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Re: Slammer

Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:34 pm

I was under the impression they pumped a good bit of money into its maintenance last year? They'll let it run into the ground before they close it. I mean look at how bad Samurai got? We can only wait and see


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Re: Slammer

Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:03 pm

Looks like it could be a good few months before Slammer stands any chance of reopening...

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Re: Slammer

Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:58 pm

I really do wonder how much longer Slammer has left in it... Whilst it's a good ride and I enjoy it, I feel it's only a matter of time before Merlin decide they've had enough of its issues and remove it. Which to me will be a pretty sad moment since it's been the only one of its kind left since Six Flags New England removed theirs in 2012.
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Re: Slammer

Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:31 pm

New for 2018 at Thorpe Park: an upcharge HB Leisure Meltdown to replace Slammer (opening March May June "summer")!

I think that would be the killer for me if it went. In reality, Slammer is unlikely to be replaced with anything at all, let alone anyting quite as unique and enjoyable. I love Slammer and it would hurt to see it go in any case, but I can accept that it's on its last legs, but I'd just really want it to be replaced by something wacky and exciting, which we probably wouldn't see.

With that in mind, I really want to see it back in health ASAP.
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Re: Slammer

Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:32 pm

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Re: Slammer

Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:39 pm

Logger's Leap - area under development. Returning 2017 soon.
(The ride now appears to have been left rotting).

Slammer - Returning summer soon.
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This said, we did have a scare back in 2012/13 where it went down for an entire year and then came back. Fingers crossed I guess.
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Re: Slammer

Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:51 pm

Thorpe need to cut their losses and just get rid of Slammer.

It's day is long overdue. I understand they may want to keep it because of its uniqueness but it's nackered.
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Re: Slammer

Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:45 pm

I must agree. It is now down more than it is open.

In an ideal world, the removal of Slammer would allow more development opportunities for Old Town!
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Re: Slammer

Thu May 04, 2017 12:20 pm

According to twitter this morning. Thorpe have confirmed Slammer has left the resort after 12 years........
 
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Re: Slammer

Thu May 04, 2017 12:41 pm

Quite a bit of land we have over there now.
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Re: Slammer

Thu May 04, 2017 1:35 pm

I hope they don't do a Towers and just grass over it or replace it with a blow up pay stall.
 
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Re: Slammer

Thu May 04, 2017 4:51 pm

https://twitter.com/THORPEPARK/status/860087357810278401

Indeed, Slammer has now left the park :(

RIP Slammer 2005-2017
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Re: Slammer

Thu May 04, 2017 4:54 pm

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That's promising.

I mean, that's what we got told with Submission, Ripsaw, Loggers ... (need I go on?), but it's something.

Personally, I'm absolutely gutted to lose Slammer. Say what you like about its reliability, but I, as a local, was generally able to get a fair few rides in on it per season. To have lost the last Sky Swat is truly saddening, as they were almost undisputedly excellent rides.

Old Town and the surrounding area really is weak now!
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Re: Slammer

Thu May 04, 2017 5:04 pm

BREAKING NEWS:

NEW FOR LATE 2017 - 'SLAMMER SWEEP'

In an interview with PR manager, Hayley Dodd, she is "Thrilled" to announce the new world-beating up-charge attraction, that takes guests through a "total wipeout" like experience, and with it only at £7 per person for a 1-minute game, get down to Thorpe Park Resort now!
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Thu May 04, 2017 5:15 pm

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Thu May 04, 2017 5:23 pm

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Re: Slammer

Thu May 04, 2017 6:13 pm

Its a weird one. I'm gutted its gone, but at the same time i'm not that bothered by the news. I hope and pray that they actually replace it with something worth while.
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Re: Slammer

Thu May 04, 2017 11:45 pm

Katie has written a nice summary article.

http://www.southparks.co.uk/2017/05/04/ ... rk-resort/
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