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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby hixee » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:38 pm

Slammer is just another one of those rides that I'd ride with someone if they wanted to, but I was on my own I probably wouldn't bother. It's unique and the sensation is pretty fun, but to be honest I don't think it's that great. If they took it out to put something better in I don't think I'd be particularly disappointed. ;)

As for what's really going on with Slammer, is it still on the park maps for 2012? They could just be giving it a year out and refurbishing (and fixing!) it, so have taken all the sign-age down to prevent any confusion. I did ride it in April when we filmed the CoasterForce POV, so not sure if I'm wrong etc.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Thekingin64 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:45 pm

It was going for the CF live in March and when I went down a few weeks after.


It is still on Thorpe's website and on the map so I'd say just a quick refurbisment.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Simba » Mon Jul 09, 2012 6:46 pm

Thekingin64 beat me to the post, but I will still post it:
Yes it is on the park's 2012 map, but so too is Saw Alive. I don't know it all seems really odd to me.
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Dalek Sec » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:30 am

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

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

This would be awesome at Thorpe Park
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:51 pm

That looks fun! Out of I can see, that would be a really weird experience. Do you know if it swings all the way over?
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Simba » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:13 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:That looks fun! Out of I can see, that would be a really weird experience. Do you know if it swings all the way over?

It actually says on the first picture "360 Looping Arm:
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Re: Slammer - The end may be near?

Postby Thekingin64 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:19 pm

So it does. Only Skim read that bit so didn't notice it.
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Re: Slammer (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:33 pm

Looks like Slammer will be reopening at some point, this has been updated onto the Thorpe Park Website:
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Thorpe Park Website wrote:We are sorry but The Slammer is currently closed for essential maintenance. It will reopen later in the season.
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Re: Slammer (Thorpe Park)

Postby Thekingin64 » Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:19 pm

It was just maintenence! That makes me happy.
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Re: Slammer (Thorpe Park)

Postby Simba » Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:56 am

When I last visited the park (02/08/12) I mannaged to speak to the mechanics working on slammer, they said they thought it was really serious, so Thorpe Park/Merlin decided to remove the signs, but it turned out that it wasn't as serious as they first thought. I couldn't find out what was wrong with it because they had to keep allot of information private, but at least I did manage to get some information from th.
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