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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby TPDave » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:48 am

Thorpe Park to get wing rider coaster in 2012

Planning permission has just gone live and the plans for Thorpe Park's 2012 coaster have been revealed!

The theme appears to be a post apocalyptic fly through a crash site or something. Think of Reset at Mirabilandia, but a coaster going through the wreckage rather than a shooting dark ride. Here is some text taken from the planning application:

"The proposed ride and associated theming has been designed to provide a flythrough experience through a crash scene. The buildings will be themed with a derelict appearance and the theming objects include a crashed aeroplane and helicopter. These theming elements will be scattered across the coaster site. The theming is vital to the success of the ride and to enhance the unique ride offer at the Park."

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Plan of the track and supporting structures
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Outline of the new island the ride will sit on
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Coaster outline on the new island
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New island in relation to the rest of the park
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Side elevation
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Station plans
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More toilets!!
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Elevations
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Crashed plane theming
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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:56 am

It may be just me, but the layout looks dreadfully short.

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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby TPDave » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:00 am

^ It's the third in the B&M and Merlin deal. The other two being Gardaland's Raptor and Heide Park's Krake.

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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby andyuk200523 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:03 am

[sarcasm]Doesn't look like there will be much AirTime[/sarcasm] :lmao: :lmao:

On a serious note, that layout looks nuts!!!! That first drop/inversion looks insane, nice one B&M for coming up with a layout that is completely different to anything ever seen before....


downside.....yet again the UK gets another short coaster.....what more can we do to ask for a decent length of coaster!?!

So we have 4 inversions......
1\ First Drop
2\ Zero G Roll
3\ Corkscrew/Barrel Roll
4\ In Line Twist just before brake run

And the height is 126.64ft (small?)


Can't wait till 2012 though, I'll be there to ride this beast!

The Themeing looks amazing too!! lets just hope Merlin can pull it off again like they did with the Saw attractions.
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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:57 am

Nice, the return of the B&M dip (sort of)!

Great looking layout, though.
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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:27 am

I like the theming and that the park is expanding in that other direction.

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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby FLIPDUDE » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:47 am

I like that it seems to start off with a barrel-roll-half-loop combo! But, yeah, that layout seems painfully short.

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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby willh51 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:49 am

Looks fun and will definitely be complemented by some heavy themeing.
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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby Richard » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:19 am

I love how the first drop/inversion dives inder a life size aeroplane wing

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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby eltoro96 » Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:40 am

Wow this is great! Just like furius baco! This park is getting some awesome rides lately. I gotta get over to England sometime soon.
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