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Re: Thorpe Park - The Past

by MerlinFan » Wed May 20, 2015 8:36 pm

Wow - what a great find! So weird to see it looking like that. It looks tiny!
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Past

by simononestop » Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:49 pm

I remember going as a kid it seemed like an amazing giant place!
my fav ride space station zero
I remember all the old animal rangers
and a car ride where you could steer the cars but they were on a rail in the middle so it kept them on a rail track so to speak? think it went under the main entrance building?
Bronco Bikes!
I also remember some crazy golf.
the train through the boat.
and some kind of toy shop. I came home with a plastic toy model and accidently swallowed one of the parts lol!!

it seems tiny now as a grown up adult.
also there are no rides aimed at non thrill seekers and younger or family audience I think this has pluses ( i love big roller-coaster!) and minuses ( the chav and annoying teenager groups).

this site is good http://www.memoriesofthorpepark.co.uk/pastrides.html

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Re: Thorpe Park - The Past

by abigsmurf » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:55 pm

Lots of memories as a kid.

Used to get soaked on the rapids until they toned it down because of that weird accident.

Remember crying on the hill of loggers leap because I was scared witless.

Remember the the creakingly old cinema 180 films (must have been from the 60's) and people falling over and/or going "wooooough" when you'd almost crash into something.

The ghost train was great, really sad when it burnt down.

Also remember they used to put free window stickers under your wipers in the (free!) car park.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Past

by MerlinFan » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:04 pm

I'd almost forgotten about the old 180 films - I used to be one the ones to fall over and go 'woooo' :')

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Re: Thorpe Park - The Past

by jdoughtyqpr » Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:28 pm

I remember the high dive show that used to happen!
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