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by Htjc_
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1931
Views: 177492

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

In response to continued criticism over the lengthy delays on exiting the car park, a new parking system has been confirmed for 2020  to prevent site access issues. https://i.imgur.com/y9lC2Wj.jpg Yes! I would rather have this over a new flat. In my opinion that was the worst part of Thorpe Park bu...
by Htjc_
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1038504

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

I had my first back row ride on it a couple days ago and I have to say, my opinion changed significantly on it. The first drop and the first air time hill were nothing short of incredible. The speed I felt was beyond stupidity for a ride of its caliber and to top it all off the fire effects were wor...
by Htjc_
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 758557

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: 1278
Views: 157366

Re: Fright Nights

by Htjc_
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2814
Views: 393365

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: 2814
Views: 393365

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: 2814
Views: 393365

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: 273
Views: 56491

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: 2814
Views: 393365

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: 239
Views: 43321

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: 2843
Views: 1050009

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: 4882
Views: 758557

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: 137238

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: 95
Views: 15372

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: 49041

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: 49041

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: 101045

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: 164
Views: 32460

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: 6403
Views: 428013

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: 6403
Views: 428013

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

It's worse than I thought... There are no words for this.