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27 minutes ago, coasterverse said:

Give me some of your most controversial Thorpe Park opinions.

I'll go first...

Logger's Leap was a mediocre log flume and the only reason why people miss it is because they're afraid of change.

 

I legitimately liked to do it 2-3 times per visit, more than the coasters. It was just fun  ok, it wasn't the best log flume, but it was my favourite thing at Thorpe after Stealth.

 

My controversial opinion: the Walking Dead The Ride is a great ride, and one of my current favourites at the park. I think it gets over-hated because the thene doesn't suit the family coaster track, but other than that I think they've pulled it off really well.

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1 minute ago, Hethetheth said:

 

I legitimately liked to do it 2-3 times per visit, more than the coasters. It was just fun  ok, it wasn't the best log flume, but it was my favourite thing at Thorpe after Stealth.

 

My controversial opinion: the Walking Dead The Ride is a great ride, and one of my current favourites at the park. I think it gets over-hated because the thene doesn't suit the family coaster track, but other than that I think they've pulled it off really well.

 

Ooooooh that's a good one - I'm a big fan of TWD:TR. It's very creatively well done.

The pre-show is good (not great, but nice to have!), the walk to the actual coaster is atmospheric and pretty cool and having a post-ride experience is also crazy cool (especially when the actors are in there!)

 

I can't believe it gets slept on so hard.

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Colossus is ruined by the trains. Granted 2002 Benin had a very different opinion on rides but the original trains were fine. Now not so much.

 

Loggers I think is missed as it leaves a high throughput gap in the park. But it was fun with the double drop being unique. Shame Merlin seem loathe to replace either of the removed Flumes.

 

 

I don't really have anything controversial to say. Especially since I haven't ventured there in years.

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6 minutes ago, StevenVig said:

Saw: The Ride is not actually as bad as everyone makes out, but it is too short.

 

People just want something to hate on

 

There isn't a lack of things to hate at Thorpe. I really do dislike Saw that much. 

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7 hours ago, StevenVig said:

 

Sorry but that is just downright ridiculous, please elaborate. 

 

It's the biggest eyesore 

 

+Ride accessible to anyone aged 6+

+'Group' experience

+Not too thrilling, meaning it's a much needed 'rest' ride in the park's line up

+People are prepared to queue a long time for it

 

Regardless of how bad it looks, how meh a ride it can, how deep the water in the boats is and it's low throughput, it's a ride which a large number of guests are willing to queue for and ride and diversifies the park's line up. There would be a major hole in the park's line up without it.

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Thorpe is a lot more balanced then people realise, there's more variety in its offering then Towers for example

Thorpe has so much wasted space where so much could be done. but they settle for mediocrity far too often. No way should a ride like Rumba exist in modern day Thorpe Park. Same with Depth Charge, Walking Dead & Black Mirror, Slammer, etc etc.

There is nothing special about any of the rollercoasters at Thorpe. Aside from essentially nostalgia, all of them are pretty generic examples of their ride types. There are moments such as Infernos tunnel or Saw's indoor section but thats it. 

Thorpe has one of the best flat ride line ups in the world (only Canada Wonderland beats it). From classics like Zodiac and Quantum to more modern (I say modern, they are all approaching their 25's at this point) like Samurai and Vortex.

 

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15 hours ago, Mark9 said:

Thorpe is a lot more balanced then people realise, there's more variety in its offering then Towers for example

 

I have to say, I agree with this one. I always leave Thorpe feeling like I’ve had a slightly more balanced day than I do at Alton Towers, and I personally feel that Thorpe Park, particularly where flat rides are concerned, have a more fleshed out and compelling non-coaster lineup than Alton Towers.

 

Here’s one of my unpopular Thorpe opinions; in terms of individual ride theming, I actually think Thorpe Park beats Alton Towers on many fronts.

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