I was thinking they could've made a show with the CBeebies characters in, in the old tent thing, but hasn't the tent been removed?
The tent has been removed to make a new area for a show. From the plans it looks like there will be a lot of "grassy" hills for the performance areas which makes me think it is suited to In The Night Garden. But it does seem odd that they didn't decide to refurbish the tent as it would of made it suitable for a year-round show as no cold weather issues.
It's interesting you should say that. I've always wondered the same about the Madagascar show at Chessington.
The only thing I can think of is that it gets people. If little kids see the show going on, they are much more likely to ask their parents to either see the rest, or come back for a later showing than if it were a giant tent. For example, anyone new to Thorpe Park may not go on X because it's just a tent, they wouldn't know what it is without reading the signs at the entrance.
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