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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:16 pm

With all the measurements they were taking the other day the arena must have something happening to it. I would say that a dark ride on that spot is highly likely. That would provided the chance to delay the next coaster until it is after the MTDP. They can then renegotiate the restrictions and open something like a hyper to draw in the crowds that swarm failed to bring.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:00 pm

sw7nutter wrote:
With all the measurements they were taking the other day the arena must have something happening to it.


Isn't that for Fright Nights though?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:09 pm

I doubt it was for fright nights. I don't see why they would be measuring the hight of the arena walls and finding the exact lengths. Normally the arena is just full of shipping containers which don't require that sort of precision.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:46 pm

:o They were taking measurements? Dun dun dun
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:06 pm

Yes they were but don't get to excited as no plans have been released yet and we don't know what they're planning entirely.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:07 pm

I'm fed up with single ride areas, the rides get better theming and area feels the same theme but saw and the swarm almost always have large queues. I would much rather have a large area with a coaster flat and dark that's compact than a large area with a gigantic coaster like the swarm hogging it all. The need to traffic people to different rides.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:10 pm

They need rides with a hight throughput and a good location. I think some sort of 3 train hyper behind nemesis inferno would be best. If it gets 1700pph then it would be a great addition to the park as it would reduce queues and would spread people out around the park as it is at the back.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:16 pm

Any ride not in it's own area is fine with me. Maybe join a large area behind stealth on an island with a large bridge from the swarm island and amity if possible. Then just build at the back in future. What are they going to do by 2030 when there will be either lots of rides removed or the lake almost gone completely. Not much land left now for big coasters.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Mon Sep 01, 2014 8:36 pm

They are no longer allowed to expand into the lake. The lake is now at a point where if any more land is added it will increase the water table too much. The plan is to have a coaster on the island behind stealth and link that up with amity and swarm island.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:19 pm

A hyper behind Nemesis Inferno would just add amazing landscape to the park, like adding a big rollercoaster wall to the perimeter at the back of the park, it would look amazing and compliment stealth amazingly!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:09 pm

If it "IS" a hyper coaster I can see it going along to back of the park but the turnaround or hammerhead won't go any further than X or maybe Colossus...
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:13 pm

A hyper coaster would be great for the park, but I heard somewhere that TP can't build over 150ft because of the planes? However, saying that, Stealth is 200ft, so...
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:16 pm

Unless it turned around over the rumba rapids and had the station by the fungle safari site.
Thorpe parks ultimate height limit is 500ft. However the current restrictions imposed by the council is 50m (164ft) with a chance of change to that in 2019.
 
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Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:29 pm

500ft? What r they gonna do with that???

Ive asked a friend to print me off some shots from above to plan what could happen, but I will need until Saturday for that.
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:40 pm

So if they can't go big until 2019, who says they can't build something smaller until then? I honestly can't think of much I would like at Thorpe that doesn't require much height other than the indoor launch I mentioned several pages back (which is probably unlikely since X was only just renovated) but who knows what they have up their sleeves? Either way, I just can't see 7 years between 2 big rides.
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:46 pm

A dark ride would fill the gap and solve the 850m track length limit problem. As that can also be changed in 2019. However it should be noted that just becuase the MTDP ends then and they could potentially change the restrictions doesnt mean the council will allow the changes. Another rapidly aproaching problem for thorpe is space. They pretty much have 3 coaster locations left and then that is it. Thorpe will be doomed to the same fate of chessington in that it cant grow anymore.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:57 pm

I can see the park removing rumba rapids for a coaster though... Just my thoughts, probably wont happen.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:04 am

Loggers leap would open up more space. The rumba rapids has rumours of a retheme over the closed season.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:43 am

What about getting something like the SBNO Time Machine in the music park?
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Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster

Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:21 am

I keep saying this, the 850m restriction shouldnt be a concern to Merlin. All of their major rides are 850m or under (even Colossus, apparently). They dont need a long length to make a good ride. And whats the problem with the 500ft ceiling? Thats over twice the height of Stealth
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