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I've been told that merlin want to reopen loggers leap, as its their only log flum in this country, but with the current state of repair it would cost too much. So they are after an IP, to cover the costs. If its true, which I hope it is, that could be why the old town is looking a bit untidy, as it might depend on who the IP is, maybe we'll see a complete retheme of the area in the future.

 

Id like to see a replacement for slammer, the park is looking real untidy with the SBNO rides these days. 

 

More late nights, but no silly IP's, no one really cares, we just like night time rides.

 

I'd also like to seem them concentrate on the little things like getting all the effects working, and generally getting the park looking better, its starting to look a little tired in places, we do really need a Thorpe TLC Program.

 

 

But if the silly IP funds the late night and all you care about is the rides, does it matter?

 

 

Edit

Apologies for quoting a reaaaaaly old post!

 

 

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I mean, Thorpe's response would be funnier if the original comment wasn't true.

 

Prices do go up, the length of the queues has increased, meaning on busier days ride counts go down.

 

I'm all for banter from the parks, but when it's in the face of legitimate points, regardless of how they're presented, it loses all credibility.

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23 minutes ago, Project LC said:

Thorpe posted something about infinite possibilities for 2019 which has resulted in this gem of comment.

 

 

 

 

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And if this was a park serious about turning guest satisfaction and the experience around they’d of replied with something like how they are working to improve across the park etc 

 

They still don’t get when it’s appropriate to go all jokey 

 

edit, later replies they do say how they’ve been working hard to ensure 2019 is great 

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It's just completely inappropriate really. A lot of the replies love it though so I guess if you loved Thorpe, just don't visit anymore and visit parks that value your time and money. Thorpe sure as hell don't anymore.

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12 minutes ago, Mark9 said:

It's just completely inappropriate really. A lot of the replies love it though so I guess if you loved Thorpe, just don't visit anymore and visit parks that value your time and money. Thorpe sure as hell don't anymore.

A lot of the replies clearly, they believe TP is amazing, wonderful and beyond criticism. 

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I have absolutely no idea what the park are doing right now.

 

Except closing Loggers, which could be seen from the moon really.

 

Thorpe Park are a bit like a findus microwave meal at the moment. 

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24 minutes ago, MattyMoo said:

That "infinity" logo - it's very similar to part of the existing Thorpe logo - pointless rebrand incoming?

That’s usually what’s businesses do when they can’t be bothered about solving customer service / experience. They think a rebrand “resets” it all.

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8 hours ago, stevejones27 said:

That was me 😂 Pretty stupid reply from TP, in my opinion.

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Staff more interested in their social life than guest safety. 

You wrote this. Is this true and how do you know this? That is extremely worrying if true especially if we potentially can't even true the park to invest in safety (just last year a piece fell of Vortex which just should not be happening even if it was "harmless").

 

 

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A strong safety culture is always important and should always be a company's priority (I suspect Merlin also has this). On the railways it is estimated that a fatality will cost the railways £1.94m and that is the figure we use for cost benefit analysis tasks. For the entertainment industry this figure will be much much higher. Merlin can not afford a fatality, they were only just able to withstand an injury. 

It makes economic sense to have safety first and any member of staff that doesn't put it first shouldn't be working for Merlin. Some staff won't be saftey conscious but they will be the small minority. To suggest the company doesn't value saftey just doesn't make sense. 

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Coasters have completed their winter maintenance checks and are ready to roll.

Also:

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Replying to Thorpe Park's HYPD tweet: https://twitter.com/THORPEPARK/status/1097556353675972608 (guy is a confirmed employee, showed a photo of himself in uniform in another tweet by TP - I won't link for obvious reasons) meaning that TP's events for the start of the year at least have been pretty much finalised and ready to go if they're able to release that information to their employees already. I'm guessing their later events like Summer and FN's have also already been decided on and they're waiting for parts to arrive/ have everything ready to go. 

Lack of planning permissions indicate no new rides or major changes to the park will occur this season and we can safely presume their main drive for their 40th Birthday will be events.

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To be fair, if they didn't have their event plan for 2019 internally planned in late February, I'd be pretty damn concerned.

 

I mean, just look at how last year turned out... Surely they've learnt from their mistakes...

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