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Serious Squawker

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Date: 20:53 Jun 6, 2013
RE: Official PWH: Twitter, Facebook and Youtube
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It can't be as bad as No Way Out at Thorpe Park. Shocking ride.

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Jolly Talkative

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Being indoors wouldn't change how thrilling the ride is, Enigma is great. X would be crap, indoors, outdoors or otherwise.

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Being indoors would TOTALLY change how thrilling the ride is! If you're indoors in the dark and don't know which way you're about to go or drop the ride becomes a much more thrilling experience!

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True! It would be a whole new ride, and PWH could market it as such!

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Ok, maybe the point of my post was to make a dig at X being rubbish, but also being indoors. I guess almost all coasters would be more exciting in the dark!

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The fear of the unknown.

Any theming ideas? There's the obvious space one wink Or they could extend the theming of The Dark Hills Mining Co.

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Originally I thought an undersea current theme would work (a la Crush at DLRP) but this was when the park was still heavily nautically themed.

Space is overused and idk if an extension of Hob's theme would work. Maybe to make it a family-thrill ride it could be themed to a factory of some sort (i.e. toys). You enter for a factory 'tour' but suddenly end up on the wrong route and find yourself being sent twisting and turning on the production line the toys are made on rather than the 'safe' tour route.

I don't know if that's even a mildly good idea, but something quirky like that would work better than a generic theme.

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I think the Mining theme seems to be the interest here, as it was originally a kinda wild west mining kinda theme.
And I do like a combination or Mines and pirates the park has got going (sort of) they compliment each other well.

underwater, space or a toy factory might be a bit out of place with the rest of the park theme.


I know it all talk BUT it might happen sooner than later.. maybe this is part of that refurbishment they announced a while ago?
It seems like a lot of money just to get another train or two on the tracks and a paint job. Big Winter project for next season maybe....
Exciting.

Ok giving the choice this or TOTC revamp?

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I think there are way too many close calls/head choppers on Enigma to have it in the dark...

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That's a very good point Martyn. Is there not enough clearance if one has their arms up?

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I personally dont think...especially on the 4th drop...

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Although if it was pitch black then the head choppers could form some of the effects with some sort of light or something. It could be quite thrilling.

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I think aesthetically enigma looks good so it would be a shame if it was indoors. Also if it was indoors I would rather it was light and you could see theming rather than pitch black, although that migh just be because of how bad X is.

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It wont be completely pitch black, im sure they would put a few light/black lights and all that stuff.
They may have to change the cars so you can't out your arm up, but if people are stupid enough to do it...

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I wouldn't necessarily think that it's stupid to put your arm up on a ride as its quite a natural reaction. I can't quite visualise the drop but I wouldn't have thought the ride will still be operating if it was such a risk to be honest.

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jo


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good point about the head choppers .

When i've been on Enigma it does feel that you can hac you head on part of the track above if you leaned up a bit especially if your tall - has anyone else felt like that?

If it was in the dark, it would look brilliant if the bottom of all the track on enigma had LED lights in one colour like red or light blue - that would look GREAT in the dark


The mining theme , given that it was a cannonball express and with hobs pit could still work really well for Enigma and the park as a whole.

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alex wrote:

I think aesthetically enigma looks good so it would be a shame if it was indoors. Also if it was indoors I would rather it was light and you could see theming rather than pitch black, although that migh just be because of how bad X is.


 is there a way the ride can be outdoors and indoors - like a see-though material that covers it and is unapparent at some times ( so you can prevaricate and view see the beauty of the coaster) , but at other times, the material can go opaque and you can't see in or out of it

 

orrrr

 

it's a material you can see in from the outside (almost fully) but when you go inside it's opaque and you can't see out - so people in the queue can see your face as you ride around in the dark but you can;'t see them, a bit like police mirrors.



