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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:31 pm

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I do apologise if this has already been mentioned but this year's map seems to say there is the normal 'actor-led horror mazes' as well as 'scare zones'.


True, but then Thorpe Park have never really grasped the concept of a ScareZone and seem to think they're just a crap maze (Blair Witch).

Hopefully they adopt the Alton Towers/Everywhere else style of ScareZone this year.
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:47 pm

I looked at my 2016 Thorpe park map and it just described fright nights having 'live action horror mazes'.

EDIT. As South Parks reported in the article, http://www.southparks.co.uk/2017/04/16/thorpe-park-resort-nominated-for-two-scarecon-scar-awards/, Thorpe have been nominated for 2 awards for ScareCON Scar Awards for: Best Original Concept and Design – Platform 15 + Award for Technical Excellence – Derren Brown’s Ghost Train
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:20 pm

Actor led and Live action are the same thing, just worded differently. I am also extremely surprised by the Platform 15 nomination.
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:27 pm

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I am also extremely surprised by the Platform 15 nomination.


As am I. It was awful.
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:31 pm

It was a clever idea but it was executed awfully. Also Dom I was focusing more on the fact it mentioned scarezones in this year's map but not last year's one. :)
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:46 pm

I'm also surprised Platform 15 has been nominated as I agree that it was a good idea but in reality it was one of the worst horror mazes I've done. If it is returning this year, then I hope it's greatly improved as it certainly needs it.

Generally, I think Thorpe need to improve Fright Nights all round as Scarefest was a better event.
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Re: Fright Nights

Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:09 am

Surprised at Platform being nominated, but overall the concept was good with their backstory (including the tour guides speech, fab start) but execution wasn't to a high enough standard. They're making big changes to it this year and I'll be interested to see how they integrate all that space. :love:
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Mon May 08, 2017 8:30 pm

We understand that many people hated Platform 15 but it was a good original story with some interesting design elements. It could have been amazing. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of the actors - the whole experience really didn't work. But then look at how much The Big Top changed in a year
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Wed May 10, 2017 8:00 pm

Theme Park Guide have posted a rather intriguing news article with regards to Cabin in the Woods.
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Re: Fright Nights

Wed May 10, 2017 8:11 pm

I'm excited to see what the event brings this year , something fresh [emoji16]
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Wed May 10, 2017 8:32 pm

I must agree, It needs a shake up. Personally I'd like more unique mazes and not IPs, although it seems likely another IP has been chosen to join this year's Fright Nights.
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Re: Fright Nights

Wed May 10, 2017 10:04 pm

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Not a fan of the whole IP thing . Universal are the only ones that get it right . At least we can all get excited that platform 15 will return [emoji12]
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Mon May 22, 2017 3:22 pm

We know from a number of articles and interviews, that Dominic Jones has promised at least one new IP coming to the Island.

If the whispers we've heard are true - the name is a big one that should get the park a LOT of attention this year. Which to be honest is never a great thing as peak nights are rammed as it is - let alone adding even more people to the mix.

Will be interesting to see how they manage the demand...
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Tue May 23, 2017 1:23 pm

Dom wrote:
Theme Park Guide have posted a rather intriguing news article with regards to Cabin in the Woods.



Interesting that TPG has now removed this article hmmm...
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Re: Fright Nights

Tue May 23, 2017 4:26 pm

TheSmilerMan wrote:
Dom wrote:
Theme Park Guide have posted a rather intriguing news article with regards to Cabin in the Woods.



Interesting that TPG has now removed this article hmmm...

What exactly was it may I ask?
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Tue May 23, 2017 6:29 pm

It was an image of a completely gutted Cabin in the Woods maze area.
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Re: Fright Nights

Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:10 pm

As reported on SouthParks Facebook, FRIGHT NIGHTS is launching a week earlier than normal with the event starting on 29th September this year. Given how busy the park is during the event I wonder if this is partly Thorpe trying to create some additional capacity for the event.
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Re: Fright Nights

Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:11 pm

I'm just excited by Fright Nights generally so hooray to an extra weekend of scares. Although, this may put a spanner in the works for my Halloween plans :lol  I would imagine it is them adding some extra capacity for the event, especially as it seems to 'sell out' each year. 
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Re: Fright Nights

Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:22 pm

The extra week is exciting and its great to see Halloween spreading into September, as in America.
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:19 pm

Thorpe Park briefly updated their Fright Nights page with the following image before removing it.

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