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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:21 am

I don't know actually. 2012 is going to be a massive year for London. Tourism is likely to increase ten fold, if not more! Thorpe Park most likely started planning for ways to capitalise on this potential growth along time ago. If they know what they want then there is nothing wrong with some subtle build up marketing but that said, I don't believe that posting one bit!

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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:04 am

It's kind of been accepted now that thorpe are now getting a new coaster every 3 years, so the next will be 2012, however an interesting rumor that i read (i think on TMP) is that they will get something massive every 10 years.

So in 2012, thorpe are likely to get a coaster of similar scale to Saw or Inferno, but come 2016 they will get something on the scale of Stealth, which is likely to go over their 100ft height restriction. Apparanty, this 10 year thing is something which locals/ local councils have agreed to as well.
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:33 pm

"Stampida Joe" wrote:
It's kind of been accepted now that thorpe are now getting a new coaster every 3 years, so the next will be 2012, however an interesting rumor that i read (i think on TMP) is that they will get something massive every 10 years.

So in 2012, thorpe are likely to get a coaster of similar scale to Saw or Inferno, but come 2016 they will get something on the scale of Stealth, which is likely to go over their 100ft height restriction. Apparanty, this 10 year thing is something which locals/ local councils have agreed to as well.


If that is true thats some good forward thinking on Thorpes part to get the council and locals to agree that far ahead.
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:11 pm

Thorpe's next project will need to eat queue's more than anything else...

1,500+ per hour please.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:15 pm

something big and steep for 2012....?
Here's hoping for a floorless dive machine!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:51 pm

I am thinking a Mega-Lite, Dive-Machine would not be anything amazing due to them having Saw, the GP wouldn't see the benefits of it.
They would see it as "the one like Saw but less steep".
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:32 am

Hopefully a mine themed ride that is part family coaster part dark ride for next year :)
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:34 pm

I've been told by my mate who knows a guy who works at Thorpe that he knows what they're building over the next four years.

They plan on building a roller coaster across the lake. He's seen the blue prints for it and says that it looks awesome. He also says that a ride will be attached to the hotel.

He didn't mention anything else. I Don't know anything else, though I'm guessing that they will build a Haunted house style Dark ride, Mini hyper coaster or Flying coaster over the lake. Possibly Fireworks and a lazer show, Bobsleigh coaster, Top spin, Water park and a Woodie.

These are only guesses so don't get all excited by them.
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:40 pm

"Rollercoaster5000" wrote:
I've been told by my mate who knows a guy who works at Thorpe that he knows what they're building over the next four years.

...unfortunately, I don't believe anything from such a sketchy source further than I can throw Colossus...
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:09 pm

Is there any news on 2010 yet for Thorpe?

I know this year has been Thorpe's year but i still think it needs investment next year as there is a lot that needs doing to the park to move it towards a 'resort'.

I think something like Sea-life but not a aquarium would be great maybe a walk through dungeons attraction?
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:12 pm

Nothing as yet. I would have thought there'll be more logistical improvments to the park. Possibly a small ride. 2010 is very much Chessington and Alton's year.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:03 pm

Rumors of a floorless topspin on fungles old spot are still going round, but with no planning applications gone in I doubt it.
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:21 pm

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Someone just posted this over in the rumour superthread on TPR.

[Begin Transmission]

The year is 2012...

The location is Surrey, UK...

Its going to be big...

...Really Big...

Its going to be steep...

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265ft B&M hyper coaster.

Heard it a couple of months ago from someone at Thorpe.

They said 2012 too, apparently it hinges on a the new runway being granted at Heathrow?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:22 pm

B&M breaking their current height record by 26 feet? Yes please! :D

I presume this would have an out-and-back layout, running along the back edge of the park behind Inferno and RRC and back again. Could we be seeing the first coaster in the UK of decent length since Megafobia?
 
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Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:25 pm

I can't see Runnymede allowing it - and I can't see Merlin backing it. This would cost £15m + and thus far Merlin don't seem to just want to spend.

Not convinced. Why would they suddenly build a 265' B&M Hyper Coaster when for Saw all they could afford was a Eurofighter?

Would be good for Thorpe though - high throughput. And this would GENUINELY shove two fingers up at Alton Towers, Blackpool and anyone else.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:43 pm

A Floorless Top Spin sounds gimmicky. And where on earth would this B&M Hyper Coaster go? #-o
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:51 pm

If we're ever going to get a B&M out of merlin, I reckon a mega is a possibility, as you can just build them on a flat bit of land (keeping landscaping costs down), and leave them relatively unthemed (you only need a good station building really). That way you're only really paying for the steel, so the overall cost could end up comparable to that of other projects.

As for layouts, there's a thread on southparks where they've come up with some designs, some impressive stuff in there.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:14 pm

A Hyper/Mega coaster is definately in the pipeline at Thorpe Park as I started the speculation on Southparks... :wink:

I was basically told that one was definately on the plans for 2016 and that the park's management really want one for the park. I was told this information at an educational talk and decided to talk to the speaker a bit more about it. I believe that the land that will be used will be newly infilled land along one of the lakes. I also asked about manufacturers, and he basically said that all possibilities have to be explored. You never know, other manufacturers may bring out coasters of this size apart from B&M or Intamin.

As the plans are for a fair distance in the future, anything can really happen or change, but I'm sure we will see one in the medium-term future. In the mean time, we can look forward to their next coaster, a woodie!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:29 pm

To me knowledge, Thorpe may change their plans as they desperately want a high throughout coaster next. A Woodie wouldn't necessarily bring this. They need something 1,500+ per hour (Oblivion style).

And, for the record - Floorless Top Spins are amazing rides.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: Future Discussion

Wed Sep 23, 2009 8:42 pm

I do agree that Thorpe need a high capacity coaster. Maybe a B&M floorless or flyer would be a good option. They have very good capacities and well... they are B&M :D/
Woodies, I agree have average throughputs, which is not what Thorpe needs at this moment in time. They need queue eaters or just simply take a leaf out of Europa's book. :wink:
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