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THORPE PARK 2010

Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:27 pm

Ok so her goes. What do you think we will be seeing at THORPE PARK in 2010. The Long Term Development Plan says that a bobsleigh roller coaster was planed for 2010 but with Dylan this is most likely not going to happin. The Medium Term Development Plan also metions a seconed detonator tower although i dont hink this is going to happin. What do you think? Iwould love to see 2 S&S power tower thing were detonater is now and of cource a replacement for X.
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:55 pm

2010 is the year their hotel is Constructed if i'm not mistaken.

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Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:44 pm

"Mankey" wrote:
2010 is the year their hotel is Constructed if i'm not mistaken.

^^ Chris ^^


I thought that was Drayton Manor? :?

TBH Thorpe drastically need to improve their family attractions. They really don't need any more thrill or water rides and definately no more flats (unless they plan on replacing the current ones with more reliable models!!!) for at least another couple of years (after the new eurofighter for 2009) and they could really do with some sort of Haunted House attraction or something on the scale of the Runaway Mine Train or possibly a new dark ride. But the most important factor they need to put right for the start of the next decade is the general atmosphere of the park, clean it up a bit, add some more theming up to the standard of that around Tidal Wave, improve reliability of attractions and staff, that's what they need to be looking to do for 2010. :D
 
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:14 pm

Thorpes hotel was due to open in 2009 but it it might of been changed. I know they hav been doing alot of work over their. All the area is clear and ready for foundation to be put in. I cant see it being ready for next year though so im gussing it will be 2010.
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:48 pm

Thorpe Park......................a hotel........................well thats news! :?
 
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:48 pm

I thought the TP hotel was for 2011 :?
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:08 pm

I didn't think they even had a hotel planned, thats why I started the ''Thorpe Park - ever to become a resort?'' topic, and no-one mentioned on there they planned to build a hotel... :?
 
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:13 pm

Dont Believe me?

http://www.themeparks-uk.com/thorpe_park_future.html

Scroll down a bit.

"CoasterCrazyChris" wrote:
..well thats news! :?


Its very very old news... we're talking 2006

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Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:33 pm

Yea iv known about this for a while in the plau that were submitted their was not water park. I think they might decide to bulide a seprate buliding with a water park in it some time in the future maybe 2014 ish depend how the hotel turns out
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:26 pm

The MTDP has been relatively accurate so far. Where either the attractions stated have been built or something very similar has opened. So if this trend continues, the future should look something like this...

2008/2009 - A rollercoaster in Canada Creek located near Loggers Leap

2010/2011 - Treasure Island kids corner which would include 3 flat rides

2011/2012 - A Fantasy Island/Runaway Train ride and play zone

2012/2013 - A Haunted House ride

2013/2014 - A Bobsleigh Ride south of the Dome

2016/2018 - X:/ No Way Out may be replaced
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:29 pm

The next 6 to 8 years are looking VERY family then...!

2010 will be Alton's year so a quiet one at Thorpe I should think.
 
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:29 pm

X at Thorpey for 10 more years? Sounds interesting :D
 
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:31 pm

Yeah, I'd also imagine Thorpe will be pretty quiet after 2009, leading up to something fresh, new and very big over the 2011 closed season. Opening just in time for London 2012.
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Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:42 pm

A bobsleigh ride?! Yeah I like them very much but it's hardly cutting edge?

Anyone know how successful Blackpool's was? Judging by how many of them there are in the UK and how I keep reading persistent rumours about Avalanche and the Dipper being swapped for something new then I am presuming "not very" :P
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:34 am

Will this change though with Merlin now under rule? As they said, they wanted Alton to be the Family Park, perhaps his may affect the MTDP?
 
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Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:52 am

In my opinion Thorpe need another Dark Ride, I want the Wicked Witches Haunt back :( its nice to see that they might be adding one soon though.

But seeing as their only dark ride is X:/WTF?! its not really much. The thing about dark rides, is most people will see it, and get curious as to what it is, thus they tend to pull in quite a bit of a queue!

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Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:06 pm

X:/WTF?

Haha love that.

Yea they really do need a dark ride. when all the new islands are complete they could turn one of them totaly into a dark ride. Maybe a boat ride that then goes out over the lake.
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Re: THORPE PARK 2010

Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:48 am

I agree, a decent dark ride would go down very well, something all parks in the UK seem to be lacking at the moment...

I remember the rumours about the hotel going in, but I didnt know it was still under development, pleased to hear it though, would be a great addition to the park.

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Oh, meant to say, if anyone has been on the Return of the Mummy ride in Universal Orlando, something along the lines of this would be an amazing addition to Thorpe or Alton... Very good partial dark ride...
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Re: THORPE PARK 2010

Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:10 am

I think 2010 will see a haunted house type-attraction near Saw, probably not themed to Saw but something that would scare everyone would be great.
 
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Re: THORPE PARK 2010

Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:02 am

New hotel? Dark ride?

I've only heard about the hotel and that wasn't planned for 2010, I read somwhere that thorpe want to build a woodie, and use alton's 200ft valley drop design with a few alterations of course. I also read somewhere that Thorpe were planning a woodie for this season gone, but it would not have got planning permission because of the height.

If you're wondering how "Stealth" got permission it's because they painted the top half white to fit into the background. Anyway back to the woodie, rumours (and these are just rumours) that the woodie was being planned to fit behind loggers leap. Or make a new island behind stealth and run all the way from behind flying fish and into the new island (I think lake filling has already started on the new island).

Yeah this is a long post hehe!
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