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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:06 pm

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Honestly, do you think they will get that queue full after opening week??

I wouldn't judge this attraction before you have experienced it, this really could go either way 50:50. Some will like it some wont, but what i have seen from youtube videos from those who have already had small previews it's looking very promising.
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:11 pm

It is a hard one to judge as to what the queue length will be. Of course, in the first few weeks of it being open, it is likely to be quite busy. After that it is too hard to tell if the queue length will be big or small. I would like to hope that this gets big queues and stays getting big queues just for the fact that i want this attraction to do very well as a lot of effort has been put into this new attraction. I am looking forward to Saturday when i get to experience this.
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:14 pm

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It is a hard one to judge as to what the queue length will be. Of course, in the first few weeks of it being open, it is likely to be quite busy. After that it is too hard to tell if the queue length will be big or small. I would like to hope that this gets big queues and stays getting big queues just for the fact that i want this attraction to do very well as a lot of effort has been put into this new attraction. I am looking forward to Saturday when i get to experience this.


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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Tue Mar 24, 2015 7:14 pm

I see it being popular this year, but next year... I doubt there shall be queues!
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:20 pm

Another N:ST. I love I'm a celeb but an attraction? First few weeks will be busy but i suspect it will diminish.
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:02 am

POV of the worlds first Jungle Maze: I'M A CELEBRITY...GET ME OUT OF HERE! at Thorpe Park Resort https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMAsSwyKOl4
 
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:43 pm

SouthParks attended last night's media event for the launch of the I'm a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here! Maze. Head over to SouthParks news for all the details.
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Fri Mar 27, 2015 4:45 pm

Check out our POV from Thorpe Park Resort's New Maze here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSYo6aFEKPs
 
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:43 pm

After looking at videos, it's just what i expected. Theming looks good but it didn't really exceed my expectations. One thing i will point out is that clearly the 2nd bush tucker trial doesn't drop things on you because the answer was Carl Fogarty not Kian Egan (look at the video, you will see what i mean).
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Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:52 pm

Thorpe Park have released a video featuring footage taken at last night's media launch.
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:50 am

How awful. What a waste of investment. I can't believe anyone on the team behind this thought it would give people any sort of similar experience to the real trials. I also think this will scare many children, which the attraction is aimed to cater for.
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:35 pm

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It is so much fun. The actors really make the experience so much more enjoyable. Some parts need a bit of work but overall the experience is that much fun we did it 4 times. The themeing is brilliant and some small effects in the attraction make it better. Overall i would give it a 9/10 for experience
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:58 am

My vlog from the press night, I know its the best as its my first one but like and subscribe if you like :)
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:20 pm

The maze is good but there are too many hold ups and that increased the queue. When I did it, there weren't that many people in the queue, about 50 maybe, and it was reportedly 40mins, so if lots of people want to do it when it opens, I have a feeling the queues will be awful


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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:13 am

I've just watched the POV as i don't think ill experience it any time soon and it looks quite a good addition but time will tell because with out the actors in a few years it will be very bland.


Anybody think they'll use IACGMOH as a maze at Halloween?
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:27 am

daveclarkedaveclarke wrote:
I've just watched the POV as i don't think ill experience it any time soon and it looks quite a good addition but time will tell because with out the actors in a few years it will be very bland.


Anybody think they'll use IACGMOH as a maze at Halloween?


It does have the potential to be used as a horror maze, and would make a very good maze with the amount of themeing in it, but i highly doubt it will be used. Some parts of it would get in the way of it being used as a maze. The ending of IAC as well as the chamber of horrors would make it quite difficult to get the throughput to where it needs to be for a horror maze. I assume that the throughput on mazes is quite high.
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:57 am

I haven't actually been to thorpe park yet this season, but if the reports on TripAdvisor are anything to go, the majority of views on the maze seem to be negative. In fact, I don't recall seeing a single positive review of it- it wasn't just the long waits but things weren't working to well either apparently. I'll have to have a look when I can get there, but I'll have to say it doesn't look to promising sadly.
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:20 am

I have experienced it, and when i did we had some great runs. But from what i've heard, it does seem like the experience has gone down hill a bit, which is a shame. I think they are still trying to find there feet with the attraction. I hope things improve as it really does have so much potential.
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:02 am

I went through IAC on Saturday and loved the theming - it does look jungle-like and I quite like the pre-show video beforehand. However, I wasn't overly impressed with the maze itself and felt it was one of those attractions that isn't worth waiting a long time for.

Having said that, the bit at the end was good :)
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Re: New for 2015 - I'm a Celebrity! Maze

Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:05 am

Thought it was awful when we went. Fast track queue took forever (20 plus minutes) and it all seemed a bit disjointed inside as in no one knew what they were doing because nothing was explained properly. Things were missing, staff didn't really seem that into it (some did, others didn't) and it kind of felt like the whole thing was rushed and a big scramble to get out of there by either not doing everything or no rewards for even doing the tasks anyway. And it didn't feel like a maze at all.

Shame really as the gimmick has potential, some of the things inside look cool and the intro video is cool (this coming from someone who doesn't follow the show) but its missing something and can't imagine anyone wanting to do it again either so doesn't have that come back again factor.

I may sound critical here but probably the biggest waste of space ride/attraction since Hex (and I would only vote for Hex on the basis of waiting nearly 2 hours when it first opened).
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