Tagged: thorpe park

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Four Times a Roller Coaster Ride Saved a Life

Despite often having a dangerous reputation due to the media sensationalizing the rare ride incidents, roller coasters are remarkably safe. In fact, some surprising health benefits of going to an amusement...

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Beat the Swarm at Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is offering guests the chance to “Beat the Swarm” for a lifetime pass to the park. © Thorpe Park For the coaster’s second season of operation, Thorpe Park has...

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Thorpe Park to Open Portable Hotel

Thorpe Park announced recently that a hotel will open inside the park next season, but it’s no ordinary hotel. The Crash Pad, a portable hotel (yes, portable), will offer guests affordable...

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Amusement Parks and Viral Videos

With the extreme popularity of viral videos, it’s only natural for theme park marketers to begin creating faked viral videos to generate interest for various attractions, right? In the past couple...

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Humans vs. Thorpe Park’s Swarm

Thorpe Park posted photos of the first human “test dummies” to take on the new Swarm wingrider coaster. Judging by the expressions on the riders’ faces, Swarm looks to be a...

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Swarm trains unveiled

Thorpe Park posted the following photos of Swarm’s sleek trains. The attention to detail on the trains is extraordinary! You need a camera with panoramic capabilities to capture the entire width...

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The wingcoasters are rising

Two out of the three B&M wingcoasters under construction for the 2012 season are already making significant progress, and 2012 hasn’t even arrived yet. It won’t be long before the Wild...

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Announcement Week – Day One Summary

This week is announcement week in the amusement park industry and we’ve had several exciting news items today already. Thorpe Park – The Swarm First up, Thorpe Park officially announced The...

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New coaster for Thorpe Park in 2012

Thorpe Park’s 2012 coaster plans have been floating around the internet and from the looks of them, 2012 (codenamed “LC12”) will be a great year for Thorpe Park. From the planning...

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Two coasters for Thorpe Park within 6 years.

It’s not common to hear of parks releasing 6-year development plans, so I thought it was very interesting that Thorpe Park announced that it would build two rollercoasters among 5 “round” rides...