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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:11 pm

Go to the website and do the konami code for an extra surprise.

For those that don't know the konami code is ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← →
It is used on some websites as a cheat code to find easter eggs (hidden content)
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:13 pm

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dazza4783 wrote:
Mind gap, pretty close to "Mind the gap" which would suggest that the theme has something to do with the London Underground. Also I think that industrial lighting is also used down there.


relating to having a ride vehicle, could this fit with a dynamic attractions immersive transporter?
here's some info on the immersive transporter...
http://www.dynamicattractions.com/produ ... ansporter/


Yeh I could see that being themed to a tube train.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:18 pm

Might be just me but these modern 'immersive audio-visual experiences' aren't interesting at all :P

Seems like just a fancy 4D theatre, which don't interest me either.. which is partly why i'm not feeling any hype for this new ride, I've got a suspicion it'll be something like one of those.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:49 pm

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10:09 may or may not be important.


I know it is the time on the clock but could mean a date. October 9th announcement maybe?
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:01 pm

dazza4783 wrote:
abigsmurf wrote:
10:09 may or may not be important.

I know it is the time on the clock but could mean a date. October 9th announcement maybe?

Surely then it would read 09:10? I doubt they would use the American time format.

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Go to the website and do the konami code for an extra surprise.

“CONGRATULATIONS! We've got some intense time ahead of us putting our heads together and making sure that this really is just the most unique and extraordinary thing that’s ever existed, ever.”
Interesting... I'm guessing this is a quote from magic making rather than related to the theme, but hopefully what we get is as unique and extraordinary as they're aiming for!
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Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:02 pm

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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:07 pm

I'm guessing here so please don't quote me. But what if they are doing something really clever. Everything is quite modern and almost furutristic with this. The Konami code, the way they are advertising it, except the building itself. What if the building is meant to distract. What if the building is has been designed on purpose to be quite old looking. And then, what if inside we will see a futuristic feel and theme to it. Top secret base thing like thing.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:50 pm

The Konami Code in websites to activate hidden features is almost a tradition by web developers, I wouldn't look too much into it. It's also more retro than futuristic given it was first used on the NES.

Going back to the pocketwatch, it could also be 22:09...
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:53 pm

I believe it has something to do with video games.
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:22 pm

Oh no, please do not be based around that poll we saw 1-3 years ago asking what you would want at Thorpe park, and it came up with loads of game options like halo, call of duty, FIFA... The fact how many shooter games were on here made me think shooting ride..
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:09 pm

what about silent hills? it half fits the theme we've seen in the plans.
 
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Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:41 pm

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what about silent hills? it half fits the theme we've seen in the plans.


With the game recently being cancelled, that seems unlikely.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:57 pm

It could be a immersive tunnel by simworx they did angry birds and shreks adventure
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:52 pm

The image abigsmurf is on about in regards to a stopwatch is this one.

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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:59 pm

I personally think its past meets present. Most modern watches are set between 10:08 and 10:11 when they are put on sale. Its done like this to show the makers logo.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:31 am

Sawboss wrote:
Might be just me but these modern 'immersive audio-visual experiences' aren't interesting at all :P

Seems like just a fancy 4D theatre, which don't interest me either.. which is partly why i'm not feeling any hype for this new ride, I've got a suspicion it'll be something like one of those.


Not for £35M. An immersion tunnel costs £6M at best.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:55 pm

Where did the statistic of £35 million come from? Just wanted to know, as it has been mentioned quite often lately.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:57 pm

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Where did the statistic of £35 million come from? Just wanted to know, as it has been mentioned quite often lately.


Good question, I'm yet to see anything stating this is the actual figure of funding for this development.
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Fri Sep 18, 2015 8:11 pm

For 35 million pounds, I'm imagining a ride where they actually reverse gravity and you run around on the ceiling... :P
 
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Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:53 am

I have just had another look on the plans (at South Parks and the guests reach the station via steps or a lift.

This suggests that the boarding platform is higher than ramp access could allow (unless there is a gradient on the site not shown in the pictures). The lift access will increase costs and chance of failure. Both entry and exit have lifts which may indicate the use of cheap platform lifts.

I don't know what this says about the ride apart from there being some depth to the track and that it is suitable for disabled people.

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