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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:29 am
by lewis97
There are also some more details of what each event involves on Thorpe's website:

LIVING NIGHTMARE EXTREME
MAY HALF TERM
Battle your way through an onslaught of ferocious Walkers in our most intense and terrifying The Walking Dead experience to date.

APOCALYPSE WEEKENDS
SELECT WEEKENDS IN MAY AND JUNE
Grab your map and brace yourselves as you join the campaign to rid the Island of its zombie infestation and protect the Safe Zone at all costs.

Execute your assignment, annihilate the dead and receive an exclusive Apocalypse Weekends pin badge, PLUS a free ticket to return to the park!

SUMMER LATES
EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY IN SUMMER
Bask in the holiday heat with us every Thursday, Friday and Saturday of summer for a series of vibrant events, including live music, beach parties and riding into the sunset!

ZOMBIE HUNT
SIX WEEKS OF SUMMER
A hoard of zombies has invaded the woodland on the outskirts of THORPE PARK Resort – and we need your help to hunt them down before we have an epidemic on our hands! Grab your weapons and join the cause as you head into the woods in this extreme battle for survival.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:56 am
by Muppet738
Just found this abit more of highlight into the actors for the event.


Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:43 pm
by Ladyofthelake
Whilst The Walking Dead may not be to everyone's taste, it is good to see Thorpe staging so many events throughout the entire year, including the very welcome return of the summer late night openings!

It will be interesting to see how well these events do, and which will carry an additional charge. Whilst I do expect some to be upcharges, what wil make or break them will be just how much they are to do.

I am quite excited for it personally - looks like I could be making a few trips to Thorpe this year :)

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:36 pm
by Dan
Having never watched The Walking Dead, I cant say I’m overly hyped by Thorpe’s plans for this season.

I’m looking forward to seeing the retheme of X, and I hope to make one of the Summer Nights dates, but that’s pretty much it.

I also can’t get my head around why they are only opening Living Nightmare for May Half Term, yet SAW Alive is going to be open for the 6 weeks summer holiday? Given it’s “The Year of The Walking Dead”, wouldn’t it make sense for the Walking Dead maze to be open for longer?

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:29 pm
by Morgan
I'm not a fan of The Walking Dead and the choice to have it "take over" the park, but these extra events are certainly a step in the right direction. Most Merlin parks usually only do a FHT and Halloween event, so it's nice to see that Thorpe are finally branching out from fright nights. Hopefully other parks shall follow suit!
It'll be interesting to see how living nightmare will be made "extreme" however...
Also to note is that in the promo video, the front of X is missing.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:10 am
by Bert2theSpark
Apperently the intial teaser for YotWD had binary code on it and at the bottom had the numbers '053018' which could be hinting at a 5th of March announcement for the headline attraction, The X retheme.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:23 am
by Dan
Bert2theSpark wrote:
Apperently the intial teaser for YotWD had binary code on it and at the bottom had the numbers '053018' which could be hinting at a 5th of March announcement for the headline attraction, The X retheme.


You’re right, I posted this on the previous page:

The “Headliner to be Announced” is presumably the retheme of X, which I expect will be confirmed on 5th March as the “#WheresChloe?” video contained "Safe Zone, X, 05/03/2018, 09:00" as a hidden message.

Re: Fright Nights

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:33 pm
by Justin
As posted on TTSP Instagram:

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Theme Park Vlogger, Jack Silkstone, has posted a cryptic message from 'Dylan' on Twitter advising readers to meet in the safe zone.

What does this mean for the 'Island Like No Other'?

#walkingdead #thorpepark #resort #themepark #merlin #surrey #family #fun #ride #rollercoaster #games #thrill #dayout #southparks


Update: Thorpe Park has now acknowledged the sign on their website...
Islanders,

Once again we have some very strange things happening around the resort with the appearance of some mysterious graffiti on a road sign nearby. Captured initially on Instagram and then shared on Twitter, we need your help to get to the bottom of what’s going on.

There are a few questions that we would like answered:
- Who is the mysterious Dylan?
- Where is the Safe Zone?
- Where is Dylan now?

We may have underestimated the extent of the infestation on the Island and the crusade against the dead could be about to step up a gear. If you have ANY information then please come forward and let us know.

Stay alert, survival is paramount!

James
Official THORPE PARK Resort Blogger

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:39 pm
by ThemeCrafter264
It's literally you being told to go to the safe zone and then voice mail. Nothing too important in there.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:23 pm
by saw-x-smile
The voicemail is what throws me off, why would you be able to leave a message? That doesn't make any sense to me...

Also, what do people think of the events that are part of the Year of the Walking Dead? 

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Personally, I'm really excited. The events look as if they've had a lot of thought and effort put into expanding the experience of Thorpe park past the rides. The one I'm most excited for at the moment is the Zombie Hunt, but apocalypse weekends sound rather promising too. 

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:51 pm
by Justin
saw-x-smile wrote:
The voicemail is what throws me off, why would you be able to leave a message? That doesn't make any sense to me...

It is designed to be a viral marketing campaign and people will always be intrigued to find out who is on the other line, therefore, some will call it to find out. The voicemail message ties in with the mobile number and adds to the zombie theme but to be fair, the campaign has worked as we are talking about it :lol  I bet it cost them little to nothing as well! :D

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:14 am
by Dan
The first wave of tickets for the Thorpe Park Annual Pass Preview Day went on sale this morning. The park will be open between 10am-4pm and the Eventbrite website has the following information about the day:

- For one-time-only, join us in the marquee throughout the day for eXpo:\2018 – a celebration of the iconic X coaster! This unique event is exclusive to Annual Passholders and is the perfect chance to bid farewell to the coaster in its current form, as well as getting a sneak peek of what’s to come in 2018.

- Check out guest speakers, including Lead Creative John Burton, take advantage of rare photo opportunities and bask in the nostalgia of this awesome attraction. PLUS don’t forget to grab your limited edition pop badge to mark the occasion, available on a first come first served basis!

- For our VIP Passholders, you’ll be able to enjoy full access to our Fastrack queuelines as well as entry to our exclusive chill out lounge, located in the marquee.

- Please note that Derren Brown's Ghost Train: Rise Of The Demon will be available from 12pm and that Rush, The Walking Dead: The Ride, Quantum and Rocky Express will not be operating on this date. All rides and attractions are subject to availability.

- No Fastrack units will be available on the day however VIP Passholders will be able to access Fastrack queues.


There will be a second wave of tickets going on sale for the day at 10am on Saturday 24th February.