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X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:25 pm

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X - Ride on the wave of light and sound has reopened at Thorpe Park according to Theme Park Collective, new improvements include the lighting in the inside queue area and lighting in the coaster and of course forwards running.
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Re: X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Doomega » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:17 pm

This looks really interesting, I can't wait to test it forwards on Thursday 4th April with Simba and see how much it has changed.
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Re: X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Thekingin64 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:35 pm

This re-vamp is such good news for this ride. It's needed it for ages.

Still not sure about it going forwards though.
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Re: X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:29 pm

We also have repainted trains with new lapbars, which individually lock down to the rider like on the Flying Fish!
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Re: X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Eclipse » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:04 am

Now those lapbars definatly will of helped with the lower height restriction, sadly as the've reprinted the trains I reckon the classic Thorpe Park logo will of been painted over, which is a real shame because it was one of the only remaining rides at the park with the classic logo, so another part of Thorpe Park history has been lost.

Anyway here is the first onride POV of the newly reprogrammed X

I think it looks more fun, with the light show inside the ride.
Just hoping that next season they give the pyramid a fresh coat of paint, I think black and royal blue would look amazing and suit the new make over.
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Re: X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:49 am

That new X with the new lightshow, looks incredible, I really can't wait to ride it with Doomega on 4th April, I wonder if the effects and music will change for Fright Night this year. But I have a big question did anyone else spot some old X:// No Way Out theming in the coaster pov part of the video or is just me. I also agree with Eclipse that it is a shame to lose another classic TP logo, now I don't think any ride has the old logo except from maybe the "Chief Ranger's Carousel".
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Re: X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Thekingin64 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:57 pm

They really haven't changed much! All they've done is re-painted and turned the trains plus adding some lights.

They haven't even changed the old X:/No way out signs!
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Re: X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Dalek Sec » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:59 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:They haven't even changed the old X:/No way out signs!

It is believed that Thorpe are making the new signs but, obviously they wanted it open when it was ready, so that it is another ride in operation, especially in the extreme cold weather the UK has been experiencing.
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Re: X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Doomega » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:26 pm

I can't wait to go to Thorpe Park tomorrow with Simba, I'll certainly be going on X tomorrow.
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Re: X (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:06 pm

Me and Doomega, rode X five times today, and the light show is absolutely brilliant, it was cool going backwards, but I actually thought it was more fun going forwards, especially with all of the effects. Sadly it still has loads of breakruns, but they are much smoother than last season.
I spotted some text on one of the breaks on the boarding station platform of X:
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The trains are brilliant, and it looks like they also have new wheel bogies too, but I don't think they have new trains.
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