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by Htjc_
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 745563

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

Reading through that was really disappointing, I have only been on it twice and thoroughly enjoyed it. I skipped it the last time I went because it was closed so I was looking forward to getting back on it. I'm going to Thorpe Park in a bit less than a month so I may end up skipping it again. It's a...
by Htjc_
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1274
Views: 153136

Re: Fright Nights

by Htjc_
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 383749

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

So it would appear Alton Towers have released a statement saying that Wicker Man is closed until further notice. Maybe it's true that GCI are coming out to survey the problem. Source: https://www-derbytelegraph-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/whats-on/major-alton-towers-ride-cl...
by Htjc_
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 383749

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

So Alton Towers Twitter appear to be teasing something to do with nemesis as it contains the styled "s". Wonder what it could be.

Source: https://twitter.com/altontowers/status/1142100584818008064?s=03
by Htjc_
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 383749

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I went to the park for the first time in 6 years yesterday and whilst I had a great time and the Wickerman was brilliant, I cannot help but feel that the park is really starting to lack in flat rides. Submission gone, Ripsaw gone, Enterprise not looking like its going to be open for a while, Twirli...
by Htjc_
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 53340

Re: Project 2020

I think we can finally say that Project 2020 has been delayed. Or, probably equally as likely, outright cancelled with the incessant changing of hands within Thorpe Park's management. It's quite sad but may hopefully mean that whatever we get in the next few years will have plenty of effort put in a...
by Htjc_
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 383749

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Went today and what’s happened to Enterprise?? Are they ripping it out cos looked like half of it was gone??! Enterprise is still getting it's yearly checks done to it. Sadly, the park ran out of time to get it up and running for opening day but as far as we know it's staying at Alton Towers for a ...
by Htjc_
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 235
Views: 42061

Re: Colossus

Well doesn’t this look......lovely? https://i.imgur.com/ArEkoCk.jpg It's a shame it looks in such a state. I think the fact it has to have this done for better/more frequent inspection along with the lack of a full repaint even though it's needed one for a good few years now must signal it's in its...
by Htjc_
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2836
Views: 1034736

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hi everyone, I only just realised I've never introduced myself formally. My name is Henry and I've been on the forum since September, so not very long. My home park is Alton Towers but I have a soft spot for Thorpe Park so you'll mostly see me lurking on that thread. I do also want to say to all new...
by Htjc_
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 745563

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

As reported on the Towers Times Twitter account, actors have returned to Derren Brown's Ghost Train. A nice new addition is that in the event that the ride becomes unavailable, they may be let loose on guests in the area outside the attraction. https://i.imgur.com/LH1v5SN.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Fe...
by Htjc_
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: SAW: The Ride
Replies: 2497
Views: 133393

Re: SAW: The Ride

With a bit of luck we I think we might see some actors back in there. That would be nice to have. They have spruced Saw up with the jet washing and I imagine more will have been done inside with the possibility of roaming/caged actors. Fingers crossed!
by Htjc_
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 89
Views: 14467

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

I'd like to add that no matter where you sit it isn't very rough. It isn't as smooth as The Swarm but only has a rattle at the bottom of the top hat before the air time hill.
by Htjc_
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 352
Views: 47925

Re: The Swarm

I'm not sure if anyone else has noticed this but on Thorpe's 2019 logo thingy the back two rows of The Swarm are reversed. Now it's possible (likely) that they just used previous promotional images and shoved them together but the track is shaped to fit the infinity logo. I did love brave it backwar...
by Htjc_
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 352
Views: 47925

Re: The Swarm

Favourite ride in the UK. 2nd favourite in the world. The theme is amazingly well executed with the train and station design, yet still behind Stealths in my opinion. Not only is the layout a fun one by itself but imitates how I expect the creature it is based on would act. Yes it isn't the most int...
by Htjc_
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1650
Views: 98085

Re: Stealth

I personally love Stealth! From its simple happy theme to its insane launch, it is just great. It is the only ride I have been on that still scares me to date, the world's third fastest accelerating launch gets me every single time. Standing underneath the track as it whizzes by gets me hyped up for...
by Htjc_
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 162
Views: 31495

Re: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion

I imagine by waterfalls they mean the slight drops that all rapids rides have. They were probably trying to make it sound better than it is with marketing. Merlin aren't afraid to big things up with marketing...*cough* Th13teen :lol
by Htjc_
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6393
Views: 415113

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

I know this seems bad, and that's because it is. But Thorpe have done some great things this closed season. The winter work series has been amazing in my opinion and given a good insight into their work. Thorpe have said in their statement about events in the future, so there will hopefully be bette...
by Htjc_
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6393
Views: 415113

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

It's worse than I thought... There are no words for this.
by Htjc_
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 53340

Re: Project 2020

ellboy wrote:
Gerstlauer Infinity !! :-k

I think Merlin would have learnt from that. The Smiler has its problems.
by Htjc_
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: SAW: The Ride
Replies: 2497
Views: 133393

Re: SAW: The Ride

Unpopular opinion, I actually quite like this ride. The layout is very fun, if a little short and the theme just works. It could do with a thorough clean in the building which I think it's getting along with it's pressure washing. I hear many complaints about it being rough but I feel that adds to t...