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Mon May 11, 2009 12:36 pm

Thanks for the update Hanno. The park seemed dead guess you could get a lot of Anubis rides.


----Hans

Fri May 15, 2009 3:02 pm

^ there were plenty of people in the park.. but i guess i walked round in a different way others did.. and many pictures were taken before most rides opened...

I'm sorry folks.. but this just took way longer then expected. I just came back from visiting Duinrell today for a couple of hours.. and realized the Thorpe Park update was still missing.

So i'll do that first and present you with some more pictures of the new Coaster named Falcon at Duinrell in the next couple of days (sorry)

Anyway.. Thorpe Park.. my first and only visit to this place was in october of 2006.. and damn.. it did rain the entire afternoon so yeah.. that wasn't the best day ever..

This time around the weather was just great and i had a pretty good day, got on all the rides i wanted to and got plenty of photo's to entertain you all.

In a previous update i've already showed some SAW pictures.. now it's time for the rest of the park

Enough said.. pictures are in chronicle order (as usual) hope you like them..
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It's still pretty early but i made it.
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ok, i guess it's going to be crowded? plenty of people already in line to get a ticket..
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that's better.. i was very happy that i had printed my ticket at home..
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the line about 20 minutes later...
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First stop Saw.. no running.. just a nice walking pace.. and a new angle to take pictures from..
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the picture everybody has..
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lost city??
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for some reason i had missed this credit during my previous visit.. so this was my next stop... no need for more words or pictures.. that was one strange ride
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coming down..
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the line was up to one hour at this point.. so i did something else first..
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rapids?? no thanks..
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reacups?? some other time maybe..
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that's more like it :)
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the ride did feel quicker then october 2006.. and yes.. i did like it..
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clean train
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pretty...
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rules of conduct
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Tidal Wave entrance..
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Flying fish was not there yet in 2006..
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nice view..
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submarine.. and not the yellow one..
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train photo..
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stealth in the distance..
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why are you looking at this ride.. check out stealth...
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it's a shame the focus is not perfect on this one.. but the expression on frontrow is priceless.. total chock
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More detonator drop fun..
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Tidal Wave boat with passengers about to get wet..
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small overview of this area..
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that's a lot of water..
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you might get soaked indeed
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the beach was full with people a couple of hours later..
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Quantum
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... trees ..
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looked like somebody was about to puke...
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now what's that?
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it ain't Vortex
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Hi Larry
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plenty of people still entering the park..
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going round and round and round and..
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all the way up..
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interesting way to ride this...
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Saw que seen from far away...
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Colossus.. hold on..
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something does not look right here..
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i guess more people have something like this?
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roll roll roll
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do i need to add words?
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and no.. i di not ride it.. did not feel like waiting for more then 15 minutes.. let alone one hour..
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SAW blades
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they have a noodle bar.. and i went to the "king" instead.. stupid me..
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this was fun.. a lot of people entered the fasttrack entrance... instead of the normal one..
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now i am confused..
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some random people..
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getting wet..
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Face your Fears
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time to head back...
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rolling over the top..
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i can't do an update without pictures of Nemesis Inferno.. the ride felt slow.. but maybe that's because i've been on so many coasters since my last visit..
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one of the few remaining photo op locations..
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Back to Stealth and people..
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going down..
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launch fun..
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second row..
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just a few more seconds and you're done..
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that's it folks..
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Fri May 15, 2009 10:28 pm

Nice update, Hanno! I think that would be a fun park to go to, with it's good combination of themeing, foliage, and good rides... Mmmm..... Intamin rides.... Mmm.......... :airtime: :airtimer:

Sat May 16, 2009 12:08 am

Plopsaland looks really nice! Sort of a combination of Busch Europe and Disney like theming. One question, what does that speedboat ride do? Legoland has one of these I think. Is it like a teacup ride? You spin it?

Sat May 16, 2009 12:41 am

Belantis looks like you are walking thru a charming little town.

Sat May 16, 2009 7:50 am

Hanno - you know the first thing I did was look for the Zodiac photos

thanks

Sat May 16, 2009 8:08 am

Wow...Colossus looks like it's in real need of some TLC. Good thing Thorpe has coasters like Stealth and Saw to soften the blow of seeing this fallen giant.

I also keep hearing that X\:No Way Out is going to get a re-theme someday, but I see that's still yet to happen.

Plus, whenever I see pictures of Flying Fish, I always think about the time I read that it started its life indoors, as "Space Station Zero". I'm a sucker for Space Mountain wannabes, and I'm having a hard time finding photos of the coaster in this state. Does anyone know if any exist?

Sat May 16, 2009 8:20 am

Movieguy wrote:I also keep hearing that X\:No Way Out is going to get a re-theme someday, but I see that's still yet to happen.


Already happened actually, but it didn't really go to plan. Basically the budget got cut and we ended up with some new paint inside, a couple of mannequins from the old queue line (Hi Lou!) and a few different coloured lights.

Movieguy wrote:Plus, whenever I see pictures of Flying Fish, I always think about the time I read that it started its life indoors, as "Space Station Zero". I'm a sucker for Space Mountain wannabes, and I'm having a hard time finding photos of the coaster in this state. Does anyone know if any exist?


There's one that I can picture, might even have been the picture on the gate map or something back in the day. I'll have a look for you :)

Dave

Sat May 16, 2009 8:25 am

TPDave wrote: There's one that I can picture, might even have been the picture on the gate map or something back in the day. I'll have a look for you :)

Dave


Thanks :)

Sat May 16, 2009 10:50 am

Wow, is Thorpe Park ever not crowded? Every report I read, there seems to be hour long lines.
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