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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:20 am

Am I wrong in thinking that the next big development was pushed back a year due to Thorpe Shark?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:04 am

I am all for development of on site accommodation, however due to the high price I would never use it so for me I'd they class any big investment as a hotel/accommodation, as a waste of money to me.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:10 am

I still think it might be a lazer ride. That gets my vote :) :)
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:51 pm

paige wrote:
Am I wrong in thinking that the next big development was pushed back a year due to Thorpe Shark?


No you are right- usually there is a three year scheme
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:26 pm

TheBeast wrote:
paige wrote:
Am I wrong in thinking that the next big development was pushed back a year due to Thorpe Shark?


No you are right- usually there is a three year scheme


Really? All this hype and it could be to do with the hotel!?!?!
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:40 pm

ryan8741 wrote:
TheBeast wrote:
paige wrote:
Am I wrong in thinking that the next big development was pushed back a year due to Thorpe Shark?


No you are right- usually there is a three year scheme


Really? All this hype and it could be to do with the hotel!?!?!



No, this 'big development' was originally intended to appear this year, but due to the developments with Thorpe Shark etc. It has been pushed back a year.

It was originally rumoured to be a coaster, but now it's evident that a dark ride of sorts is what we'll be seeing.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:40 pm

A very technical dark ride at that. A 3m pit the size of the building for mantince. Maybe some of that space but more likely it will store electronics/servers. Also some of this building is 15m tall, could contain some thrilling elements. 13's indoor drop isn't that tall it's something like 7m. Just some food for thought.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Jan 06, 2015 1:26 am

ryan8741 wrote:
TheBeast wrote:
paige wrote:

No you are right- usually there is a three year scheme


Really? All this hype and it could be to do with the hotel!?!?!



No, this 'big development' was originally intended to appear this year, but due to the developments with Thorpe Shark etc. It has been pushed back a year.

It was originally rumoured to be a coaster, but now it's evident that a dark ride of sorts is what we'll be seeing.


Haha. I actually stayed in the Shark for fright nights 2014 and it was brilliant. Am I right in thinking they were converted shipping containers? They were so comfy... Anyway. To my point. Would a hotel really affect a new ride being built THAT much?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:09 am

The shark hotel delayed it because it's in the new coasters spot. The new permanent hotel is going to cost a lot so as a result they can't invest in a ride until they have made there money back.
 
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Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:33 pm

Shark hotel is due to stay til 2021 isnt it?
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:04 pm

Parts of it are staying until 2021. They are not allowed that many rooms on site when the hotel opens so its assumed that parts of the shark hotel will be removed and be a cheaper alternative to the hotel when that partially opens in 2019 (i think) with the hotel being fully finished in 2021 when the shark hotel will be forced to leave. Unless they can negoitate more rooms in the next mtdp which is 2018 i think.
 
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Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:20 pm

Its either 2018 or 2019- personally I thought 19 tbh but it isn't such a major problem
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:25 pm

Our article that we released when the plans were submitted states that it's due to open in Spring 2018 :)
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Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:54 pm

I meant the mtdp, thanks anyway though Lewis! ;)
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:35 pm

This Attraction just Screams The Walking Dead...but what do I know:')
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:51 pm

Walking Dead, is it Lionsgate?

I can see a walking dead attraction being a walkthrough more than a ride in my opinion, but it is just my opinion
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:58 pm

If it's walking dead themed, which is possible as they included that in last years poll, then it would most probably be a dark later shooter ride, which by the sounds of it, no one really wants.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Jan 07, 2015 11:59 pm

TheBeast wrote:
Walking Dead, is it Lionsgate?

I can see a walking dead attraction being a walkthrough more than a ride in my opinion, but it is just my opinion


I think it's AMC, I know what you mean though...I even think they have walkthrough experiences in USA;)
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:06 am

Something to note is that this ride has a lot of space for "maintenance". Personally i think that a portion of this space is the technical gear running this thing. Which thinking about it makes sense. Its either going to need servers to keep track of your score (possible but overkill on the space) or something to run AGV's like verkomas new dark ride type. That set up would require lots of computing power (as shown in the design). All of which needs to be kept in close proximity to the track so best place for that would be under it. The current plans have exactly that. I think we are looking at an automated guided vehicle system. Maybe not from verkoma but It would meet the new ride type.

As for IP lionsgate would be more logical but really it could be anything.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:47 pm

sw7nutter wrote:
As for IP lionsgate would be more logical but really it could be anything.


Hence why I asked- In my opinion that is their best option.

The maintenance section may be a storage container for other things like food, or it could be a shop extention for future years. I severely doubt it is really a maintenance section
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