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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:39 pm

Do we know if Thrope are any closer to getting a new hotel at all? The Shark concept has worked great but I feel a bigger hotel with entertainment would really improve the park as a whole.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:41 pm

Apart from the ground being broken, unfortunately we are no further.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:48 pm

As it is the year of the Walking Dead, could we see X removed after the season to welcome a new coaster replacing both it and Slammer (RMC)? This would make sense as the Walking Dead could be used to bring in revenue and guest numbers whilst being removed before the IP dies out, people get uninterested and before the Ride has serious technical issues. It’s just as X is failing and an RMC where X and Slammer currently reside would be absolutely magnificent.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:55 pm

Personally, I can't imagine Thorpe removing X especially after spending money to give it a Walking Dead theme.  Although it would be good to see a new ride in the place of Slammer.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:58 pm

I think X has many years left as WD, as Lucy explained above.

Personally, I'd like to see Old Town redeveloped as it is, well, old! :lol
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:27 pm

Old Town has kind of had development. I mean Lumber Jump and Timber Tug are the most epic rides ever :lol
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:24 pm

How could I forget those :lol
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:21 am

The area still looks very run down however.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:31 am

Yeah, it really does, especially with Loggers Leap being closed. If that was to return then it may bring the area back to life, however, if Thorpe Park decided it was no longer possible then I believe this would be a good area for their next coaster. The current rides within that area can easily be relocated elsewhere.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:20 pm

Dom wrote:
Old Town has kind of had development. I mean Lumber Jump and Timber Tug are the most epic rides ever :lol

Maybe they will continue to develop that area and keep the "Lumber" "Timber" theme going with a woodie replacing Logger's Leap.
 
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Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:16 pm

I think a woodie in this area would be really nice. It would blend into the surroundings really well.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:39 pm

You mean something just like this?

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Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:15 pm

Fits right in!
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:56 am

Barely notice it
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:09 pm

If using Loggers Leap site, then yes :P
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:07 pm

That picture is such a tease.. why you do this :lol

Would be a fantastic view to see if it were true!
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:46 pm

The Nemesis Fox wrote:
As it is the year of the Walking Dead, could we see X removed after the season to welcome a new coaster replacing both it and Slammer (RMC)? This would make sense as the Walking Dead could be used to bring in revenue and guest numbers whilst being removed before the IP dies out, people get uninterested and before the Ride has serious technical issues. It’s just as X is failing and an RMC where X and Slammer currently reside would be absolutely magnificent.

I like your thinking. It’s definitely a feasable alternative location to the Loggers site for their next big coaster
 
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:53 pm

Apparently there is a strong rumor going around that Thorpe's next coaster will be a B&M Mini Dive, which I kinda hope not! Hyper or RMC!!!
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:24 am

As much as I think a Dive Coaster would work pretty well at Thorpe is does present issues with branding. They already have one coaster with a steep/vertical lift hill and a (beyond) vertical drop in SAW. There's a good reason why parks don't build rides which are too similar (unless you're Grunalund and their 3 different drop towers or Holiday World with all those woodies). 
 
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:22 pm

I can't see it personally. Especially when Merlin currently own Thorpe Park and Alton Towers. Saw does the job and a different experience is needed.

Thorpe Park needs a solid coaster. You've got to consider that there will be 8 year gap, at least, between this and The Swarm, and a hyper or a woodie would certainly fill this gap.

I do believe it will be located towards the back of the park, around Sticky Sisters, past the SBNO Slammer towards the also redundant Loggers Leap. Old Town is in desperate need of an overhaul too!
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