Oh yeah maybe actually! Open mouthed with the track passing through?
Just to add a bit more negativity, the boats are also still the same and look tired. The actual ride its self is very dirty.I don't understand why they didn't clean the tile roofs on the buildings, they look so gross. Takes away from any lick of paint they've given the rest of the buildings. Everything about this looks cheap and tacky and I don't get why it is getting so much praise on social media. In fact, why is this even in the "Yay Merlin!" topic?
Think it looks dreadful, proper half arsed job only salvaged by the actual tigers. The garish orange buildings with the same grotty roof tiles is just a complete contrast to what could be a very nice area. The drop doesn’t look too bad but honestly think that bodged dragon head cover up sums up this project.Myself, Ian and Jordan went to the press day today.
The ride area is quite nice and vibrant:
When you go down the main drop the tiger skull looks quite naff.
Worst thing about the re-theme is this though:
The new tiger enclosure is quite fab and if you're lucky you can spy a tiger!
Chessington's Mine Train and XNWO? I suspect I could go on...Damn it, in typical Merlin fashion, they've managed to take something else that was a bit worn but otherwise pretty decent, and make it worse. They've done it with Duel, they've done it with Dragon Falls, and I hate to think what's next.
Why's this in "YAY Merlin"??Damn it, in typical Merlin fashion, they've managed to take something else that was a bit worn but otherwise pretty decent, and make it worse. They've done it with Duel, they've done it with Dragon Falls, and I hate to think what's next.
FFS. Looking at the photos, what doesn't look bodged looks garish, and a lot of the atmosphere and character that the area had just seems to be gone. I don't know how best to describe it - it's almost as if the whole area is now a poor imitation of its supposed theme, rather than being anywhere close to immersive.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-47236355BBC said:Thorpe Park opposes homes plan over fears of noise complaints
I was thinking that but surely Merlin must have thought about purchasing that piece of land if anything just to protect their investment and stop anything silly like a retirement home being built there. Would make a nice hotel location too.. Would have made a hell of a lot more business sense than DBGT(and we could not find anyone else to sell the land to)".