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A natural reaction maybe for the same people that stick their hands out of a car window while driving.
They would have to put a sign up, hands and arms kept inside the train. Everyone pays attention to signs ;)

But why do people feel the needs to put their arms up? Honestly what is that all about?
I used to do that as a kid.. because everyone else did, I have no idea what the point was or why, I certainly don't bother anymore. lol

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But to be honest the average size person could probably do the whole ride with their hands up, I don't think it's as 'close' as it looks.
Looks can be deceiving as you all know.

It might depend on if they just box the ride in, or enclose every part of the track like one long tunnel.

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I think you are pretty safe on Enigma, my only concern if the ride was in the dark would be the WAY TOO HARSH brakes. I think they'd struggle to give warnings - or enough of them - on the approach.

On The Rattlesnake, I can touch the old lift hill tunnel frame after the track heads back under it. Mmmm rusty sharp edges. And before anyone says 'you shouldn't do that' *yawn*, I've simply got my arms in the air - 'cos dat iz wat u do on rides, innit.

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So is the park responsible IF your 'arms' are in the air (for whatever strange reason) and you hurt yourself...??


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Well one thing is for sure, I shouldn't be able to touch a rusty piece of metal that doesn't form part of the original ride. Nothing near any fast moving ride should be within easy reach, regardless of signage etc. The frame should have been removed (or at least that section) when the old tunnel got taken away. Same with the bushes which need a major trim back.

Is REALLY that strange to put your arms in the air on rides? (If you let go on JR all the way down you lift off your seat all the way down, which for me makes a great ride superb.)

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Date: 22:21 Jun 8, 2013
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andyb wrote:

Well one thing is for sure, I shouldn't be able to touch a rusty piece of metal that doesn't form part of the original ride. Nothing near any fast moving ride should be within easy reach, regardless of signage etc. The frame should have been removed (or at least that section) when the old tunnel got taken away. Same with the bushes which need a major trim back.

Is REALLY that strange to put your arms in the air on rides? (If you let go on JR all the way down you lift off your seat all the way down, which for me makes a great ride superb.)

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 is that the current/recent state of the Snake in the Grass with the rusty tunnel frame? - maybe something PWH should consider

for the JR that sounds pretty good haha - it is safe though - there no way you'd slip out?

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Unfortunately yes. Bit of a half-a-job when it was removed.

No danger of slipping out of JR. Try it next time! Arms and feet stretched out.... Awesome.

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lol yeah but it is a strange quirk to do on rides, we all do it or done it.. but im not sure why.


I know it's all talk, ideas and speculation at the moment by the idea of putting the cannonball inside is exciting, so many possibilities.. I really hope it's part of the re-vamp it's getting.. wow.
And with a really successful year ahead the more likely things like this will happen sooner than later. the locals will soon return if it's kept to a high standard.

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Bubbles wrote:

lol yeah but it is a strange quirk to do on rides, we all do it or done it.. but im not sure why.


I know it's all talk, ideas and speculation at the moment by the idea of putting the cannonball inside is exciting, so many possibilities.. I really hope it's part of the re-vamp it's getting.. wow.
And with a really successful year ahead the more likely things like this will happen sooner than later. the locals will soon return if it's kept to a high standard.


 it could be quite a unique ride even nationally that could draw people in - i don't know how many enclosed coaster there are in the UK - i guess there are not many enclosed Schwarzkopf coaster with LED's etc inside



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Sod the old tunnel on SITG, there's that bit of track mid-ride that I nearly whack me head on!

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^^ me too

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For the record on why people hold up their hands or let go of restraints... It's to feel as though you are out of control or more intense. If you're not gripping on, you're letting your body go wherever the ride throws you - that's why people do it.

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Oh, I just did it because everyone else was doing it. Never noticed any difference.
As I kid i tended to find most of theses rides quite relaxing, I could soon pop on one and have a nap with the exception of the magic mouse and pirate ship when it was at it's peek. lol

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Bubbles wrote:

Oh, I just did it because everyone else was doing it. Never noticed any difference.
As I kid i tended to find most of theses rides quite relaxing, I could soon pop on one and have a nap with the exception of the magic mouse and pirate ship when it was at it's peek. lol


 

ha, 'just going to have a and on the enigma for a while'



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