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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by smurphy » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:05 pm

Is that a wooden coaster? Looks cool. I'm thinking of going this summer sometime, I'll have to make it after June.

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Errkal » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:07 pm

Yeah they got rid of the log flume.

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by Errkal » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:07 pm

smurphy wrote:Is that a wooden coaster? Looks cool. I'm thinking of going this summer sometime, I'll have to make it after June.

Yeah all wood coaster.

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Benzin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:57 pm

I just can't find myself excited for it, which is a shame since new modern wooden coaster and all that at Towers... But it just looks so meh compared to the ones in Europe and what could have generally been given the landscape...

More interested by Blackpool tbh...

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:24 pm

I’m surprised they’ve removed the entire log flume. Although water rides, despite being popular in the uk, are always something that I avoid the majority of the time as I hate walking around a park wet.

I read that the log flume was for sale on eBay in parts but I’ve just done a quick search and it appears to have all gone. So that’s a lot of people that have just bought random parts of the ride.

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Errkal » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:30 pm

Haha they sold theme items and boats etc. They did the same with the bubble works stuff at chessington.

Log flumes seem to be going, Legoland is going strong but Thorpe has been shut for like 2 years, chessington is getting a rebrand if theirs and Alton one was pretty gooseberry fool looking and worn.

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:15 am

Thorpe Park’s log flume was a bit gooseberry fool to be honest. They could easily do without it what with Tidal Wave and Storm Surge both of which I love.

In April a year or two back, close to closing time so there was no queue a friend and I rode Tidal Wave four times in row. We just asked the dude if we could stay on, I’ve never been so wet in my life.... (and before somebody else says it) “that’s what she said”.

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Moggy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:03 pm

Log flumes make sense in hot countries, they are not so great in the UK where we get 2 days a year of hot weather. :lol:

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by Qikz » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:04 pm

IAmTheSantaMan wrote:Thorpe Park’s log flume was a bit gooseberry fool to be honest. They could easily do without it what with Tidal Wave and Storm Surge both of which I love.

In April a year or two back, close to closing time so there was no queue a friend and I rode Tidal Wave four times in row. We just asked the dude if we could stay on, I’ve never been so wet in my life.... (and before somebody else says it) “that’s what she said”.


Not to you ;)

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by IAmTheSaladMan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:11 pm

Qikzen wrote:
IAmTheSantaMan wrote:Thorpe Park’s log flume was a bit gooseberry fool to be honest. They could easily do without it what with Tidal Wave and Storm Surge both of which I love.

In April a year or two back, close to closing time so there was no queue a friend and I rode Tidal Wave four times in row. We just asked the dude if we could stay on, I’ve never been so wet in my life.... (and before somebody else says it) “that’s what she said”.


Not to you ;)


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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Lagamorph » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:19 pm

Qikzen wrote:
IAmTheSantaMan wrote:Thorpe Park’s log flume was a bit gooseberry fool to be honest. They could easily do without it what with Tidal Wave and Storm Surge both of which I love.

In April a year or two back, close to closing time so there was no queue a friend and I rode Tidal Wave four times in row. We just asked the dude if we could stay on, I’ve never been so wet in my life.... (and before somebody else says it) “that’s what she said”.


Not to you ;)

Did she e-mail it instead of saying it?

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Lagamorph » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:26 am

Alton Towers New roller coaster has been unveiled as

The Wicker Man.
A 58ft Wicker Man will appear to burst into flames as people pass it.
Track length is 2,028 feet

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Errkal » Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:28 am

That's rather cool. Bring on June!!

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by satriales » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:11 am

IAmTheSantaMan wrote:Thorpe Park’s log flume was a bit gooseberry fool to be honest.

Lies!!
Logger's Leap is a classic. It was made a bit worse when they lit up the first drop (it used to be pitch black), but it is still a great log flume. Much better than Tidal Wave.

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Errkal » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:14 am

satriales wrote:
IAmTheSantaMan wrote:Thorpe Park’s log flume was a bit gooseberry fool to be honest.

Lies!!
Logger's Leap is a classic. It was made a bit worse when they lit up the first drop (it used to be pitch black), but it is still a great log flume. Much better than Tidal Wave.


Yeah it is great fun, tidal wave and log flumes are different thing.

I do miss loggers, although my favourite flume is at LegoLand.

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Frank » Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:31 am

The Legoland Log Flume 8-)

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Benzin » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:58 am

Merlin's obsession with world's first bollocks is equally hilarious and depressing...

Wooden coasters have used fire elements before, it's nowt new...

More upsettingly, Blackpool have spited their wooden Wild Mouse coaster with nary a mention of its demise... :(

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by IAmTheSaladMan » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:04 pm

Benzin wrote:Merlin's obsession with world's first bollocks is equally hilarious and depressing...

Wooden coasters have used fire elements before, it's nowt new...

More upsettingly, Blackpool have spited their wooden Wild Mouse coaster with nary a mention of its demise... :(


Yeah, it seems like they've got rid of the Wild Mouse quickly and quietly. It wasn't running when I was there last October but there was no indication it was getting scrapped.

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Moggy » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:31 pm

Lastpostamorph wrote:Alton Towers New roller coaster has been unveiled as

The Wicker Man.
A 58ft Wicker Man will appear to burst into flames as people pass it.
Track length is 2,028 feet


Woodward or Cage version?

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PostRe: Theme Park Chat and Stuff
by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:45 pm

As others have said. Other wooden coasters have used fire before. Even Big Thunder Mountain in Disneyland has fire.

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