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Thorpe Park | Derren Brown's Ghost Train | VR Attraction

Discussion in 'Other Ride Construction' started by pitchnoir, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. pitchnoir

    pitchnoir Well-Known Member

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    Haven't noticed a thread on this yet but if there is one then feel free to lock/delete/merge etc

    http://www.themeparkguide.biz/news-page/24th-august-2014-work-starts-on-island-for-new-rollercoaster
     
  2. cjbrandy

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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    Hopefully it will be an Intamin pre fabricated woodie like El Toro and T Express. It would be perfect for the park and it would make everyone happy.
     
  3. marc

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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    My money is on a B&M hyper coaster of some sort.
     
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    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    Hmm, curious. I find it odd that anything would be done without the planning application first. Unless these markers are the first stages of some parts of that process?

    I don't think it'll be a woodie, it's more than likely a hyper or something along those lines. Still, look forward to the plans being released.
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    I'm with Marc, B&M Hyper hopefully.
    I'm so excited! :D
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    A B&M hyper would be fantastic but it might be even better if they went to Intamin for a wing coaster like Skyrush which could be 150ft or so but still very intense. A good B&M hyper would need to be 1. Taller than Maxi Pad Big One (it's about time Britain built something taller) and 2. Have an out and back layout like Behemoth and Shambhala as well as the same train type. They should look at Raging Bull as an example of how not to do a B&M hyper- good first drop but full of twists and trims.
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    We all know that the island next to The Swarm is where the next coaster will go, but cones and other random crap have been scattered around that site since The Swarm opened.
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    ^^I doubt Thorpe would bother with an intamin wing coaster because erghhh... SWARM! Also I don't think it needs to be taller than the Big One, but probably would be to gain the record.

    It wouldn't be my absolute first choice (probably third though), but I think a B&M Hyper is definitely the most likely viable option. If it's a B&M Hyper as good as Shambhala than I'll be ecstatic, but if it's more like the standard of the others I've ridden, it will only be the second best coaster in the UK :p

    I WANT THIS!!!! :--D
     
  9. Darren B

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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    Hate to ruin the excitement, but aren't the tags on the trees behind NI probably something to do with Fright Nights?
     
  10. Nemesis Inferno

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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    The old Fungle Safari site has been labelled as an area of expansion on the MTDP, so it's probably more to do with that...
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    The UK height record is complicated. A coaster needs to be 214ft tall to beat the Big One (213ft) but Pleasure Beach claim The Big One is 235ft tall because they measure from sea level rather than the ground of Pleasure Beach which means they could manipulate the general public into thinking The Big One still has the UK height record, even if the new coaster is between 214-234ft.

    Edit: I accidentally said pmbo was 215ft when it's actually 213ft with a drop of 205ft.
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    Cheers for pointing that out.

    If this genuinely is the start of the 2016 coaster then great. And with the area in which the markers are placed it rules out a woodie (which I'm pleased about because I'm hoping that Alton will go down that route), a woodie would easily fit on the island. The markers point to a Hyper which is great. If that's the case I'm hoping for B&M - high capacity, high reliability and great fun!
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    Shambhala clone pls x
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    This.

    However a Behemoth clone would also be amazing.
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    I could see it being an L shape going on the location of the island in comparison to NI. Although, they could take a driver out and back approach but that would mean cutting across behind stealth and over the rapids. Hopefully we'll have a layout early next year.
     
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    I recon start on the island go to loggers using the old railway route then back again.
     
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    Jordanovichy Credit Whore 2016 Staff Member Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    Mmmmm I want Merlin to go wooden, a B&M hyper would be spectacular, Shambhala is amazing but I just wood. BUT it's a gamble, will they make it :emoji_zipper_mouth:? To be fair either of those possibilities would be fabulous but Jordan just wants more wood.
     
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    Re: Thorpe Park construction?

    I would love merl in to go down the woodie route, did they not put teaser photos of El Toro Six Flags Gt Adventure on their Facebook page a while ago? May they be looking at an out and back woodie instead of the GCI woodie planned for the Saw site.
     
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    ^They did, followed by a teaser for Behemoth.
     
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    /\ There were teaser photos of El Toro and Behemoth on their fb page? That's very promising! Tbh I'll be slightly disappointed if their next major coaster is a looper rather than an airtime machine. A twisty GCI woodie like Thunderhead would have been pretty good but an out and back coaster of some sort will be better because it will focus on airtime.
    The tallest wooden coaster is the new Goliath at sfgam at 180ft. If Merlin could build an Intamin pre fab taller, it would be expensive but they would have a world record and everyone knows Merlin love world firsts/world records.
     

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