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YAY Merlin!

Discussion in 'General Discussions & Opinions' started by Ian, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. spicy

    spicy Well-Known Member

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    It looks much better than the scaffolding, but it's still just garden fencing.

    Something like the tree at Gardaland's Raptor, with the launch going through and a tunnel underneath it would be perfect and look amazing in the Dark Forest.

    http://rcdb.com/9309.htm#p=34121

    But that obviously costs a lot of money and requires more than a trip to the local B&Q.
     
  2. Hixee

    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I can only assume it's because they've installed the posts vertically, and it's to allow the gate to open both ways on the sloping ground.

    As others have said, better than the scaffolding. That's about all there is to say on a fence...
     
  3. Chris Brown

    Chris Brown Mr CoasterForce 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Was the scaffolding actually themeing?! I always assumed it served a purpose on the ride like maintenance access for the launch or something? Didnt realise it was just lobbed there as actual themeing wtf
     
  4. nealbie

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    It was after Intamin launch cables kept snapping every five seconds, as some sort of near-useless safety measure.

    Then they put cobwebs and other such things on it to "hide it" as theming.
     
  5. Ben

    Ben Social Media Team Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yeah but it's like saying HIV is better than cance.

    I'm not overly joyed they've replaced something :emoji_zipper_mouth: with something slightly less :emoji_zipper_mouth:.
     
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    Dar Well-Known Member

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    I think it was put there because they were too cheap to buy the new ...tray(?) that intamin put under the launches. Coupled with Towers' overzealous H&S department it meant they were left with that monstrosity, and the scaffolding under it ;)
     
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    I don't really see the problem with the fencing. I'm not entirely sure why it's been branded as 'garden fencing' as its just like any wooden fencing you'd see anywhere. It doesn't have much of an effect on the overall surroundings. If anything, I'm just glad Towers are smoothing over any little bumps the park has before the season begins.
     
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    That looks a lot better. I hated the scaffolding around Rita it looked unfinished.

    Sent from my SM-G925F using Tapatalk
     
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    X got a little TLC over the winter. It's got a new intro & outro voiceover (that I think sounds like Radio 1), and a mural by the bag pickup. "X:/ This Way Out." Forgot to take pics though. :p
     
  10. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Love the Hex refurb, HATE the hazard tape with an actual vengeance.
     
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    I managed not to notice it, then I did and oh god it's everywhere. My memory isn't that detailed, but they weren't there before, right?

    But enough nitpicking, YES HEX IS BACK GET HYPE
     
  13. HeartlineCoaster

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    Yay for typing errors.
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    Bless..
     
  15. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Oh god, no doubt they had loads of smug little gits replying with relish about the typo. Although a company like AT should triple check everything before it goes out, these things happen.

    As for Hex, I'm in two minds. I hope it doesn't look too tidy and clean. Remember, the vault was sealed for three centuries and discovered during maintenance work. Call my cynical, but a "building site" and a room left dormant for 300 years would not be pristine. But I guess it will be dark. Overall though, I'm chuffed it's returning.
     
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  16. Ben

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    ^I think you'll find it's two centuries, Ian.

    What are you with your mistakes, part of Alton's marketing team?
     
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    The real cobwebs were replaced with fake ones.... So it should look the same really. I think the floor could look too new though. I can't wait to get to the Towers to see the differences!
     
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  18. Ian

    Ian From CoasterForce Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    I dunno. I still think it's 2016.
     
  19. DelPiero

    DelPiero Well-Known Member

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    Not even sorry for the Necro, Merlin deserve some praise for this.

    https://www.thorpepark.com/events/the-year-of-the-walking-dead
    SUMMER LATES
    EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY IN SUMMER
    Bask in the holiday heat with us every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of summer for a series of vibrant events, including live music, beach parties and riding into the sunset!

    I checked and yes, for 6 weeks from the 26th of July to the 1st September they are open 10-10 on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays
    https://www.thorpepark.com/resort-information/opening-times-and-travel
     
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  20. Pierre

    Pierre Well-Known Member

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    That's actually very impressive and you might even get to ride everything in one day for your entrance fee now...
     
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