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Not sure if this has been posted before but a rare glimpse of Nemesis Inferno's console at Thorpe Park!

 

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(Above Image Credit: Taken from Thorpe Park's Official Winter Update Series released today)

 

 

(Note how old it looks compared to the newer consoles on newer rides such as seen on The Swarm:

 

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(Above image was obviously taken from http://www.totalthorpepark.co.uk/features/btsswarm.shtml)

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Goodness me, look at the state of the supports/track!
 
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(Photo from Theme Park Guide).
They stripped the paint to check for rust and any damage that may have occurred over the years

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With a bit of love I think Inferno could get back to looking pretty spot on! Ok it wasnt supposed to be much of a heavy themed ride but it was really nicely done for what it was and fairly simple to get it back.

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On 4/4/2019 at 12:49 PM, Ivsetti said:

The ride before all those wonderful plants were fully grown. Also the mist fully cranked up and the lava effect on the ground:

 

I think I made a huge mistake of glancing at ConnorJ's post above this after watching the video... :bad:

 

The ride did look great back then, even without all the vegetation.

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(From a review of someone who visited on the 8th of April).

When cheaping out comes back to bite you and probably explains the major downtime of the ride during quieter days (this week and last week).

 

 

Edited by Ivsetti
Will try to use common sense next time

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It was raining Monday I believe. When it rains, a rust-coloured liquid drips from the trains (happens on many B&M inverts). That will be the reason they were offering ponchos. 

 

Inferno doesn't run in the rain, so staff were probably offering the opportunity to ride with the poncho, or wait until the liquid stops dripping. 

 

If a vinyl was coming off from the trains, then the ride would be shut down. No theme park, especially a Merlin one, would run a ride if they're aware that there's a risk of something flying off. Plus with those things, I believe they have to use suppliers approved by B&M else they risk breaking their warranty on the ride.

 

Tl;Dr - don't believe everything you read on the internet (but believe this post, cos I sound like I know what I'm talking about maybe)

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57 minutes ago, JoshC. said:

No theme park, especially a Merlin one, would run a ride if they're aware that there's a risk of something flying off.

True. This does seem like a much more plausible explanation than due to "vinyls" falling off.

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9 minutes ago, Ivsetti said:

True. This does seem like a much more plausible explanation than due to "vinyls" falling off.

Then again, given it takes just 24mph gusts of wind to apparently "stall" Mr. Monkey's Banana Boat Ride and force it to close, hearing that the vinyl flame stickers on Inferno's trains falling off is enough to close that ride down is completely believable these days.

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12 minutes ago, Coaster said:

I'm certain I've ridden Inferno in the rain before? Not recently but I remember it being fairly normal a few years back.

Start of every season the dirty/rusty water comes back for a while whilst it clears.

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Yeah, the rust & ponchos thing is well known for Inferno and nothing to do with vinyls "recently renewed". A poncho for falling vinyl? Does that even make sense anyway!

Anyway, what's a bit of vinyl flapping around going to do even if it was true, they don't given you protection for all the sunglasses, etc that fly off coasters most days. These are very lightweight small things

 

I once did Inferno in the rusty rain on first day opening, it stained my jeans forever, it was pretty funny though

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I just wanted to praise the way Nemesis Inferno looks at night during Fright Nights this year.

 

The mist was fully working at the weekend with a new orange light in the queueline, it looks incredible and the best I've seen it look after dark for years.

 

The ride itself was running very well by the evening, by far and away the best coaster experience at Thorpe in my opinion.

 

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On 10/1/2019 at 10:44 PM, Coaster said:

I just wanted to praise the way Nemesis Inferno looks at night during Fright Nights this year.

 

The mist was fully working at the weekend with a new orange light in the queueline, it looks incredible and the best I've seen it look after dark for years.

 

The ride itself was running very well by the evening, by far and away the best coaster experience at Thorpe in my opinion.

 

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100% agreed. Can't believe that Thorpe is pretty much at its lowest ebb right now and yet Inferno looked and rode fantastic last night. It really comes alive in the dark.😍

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I have an idea, use an onboard soundtrack, witht he old dispatch theme, onto the top of the lift hill, and the music cahges to this, and it plays until it reaches the brake run.

Skip to 9:00 for the piece of music. And 9:54 is where it stops. What do you think of my idea?

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On 11/6/2019 at 5:46 PM, 08newmanb said:

I have an idea, use an onboard soundtrack, witht he old dispatch theme, onto the top of the lift hill, and the music cahges to this, and it plays until it reaches the brake run.

Skip to 9:00 for the piece of music. And 9:54 is where it stops. What do you think of my idea?

No.

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13 hours ago, MarsLlama said:

Wrote my review of the ride today and was happy to find that I still think highly of it. It's not the best coaster in the country but is surely among the best at Thorpe. I hope they can repaint at some point soon.
 

 

The thing with being the best is that there can only be one. And the thing with Inferno is the more unique features such as the pre-lift tunnel, the smoke effects and the actually pretty decent theming make it stand out now to me more then other. At this point I've done quite a few inverters (humble brag) and Inferno always has something about it that makes me happy. Whether it's because it was my first B&M or because it has a certain magic I don't know. I still maintain it should have just been called Inferno, because it just gets endlessly compared to its older sister.

 

IMO it is one of the UK's finest rides and a night ride one of the best experiences.

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