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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:44 pm

So, is it offical there coaster has been pushed back until 2016?
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Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:38 pm

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So, is it offical there coaster has been pushed back until 2016?


Yes, there was a news article which was linked to, back in this topic...
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Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:48 am

Thorpe Park have submitted plans to the local council to extend The Crash Pad's stay.

The original plans stated the park were going to keep The Crash Pad, supplied by the Snoozebox company, until the beginning of the 2016 season, by which time the Thorpe Park Hotel (which recently had its plans re-submitted with modified construction) was planned to be open. However, following troubles with the hotel's planning permission, construction suitability and finances, the new Hotel may not be ready until 2020 at the earliest. So, in response, the park has decided to extend The Crash Pad's stay until 2024, and add 50 new rooms - including some 2 and 3-bed rooms. Also, following independent troubles with Snoozebox themselves, the park will develop their own 'shipping container hotel', cutting all ties with Snoozebox as a company. The new Crash Pad will be built and themed by Thorpe themselves, which will hopefully help with revenue by cutting expenses to external companies.

It is expected that the current Crash Pad, supplied by Snoozebox, will stay for the rest of the season, with 56 new rooms opening soon or for the 2014 season. The new Crash Pad supplied by Thorpe will open in 2014 for a 10 year period, or until the Thorpe Park Hotel planned for the CEMEX site is ready.

The plans also state that the park's next roller coaster, the "2015 coaster" planned to open in either 2015 or 2016, is "unlikely" to be ready by the time the current MTDP ends (I.e. 2016), meaning the park's next roller coaster may not open until 2017.

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Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:50 pm

How can they wait for that long to built the next coaster? I'm still hoping 2015 will see a new coaster.
 
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Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:40 pm

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How can they wait for that long to built the next coaster? I'm still hoping 2015 will see a new coaster.

Good luck with that!
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Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:35 pm

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Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:19 pm

Well if you haven't realised Thorpe seem to be changing their image and are hopefully installing some family rides to kick the park back up again. :) So no thrill rides. Some good family thrills please!
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Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:46 am

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Well if you haven't realised Thorpe seem to be changing their image and are hopefully installing some family rides to kick the park back up again. :) So no thrill rides. Some good family thrills please!

I like that idea, make the 2016 coaster a family one, not as small as the flying fish, but possibly like the ones at chessington, and slowly kick the park up again
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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:19 am

I'm really not sure if that's a good move. I think if they really want to make the park more family friendly, the entire atmosphere of Thorpe Park will have to change, with some added flat rides aimed at a younger audience.

Why would Thorpe Park want to make themselves too much like another park a few minutes away? They already have about 12 family rides and coasters anyway, it's mostly about the vibe of the park imo.
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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Fri Jul 12, 2013 9:14 am

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Alex.D wrote:
Well if you haven't realised Thorpe seem to be changing their image and are hopefully installing some family rides to kick the park back up again. :) So no thrill rides. Some good family thrills please!

I like that idea, make the 2016 coaster a family one, not as small as the flying fish, but possibly like the ones at chessington, and slowly kick the park up again


No no no no no! Remember that merlin have two family parks in the vicinity of London (legoland and chessington). This means that the parks have become specialised, with thorpe being the one that's specialised for the thrill seekers, with the families going off to legoland and chessington. Thorpe hasn't got much space to spare as it is so they'll wants to fill what they have got with moderate to extreme rides that you simply won't find in any of their family parks, keeping with their specialisation as a thrill seekers park.

For this reason, since their obviously going down the airtime route, they are going to want to build a MASSIVE coaster (wood or steel) that is going to bring in the thrillseekers.
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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Fri Jul 12, 2013 3:26 pm

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Alex.D wrote:
Well if you haven't realised Thorpe seem to be changing their image and are hopefully installing some family rides to kick the park back up again. :) So no thrill rides. Some good family thrills please!

I like that idea, make the 2016 coaster a family one, not as small as the flying fish, but possibly like the ones at chessington, and slowly kick the park up again


No no no no no! Remember that merlin have two family parks in the vicinity of London (legoland and chessington). This means that the parks have become specialised, with thorpe being the one that's specialised for the thrill seekers, with the families going off to legoland and chessington. Thorpe hasn't got much space to spare as it is so they'll wants to fill what they have got with moderate to extreme rides that you simply won't find in any of their family parks, keeping with their specialisation as a thrill seekers park.

For this reason, since their obviously going down the airtime route, they are going to want to build a MASSIVE coaster (wood or steel) that is going to bring in the thrillseekers.



I don't want thorpe park to change their overall target audience. All I'm saying is I'm a coaster wuss. The chessington coasters are great fun and just about my limit. I'd just like to see a couple more rides/coasters like that at thorpe.

Right now a day at thorpe with my family isn't really with family. They do big rides, I don't. The only other rides I can do are the really small ones, which nobody else wants to go on so I do them by myself.

So I just want some more family rides.

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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:21 pm

I personally want big thrills and want thorpe to stay on that route, but we've got to remember a family has people who want thrill rides and smaller rides.

For example, when I went last year I loved going on all the big roller coasters, but I did have my younger brother there who had hardly nothing to do and it's not as if he could go to Lego land and and I'd go to thorpe park? They do need some stuff for smaller/younger people!
 
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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:36 pm

What you are brave enough to ride isn't always what other people like. They're the Nation's Thrill Capital.
Tbh if you want family rides, why not go to Chessington and Alton instead of dragging Thorpe down too?

Although I do agree they need to widen their range of thrill levels, like I said, they would need to change the overall atmosphere more than anything.


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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Sat Jul 13, 2013 1:08 am

There is good news and bad news on the next coaster for Thorpe.

Good news is it will be 50m heigh
Bad news is it may not be open until 2017 as Thorpe are spending 9 million on a replacement CrashPad next year with 184 rooms, which will be around for 10 years and the hotel scheduled to open in 2024
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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:14 am

Does a bundle of shipping containers really cost £9million though?
 
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Sat Jul 13, 2013 4:18 pm

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There is good news and bad news on the next coaster for Thorpe.

Good news is it will be 50m heigh


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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Sat Jul 13, 2013 5:01 pm

Ilovecoasters wrote:
Alex.D wrote:
Well if you haven't realised Thorpe seem to be changing their image and are hopefully installing some family rides to kick the park back up again. :) So no thrill rides. Some good family thrills please!

I like that idea, make the 2016 coaster a family one, not as small as the flying fish, but possibly like the ones at chessington, and slowly kick the park up again

If you don't like 'big rides' DONT GO TO THORPE! End of.
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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:12 pm

Thorpe needs to theme it self up and be more theme Park less six flags. Get rid of dead rides like rumba Rapids, X, storm surge and depth charge.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:00 pm

^None of them I would call dead rides. The only one that I believe would be a nice ride to either remove or move is Storm Surge. But I agree that it is time for Thorpe to "theme it self up". Hopefully the recent changes to X, and the extensive theming of Swarm is evidence that Thorpe is taking tentative steps in the right direction.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:54 am

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bensaund wrote:
There is good news and bad news on the next coaster for Thorpe.

Good news is it will be 50m heigh


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http://forum.maniahub.com/topic/10198-c ... extension/
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