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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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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

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-TT » 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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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

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 ThemeParkCrafter » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:30 pm

The new boat ride is called 'Timber Tug Boat'

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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

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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