Kids break into Thorpe Park at night, climb 205-foot Stealth roller coaster

Posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 9:41 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Police and firefighters had to be called to Thorpe Park after a group of youths climbed to the top of one of Britain's tallest rollercoasters. They broke in to the theme park after it had closed and then made their way to the top of the 205-foot Stealth ride.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 4:47 PM
Rick_UK's avatar

It operates so infrequently, there was no chance of them getting hit by a moving train. That said, 205ft is quite a height to fall from.


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:45 PM

Had that been Cedar Point, the webcam stalkers of Pointbuzz would have been calling the police before the kids got 10 feet off the ground.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 5:55 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Maybe I'm old and crotchety, but I just don't get it. In what world does this seem like a good idea? The whole "urban climber" phenomenon never made any sense to me.


Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:25 PM
sws's avatar

Hopefully they rented lockers and left their cell phones behind before pulling such a stunt.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:47 PM
OhioStater's avatar

GoBucks89 said:

Had that been Cedar Point, the webcam stalkers of Pointbuzz would have been calling the police before the kids got 10 feet off the ground.

They never would have gotten past the security. An ample wanding would have prevented this tragedy from ever occurring.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:14 AM
Carrie J.'s avatar

Does anyone else read the word "youths" and instantly think of My Cousin Vinny? "What's a yoot?" I love that movie.

Ok, carry on.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:30 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

I think the obvious answer - and I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet - is that someone needs to choke these kids.


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:55 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

You are so terrible.

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