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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:42 am

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That's the front its exiting out of...

That's how Raptor does it and looking at the construction photos of the station The Swarm has a very similar layout.


Even the front looks very tight, but I suppose its hard to judge properly from a picture.

Plus if they exited from there, where would they go? That whole front area seems boxed in by the queue.


If you look at the fencing plan (link to TPM below) it would seem that both exit queues merge then exit underneath the queue line steps on the tower, to the rear right hand side of the photo point.

http://www.thorpeparkmania.co.uk/viewphoto/3257
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Fri Jan 13, 2012 4:48 pm

I imagine the baggage point will be atypical of british merlin. Staff members baggage. Is there a point where the exit meets the queue?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:57 pm

Really really don't know what they are trying to convey here.


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It's the most unrelated stunt they could have pulled! Don't get it.


http://www.thorpepark.com/news/swarm-takes-london.aspx
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:04 pm

But they aren't "menacing shadow-like creatures", they are clearly just a bunch of people in black morph suits :P
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:08 pm

Some rather well-assetted menacing shadow-like creatures in some cases...  :whistle:
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:10 pm

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But they aren't "menacing shadow-like creatures", they are clearly just a bunch of people in black morph suits with ironic hipster trainers :P


Fixed that for you! :)
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:13 pm

I think someone in the marketing department must have taken something er, 'mentally enhancing' that day...

Also is it suddenly 2011 again?
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:53 pm

I can imagine the Daily Mail story on this...

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GANG OF BLACK YOUTHS TERRORISE ELDERLY ENGLISH WOMAN ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:14 pm

OMG TEH TESTING!!!!!!!1111111111111

Photos from Sam-urai on Mania Hub: Thorpe Park Mania:

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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Hi Sam,

I did not take those pictures, Thorpe Park Mania posted them earlier I just copied the links over and posted them on my forums over at Merlin Mania. Give credit to Thorpe Park Mania for these amazing pictures.
Please visit Merlin Mania - [url=http://www.merlinmania.com/\" onclick=\"window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.merlinmania.com/[/url]
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:32 pm

Aw yeah! Brilliant! Waiting for the Developers to post a video on Facebook.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:44 pm

Sam wrote:
I can imagine the Daily Mail story on this...

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GANG OF BLACK YOUTHS TERRORISE ELDERLY ENGLISH WOMAN ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT


Was this today?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:28 am

Those testing photos- WOW. I wonder what the top speed of this coaster will end up being?
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:03 am

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Those testing photos- WOW. I wonder what the top speed of this coaster will end up being?


Probably around the 55-60mph mark, closer to 55 going off Raptor.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:29 pm

Not a bad speed considering Nemesis only goes around 45-50mph
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:57 pm

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Not a bad speed considering Nemesis only goes around 45-50mph


Yeah not bad but the Swarm has height on its side; at 127ft, it's near 90ft taller than Nemesis.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:18 pm

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Big Dave wrote:
Not a bad speed considering Nemesis only goes around 45-50mph


Yeah not bad but the Swarm has height on its side; at 127ft, it's near 90ft taller than Nemesis.



I doubt the height difference between Nemesis' lift hill and the lowest point is 40ft.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:11 pm

The Swarm has the advantage over Raptor that it doesn't drop straight off the lift hill. That first inversion means the cart is clear of the lift hill when it enters the half loop which should make a real difference on how quickly it builds up speed.
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Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:26 pm

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