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SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:12 pm
by Rob
Thank you to everyone who attended our 2017 Summer Sizzler event at Thorpe Park!

We'd love to hear your thoughts about the day, whether there are things you particularly enjoyed or any suggestions that we could consider for future events, do let us know.

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:19 pm
by JammyBand
Hi! This was my first ever TT/SP meetup so it was quite exciting for me personally! Everyone was really nice though so I quickly felt at home  :D  

I thought all the extras were really good (and also it was great being escorted right to the front of both DBGT and Swarm). Particularly the talks with the operational director and with the engineers were great because they were so insightful and interesting. Also because there were quite a few things this meant we were always busy which I liked! And gotta love the bonus of being stuck on Stealth for 15 minutes (certainly didn't expect that one!). Can't say how it compared to other meets, obviously, but I had a really really good time meeting everyone so I'm gonna try my best to get to another one soon!

Thoughts for future events:
I like the talks with park professionals 

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:19 pm
by DeadJack5
So being my second event. I was more confident this time around and I've got to say, this event was fantastic.

The early morning talk was great. Lots of interesting information about Derren Brown, Saw, future development and more. It was great and awesome to see old ride props inside also! (Ps: thank you for not debranding Saw!)

Ride takeovers as per were great. The fact we had first ride of Derren Brown's Ghost Train Was great and even had a second run after a breakdown! A lot of fun was had. Brilliant laugh with the team and members and awesome to meet and talk to members I've not had chance to see before.

Swarm behind the scenes was something I'll remember. I love swarm and just seeing the maintenance room and seeing some of the plans topped it. Awesome photo taking points behind the ride as well.

And how could I forget Stealth. Brilliant ride staff, brilliant banter all around even when the ride had a temporary set back. So many great rides and ending with front row on the last ride was sensational. Also great icing on the cake with the ride area access at the end. Brilliant ending to a briiant day.

Thanks again to everyone in the team, all of the attendees and Thorpe Park itself for a pheonomal day.

Also thank you to everyone who was kind enough to join in with the bubbles before Stealth. It was me who bought the bubbles along and I didn't think so many people would join in and enjoy it so much so thank you again! Think I've started something that I need to keep uping at every event :lol Scaremazing North better prepare itself.

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:35 pm
by Luce
What an amazing day full of fascinating facts and fun with fantastic people. The talk was really insightful and there was a lot to learn about the park and DBGT which was a great way to start the event. The tour of the Swarm workshop was also really interesting and talking to the engineers too as they not only had a wealth of knowledge but also showed us a lot of things around the building like the backwards chassis.

There were so many highlights but one of my favourites was the ERT on Stealth, especially when I was stuck on it for 15 minutes waving to people doing a lift hill walk!!

A massive thanks to the team for organising a wonderful, super event and also everyone for making the day so fabulous.

Also the bubbles were amazing as were Alice's cookies :)

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:55 pm
by Justin
Despite the weather, I have really enjoyed this event, so congratulations to the team for making it run so smoothly!

Overall, I loved the Thrills Workshop as this started the day off well, although I was like a kid in a sweet shop looking at all those props and posters! The talk was very informative and offered something new, especially seeing more of the concept branding, plans etc. Sometimes hearing about things which could have been are just as good as hearing about things which have been constructed. Personally, I'd like to see more talks like this in the future as it really interests me, I although understand this is down to the parks!
Behind the Scenes was excellent, something which Thorpe do well. The engineer was very friendly and helpful, taking an interest throughout! Thorpe look after us very well and I would like to say a big thank you to them too!  ERT on Stealth was EPIC! I I think I managed about 14 or 15, but the front row on the last ride was amazing, making it one of the best ERTs ever!

Other highlights of the day include the ride takeovers, although we only got a chance for a few, sometimes smaller in size, due to the groups splitting, however, it was great to mix with some other attendees this time! I was pleased to offer my services as an unofficial tour guide for part of the day, directing you to the main attraction... me playing on a grabber machine! 

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:58 pm
by Chris
Thanks to everyone for coming - had such a great day! Andy and Chantelle really did us proud.

See you all at ScareMazing.

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:19 pm
by alicheesy
Thank you to the team and Thorpe for one of the best events yet, my dad and I really enjoyed it! For £18 I was really impressed with how much we got.

The talk and BTS were really interesting and probably my favourite so far (and I would give my life for the stealth suit and x no way out car).

The ERT was so much fun (despite my shoulders nearly dislocating, as during the Mexican wave my arms were up as it launched) and a big thanks to the Stealth team for staying for so long.

I loved the takeovers of DBGT, rumba and storm in a teacup and managed to talk to many people throughout the day which was great.

Despite being victimised on the dodgems by everyone I was with, and victimised by the water on rumba it was a fantastic day and I can't wait for the next event!

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:59 am
by Michelle
Thank you all for coming and joining us!

I think we all agree that Thorpe were amazing on this event, this is why we love them so much!
Enormous thanks to Andy and Chantelle and everyone else involved in helping us put the event together.

I loved every aspect of the event this time from the talk, the first ride on Derren, the cookies, the bubbles... ;) it was just a lovely day, and the weather did not put us off!

I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone again at SMN :)

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:24 pm
by Dan
What a great day!

From starting the day in the Thrills Workshop for the talk with Andy to a fantastic ERT session on Stealth and everything inbetween this was an all round brilliant event.

As always Thorpe looked after us and really made sure that the day ran smoothly so my thanks go out to everyone involved in putting the event together.

See you all for ScareMazing.

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:48 pm
by Tom
Great to see all of your faces again, thanks for coming along!
Once again Thorpe performed brilliantly for us and I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did.

Big thanks go to Andy and Chantelle and the rest of the Thorpe Park, along with those involved in organising everything internally.

See you all again soon! :)

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:07 pm
by lewis97
I shall echo the thanks of others for joining us on Saturday!

Andy provided a fascinating talk to start what was a day filled with the usual TTSP fun, enhanced by the BTS tour and topped off with the Stealth ERT and bonus ride area access. Thanks also go to Chantelle for her assistance in organising the event and enthusiasm on the day along with that of the other Thorpe staff involved.

As was made known during the Stealth ERT (much to my delight... ;) ), it was also my birthday so it was certainly a fun way to spend it, despite being stuck on Stealth's brake run for 15 minutes!

I look forward to doing it all again at Towers in October :)

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:42 pm
by Dom
Well that event was more than a little bit fun wasn't it. Thank you to everyone for coming and hopefully you all enjoyed it as much as I did. A big bubbly thank you to Bubble Jack for the amazing bubbles. It kept a lot of people entertained while waiting for the ERT to begin. Also a big, huge thank you to Andy and Chantelle for everything. You guys are awesome!

Guess it now means we have to play the waiting game until Scaremazing. Don't forget your costumes!