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  1. I think the audio is to make it more upbeat for the Park Vibes event. They'll probably change it back after the event or for FN but for what it's worth I prefer the new soundtrack. I also think that for the type of park Thorpe is it's much more suited to its target audience and the park as opposed to say Universal or Disney where you're going for 100% immersion into the theme of the area. Honestly the ride could be themed to Toy Story and the target audience wouldn't give more than a minutes thought to the theme. People visit for the ride, not the theme so 100% cohesive theming isn'
  2. It appears, due to the huge queue times in recent days, that the park have decided to increase opening hours by 1 to 2 whole hours over the next week starting from this Sat. It appears this is due to the school holidays :
  3. Full walkthrough of the attraction below:
  4. For me personally considering CWOA's target market I thought it'd be one of these: http://s-s.com/rides/288/ But with the 1.4m height restriction I'm not sure though. It might be one of these: http://s-s.com/rides/axis-coaster/ Especially considering the launch aspect, and that it's clearly a very "unique" coaster compared to the other rides at the Merlin theme parks.
  5. I don't understand adding a 1.4m height restriction ride when Thorpe are next door. Wouldn't a 1.2 or 1.3m be better for who visits the park?
  6. This ride also has lights on the underside of the trains. I'm not sure if there are any other inverts with a similar feature?
  7. Finally finished updating my massive control panel list (we're probably one of the few theme park fan sites that has a control panel image list for most of their park's rides). The 6 rides above are extremely unlikely to ever have a picture of their panel shown (no one does behind the scenes of these rides and they have enclosed op cabins).
  8. Was looking at a timeline of the park and seeing as nothing major's going ahead for 2022* (and realistically 2023 is also unlikely to bring anything major) this'll be the first period since the park's opening in 1979 where nothing major has been added to the park for a 5 or 6 year period (2018 - 2022/2023). With all that said I think that park are probably going to get an RMC (most likely a Raptor) replacing Logger's Leap as their next attraction. I think they'll save the space behind the Swarm for when the park's in better shape. Also, given that Merlin are set to run the pa
  9. Amazing how similar a 2012 Thorpe Park looks to a 2021 Thorpe Park:
  10. It appears Detonator no longer gets pushed down (doesn't have the mechanism that pushes it down idk what it's called) and instead is a normal freefall tower (I believe this was the same in 2020 so this has been true for 2 seasons now). On another note, much bigger note, all traces of Storm Surge has been removed from the app (bar the image of the ride) which is very interesting. Perhaps they're finally removing that eye sore in line with all the other fresh changes across the park and putting it where the tree were cut down around Loggers Leap?
  11. What does this mean rides-wise though? Like Saw or Nemesis for example
  12. For things that we know for sure are happening in 2021/ are currently happening in 2021.
  13. Well I've found quite a few control panels over the internet. Just didn't know TPM had a thread for this! Hopefully some new ones for those of you interested in this stuff. There's mainly Thorpe Park stuff but also ones from fairground equivalents and also some that aren't from Thorpe Park. Please note some of the pictures are from previous posts within this very thread that I've re-uploaded due to the fact certain other pictures have been deleted and so those pictures don't share the same fate. My other intention is to create a comprehensive guide within this one post for Thorpe P
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    2020 Season

    For things that will occur during the 2020 season and isn't really something being done over closed season I felt it was right to create this thread. Thorpe Park are getting proper lifeguards next year this year (link to job ad for the supervisor position): https://merlin.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/home/requisition/5304?c=merlin The description states that Amity Beach used to be run by the attractions department (didn't know that tbh) but they're transitioning to lifeguards: I'm not sure why they've made that decision but one could make the leap that they're planning o
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