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Re: SAW: The Ride

Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:01 pm

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Earlier thorpe posted an image of their map on Twitter, in which under saw it said that it had an age rating of 13+. The post has now been removed, could this be to do with saw's 10th anniversary?

This appears to be a change from 2018, looking at last year's map. It's not listed as having actors in it, so I wonder why the age recommendation has been added?
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:02 pm

I'm not even sure why it has one as Th13teen doesn't (as far as I'm aware) and I would consider the queue and themeing of that to be much more likely to scare people than Saw's.
 
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:19 pm

Does anyone know why the age recommendation was added? Haven’t heard anything that shows the attraction has changed in anyway?
 
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:30 pm

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Does anyone know why the age recommendation was added? Haven’t heard anything that shows the attraction has changed in anyway?

There is currently nothing of note different in the attraction.

It's possible that the age recommendation hadn't actually changed, rather it just hadn't been on the map for a while. The ride information board states a recommended age of over 12 and I don't believe it was a new board.
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:59 am

Swarm Chris wrote:
ProfBurp wrote:
Does anyone know why the age recommendation was added? Haven’t heard anything that shows the attraction has changed in anyway?

There is currently nothing of note different in the attraction.

It's possible that the age recommendation hadn't actually changed, rather it just hadn't been on the map for a while. The ride information board states a recommended age of over 12 and I don't believe it was a new board.


Actually yes as you quite rightly say the ride info board has said that for a while as I remember this now. But thanks for the update.
 
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Tue May 14, 2019 5:15 pm

In this week’s blog, Thorpe Park have said that “there have been some ‘disturbances’ in the vicinity” of SAW... 
Full article here: https://www.thorpepark.com/blog/thorpe-s-big-4-0-the-big-enormous-giant-humongous-great-week
 
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Tue May 14, 2019 6:26 pm

Sorry I’m late, I’ve been busy with revision for internals, but now I’m ready to give my review of all Thorpe’s coasters, starting with Saw. 

So first let me just say that the theming here is good, just not at the level of the rest of the park. I did get a fastrack for it, so I may have missed some stuff out. 
Now, the seat I got was the middle left on the back row of the first train, and apparently that’s the worst seat on the ride, so we’re off to a great start. One positive is that this ride has the strongest airtime out of any coaster I’ve ridden, but it’s hard to enjoy that when your head is being beaten to a pulp. My God, this ride is so rough that when I went on Nemesis Inferno afterwards, my head was having Vietnam flashbacks. 

So overall, decent layout, but some serious retracking needed. Score: 5/10
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 pm

Wagstaff04 wrote:
So first let me just say that the theming here is good, just not at the level of the rest of the park. I did get a fastrack for it, so I may have missed some stuff out. 

Some say the ride itself is the theming, a torture device in its own right. :sus: There's not a great deal more in the main outdoor queue that ever interests me in the theming and decoration.

Glad that it looks like you otherwise enjoyed the full Saw experience, and came off with a headache and no doubt wondering why you just did that. :P
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Sat May 18, 2019 8:48 pm

Our resident Saw: The Ride expert tells me this has been repainted.

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Shame the ride still rattles. :sus:
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Sun May 19, 2019 8:31 pm

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Our resident Saw: The Ride expert tells me this has been repainted.

It's true, I did tell him this :sus:

On a serious note I don't mind this too much, kind of liked the run down look of it as it fits in, but regardless it's nice that they are doing little things like this.
With regards to the 10 year alteration addition, I would like to think the actors returning to the queue area would be added but I don't know how likely this is. I guess time will tell!
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Sat May 25, 2019 10:31 am

Thorpe Park have posted this on their twitter:
https://twitter.com/THORPEPARK/status/1132209690287497222
What could it mean?
 
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Sat May 25, 2019 2:50 pm

They missed 'need' out of that, but it relates to actors around the ride.
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Sat May 25, 2019 3:40 pm

Icymice wrote:
Thorpe Park have posted this on their twitter:
https://twitter.com/THORPEPARK/status/1132209690287497222
What could it mean?


SouthParks has all the information on the roaming actors that have returned for Saw - The Ride's birthday weekend. :)
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:46 pm

I've been thinking, how long is the licence for Saw. Is it possible it will be rethemed for next year?
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:52 pm

I think the licence is up soon, but if it was to go then Creek Woods Sawmill (as advertised as a teaser for their new Fright Nights maze) would be a good fit for the area.
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:39 pm

Exactly why I asked the question, that does sound perfect for a retheme.
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:32 pm

Whilst I could see it I personally think that a retheme would be fairly unlikely with Saw, if anything a re-fresh is what I’d expect.

Saw as a franchise is still alive and well with a reboot of the series currently in development starring Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson. With the undeniable appeal that the Saw IP has had with the ride (and therefore park) I’d see Thorpe being hard pressed to change it when the franchise seems to be stronger than ever in pop culture.

That being said, Lionsgate also see this and that may give them room to try and get some extra cash from a licence renewal or feel as though they no longer want to continue with the deal for whatever reason. It’ll be interesting either way I think!
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Re: SAW: The Ride

Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:14 pm

I completely agree, everyone knows about Saw, but will Thorpe really pay? You can see why they might retheme it to brand it as new.
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