Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

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Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby Simba » Thu May 31, 2012 6:26 am

According to Thorpe's three year strategy this year we will get a medium installment.
Going through history:
2009 - Saw The Ride (Major investment)
2010 - Saw Alive (Medium investment) rethemed Thorpe Bell.
2011 - Storm Surge (Small investment) relocated from Cypress Gardens
2012 - The Swarm (Major investment)
2013 - New Flat Ride (Medium investment)

So what do you think the new ride will be and what location of the park?
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby Thekingin64 » Thu May 31, 2012 8:02 pm

There's a map somewhere on CF that shows the locations for new rides. Out of what I can remember, one location was on that Old car ride by Inferno and a different location was to the right of the dome as you enter.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby XYZ » Thu May 31, 2012 11:44 pm

Honestly, I don't think Thorpe will be getting anything in 2013 and shouldn't get anything for 2013. They just got Swarm, a massive investment and I think it would be smart just to continue advertising that it's the new ride throughout 2013 like how Knott's advertised Pony Express as the new ride for multiple years.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby Simba » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:55 am

Thekingin64 wrote:location was to the right of the dome as you enter.

That is the alternative location for the 2015 coaster.
Here is that map:
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XYZ wrote:Honestly, I don't think Thorpe will be getting anything in 2013 and shouldn't get anything for 2013. They just got Swarm, a massive investment and I think it would be smart just to continue advertising that it's the new ride throughout 2013 like how Knott's advertised Pony Express as the new ride for multiple years.

Merlin is trying to make Thorpe it's key park so it's ride investment is every year.
According to their latest MTDP, states at least one new ride will be added each year from 2009 to 2016.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby Thekingin64 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:15 pm

That's what I was thinking of! Rides could either go in the locations on the map or something should replace the rapids. They are awful and take up a huge amount of space in relation to the park.

Also, after reading XYZ's post, I do agree with him, slightly. Yes they has been a new ride everyyear and that is good but Saw alive is only a small thing and they've already shut that anyway. Maybe something small for this year with something slighty bigger for next year.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby Simba » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:32 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:That's what I was thinking of! Rides could either go in the locations on the map or something should replace the rapids. They are awful and take up a huge amount of space in relation to the park.

The rapids are pointless.
Thekingin64 wrote:but Saw alive is only a small thing and they've already shut that anyway.

It is not actually gone entirely it will be open again for Fright Night. Anyway the deal with Lionsgate I believe is meant to expire in 2016 anyway, and thats when Saw The Ride will most likely be rethemed and Saw Alive will be closed and used to house a new Fright Night maze.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby Thekingin64 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:06 pm

If the Saw theme is kept, I'd take out Saw alive and replace it with a Saw themed Top spin. If it's enclosed with various torture-style themeing about, It would be amazing. Though that theme is the idea of the coaster itself...
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby Simba » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:08 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:If the Saw theme is kept, I'd take out Saw alive and replace it with a Saw themed Top spin. If it's enclosed with various torture-style themeing about, It would be amazing. Though that theme is the idea of the coaster itself...

I also don't think Thorpe would go for a Top Spin, especially as Chessington in recent years has had lots of problems with Rameses Revenge.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby Thekingin64 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:10 pm

If put on an intense cycle, I think a topspin is perfect for Thorpe. Especcially as one of the arms can bend inwards making the car go diagonal.

It would work so well with the Saw theme.
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Postby Simba » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:17 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:If put on an intense cycle, I think a topspin is perfect for Thorpe. Especcially as one of the arms can bend inwards making the car go diagonal.

Well like I said
Simba wrote:especially as Chessington in recent years has had lots of problems with Rameses Revenge.

Thekingin64 wrote:It would work so well with the Saw theme.

I agree it would work well with the Saw theming, but who knows what is going to happen to that when the contract expires.
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