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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Tue Mar 17, 2015 3:51 pm

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Could they not just remake it? Luke, build a new one from scratch? I liked it while it worked


The problem with that idea is that S&S discontinued the Sky Swat years ago, so even if Thorpe wanted to completely rebuild it they wouldn't be able to as there would be no-one to supply the parts.


I do believe that it's not impossible for them to do, but the parts aren't mass-produced and they literally have to be made specially. I heard that it's major downtime over the last season was down to them waiting for a part to a certain extent. Even if they could get their hands on the parts still (I'm not entirely sure on that situation in fairness), I don't think it'd be very plausable for them to replace the ride entirely bit by bit. Besides, the ride puts too much strain on itself and (now atleast) it needs to be balanced more or less perfectly before it can even start! I love Slammer but it's time will come soon. I've seen 3 dispatches in about an hour which is a bit ridiculous.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:27 pm

I agree. I think slammer is an excellent ride, and the only one I am even slightly scared on, but its time to go is soon
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Wed Mar 18, 2015 6:32 pm

I would kinda be devastated if Slammer left. I rode it for the first time last year and i fell in love with this ride. Its such a unique ride experience and Thorpe Park has tried its hardest to get the ride back working. It had its best season last season as it was actually running quite a lot.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Wed Mar 18, 2015 9:29 pm

Thorpe have put too much money into slammer to just let it go now, give it at least another 3 years before removal is considered :)
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Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:40 pm

If the ride was a newer more reliable model, I wonder if thorpe could get a newer model, it is popular when it's open, just not reliable.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:00 pm

Surely Thorpe would want to maintain its name as having the world's only Sky Swat? it is literally the only place you can ride one, and I think that it is a waste of a good ride if it is removed
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Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:19 pm

If Slammer gets too expensive to run, it will be removed. Whilst you may cite the fact that it is the only S&S Sky Swat remaining in the world, it's hardly something for Thorpe to shout about to its guests as it's almost certainly not the reason why the vast majority visit. What's more, with the amount of downtime it has suffered, it seems there's a reason why it's the 'last of its kind'.
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:44 am

Quick question as i don't actually know the answer. Is it only Shark guests that get the ERT or is it Merlin pass holders too?
 
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Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:22 pm

Not 100% but i believe Thorpe ERT is exclusive to hotel guests. Correct me if i'm wrong though.
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:00 am

POV of the worlds first Jungle Maze: I'M A CELEBRITY...GET ME OUT OF HERE! at Thorpe Park Resort https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMAsSwyKOl4
 
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Fri Mar 27, 2015 3:46 pm

Check out our POV from Thorpe Park Resort's New Maze here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSYo6aFEKPs
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:15 pm

It looks even worse then I thought it would be :|
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:49 pm

It looks appauling, but on a positive note, I know not to waste time queueing! :)
 
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Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:31 pm

Footage of the new Meltdown game at Thorpe Park - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUfmYRpNZmY
 
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Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:17 am

Did that last Saturday. Its fun, hard work and almost killed me. I came of so out of breath. But i would do it again because it is just that much fun.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:01 pm

Footage from the backstage tour of Stealth today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RpiEADs6HQ
 
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Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:06 pm

My vlog from Saturday if anyones interested?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37e7jSXytns
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sat May 02, 2015 9:03 am

Here's a really nice video featuring some drone footage of Thorpe Park which appeared on my News Feed this morning.
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sat May 02, 2015 1:32 pm

lewis97 wrote:
Here's a really nice video featuring some drone footage of Thorpe Park which appeared on my News Feed this morning.


Thank you for sharing. That video is stunning.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sat May 02, 2015 1:34 pm

wow! that is absolutely amazing! :D
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