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Best Themed Coaster?

Nemesis
29 (18%)
Rita
No votes
Th13teen
9 (5%)
Oblivion
2 (1%)
The Smiler
26 (16%)
Sonic Spinball
No votes
Air
No votes
Runaway MineTrain
5 (3%)
Stealth
No votes
Nemesis Inferno
2 (1%)
Saw The Ride
26 (16%)
The SWARM
63 (38%)
Colossus
No votes
Flying Fish
1 (1%)
X
2 (1%)
 
Total votes: 165
 
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Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:24 pm

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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:00 pm

The Swarm. Never actually been on it but from photos looks like a great theme: Apocolypse, and well made!
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:13 pm

This is actually quite a hard choice between The Swarm and Nemesis.. Hard choice!
 
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:54 pm

The Swarm without a shadow of a doubt...
 
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:07 pm

Hmm, this is pretty difficult considering there are some well themed coasters on the list.  I think out of all of them, The Swarm and Saw are two of the best ones, especially the wing rider trains :)
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:44 pm

Ooooo, I thought of four just reading the topic title! The swarm,the smiler, TH13TEEN and nemmy!
But it's gotta be the swarm for me  :|
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:01 pm

either Swarm, Nemmy or Smiler
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:11 pm

The Smiler a good coaster but themeing is poor compared to the coasters at Thorpe Park.
 
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:42 pm

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
The Smiler a good coaster but themeing is poor compared to the coasters at Thorpe Park.


Gosh haven't heard that in a while  :shock:

No i totally agree with you, i think Thorpe park has nice themed coasters. Swarm, Saw, and even Colossus look very well themed. Nemesis inferno is a bit half and half and Stealth is just kinda weak but hey! Colossus really doesn't look as bad like every one says when you come face to face with it...  :)

I have to say i am a Thorpe fan  8)
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:52 pm

Colossus I would say is second best landscaped after Nemesis, also if they cleaned up the theming that is there it would come pretty close to the top of my list. But The swarm is brilliant, nemesis too. Saw is good a bit patchy in places.
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:13 am

I mean in general. Alton towers coasters look good as a coaster but have lacked in the themeing department since Oblivion.

Air is a ok coaster but the lack of themeing really let's it down

Spinball is a fun coaster but would have been better if it was built indoor so it could have added more themeing

Rita I do like Rita but the themeing doesn't suit Dark Forest or Ug land before that

13 the queueline and outdoor section really needed themeing.

Smiler looks very good and is a top coaster but the area looks unfinished. I hoped that the station area inside and out was gonna be themed as a mental hospital or a sercet testing centre but looks like a unfinished concete building with pipes on the outside.
 
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:25 pm

I feel the latest two additions at thorpe i.e.The Swam and Saw the ride are by far the best themed coasters. I am yet to ride The Smiler, but from pictures it looks like it could be up there.
 
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:47 pm

Nemesis, hands down!

I shouldn't need to explain.
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:36 pm

^ Is it really themed though? Sure it's landscaped, has a weird station, and has pink water, but other than that, it's just kinda leafy.
Smiler looks well themed, and I have to admit I do quite like Tidal Wave, with all the shops and stuff around it. I would probably say Saw. Swarm comes close, but it's a bit bear at this stage.
 
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:20 am

I would say the Swarm, if you are on the front row it adds to the experience as you can see all the near misses
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:40 pm

dominoes wrote:
^ Is it really themed though? Sure it's landscaped, has a weird station, and has pink water, but other than that, it's just kinda leafy.
Smiler looks well themed, and I have to admit I do quite like Tidal Wave, with all the shops and stuff around it. I would probably say Saw. Swarm comes close, but it's a bit bear at this stage.


Yes, it is really themed.

It's a shame so many people don't know the story about Nemesis. Story and the theme fit the aesthetics perfectly.
 
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:17 am

i got to say runaway mine train. the wood fort entrance and the wood bridge and the tunnel (yes i know it probably doesnt count) all seem to suit it.
 
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:43 pm

Saw, Swarm and 13
 
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:46 pm

Ok when i was at Thorpe on Wednesday i was looking at Nemesis Infernos theming (don't ask me why) and the plants and random rocks give you the feel of being in a tropical forest on a volcanic island also the station inside is extremely detailed , like the lanterns and the lights! So this is one of the best themed rides!
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Re: Best themed Coaster Thorpe VS Alton...

Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:11 pm

I chose The Smiler simply for the detail on the Marmaliser a huge Screen-Giant needles, Discs,GasTanks, The Brushes the cables the legs the signage all of it and for an exit off a ride what the smiler delivers in the exit corridors just keeps it going, Secondly i have to go with Nemesis especialy when it was at 97" Standards when half of the grenery wasnt there and it did look like a post apocalyptic wasteland
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