If you haven't heard, Thorpe Park has today announced that they are retheming X, their 1996 Vekoma Enigma, to The Walking Dead. It will be named... The Walking Dead: The Ride. Sounds like a Six Flags name. Anyway, the park have stated that the ride will have its height restriction upped to 1.4m (55") from 1m (39" I think?) and a recommended age restriction of 13 has been added. Thorpe have stated that riders will "travel through dark tunnels", "come to sudden halts" and "feel like they are in their own episode of the Walking Dead". John Burton has also said that the ride will be "15 out of 10 on the scare scale" and that "even the queue is scary". My personal thoughts... what are you doing, Thorpe? You're setting yourselves up for maximum disappointment, because the families who Vekoma aimed the ride at originally can't ride, and the thrill seekers are going to find it tame! On the positive side, however, the experience aspect of the ride should be stunning, as Wicker Man is looking to prove that Merlin are capable of a decent experience coaster, and AMC probably have high standards for Merlin to meet. I certainly won't be riding it, though, as I hate anything with live actors. Good thing I got the cred when it was called X in 2014!