeah, the park seemed dead. Having some form of an event seems like a sensible option. Personally I would have set up a stage and had live music in the evenings but I totally understand why they are going with Love Island.
  12. On Saturday I assumed that Colossus was on one train the dispatches were so slow! SWARM had trains flying out of the station though, the first time in a long time my train has slowed on the lift hill waiting for the previous train to clear the block section.
  13. Is that the smoke that the train then speeds through? I know that some people are allergic to some of the compounds in fake smoke so they may have had to tone it down. (Educated guesswork plus knowing someone who is allergic to some forms of fake smoke)
  14. Officially it's at 'peak times', so Apoloclypse Weekends (weekends in May and June), bank holidays, summer holidays and maybe over Halloween. The most I've seen is 2 in the exit corridor though, not exactly jampacked!
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