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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:05 pm

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I too am intrigued in the 2014 season, but I feel with ground work now underway for their next coaster, I don't think anything spectacular will be added.

As for slammer, it's been on and off for a while, it was closed for most of the 2012 season, so I'm not really sure why they're going to do with it. I believe it's the only sky swat in the world?

So there is actually ground work happening now! Anyway lets hope they start hinting us next season for there next coaster is it is for 2015. Also I can see them improving colossus soon. (eg paintjob)
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:06 pm

Colossus got re painted for its 10th birthday I thought?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:13 pm

there doesn't appear to be any intention to remove slammer... just not practical to try and fix it now in this current season, considering it's not even that popular - we should see it return in 2013, but when and for how long?

i think thorpe will be starting to upgrade the park over the next few years starting from 2014 in terms of re-enforcing themed areas, and changing the entrance... next year i am hoping to see a substantial flat ride for the thrill market (a decent top spin anyone?), and something for the families too! :)
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:14 pm

If there was going to be a flat for next year wouldn't there be notable work already started?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:17 pm

not necessarily, as it requires no way near as much work as a coaster... and what's saying that it has to open at the beginning of the season - merlin theme parks (besides the smiler) seem to be the only ones that actually aim to have the new attractions ready for opening day - we could possibly see it come a bit later like the X retheme :)
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:56 pm

Pretty sure a planning application would have been sent away already though. And there has been no sign of one on the Runnymeade site!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:00 am

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I also would like to see flying fish removed for a flat ride maybe


Simple question Why?

Have you seen the MTDP and the large number of sites they have allocated for possible flat rides. They have plenty of space to fit in flats, so there really is no need at all to remove the Fish.

Reasons to keep the Fish:
It has a very high through put, low height, great for families, takes up little space and is more comfortable than a mine train.

If they removed this ride, it would be a very poor move. They removed it in 2005 to make way for Stealth and brought it back. It was originality an indoor ride Space station Zero.

What flat would you put in its place which was cheap to run, had high throughput and was universally appealing to most guests?
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:32 pm

I know they haven't confirmed it but i imagine slammer wont be sticking around for long its reliability must be less than 50% for the last 3 years. However i think we will be seeing a new flat for 2014 or the 4d cinema getting some revamp. 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:28 pm

4d cinema revamp would be nice. It has the potential to become a great family attraction
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:42 pm

Maybe they're making a whole new Alpine village area on the island next to The Swarm with there coaster interacting alot with the paths?
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:51 pm

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Maybe they're making a whole new Alpine village area on the island next to The Swarm with there coaster interacting alot with the paths?

To market an alpine village to thrill seekers (teenagers) could be very hard they would need a more defined theme.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:01 pm

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RollercoasterGEEK100 wrote:
Maybe they're making a whole new Alpine village area on the island next to The Swarm with there coaster interacting alot with the paths?

To market an alpine village to thrill seekers (teenagers) could be very hard they would need a more defined theme.

Not just Thrill seekers are teenagers but if you think about it calypso quay isn't very dramatic yet people love that area
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:17 pm

Can think of one area that really needs some attention *cough* Lost City *cough*
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:25 pm

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Can think of one area that really needs some attention *cough* Lost City *cough*

Everything about Lost City needs revamping, Colossus repaint for one!
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:37 pm

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SwEDEN wrote:
Can think of one area that really needs some attention *cough* Lost City *cough*

Everything about Lost City needs revamping, Colossus repaint for one!

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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:36 pm

Does anyone have a gut feeling though it will be another B&M coaster?
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:43 pm

Are you in the right topic? There's no way a b&m is making its way to thorpe next year? In 5 months they'd have to do groundwork build and test?!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:03 pm

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Are you in the right topic? There's no way a b&m is making its way to thorpe next year? In 5 months they'd have to do groundwork build and test?!

I mean for 2015:/
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013 General Discussion

Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:14 pm

hey guys, how busy has the park been this week?, I'm going next Tuesday (1.10.13) and want it to be quiet. I'm expecting it to be quiet just before fright nights start

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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:50 pm

Why is slammer not on the fright night map

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