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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Fri May 25, 2012 8:26 pm

Eclipse wrote:That fire effect looks brilliant, does anyone know what sets the effect of?

I'll try to find out when I go to Thorpe this Sunday
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Dalek Sec » Sun May 27, 2012 7:05 pm

From what I have heard the onride DVD cameras are installed onto both trains however they will not become active until mid June.
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Sun May 27, 2012 7:14 pm

The Swarm broke down today on my third ride today, however I will post more details in a upcoming Trip Report.
Dalek Sec wrote:From what I have heard the onride DVD cameras are installed onto both trains however they will not become active until mid June.

This is correct Dalek Sec.
And on a side note the fire effect was not in operation today
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Dalek Sec » Tue May 29, 2012 7:08 am

Simba wrote:The Swarm broke down today on my third ride

How long were you stuck on it?
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Tue May 29, 2012 7:16 am

Dalek Sec wrote:
Simba wrote:The Swarm broke down today on my third ride

How long were you stuck on it?

It was broken down for about 15-20 minuets, The train got dispatched and the lifthill chain had stoped working and we came to halt halfway in the station, Then the mechanics were called very quickly, and responded quickly too, then one of the mechanics manually sent the train up this hill (Through the manual override) and we stopped several times on the lift hill. Then we got the full ride.
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue May 29, 2012 8:00 pm

That must have been pretty cool!
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Wed May 30, 2012 5:55 am

Thekingin64 wrote:That must have been pretty cool!

It was defiantly cool and fun experience!
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Dalek Sec » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:52 pm

Thorpe have uploaded another video for The Swarm

Some of the camera angles are good as you don't normally experience them onride
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:51 pm

Slightly weird seeing scenes of a onride pov on it from above the track when we have to sit to either side of the track.
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Re: The Swarm (Thorpe Park)

Postby Dalek Sec » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:37 am

I wonder if this or Wild Eagle could be the 2012 Coaster Of The Year.
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