Rumba Rapids (Thorpe Park)

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Rumba Rapids (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:18 am

Rumba Rapids is a rapids ride at Thorpe Park, Chertsey, Surrey. It opened in 1987, meaning it's the oldest ride currently still in service at Thorpe Park, under the name of Thunder River. Since then it has been refurbished. This was in 2001 when its name changed to Ribena Rumba Rapids because of its sponsor, Ribena along with other improvements. In 2007 Ribena's sponsorship contract ended and the ride was named simply Rumba Rapids. Since the refurbishment in 2001 the ride has become significantly slower. It is now reserved for Family groups with children under 12.
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Re: Rumba Rapids (Thorpe Park)

Postby Thekingin64 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:08 pm

No matter how you see this ride, it's awful. In proportion to the park they take up a huge amount of space as well. Just a waste of useful building land.
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Re: Rumba Rapids (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:20 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:No matter how you see this ride, it's awful. In proportion to the park they take up a huge amount of space as well. Just a waste of useful building land.

Yes Rumba Rapids is rubbish, it was much better back in the days when it was Thunder River but now with all the extreme rides in the park this ride doesn't have a future in my opinion, even Storm Surge which is quite boring is better than Rumba.
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Postby Thekingin64 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:49 pm

Definitly. At least Storm Surge is pretty decent and fun.
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Re: Rumba Rapids (Thorpe Park)

Postby XYZ » Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:57 am

Once Thorpe occupies the last of their remaining space with rides, I can see Rumba Rapids next to go. It occupies a large amount of space and it has that ridiculous rule of families with children under 12 rule.
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Postby Simba » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:34 am

XYZ wrote:ridiculous rule of families with children under 12 rule.

I understand why they have inforced that rule, as some teenager groups used to mess around on it.
Anyway I am sure it will get removed at some point in the near future.
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Re: Rumba Rapids (Thorpe Park)

Postby Thekingin64 » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:00 pm

No-one goes on it eiher, so it is definitely going to go soon.
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