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I can assure you, that is NOT the original vinyl. The original vinyl was not edge to edge(pardon the pun) but centralised with a large border around the edge.

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Are you talking about an initial sign that predates opening 2006? All photos showing the sign from opening have identical text and fine white border. Am I just going mad?

How weird. If it is brand new then why do such a bad job on it! Also it looks to me like the lettering are transfers rather than vinyl print, which would perhaps explain the apparent layers?

Whatever, it's more interesting to think its a hidden detail coming through rather than a botched sign replacement. :P

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Mmm, the most interesting thing I found at Thorpe was an old permanently sealed door round the back of the cinema that clearly used to be a toilet cubicle, still with the "engaged/vacant" dial on the handle.

Yeh

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How signs are printed and old toilets.  I thought these sorts of conversation were for closed season? ;)

 

(Not that I'm complaining, better than the usual 1 train operation discussion that crops up this time of year!)

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Maybe the new sign is deliberate with the hint of edge behind it?

 

That'd be quite cool. I like stuff like that which are deliberately done to add a bit of substance to the park. Disney style.

 

Maybe.

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Whilst riding Stealth today, it broke down, a ten minute off load and reset and away again, then a couple of hours later, broke down big time, and I had a guy next to me who couldn't speak English, great conversation. They eventually had to offload using the independent release system on each unit, and it was out for over an hour.

Back on later.

Lots of people in the park, why weren't these kids at school?

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^^ I do believe that study leave has begun with some 'proper' exams starting next week. I don't know for sure though, as I don't get study leave. 

 

 

Stealth broke down for about half an hour on Saturday, too. Odd.

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exactly. These days many people don't utilise study leave (myself included admittedly) but until a few days before the exam it can be seen as an extra holiday and many people go out to theme parks or to town to spend free time rather then studying

hence why now many schools are stopping study leave (now including mine too)

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One train has them. They let u bid for a famous persons seat which was then printed with the winning bidders name and the person they bid for

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How much you have to pay, and when and why? So confused :P

2006 or 07? they were on eBay. I paid £120 for mine, got an annual pass, 2 free tickets, unlimited fast track and £15 voucher to spend in park.

All proceeds went to charity and my name is still on it with Ricky Gervais. Last I saw it was on the front row

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There were engineers working on the launch yesterday, so something to do with that I guess. 

 

I overheard one of the staff members yesterday saying "If you want to make a complaint you can go to guest services, or you could go and speak to the rides themselves". I love those totally bonkers members of staff you occasionally come across!

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"If you want to make a complaint you can go to guest services, or you could go and speak to the rides themselves"

 

Although that's the type of rudeness that I've come to expect from Thorpe's staff, who, bar a handful of exceptions who actually like their job are pretty vile, this is the perfect comeback to some whinging idiot who is demanding everything goes their way...

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