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At first glance, this video might not reveal much but, if you look out for details you will notice a few hidden gems! For example, at 1:08, as they start ascending, you will notice the two plasma screens just above the track before the lift on the block brakes. If you put this with the 'Billy the Puppet's' laugh you can hear on another video of it testing just before you go up, this might indicate one of those pre-trap video. 'I want to play a game!' anyone?

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^ All I can say is from that video.. I would be scared just by the audio incorporated into the ride. Jigsaw saying game over and the doll's laugh right before the lift just adds to the suspense and anxiety. This is going to be great.

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the news never like to be seen to be siding with one thing

 

Isn't that exactly the point of news, it's suppose to be impartial. News is suppose to give both sides of an argument and allow the public to make up their own mind by being provided with the facts. Although I have to admit sometimes news doesn't end up being impartial, whether intentional or not.

 

In my mind the addition of the brain expert helps to hype up the ride. As well as telling of the potential dangers it leads people to believe this ride is a bit edgey, a bit dangerous and therefore even more exciting. I think they've done Thorpe a favour.

 

Of course by my comments I could be seen siding with one thing, I do work for a large news broadcaster.

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^You're right, news should be impatial and deal only with the facts, letting the viwer decide for themselves what they think about those facts.

 

I mainly questioned why there was a guy at the end saying about safety when the report was just about a new ride opening that the public might be interested in. It wasn't related to the safety of rides, more one of those light hearted stories they have at the end of the news to brighten your day since the majority of rest of it is usually so depressing.

 

In other news, Saw had a great preview day with a very dramatic, publicised breakdown involving celebrities, tears, paramedics and a panic attack, whilst briefly becoming the WORLDS TALLEST COASTER at 650 feet tall! At least thats what happened according to the news report.

 

Once again, the news report contains spoilers about theming.

 

Click here for more.

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I've just been to Thorpe but the ride is still down

 

We'll have pictures and video up soon, but in summary the ride are is very nicely presented, very densely themed and they seemed to be testing a lot of cars at once, so hopefully a half decent capacity. Once this thing opens it's probably going to be the best themed ride in the UK. Shame it wasn't open today though!

 

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From what I saw in the video, the ride seems, uhm....short.

 

Drop. Immelman. Over banked turn. Camel back. Brakes. Seems kinda like a waste.

 

Unless the video was leaving out a section of the ride that Thorpe Park didn't want the public to see. Kinda like when the Mystery Mine first opened, the "pre-lift surpise"

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In fact, there is a part of the ride that Thorpe Park don't want us to see! 30% of the ride is a pre-lift section. It consists of a steep 95* drop into a turn and round another turn and then into a barrel roll. Then it goes into the light, around a corner and into some brakes before the lift. That section is all indoors. I should think it is heavily themed. So yeah, there is A LOT more to the ride than just the part you can see. In fact, you only see 70% of it!

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Seems like another bad start to open season for Thorpe Park. I have a number of friends there today for the public opening of Saw, which apparently has broken down and will remain closed for the rest of the day.

 

Many of Thorpe's other rides are closed or have 2 hour + queues, that includes guest services and food outlets (even pizza hut seems to have had a 'break down').

 

Another great start to the year for Thorpe

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