UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by timmy1372
Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 129034

Could just call it Stealth of course, suits me :D

Its not like project stealth has been very stealthy.
by timmy1372
Sat Sep 03, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 129034

I dont mind Rush or Slammer as names, Slammer is especially good, it fits the ride perfectly, The name Rush whilst not great is not awfull either :lol: I'm more interested in the ride than the name, imagine the Tidal Wave ride splashing in extreme fashion like it does with a 200ft Coaster towering b...
by timmy1372
Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 129034

Its a fair point they are fairly similar names, could get some cross promotion going though, Vortex is a cracking ride, could have a slogan You have experienced the twisting forces of Vortex, can you now survive the speed and height of a our new Icon rollercoaster Vertex. Then put the Dictionary def...
by timmy1372
Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 129034

5 entries found for VERTEX. ver·tex ( P ) Pronunciation Key (vûrtks) n. pl. ver·ti·ces (-t-sz) also ver·tex·es The highest point; the apex or summit: the vertex of a mountain. Anatomy. The highest point of the skull. The top of the head. Astronomy. The highest point reached in the apparent motion of...
by timmy1372
Fri Sep 02, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Worst. Ride. Ever.
Replies: 170
Views: 17840

"Ant" wrote:
Ribena Rumba rapids two weeks ago qeued 30mins. Never been on such a short tacky themed rapids ride in my life as bad as that.


It is bad Alton rapids are far better, nothings happen on it, you just bob about a bit in one wave pool section and thats it, no watefalls like Altons or nothing, rubbish.
by timmy1372
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Worst. Ride. Ever.
Replies: 170
Views: 17840

Also No Way Out at Thorpe, cure for insomnia, certainly...I'm ashamed to have it there :cry: I knew i would see this ride appear on this thread I think its a balance to be honest but I dont think any ride is worth a 2 hour queue for what is normally such a short ride. I have never had to queue more...
by timmy1372
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 129034

"Bantamboy" wrote:
Can I just say, Firestone are company involved in cars, and I severely doubt the name will be that!


They could use the name Firestone, it would be an advertising money making scheme for Thorpe too and we know how tussauds like sponsored rides.

I think they should call it Vertex
by timmy1372
Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 129034

This construction is flying along :D I for one dont care which park is better, Thorpe is a 2 hour drive and Alton is 3 so i go to both regularly, I never used to go to Thorpe until there rapid investement from 2002 onwards and i am very happy that Thorpe is now worth visiting aswell as Alton, I love...
by timmy1372
Tue Aug 30, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Travelling Fairs in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 11717

I have been on something either like that or the same and i can only describe it as a form of torture, put you in a cage with little or no padding and spin it around at great speed until the point where you just want to get out. I like extreme rides but this was different, just plain painfull :( I'm...
by timmy1372
Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Travelling Fairs in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 11717

Thats very true with good clear signs then riders get on at there own risk, i find increasingly though that people try and blame others for anything, the American culture of sue everybody
by timmy1372
Thu Aug 18, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic:
Replies: 1009
Views: 232490

Does seem a little random as a setting but it works for me. Those vids are quality, it always amazes me how willing people are to risk losing there very expensive cameras on fairly extreme rides amd then fight to hold it still, still i suppose the straps on most cameras are pretty good these days. I...
by timmy1372
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Travelling Fairs in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 11717

i think the main safety problem at fairs is the people that go to them. There are usually people there just trying to cause trouble. Not wrong there most Fun Fair or Theme park accidents can be attributed in some way to the rider not being sensible, its like the rides have to have safety mechanisms...
by timmy1372
Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Where do you head first?
Replies: 51
Views: 13040

oblivion first and last every time for me, gets the ball rolling nicely and a good end to the day to. :D
by timmy1372
Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Run Away Mine Train
Replies: 40
Views: 13666

went on RMT on sunday and it was moving pretty swiftly, been on it before but it was not like that, really dug in when it goes in the tunnel, was pretty impressed all in all. :clap: