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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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Re: Fright Nights

Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:26 pm

Oh my god. This looks awesomely scary. Wonder what it means. Interestingly one of the signs says quarantine. So could be be looking at an infectious disease.
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Re: Fright Nights

Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:34 pm

Walking Dead.

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Re: Fright Nights

Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:14 am

Remembering we are likely loosing multiple IP's, this may not tell us much about the event. In my mind it hints at either the overall theme of FRIGHT NIGHTS 16, an original maze or otherwise an IP, so really it could be various things. That being said if this is hinting to a fairly obvious IP, I wouldn't expect it to be the only new IP to appear this year...

I imagine this image will be officially released in the next few days. Hopefully with the event taking on a September debut we will see announcements July through September! :P 
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Re: Fright Nights

Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:13 pm

Pre-booking for Fright Nights with a standard annual pass seems a bit more expensive this year, ranging from £5 to £15. Not very happy about this, paying £5 was a bit annoying to begin with but £15 isn't right.
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