cfc wrote:After Oakwood's Speed, I'm all in favor of more Eurofighters--it was a fun ride.
After so many great reviews about Speed, I was really anxious for Mystery Mine; however, I wasn't overly thrilled by it. Not a bad ride by any means, but just kind of middle of the pack. For those who've ridden both, can you compare them for us? Personally, for me, the jury's still out on the Eurofighter. I will give Thorpe credit for attempting to theme it though. That always garners bonus points from me.
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This really sounds great, it appears that It'll be well themed and also with 4 inversions it may be more like Typhoon than most that are around now. It honestly makes we want to visit Thorpe Park even more now
dr.gumbo wrote:I would of liked to see something much more original from Tussauds (or British Merlin). I liked the days when they used to bring out rides completly out of the ordinary.
Nemesis or Nemesis: Inferno? A B&M invert
Air? A B&M flyer
Hex? A vekoma Mad House
Colossus? An Intamin 10 inversion
Basically, almost all of their major additions over the past 15 years have been fairly standard production rides. They just have done a pretty good job of theming or presenting them in such a way that it's different than just plopping them down without any decoration at all.
Other than Oblivion, I can't think of a single ride that Tussaud's built that was completely original.
robbalvey wrote:^^ You gotta remember though that WE hear about every one of these, and even though there are two other Gerstlauer Eurofighters in the UK, Oakwood is nowhere near London, and Southend's is also pretty far.
I'm sure most people in Thorpe's local demographic have never heard of a ride like this before.
I know the average Joe Blow isn't going to know that there's more than one here and there, it just seems like this is the new caoster every park is going to try and cram in.
This looks and sounds like a pretty good ride, and going by the concept(and who owns the park), then the theming on this will turn out really well. The theming itself looks like a cross between Mystery Mine and Batman: the Ride, and it will be interesting to see how it turns out. I'm most interested in the layout of the ride, because going by the stats, there will be many elements in very little track length.
Noxegon wrote:the average theme park patron probably hasn't *heard* of Southend, so I guess it'll be new to them
That's kind of what I meant. In a way, Southend is sort of like Scandia here in So Cal...and I guarantee that most people in So Cal have never heard of Scandia, unless they live within about 20 miles of the place.
That's funny you mention Scandia, I live near it. I had seen that lovely rusting roller coaster of their's and me being the freak I am.....well I had to ride it. What made it scarier was on the way up the lift hill you could see all the rust on the steel. I liked riding in the front instead of the back smoother ride I thought. Not a bad little coaster if you have a big backyard!
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