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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:19 pm

Same! I'll be gutted if it goes! :(
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:27 pm

Ye I went twice in a week and it was shut both times.
It hasent been there that long has it?
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:10 pm

Slammer opened march 26th 2005 :)
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:43 pm

On the 5th October 2013 there was a cherrie piker outside slammer and the area was fenced off
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:43 pm

There is always a cherry picker near by... I could be wrong but i believe it was because on the rare occasion the ride was open they had to use it to manually lower the ride.

I believe Slammer is going to the grave very soon, after a whole season closed, surely its just a nuisance now for Thorpe?

I will miss Slammer,  but not the headache that came with it

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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:12 pm

If they have to replace it with anything I would like it replaced with a ride like Rock Rage, what you all think?

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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:24 pm

Or even better Loop Fighter holds more people. :lol:

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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:28 pm

I'd rather a sky roller :D
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:29 pm

Was going to say an S&S screaming swing but then I realise… opps :)
 
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Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:10 pm

Slammer is certainly on the way out with the amount of downtime it's had. :P

Have to admit I did enjoy the ride but can't compare to Samurai or Rush as my fave flat rides.
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:17 pm

If Slammer is going, then I won't mind as it's not a particularly good ride and I'd like to think that Thorpe could replace it with something better and hopefully more reliable.

It's one redeeming feature however is that it's an impressive ride to watch but not good to go on in my view.
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:22 pm

Well at least I rode it once, on FN last year. In the dark! Probably one of the last people to ride it in the dark. :( Me and my friends nicknamed it the vomitator. :P
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:56 am

I'd be very surprised if it will be operational next year. I think the ongoing maintenance and running costs are not viable any more. Yes it may be high capacity, but the queue is never that long compared to other flats at the park.
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:14 am

When I visited recently the signage had been removed, and it appeared that the restraints had also been removed. I would also be surprised if was operational next year, but personally I will miss it if it isn't because I loved watching & riding it, even if it did hurt my head :lol:

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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:43 am

I know that this is going off topic, but I see a brilliant opportunity if Slammer is to be removed:

My idea is that Thorpe could move Samurai to the site where Slammer resides now But instead of leaving an area empty next to SAW, I think that Thorpe could then move Detonator to where Samurai is (or was should they move it to where slammer is now) and re-theme it to match the SAW theme, and turn it into one of jigsaw's traps.

Yes, I know this is far fetched, but how much better would it be to have samurai in a place where it fits the theme (sort of) and have a drop tower themed as a trap from SAW? :D

EDIT: just realised, the name of this topic could be written into the swarm themes chorus: Is this the end of slammer/I cannot bear to watch it burn...
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:50 pm

Spare parts for Rush me thinks..
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:20 pm

^ Merlin Approves :lol:
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:25 pm

I don't want Slammer to go as I only got to ride it on the 3rd and 4th of May this year! I want Slammer to stay as it is the last of it's kind! Once Slammer goes that will be it! No more Sky Swats will ever be seen or built again! :( :(
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:14 pm

I've never been on it as it's always shut when I go
 
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Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:12 am

There is a lot of empty space between Slammer, X and the BBQ tent so would be nice if they used it for something, could almost fit two flat rides in or maybe something bigger?

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