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Thorpe Park - The Future

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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by GThing64 » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:33 pm

Who said any Hyper coaster has to be a B&M? Intamin are more than capable at building hyper-style rides that are world class without being too tall and I'd love to see Mack take a crack at it too!
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by Owen » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:46 pm

GThing64 wrote:Who said any Hyper coaster has to be a B&M? Intamin are more than capable at building hyper-style rides that are world class without being too tall and I'd love to see Mack take a crack at it too!


Apologies, I assumed this would be the case based on what the subject split off from and how Shambhala and Mako were mentioned. I'd like to see a new Intamin design such as what EnegyLandia will be receiving next year. :)
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by Dom » Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:07 pm

Thorpe Park would, in my opinion, benefit from a big, in your face coaster. The UK really are lacking in coasters that give the 'wow' and TP is probably the best place for it. Hyper or RMC would be very welcomed the most though. #HyperTP
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by Ryan.B » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:24 am

MACK have that looping hyper don't they? Be fun with B&M clamshells! :lol
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by Tom » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:15 pm

An Intamin hyper similar to Goliath at Walibi Holland would be an excellent addition.
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by GThing64 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:54 pm

I think a GeForce style ride would fit in the park, whether by Intamin or if Merlin decides to let Mack have a go at a similar style of ride. Thorpe does need a hyper though. The only thrill coaster they have without inversions at the moment lasts 12 seconds and they lack any real airtime machines. Failing that, a wooden coaster would be fab, even though the best option for a woodie would be one that inverts!

..I do feel as if we may be going in circles with this conversation here. Aren't Thorpe due another MTDP soon?
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by lewis97 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:27 pm

GThing64 wrote:Aren't Thorpe due another MTDP soon?

Yes, their last one spanned 2010-2016 so has now expired. I believe that was submitted in early summer 2010, so we may see a MTDP detailing vague plans for the next few years submitted in the coming months.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by ThemeCrafter264 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:30 pm

The new boat ride is called 'Timber Tug Boat'

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by eddiehead01 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:20 pm

unless the regulations have changed you're not going to see a coaster taller than Stealth as that's pretty much at the parks height restriction limits due to local flight paths. Maybe if they were to do what AT do and go underground which is extremely unlikely due to the nature of the ground

I wouldn't mind a hyper that loops the back of the park and uses the route the train took to the farm, as well as using some of the space around the farm. Although I've been saying since 2001 that a coaster over the lake would be immense

I'd say wood is unlikely bearing in mind AT have that in the bag now
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by Owen » Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:02 pm

I believe Thorpe can go up to 500ft, so long as the attraction avoids any major flight paths and has a light at its peak (and the council agrees to it obviously). :)

Wood maybe not, but hybrid on the other hand :sus:
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by The Nemesis Fox » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:37 am

I do think that Colossus will be gone after it turns 20 or before given it's issues at the moment. For 2024 I can see a B&M floorless going in that spot - and slammer's. It will still be a usp unless another U.K. Park gets a B&M or an x-car.

I would leave x because I think that a Chiapas style water ride would really fit in that space as well as replacing Storm Surge and the west beach. The Aztec theme I think would really work.
could Rumba get an extension with an enclosed section and drop?

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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by fitchy » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:11 pm

Colossus I doubt will be going anywhere in the short term, its had allot of money spent on replacing the lift chain mechanics etc.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by kris3012 » Tue May 09, 2017 10:23 pm

fitchy wrote:Colossus I doubt will be going anywhere in the short term, its had allot of money spent on replacing the lift chain mechanics etc.
its needs more money spending on it to replace the trains they are dreadful and make the ride shocking


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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by streetmagix » Thu May 11, 2017 12:02 pm

Merlin aren't going to close Colossus until they absolutely need to. Similarly they aren't going to put any more money in than they need to. If they've been replacing lift chains and gearboxes it's because they *had* to. Don't expect new trains unless Intamin say the current ones are unsafe/not usable.

Hopefully next season they'll replace Slammer with a similar ride in the same location and the island behind Stealth/SWARM will be used for whatever they have coming next. Even as a MAP holder I still get confused and head towards Stealth hoping to get to SWARM Island but of course you can't do that. Grr.

Some time soon they'll have to submit to the council their medium/long term plans. Personally I'd expect the following things in it: Replacement for Slammer, Possible removal of X (and maybe the Pyramid), the new 2019/2020 big coaster and a revamped entrance.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

by daveclarkedaveclarke » Fri May 12, 2017 8:35 am

I'd love to see a duling RMC coaster in the UK and i think thorpe wood be perfect for it really.
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