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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:35 am

Slightly unfair to use a dodgy photo of something that's not complete. 

Looks like they're building it properly though, the building looks like it's built from breeze block and not a metal frame with cladding as I expected. Hopefully they'll put some actors up there to entertain the queueline.
 
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:23 am

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For something that is very clearly a work in progress, I think it looks fine.

My prior comment regarding the picture contained high levels of sarcasm. :P
But no, that bloody hand slapped onto the side of the building doesn't look fine to me. It completely ruins the effect that the rest of theming is trying to convey.
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:32 am

Don't worry it wasn't you I was making a subtle hint at ;) 
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:46 am

Aahhhhh haha :lol
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:26 am

I'm not too sure the original source of the photo (I originally saw it on discord). My issue is it looks depressing and it just seems like the park forgot they already had a horror coaster. The Instagram picture summed the entire project. It was blood as words, which has been done so many times before.
 
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:04 am

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I'm not too sure the original source of he photo (I originally saw it on discord). My issue is it looks depressing and it just seems like the park forgot they already had a horror coaster. The Instagram picture summed the entire project. It was blood as words, which has been done so many times before.


It’s a rollercoaster themed around escaping a zombie invasion. What do you want, flowers and rainbows with bright colours? Of course it’s going to look depressing. I agree, it doesn’t look great, and that logo slapped on is terrible, but it’s better than the old entrance for X.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:55 am

I agree that the 'sticker' :D is an eye sore, hopefully this might be just a construction thing to tell people what the ride will be, I hope it wont stay there! :@

Does anyone know the official opening date, because im going to Thorpe soon? And also what do you think of the question in my previous post? Just to save you searching it was:

Judging by the pictures of the unload bay, i know it might be promotional, but the zombie on the side of the unload bay, could it possibly scare you before you leave the ride?


Just want to know your opinion :)
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:34 pm

I think the ride will be opening around easter
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:16 pm

The entrance doesn’t look that bad tbh , and it does look quite ‘true’ to The Walking Dead. However, my only issue with it (previously stated) is the logo; it’s absolutely horrible! Even though the chances of them changing it are minimal, it would be great if they did, as it really detracts from the ‘wow’ factor the entrance could have on guests, espcially fans of the show! It certainly has restored my faith in this investment!
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:19 pm

We'll be attending the media night on 29th April, so one can assume it will open shortly after.
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:31 pm

If that’s the case, that’s pretty poor marketing on Thorpe’s behalf. Their social media campaign says:

“Reckon you have what it takes to take on #TheWalkingDead Immerse yourself in The Walking Dead: The
Ride only at THORPE PARK from Easter.”

Easter 2018 is Sunday 1st April, so if it’ll be opening a month later that’s pretty incredibly misleading.
 
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:35 pm

Danny wrote:
If that’s the case, that’s pretty poor marketing on Thorpe’s behalf. Their social media campaign says:

“Reckon you have what it takes to take on #TheWalkingDead Immerse yourself in The Walking Dead: The
Ride only at THORPE PARK from Easter.”

Easter 2018 is Sunday 1st April, so if it’ll be opening a month later that’s pretty incredibly misleading.


The media night is on 29th March, not April.

I think Chris has just got his months mixed up :P
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Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:34 pm

Sorry, yes MARCH haha
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:10 pm

C'mon guys, is there nothing left to speculate? Lets talk!
The only thing i have as a conversation starter is, it would be cool ift he zombies scared you in the unload bay or chase you out of the exit, that might be possible due to the bottom left of this picture https://www.instagram.com/p/BfbN1VEBMdq/?hl=en&taken-by=thorpeparkofficial
Also do you think the ride will have an age restriction?

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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:16 pm

bendaboss wrote:
C'mon guys, is there nothing left to speculate? Lets talk!
The only thing i have as a conversation starter is, it would be cool ift he zombies scared you in the unload bay or chase you out of the exit, that might be possible due to the bottom left of this picture https://www.instagram.com/p/BfbN1VEBMdq/?hl=en&taken-by=thorpeparkofficial
Also do you think the ride will have an age restriction?

Ben

I think given the length of the corridors in the building, I wouldn't be surprised to see actors on the routes to and from the station.

The Thorpe Park website advises that the attraction is not suitable for those under the age of 13.
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:27 pm

Anybody think we might get a BBFC 12A à la Nemesis: Sub Terra?
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:52 pm

But are you still allowed on it if you’re under 13? I get these things confused. I can go on it, but I have the mental age of a 5 year old so is that a suggestion or is it a rule?
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:46 pm

Guys - I think you're all gonna be a bit surprised by this when it opens. I was part of the event with Jordan and there are some really fun elements to this ride, before, during and after the main ride experience. And it's not just a quick retheme and a splash of gloomy paint - the attraction tells a full story from beginning to end. Just remember - we're not in Atlanta anymore....
 
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:19 pm

ScareTOUR wrote:
Guys - I think you're all gonna be a bit surprised by this when it opens. I was part of the event with Jordan and there are some really fun elements to this ride, before, during and after the main ride experience. And it's not just a quick retheme and a splash of gloomy paint - the attraction tells a full story from beginning to end. Just remember - we're not in Atlanta anymore....

Sounds neat! I think i have completely underestimated thorpe here. Are you allowed to tell us anything about the ride? Probably not, if so can you at least tell me how scary it is? I dont do that well with jumpscares  :O
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Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:10 pm

As reported by SouthParks Facebook; Earlier today, THORPE PARK Official announced that The Walking Dead: The Ride will be equipped with devices that can harvest kinetic energy, including passengers’ screams, in order to charge the phones of other park guests.

As well as providing a look at the technology, the video also features what looks to be some of the ride’s queue-line and theming, as well as some rear-facing on-ride footage!
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