Thorpe Park - 23/03/13

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Thorpe Park - 23/03/13

Postby Simba » Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:38 pm

Me and Doomega braved it out in the cold and the snow at Thorpe Park, It was a rather entertaining, sadly one my favourite rollercoasters at Thorpe (Colossus) was unavailable due to the extreme cold weather. The Swarm and Nemesis Inferno started out on 1 train operation, and extended to two train operation at 11:20 and 13:00 respectively.
We managed to get a fantastic count on The Swarm, which we did a whooping 26 times, and 1 go on Nemesis Inferno, because we were committed to get a high count on Swarm we only did the two coasters. 10 of the 26 times were on the front row of The Swarm which is amazing, and the new near miss billboard is brilliant especially from the front row.

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The Swarm Zero-G
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The Swarm entering the Corkscrew
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The Swarm's second train testing after being added to the track at 11:20
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Samurai operating whilst Saw The Ride was closed due to the bad weather conditions
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Colossus' final heartline roll, sitting ideal due to bad weather conditions
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The Swarm after it broke down, just after our final ride on it
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The Swarm going up the lifthill after the breakdown, without riders
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The Swarm exiting the corkscrew, and heading into the turn around to enter inline twist
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The Swarm flying over the station
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Nemesis Inferno's Zero-G
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Slammer was working, now that is a rare sight!
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Re: Thorpe Park - 23/03/13

Postby Dalek Sec » Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:35 am

Simba, in your first two pictures, was that also the other train testing after being added to the track?
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Re: Thorpe Park - 23/03/13

Postby Simba » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:32 am

Your right Sec, the first two pictures are also of the train being tested.

I've added more pictures and some small extra detail has been added to my first post.
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Re: Thorpe Park - 23/03/13

Postby Thekingin64 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:17 pm

Cool photos there, Seems like it was one of the worst days possible to go with almost everything shut. I still don't know why you would do only 1 ride multiple times in a day, I'd try and vary it between whatever was open.

Still, it's better than AT at the minute which has been shut due to heavy snow.
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Re: Thorpe Park - 23/03/13

Postby Simba » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:58 pm

Thekingin64 wrote:Cool photos there, Seems like it was one of the worst days possible to go with almost everything shut. I still don't know why you would do only 1 ride multiple times in a day, I'd try and vary it between whatever was open.

Actually only two rides were shut. (Colossus and Saw The ride), and Stealth was intermittently operating.
Thekingin64 wrote:Still, it's better than AT at the minute which has been shut due to heavy snow.

Yeah TP did a much better job than Alton. Now TP have no excuse for closing during the winter months ;)

This picture from Thorpe Park's Facebook Page was taken yesterday, and it shows the snow falling better than my ones did.
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Re: Thorpe Park - 23/03/13

Postby Thekingin64 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:01 pm

That snow does not compare to what I've got here. Check it out:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... fc2392dbfd
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Re: Thorpe Park - 23/03/13

Postby Simba » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:10 am

Wow Thekingin64, that's a shocking amount of snow!
But like I said the park was to wet for it to setle, but if it was dry I am sure the snow would of setled, and the park would of been closed.
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