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Re: Thorpe Park Submit Plans for Permanent Hotel

Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:39 pm

Evening.... Is there any news on the progress of the hotel, Is it still in planning stages?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Tue May 09, 2017 10:23 pm

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Colossus I doubt will be going anywhere in the short term, its had allot of money spent on replacing the lift chain mechanics etc.
its needs more money spending on it to replace the trains they are dreadful and make the ride shocking


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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Thu May 11, 2017 12:02 pm

Merlin aren't going to close Colossus until they absolutely need to. Similarly they aren't going to put any more money in than they need to. If they've been replacing lift chains and gearboxes it's because they *had* to. Don't expect new trains unless Intamin say the current ones are unsafe/not usable.

Hopefully next season they'll replace Slammer with a similar ride in the same location and the island behind Stealth/SWARM will be used for whatever they have coming next. Even as a MAP holder I still get confused and head towards Stealth hoping to get to SWARM Island but of course you can't do that. Grr.

Some time soon they'll have to submit to the council their medium/long term plans. Personally I'd expect the following things in it: Replacement for Slammer, Possible removal of X (and maybe the Pyramid), the new 2019/2020 big coaster and a revamped entrance.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Fri May 12, 2017 8:35 am

I'd love to see a duling RMC coaster in the UK and i think thorpe wood be perfect for it really.
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Re: Thorpe Park Submit Plans for Permanent Hotel

Wed May 24, 2017 11:45 am

I keep hearing its in the pipeline and to be next to the car park, other side of the entrance I reckon before 2020 we'll see it which year who knows maybe 2019 ? But as we all know with Merlin plans change or get chucked
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:01 pm

Probably wont happen, but I would really like to see a drop tower like ride in the swarm island. It could look like a post-apocalyptic sky scraper that the swarm creatures have attacked, and the ride starts when you go for a ride in the elevator-thats broken.When the elevator stops tower of terror infront of you, you see something and then drop, in this ride when you stop in the elevator you see the swarm creatures fly towards you and attack you, then you drop. Obviously what you see each time you drop would be different.
So pretty much its tower of terror, but smaller and themed to the swarm.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:19 pm

I'd like a Falcons Fury style drop tower on The Swarm Island extension. It would be themed to the swarm picking you up and whisking you in to the air (like in the original advert of the kids on bikes), before releasing you to fall to your presumed 'death'. Kind of like certain birds of prey do :)
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Sun Jun 11, 2017 6:11 pm

I like that a lot. I think it's something that the park needs to round out its offerings. It's also a major attraction that merlin could market well.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:59 am

Any news on a new development plan yet?
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:08 pm

We'd be one of the first to report on it if there were. Seems very overdue now.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:02 am

I don't know if this real or not but I've just seen this from the TTSP Summer Sizzler today.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:26 am

Wonder if that has anything to do with the supposed widening of the bridge...
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:38 am

At first glance it looks like a potential Hyper Coaster teaser but it could be pointing towards the widening of the bridge
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:44 am

Unfortunately nothing was confirmed during the talk so everything is purely speculation, but omg it's so bright and bumpy and bridgy
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:04 pm

Any mention for what the new world class attraction is?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:20 pm

ThemeCrafter264 wrote:
Any mention for what the new world class attraction is?


Nothing has yet been decided regarding Thorpe Parks new attraction for 2020.

Obviously they do have a few ideas but nothing is concrete yet.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:35 pm

I mean more the thing for this summer
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:01 pm

I'm not sure what has been said about the summer attraction, but whilst on site today where containment has been. The tent that is nearby is full of equipment used inside of the attraction like props and tables.

Does this mean containment could be housing something soon before fright nights or maybe having a revamp?

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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:40 pm

That's some of the old dentist scene props, I'd imagine it's getting a few scenes redone to keep it fresh.
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Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:13 pm

Now it's not particularly exciting (unless you're a keen enthusiast for the technicalities of planning) but Thorpe Park yesterday submitted an application "to partially re-instate permitted development rights to allow the erection of temporary buildings & structures &/or temporary use of land; booths and stalls and plant and machinery without the need for a specific planning permission on defined areas of the site".

These 'permitted development rights' (PDRs) are what allow the installation of buildings and attractions up to a certain height without the need to apply for planning permission at other theme parks, including Alton Towers as most will know. The cover letter (which anyone curious about the application is welcome to read) gives the following reasoning for wanting to reintroduce parts of the GPDO:

It is considered that the adoption of PDRs will provide Thorpe Park with the flexibility to provide small scale kiosks, stalls, small scale rides up to specific agreed heights (temporary and permanent) without the need to apply for full planning permission, whilst also removing the Council’s requirement to consider numerous small scale minor development proposals, with the assurance that there is sufficient control on future development at the Park.

So here are the specifics of what Thorpe Park are requesting:

  1. Part 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (GPDO) to be reintroduced across the area within the blue line on plan ref. 472-9-121.1 Rev A, permitting temporary buildings and structures and/or temporary use of the land;
  2. Full Part 18 Class B of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (GPDO) to apply to the land within the black line on plan ref. 472-9-121.1 Rev A, permitting the erection of booths or stalls up to 5m in height, the extension of existing booths/stalls not exceeding 5m in height or the height of the roof of the existing building/structure (whichever is the greater) or the installation of plant or machinery (including rides) up to 25m in height; and
  3. Part of Part 18 Class B of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 (GPDO) to apply to the land within the green line on plan ref. 472-9-121.1 Rev A, permitting the erection and/or extension of booths or stalls as above but not the erection of plant/machinery i.e. rides.

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The bit about allowing the installation of rides up to 25m in height is probably of the most interest to people, but the application highlights that this is actually lower than the 30m threshold previously agreed with the council, so doesn't really represent any significant change. The viewpoint images give an indication of the scale of attraction that could be constructed given the 25m limit (red columns), and interestingly also simulate the height on the Fleet Peninsular PDR area (blue columns) - could this indicate a potential site that Thorpe are thinking of developing with the addition of such an attraction? It's perhaps also curious that the application seems to make a point of highlighting the 50m coaster that was approved for the Island next to The Swarm's - could this again give some indication of what Thorpe are considering for an upcoming major addition?

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If approved, obviously the intended outcome is that the Resort aren't obligated to submit as many planning applications, which may mean we may not be aware of the addition of rides and attractions until there are signs of construction. However, it is stated "that, as set out under the GPDO, any development that would trigger the need for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (including potential for a significant landscape or visual effect) would require an application for planning permission to be submitted to RBC alongside an EIA", therefore we may still get to see applications for large, major investments.

Hopefully, that's provided a coherent summary of Thorpe's latest application, and perhaps raised some intriguing questions about the Resort's future. It could be that this comes ahead of them submitting a new MTDP, or maybe instead of them submitting one at all...
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