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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby saiyanhajime » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:31 am

I don't understand why Legoland aren't keeping this... Or why it's not going to Chessington.

I've not ridden one of these, I've heard mixed opinions on them. I think Thorpe need a family friendly ride - but I think that needed to be a coaster which is multi-audience friendly. Like the MS spinners, but not one... since Chessington already have one.

Whilst I don't understand why Thorpe are getting it, I'm sure it will have a long queue as water rides are always popular and hopefully it will be fun. Weird place to dump it, though.

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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby Divv3k » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:02 pm

I don't really understand this seeing as the park already has three water rides (one of them already being a rapids!). But hey, any ride that gets added to Thorpe helps spread out the people between more lines so it will be good for that at least!

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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby StealthFan » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:09 am

I still personally think this is a bad idea, to be honest we don't need another water ride and the removal off all the kids rides is just a bad step. The kids area is always busy during the summer and even the winter has quite a few kids in it. I really hope they at least relocate a couple of the ride close to the Flying Fish or something.

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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster5000 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:49 pm

Workers are now deconstructing Octopus Gardens to make way for the relocated Storm Surge. An update has been posted to Thorpe Park Mania http://www.thorpeparkmania.co.uk/page/2011RideGallery

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Thorpe Park 2011/2012 Plan !!

Postby Lamoure » Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:17 am

Used the searchfunction, I hope i don't overlook this thread..
Just found this on a italian website calles http://theparks.it/ :)

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VISUALIZZA TUTTENotizie
Thorpe Park
Le novità 2011-2012 per il parco inglese
di Deborah Begali (Hermy), 28 December 2010
Ci sono buone nuove provenienti dal parco inglese Thorpe Park. E' stato infatti svelato il nome del futuro Roller Coaster che sorgerà nel 2012. Si trattà di LC12, e dalle immagini dei primi artwork si può immaginare una tematizzazione catastrofica alla "fine del mondo", dopo un'esplosione nucleare.

La montagna russa potrebbe essere collocata tra Stealth e la "Thorpe Farm".
Nient'altro è dato sapere per ora, ma vi terremo aggiornati.

Per ciò che riguarda il prossimo anno invece il parco istallerà "Storm Surge", una Spinning Rapids Ride, traslocata dal parco recentemente acquisito da Merlin : Cypress Gardens.
Stiamo parlando di una ride di tipo acquatico, che ospita su ciascun gommone fino a 6 persone, e le fa scivolare da un'altezza di 20 metri.

Seguono alcune foto :
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http://www.theparks.it/thorpe-park-p135/notizie/2010/12/le-novita-2011-2012-per-il-parco-inglese-n892/

Article is owned by http://www.theparks.it.

Translated via Google:
"The new park for the 2011-2012 English
Deborah Begali (Hermy), 28 December 2010
There is good news from the English park Thorpe Park. It 'was in fact revealed the name of the future Roller Coaster that will rise in 2012. These LC12, and the images of the artwork you can imagine a catastrophic theming at the "end of the world" after a nuclear explosion.

The roller coaster could be placed between Stealth and "Thorpe Farm. "
Nothing is impossible to know for now, but we will keep you updated.

As for next year but the park will install "Storm Surge", a Spinning Rapids Ride, translocated from the park recently acquired by Merlin: Cypress Gardens.
We're talking about a type of water ride, which houses on each boat for up to 6 people, and the slides from a height of 20 meters."

Also here parkswebsite with the new 2011 water ride:
http://www.thorpepark.com/rides/storm-surge.aspx

I'm very sorry that I doubleposted it.. I'm embarassed :( :cry:
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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:31 am

What's the difference between those rides and a family raft ride at the local water park?

By the way, there's no page 8 to this thread yet, haha.
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Re: The Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby MG » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:34 am

Hang on, there's a bit of confusion going on here. Here is better information on the news.

Project LC12.. We are pleased to exclusively announce the project name of the new 2012 roller-coaster! In a image sent to us by Thorpe Park (See below) the image carries the slogan "The End Is Coming" with a nuclear explosion in the background hinting at a possible theme for the ride.

The image also hints at a possible location of the ride, with Stealth located to the left, it could well suggest that the ride will be built on the new island located between the old Thorpe Farm and Stealth.

No other details are available, but when they are, we will release them here!
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From Thorpe Park Mania - Thorpe Park's official fan site
Thorpe Park is getting Storm Surge opening next year from Legoland Florida. In 2012 they are now saying that they will receive a new coaster, codenamed LC12. LC could stand for 'Lost City' or something similar. It's height is expected to be between 45-50m as detailed in Thorpe Parks latest medium and long term plans. Planning Permission for the new ride has not yet been submitted.

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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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More toilets!!
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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.

Do we know if it's a B&M or an Intamin?
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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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