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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:17 pm

This was just posted on Thorpe's Facebook page:

"Tuesday trivia! Do you know what the theme is for our iconic ride X:\No Way Out?"

Please let this be a hint :P
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:25 pm

X:\WTF has a theme???!!! :shock: :lol:
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:50 pm

Trapped in a computer virus, with no escape. Hence the name.

I think X:/ gets a lot of stick which it doesn't really deserve. People forget it was actually originally designed for the pre-teen age group in a time when Thorpe Park was still a family destination and needed a ride to satisfy older children.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:40 pm

I actually think X:/ No Way Out is quite a good ride!  :?  It's good fun and all the times I've been on it i walked pretty much straight on with no queue!

Sure, it doesn't really have a theme but for an 'in the dark coaster' what theming could there really be?

Plus, going backwards in complete darkness is a weird, unique experience which i thoroughly enjoyed! 
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:49 pm

SwEDEN wrote:
This was just posted on Thorpe's Facebook page:

"Tuesday trivia! Do you know what the theme is for our iconic ride X:\No Way Out?"

Please let this be a hint :P

I was thinking that as I saw a YouTube video (I know it's not the most reliable source in the world) which said TP have also announced that there will be another change other than the swarm for 2013?
Plus it would link in with the BACKWARDS theme
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:30 am

Could there be a slight retheme of Saw? As I remember hearing that the contract with Twisted Pictures ran out at the end of last season.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:05 am

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Could there be a slight retheme of Saw? As I remember hearing that the contract with Twisted Pictures ran out at the end of last season.

Yeah as this would be pretty easy as all they would really have to do is remove jigsaw from the attraction and change the name to something like THE FACTORY(<just popped in my head)?
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:39 am

To be honest I think even if the sponsorship ran out we'd still see a ride that would be fairly obviously based around the Saw franchise. Thorpe are lazy. The name would probably change to something like 'Buzzsaw' and all references to Jigsaw / Billy the Puppet would be removed... it's in Thorpe's best interests to maintain the current theme. Hopefully the contract will be / has been extended.
 
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Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:09 am

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To be honest I think even if the sponsorship ran out we'd still see a ride that would be fairly obviously based around the Saw franchise. Thorpe are lazy. The name would probably change to something like 'Buzzsaw' and all references to Jigsaw / Billy the Puppet would be removed... it's in Thorpe's best interests to maintain the current theme. Hopefully the contract will be / has been extended.


Basicly what I said but in more detail. Listen to D4n
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:24 pm

x no way out has had its name changed it x. does this mean a new theme   :O
I love theme park they are my life. I would like to be a designer and want to start a collection of memorabilia from alton and thorpe
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:28 pm

I remember when X was the most 'hardcore' ride in the park!
I don't like going backwards but would give it a go if they gave it a retheme.
Someone told me there were shiny gold mannequins in there last season - I don't remember those ten years ago!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:14 am

A re-theme would really improve the ride, but looking at Thorpe past maintenance on the ride, I'm guessing they have done the cheapest job going on the ride.
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Thorpe Park to get more B&M's in the future?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:30 am

What do you think, i think they should!
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Re: Thorpe Park to get more B&M's in the future?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:19 am

They should but they fell out a bit over the swarm when the marketing team didn't consult people and pulled the stunt where the test dummies had missing limbs and the safeness of their coasters were questioned... so they will have to so rebuild that relationship... I have a feeling their next coaster will be an intamin or a mack...
 
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Re: Thorpe Park to get more B&M's in the future?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:17 am

I think a mack coaster like blue fire will be good becuase it has the airtime hills and 1 or 2 inversions so if thorpe still wanted to be the park with th most inversions. They also need a airtime coaster.
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Re: Thorpe Park to get more B&M's in the future?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:16 pm

I think we should give Mack or Vekoma a chance, they seem to be out of favour at the moment.
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Re: Thorpe Park to get more B&M's in the future?

Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:47 pm

I'd love a mack tbh.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park to get more B&M's in the future?

Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:06 am

I think this can be discussed in the 2015 coaster topic. Also if you are going to create a topic, please put a little more thought into your opening statement, as things like this-
RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
What do you think, i think they should!
- are just plain lazy, and don't really invite people to reply.
Also as always, before creating a topic, check to see if a similar one already exists, and whether or not your idea for a topic, really needs to be discussed.

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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:53 am

bensaund wrote:
A re-theme would really improve the ride, but looking at Thorpe past maintenance on the ride, I'm guessing they have done the cheapest job going on the ride.


Nice and unfair generalisation there.
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Re: thorpe park 2013 possible ride discussion

Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:33 pm

X- thats a cool name it leaves you thinking what could be inside.
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