Thorpe don't believe in themed areas these days anyways...
You say that, but the 'story' of Storm Surge clearly stated that the ride was in Amity Cove - so they are obviously still using them.[/quote]
You imply that Thorpe theme their rides...
You HAVE seen Storm Surge right?[/quote]
Oh yes, I have seen it and its god awful.
However, it was still given a story so to speak involving a themed area which was my point.
Also, whilst it may have ruined the view of X No Way Out and destroyed its plaza as well as being an eyesore in the park, when you are actually in
Amity Cove the ride seems to fit in well. Probably because from that angle you can't see the mass of ugly supports, but also because it enhances the cove theme because you've got the Tidal Wave lake on one side and the water channel of Storm Surge on the other side, it makes you feel like you are actually in a cove.
Anyway, it really is a mystery to me what Thorpe Park are doing with their themed areas. Firsly, we see them disappear from the maps, then SAW coming along and not really fitting in to any area so the asumption is made that the themed areas are gone, but then this year they build a ride and say it is based around the hillbilies of Amity Cove?! Who knows.