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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:14 am

This will become stuff of enthusiast legend. It will be Sachsgate part 2. Thorpegate if you will. Few of us have witnessed the actual event, but the controversy and outrage will spread like wildfire. Now, where's the Daily Mail's number?
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:06 am

I just wrote a 'Controversy' section on the [s:13fexrcg]Alton Towers[/s:13fexrcg] Thorpe Park Wikipedia page, including the Vortex/Watchdog scandal, the Saw break down and of course the suggestive stickers and video (with reference links to the clip).

Well, Alton Towers has a huge section on controversy, so why not Thorpe Park? :lol:
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:50 am

"ElectricBill" wrote:
I just wrote a 'Controversy' section on the Alton Towers Wikipedia page, including the Vortex/Watchdog scandal, the Saw break down and of course the suggestive stickers and video (with reference links to the clip).

Well, Alton Towers has a huge section on controversy, so why not Thorpe Park? :lol:


You mean the Thorpe Park Wikipedia page right? :D

If you could still find details of their Septembe Sickie promotion in 2006, it would be worth mentioning maybe. I remember they got in quite a bit of trouble for that :lol:
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:28 pm

"Gloomy Dude" wrote:
Now, where's the Daily Mail's number?


This would be soooo funny if the tabloids got hold of it. I think we should. Let's face it, it's still publicity for Thorpe!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:55 pm

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"ElectricBill" wrote:
I just wrote a 'Controversy' section on the [s:16plk2sc]Alton Towers[/s:16plk2sc] Thorpe Park Wikipedia page, including the Vortex/Watchdog scandal, the Saw break down and of course the suggestive stickers and video (with reference links to the clip).

ElectricBill, there's a few faults with your controversy section on Thorpe.

In 2001, the BBC Controversy programme 'Watchdog' featured Thorpe Park for falsly advertising the new Vortex ride as open when it was yet to be built. A short investigation was carried out until Thorpe Park opened the ride later that year.

When it was announced that Thorpe Park's new 2009 roller coaster would be themed with the Saw film franchise, it was questioned whether horror and gore was an appropriate theme for a popular attraction.

Both of those need a source. I never heard anyone say it wasn't an appropriate theme, or is that just what you think?

After Saw: The Ride opened for the first time to a selection of special guest celebrities, the ride malfunctioned and broke down, leaving several stranded on the ride [19] On the weekend that the ride opened to the public, it was only open for an hour and a half on the Saturday morning before breaking down and remaining closed for the rest of the weekend.

That's not a controversy, that's just a ride breaking down. If it injured someone due to poor maintenance by Thorpe, then it would be.

In 2009, Thorpe Park gained sponsorship from the chocolate bar Snickers. In the area around Stealth, posters reading "Are you man enough?" were put up, as well as stickers placed on the inside of the ride's seats saying "Bricking it?" and "What's hard, fast and up in seconds?". Many people have shown their annoyance towards the stickers asking if suggestive jokes are actually suitable for a theme park with young children present.

Again, who have "shown their annoyance", or is it just your personal opinion? Overall though a good idea, but no Thorpe controversy section is complete without a section saying how often their rides are shut down! :)

Back on topic: I have the feeling we may be seeing this come up in one of the tabloid rags very soon... ;)
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:59 pm

Also, wasn't the chocolate bar Yorkie, not Snickers?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:07 pm

Indeed it was Yorkie, not Snickers.

And please, no one tell the Daily Mail. Last thing I want is another 'ban' something campaign orchastrated by those misers who hate people wanting to enjoy themselves. :P
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:09 pm

I couldn't find the pages that I read it from, and no it isn't my opinion, I actually really like Saw and think that the whole 'Oh no, Saw left Jonathan Ross in distress' news article is unimportant. But I have included it as one of the celebrities were 'hurt' or something... I forgot about the ride breakage though... better pop back to WikiWorld then.

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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:13 pm

I can see the headlines now:

"Sick porn and Jacko shame of leading family attraction."
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:47 pm

Has it not crossed everybody's minds that perhaps the THORPE PARK YouTube channel was hacked? :)



EDIT - Haha, look at Thorpe's channel now - [url=http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwthorpeparkcom?blend=2&ob=4" target="_blank]http://www.youtube.com/user/wwwthorpepa ... end=2&ob=4[/url] - they've made my copy of their video their 'featured channel video'! :P
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: General Discussion 2009

Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:21 pm

How busy will Thorpe be on the 15th July. On the site it says EXTREMELY busy because of school groups, but it must get quieter later in the day!
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Re: Thorpe Park: General Discussion 2009

Fri Jul 10, 2009 7:27 pm

I think you've answered your own question there AltonThorpe. :D
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Re: Thorpe Park: General Discussion 2009

Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:57 pm

One of the busiest days of the season i expect and it'll be full of school parties so not the best atmosphere either i'm afraid.

But like you say, the last 2 hours or so will be a bit quieter, but by no means empty.
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Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:05 pm

It's not been hacked, the video is legit.

RE: The Horror/Gors suitablity thing - this was discussed on Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: General Discussion 2009

Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:21 pm

Hi all, I'm thinking of taking my first trip to Thorpe Park this Sunday and as I have a 3 hour drive I was wondering if it would be worth it or will it be ridiculously busy? Thanks.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park: General Discussion 2009

Fri Jul 10, 2009 10:40 pm

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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:05 pm

I must say that even i am dissapointed with TP for releasing that video!

I mean its kinda funny however children visit the park to and will have made many parents angry!

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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Sun Jul 12, 2009 2:13 am

I actually contacted the Sun. They was going to run this story on Friday.. But didnt.

Apparently "Its a spoof" "So no Story.." - I wish these tabloids would listen to the general public.

LOL.. n00bs.. They missed out on this one.....
 
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:53 am

Personally I dont see a problem at all, the noises were blatently fake and edited together on a computer, it was all very tongue in cheek and it was perfect for thorpes target audience. No porn or even close to porn was involved.

Yes it may have been a cheap shot at advertising but we all know a certain other major uk park had a cheap shot at advertising recently involving women in bras on coasters which showed a hell of alot more flesh than this did.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park's Youtube Porn Video

Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:12 pm

Again, the tags involved are the reason why I - and I presume many others - don't feel this is good. The video is neither here nor there, so I think people are missing the point.

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