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Re: Fright Nights

Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:15 pm

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The indoor maze called The Walking Dead: Living Nightmare will see visitors experience terrifying iconic scenes of the global phenomenon, including the world’s first live attraction featuring scenes from season seven. They will join other survivors on the brink of death at the mercy of the notorious Negan. Scenarios will include experiences of the hospital from season one through to a double storey prison inspired by seasons three and four of the global television phenomenon seen in the UK on FOX.

In The Walking Dead: Sanctum, guests will experience a live-action outdoor maze like no other that pays tribute to Terminus, the safe-haven with a twist. Visitors will begin their journeys following in the footsteps of survivors, experiencing first-hand how to stay alive in the face of several obstacles placed in their paths. The aim is to navigate past the roaming walkers or risk being captured.


The last part along with the pictures of this attraction so far sound like a massive game of British bulldog :lol. I'm really intrigued to see the outdoor maze and this double storey scenario in the indoor maze. It's certainly going to be interesting.
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Re: Fright Nights

Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:31 pm

The more I hear about Fright Night's the warmer I become to the event. Its all beginning to get rather exciting. But I'm more interested by Platform 15 than the Walking Dead, as I really want to know what they've done to it. 
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Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:12 am

I used to be a huge TWD fan, but that did fizzle out a year or so ago. Nevertheless I am still excited for this years Fright Night's. I'm hoping they will have perfected their in house mazes and have high expectations for the new IP. I'm sure under AMC's watchful eye these attractions will have to be stunning, and hopefully we'll see some of the best special effects make up we've ever seen in a FN attraction, after all this has never been a particularly strong point of Thorpe's :lol
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Re: Fright Nights

Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:47 pm

Amber got some pictures from earlier today, but she's not very techy and they aren't the best quality, but here they are:

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Re: Fright Nights

Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:17 pm

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Amber got some pictures from earlier today, but she's not very techy and they aren't the best quality, but here they are:

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Is that first picture from that area next to I'm a Celebrity Maze?
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:34 pm

That picture looks like it is showing platform 15 tunnel and finale with Saw in the background.
 
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Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:59 am

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Outrageous. They are really taking advantage! I don't agree with this price hike, especially when everything was hiked up last year!! It is becoming out of the reach of so many. I know they have to retain their exclusivity but last year's price was bad enough!
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Re: Fright Nights

Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:03 pm

Earlier today, Thorpe Park released this years Fright Nights map.

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Re: Fright Nights

Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:11 pm

I wonder what final cut cinema will be. I couldn't find any info on it. Also does anyone know where the VIP lounge would be? I'm kinda curious where they'd put it and what would be in it.
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:15 pm

It would probably be the marquee opposite Containment
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Re: Fright Nights

Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:13 pm

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Outrageous. They are really taking advantage! I don't agree with this price hike, especially when everything was hiked up last year!! It is becoming out of the reach of so many. I know they have to retain their exclusivity but last year's price was bad enough!


To be fair this falls inline with the price of entry just to get into Alton’s mazes (off by £4 on the day) and it should be noted that individual fastracks fall directly inline with Alton’s maze prices.

To me it’s really just as though with Alton you pay and get in quicker which is essentially the same thing as a fastrack - however unlike Alton with Thorpe you’ve also got the option to wait and still go in, so I’m really not shocked by the price if I’m honest...
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:59 am

I disagree. You are paying for two separate products. Maze access at Alton where everyone pays the same and is treated the same, or Thorpe which is a Fastrack product which has seen a price increase over the past two years. Last year was £30, up £10 from £20 in 2015. This year it has gone up £14. Of course it is a product of choice but there will be a limit to what people will accept!
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:02 am

But the idea of both systems is to make sure you aren’t waiting hours for a maze, so from that point of view they act as more or less the same thing.
 
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:26 am

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I wonder what final cut cinema will be. I couldn't find any info on it. Also does anyone know where the VIP lounge would be? I'm kinda curious where they'd put it and what would be in it.

The Final Cut will be a special Fright Fest burger sold for the event, much like RCR's Pulled Pork Devil Firecracker burger which is sold at Scarefest.
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:49 am

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The Final Cut will be a special Fright Fest burger sold for the event, much like RCR's Pulled Pork Devil Firecracker burger which is sold at Scarefest.


Indeed, however s-x-s was talking about the Final Cut cinema located in the Angry Birds theatre! ;)
 
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:57 am

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But the idea of both systems is to make sure you aren’t waiting hours for a maze, so from that point of view they act as more or less the same thing.


Loosely, yes but Alton you pay for the mazes. They are not open freely to guests like Thorpe. As I say, everyone is on a level playing field. Also, working on the price, there have not been any prices rises this year, Thorpe has. The Welcoming seems to be a separate attraction as such.

Of course, we all have a choice to pay it or not. :)
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:20 pm

Justin, Your AT Fanboy is showing :lol Owen your TP Fanboy is showing :lol

Whilst I understand both sides of the discussion with regards to it, i'm glad they have upped the price, purely because at the cheaper price they were really over selling the fastrack on the mazes and as such the fastrack queues were huge as well as the normal queues. This may now reduce the queue time in the fastrack, meaning you will now actually be paying to fastrack instead of standing in another queue. Whilst I can also understand the comparison, you can't compare the two. FN has always been Merlin's premier Halloween event. Its always had the big IP's and the real focus of this time of year, which is why it always hits capacity and why the mazes have stupid long queue times. So why shouldn't they charge premium prices for their attractions. Its a bit stupid not to do that. 
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Sep 24, 2017 2:56 pm

Ha! :lol Possibly, Dom. But it also comes down to overselling. Yes, of course charge a premium but don't over do it. I would have been happy with £35, but not an extra £14 compared to last year. Saying that, I'd still pay it but that is more fool me! :lol I just hope they don't take advantage and increase it again next year.
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:56 pm

I guess it’s still not too bad at £35.20 with MAP discount 
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:58 pm

I don't believe you get Annual Pass discount as it is Fastrack, instead of a secondary attraction.
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