That fire at Thorpe was well before my time as a theme park enthusiast! However, thanks Dan I just spent the last hour and a half reading up the history of Thorpe Park over the last 10 years! I must say the park has had so much development over the last 10 years it is quite insane really.
Oh and didn't Colossus look nice when it was new!
Anyway, I went to Thorpe Park yesterday and had a lovely day despite the rain that flicked on and off throughout the day. The great news was all the rides were operating throughout the day apart from Detonator which opened up late morning - I noticed some techs climbing on it in the morning.
I must however reiterate my earlier point in temporary fences. The entrance plaza is ruined by them and now Saw uses them as an overflow queue which looks extremely untidy. [spoiler:2d5qng9p]As for Saw the blades were swinging this time around but the body was not spewing blood which was a shame.[/spoiler:2d5qng9p]
I didn't go on Colossus yesterday as the queue was full to the brim - it seemed they were only using one train which is crazy on a day that busy.
One thing I noticed was the amount of rubbish in the queuelines. Now this is not a problem with the park but with the guests. In the Saw queueline for instance there is a bin, no word of a lie, every 10ft or so. Now why can't people put the rubbish in them no one knows - there was rubbish on top of them, on the floor around them, chucked over the fences, everywhere but in the bins themselves. The place looked an absolute state.
One final point - Rush is absolutely awesome. Best flat ride at Thorpe Park.
I also got a very well timed (fluke) photo of Nemesis and Stealth: