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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:38 pm

Does anyone know the parks capacity?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:39 pm

Dannyski wrote:
Does anyone know the parks capacity?


15,000 i think, not as much as alton towers but a much smaller space
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:00 pm

The resorts ride times site has been launched today and can be found here. Much like on the app this requires to know your location and will only show you ride time whilst at the resort.
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:25 pm

Did anyone on here get tickets for the MAP summer nights that's happening on Friday. We did but never herd till midweek lucky my boss needed me to work a few extra hours so she's let me have the Friday and Saturday off.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:41 pm

It has been confirmed by Thorpe Park, via email, that Stealth will not be open for their Summer Night.

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Please note, Stealth will be unavailable during the event but we've got so much more action in place for you to make this evening unforgettable.
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:07 pm

Justin wrote:
It has been confirmed by Thorpe Park, via email, that Stealth will not be open for their Summer Night.

THORPE PARK wrote:
Please note, Stealth will be unavailable during the event but we've got so much more action in place for you to make this evening unforgettable.


That's a pity, it was not working last time I visited, i was rather hoping it would be fixed by then, you never know, it still might be, I suppose if there not sure then they have already covered themselves.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:49 am

It a shame as Corey really wanted to do it again but it's just one of them things. Did you see the offer on the email in the DBGT shop 50% off a mug and cube puzzle hopefully it's the small blue mug not the black one as I have that one.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:24 pm

I may get a mug tomorrow.
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:49 pm

Justin wrote:
I may get a mug tomorrow.


Or we might all just feel a little bit mugged because the park will be rammed!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:16 pm

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Justin wrote:
I may get a mug tomorrow.


Or we might all just feel a little bit mugged because the park will be rammed!


Very likely. I hope it is not busy though!
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:42 pm

Justin wrote:
timmy1372 wrote:
Justin wrote:
I may get a mug tomorrow.


Or we might all just feel a little bit mugged because the park will be rammed!


Very likely. I hope it is not busy though!


I wonder how busy Chessington was today?

A few years ago we turned up nice and early to Thorpe but it soon filled to capacity, so we bailed to Chessington for the afternoon, it was much quieter, Dragons fury is actually very good, better than Spinball.

Chessington once and Thorpe twice, all in one day? Could be!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion- Admission

Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:44 am

What time does the ticket office open? The way blue peter badge works is you claim the free tickets on park
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:59 am

I went to thorpe yesterday when stealth was closed, i heard a management team member say stealth will be shut for a month, also samuri opened from its long period of bieng shut and then they close it again saying the ride was making strange noises, does this mean the end of samuri?
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:14 am

Samurai opened again for the evening and lasted until close.
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:56 pm

Owen wrote:
The resorts ride times site has been launched today and can be found here. Much like on the app this requires to know your location and will only show you ride time whilst at the resort.


I tried this out today. It works well (when I remember it is there) and managed to grab a few screenshots before I closed it down.

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I went to thorpe yesterday when stealth was closed, i heard a management team member say stealth will be shut for a month, also samuri opened from its long period of bieng shut and then they close it again saying the ride was making strange noises, does this mean the end of samuri?


Stealth had barriers around it, with staff standing outside of the entrance, so it looks like it will be out of action for a long time.

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Samurai opened again for the evening and lasted until close.


Some of the group managed to get on it last night, but it was down during the day. It was operational today as well :)
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:05 am

The people around the barrier for stealth said it would be closed for a month.
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:21 pm

Well I hope it's open as well as DBGT when I plan to go on the 24th of September (fingers crossed)
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:29 pm

Abysmal day at the park. Stealth obviously closed, DBGT closed, Colossus was closed for the latter half of the day, Nemesis Inferno ran for about 1 hour, SAW closed towards the end of the day and so did The Swarm (on a smaller scale Flying Fish was also closed all day). Free return tickets have been openly advertised to everyone as people started leaving.


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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:01 pm

iamradam wrote:
Abysmal day at the park. Stealth obviously closed, DBGT closed, Colossus was closed for the latter half of the day, Nemesis Inferno ran for about 1 hour, SAW closed towards the end of the day and so did The Swarm (on a smaller scale Flying Fish was also closed all day). Free return tickets have been openly advertised to everyone as people started leaving.


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Hope it's better operations tomorrow (Monday) because I'm heading down. It seems like thorpe park haven't been doing very well recently with regards to operations. They seriously need to sort it out considering they are offering free return tickets and therefore losing money. Besides this, those with annual passes have had a wasted day out with no compensation as they can enter with no admission anyway. Being at the peak of summer doesn't help the matter either.
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:17 pm

Well they're still taking individual cases into account. We were also personally offered some priority/fastrack passes as compensation for my friend having come from Scotland. I think they were prepared to compensate for other issues such as hotel and travel for individual cases like I imagine they would for annual pass holders.
I think they issued a warning on social media if I recall saying this week coming up is going to be super busy. I pray they at least sort the staffing out. I don't know when they decided to stop hiring people to assign people to rows but it seems to happen on all of my visits and it comes across poorly to the public as people clamour to the rows they want and end up causing issues with empty/half-filled rows.
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