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Slammer (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:25 am

Thorpe has recently removed all signage for the S&S Power "Sky Swat" called Slammer. The company only ever made two Sky Swat's (Although one actually has existed in two locations). Slammer is the most amazing ride in the world, it is one of a kind, and it always felt I like love at first sight!
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Simba Edit 2017: What the hell was I thinking, I never want Slammer to go from the Thorpe Park line-up it is an amazing ride!

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2012 Me wrote:So could this be the location of the 2013 new ride, and if so what will become of Slammer, Most people would be aware that slammer has had very poor reliability and with the company no longer having them in production, and because of it, could the parts that are required to fix it becoming even more harder to get hold off.
To be totally honest, I wouldn't mind seeing it removed as it was one of the biggest waste of spaces ever.
However there has been some speculation that it is going to be relocated next to The Swarm and in that case it would possibly be renamed to suit the area.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Thekingin64 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:08 pm

A swarm re-theme would suit that ride. While it was good, if they're getting rid of it, I'm not complaining.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Simba » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:00 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:A swarm re-theme would suit that ride. While it was good, if they're getting rid of it, I'm not complaining.

A swarm retheme and relocation could make sense for the island next to The Swarm.
However I agree with Marc Simpson (Admin of Mania Hub)
Marc Simpson (Mania Hub) wrote:Its all a little odd, in years gone by slammers had months at a time down and they've never removed the signs for it.

This is the point, I want to stress.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Thekingin64 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:02 pm

They're definitely not trying to fix it.

If it is going, what do you think will replace it?
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Simba » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:31 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:They're definitely not trying to fix it.

If it is going, what do you think will replace it?

Well I would say maybe the 2013 ride as it is ment to be a medium investment year.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Thekingin64 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:01 pm

I meant what kind of ride. I think Slammer has been marked as space for a new ride.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Dalek Sec » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:16 pm

Here's another picture of the SBNO Slammer.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Simba » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:27 pm

It's a bit dissapointing and depressing that Thorpe have a few of SBNO rides, in my mind 1 is too many, but Thorpe has the Miss Hippo Fungal Safari (Granted now blocked off by a fence but you can still see it behind the fence), Canada Creek Railway track, Saw Alive (Granted will be back for Fright Night) and Slammer.

(I am still hoping for a Canada Creek Railway return)
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Thekingin64 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:47 pm

The electric queue time sign is still up.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Simba » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:08 am

Other than the electric queue sign all other signage has been removed, if Thorpe were trying to make it invisible they did not succeeded.
Anyway here's a close up of Slammer's central swatt arm columns.
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I wonder if it is now being removed, or if they are trying to fix it. But if they were fixing it, wouldn't they keep all signs up like in previous years when it has had long downtime.
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