On ridetimes.co.uk, family and thrill have been swapped around. I might be overthinking this, but it will have been done for a reason. Perhaps AT want more of a family friendly approach to the whole thing after the smiler incident? I suppose with the investment of sw8 and it being a woodie/hybrid and a possible 1.2 m height restriction?
Maybe not fully kiddie type park like Chessington, nor like fully thrills like thorpe, more in between and appealing for all ages.
The park is open for the forces only on the 13th and 18th which would suggest that the season may start on the 19th, the invite states air will be closed so it may reopen late in 2016 following the 'upgrade'.