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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:44 pm

Old 5D ride from the old London Dungeons is in Storage at the park I believe, so maybe going to be placed inside the old Pirates 4D building!

No Planning Permission Needed, as inside also they need a dark ride, the building would have space for a themed inside queue if the stage is ripped out. :roll:
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:02 pm

The dates for the 2014 season at Thorpe Park have been released

www.thorpepark.com/plan-your-visit/opening-times.aspx
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:33 am

Has anyone seen that they have planning permission for an enlarged Crash Pad - http://planning.runnymede.gov.uk/Northg ... I=PLANNING

They also have outline planning permission for a new full hotel on the car park side of the lake - http://planning.runnymede.gov.uk/Northg ... I=PLANNING - although this has plans without Swarm and an alternative Saw layout so I think this was submitted quite a long time ago.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:35 pm

Thorpe's opening times are very standard, nothing out of the ordinary and I'd be AMAZED if they stayed like that for the season. I really don't understand why Thorpe advertise their opening times so early on and then change them. Remember at the end of 2006 when we all got excited because Thorpe published that they'd be open for Christmas and new year, only for those winter openings to be very quickly dropped when the 2007 season begun, together with the many other opening times changes which seem to happen year in year out.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park 2014 season

Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:12 pm

I don't see why those opening times would change for the worse as they are standard for Thorpe like you said... I'm sure this year May bank holiday weekend (at the beginning) was open until 7 instead of 6 in 2014, and were opening until 7 at end of July, where it only starts in August. I mean I can't complain about the opening hours as they're decent especially in comparison to Alton Towers, just not as good as this year in a few places, although this could change, as we'd always rather extended opening hours rather than shortening them :)
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Re: Thorpe Park 2013 General Discussion

Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:46 pm

Wasn't sure where to post this and didn't want to make a new thread. This guy rides a bike on Depth Charge and Storm Surge: http://izismile.com/2013/12/11/this_is_ ... an_do.html
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Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:54 pm

A general discussion topic for Thorpe Park.
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:57 pm

Thorpe Park was a great park that has recently gone seriously downhill, with the re-theme of X, new angry birds land, and family attractions going, but no new ones coming in. The park really ought to sort itself out, or they will lose business rapidly.
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:20 pm

Personally, I don't think Thorpe's visitor numbers will be affected, especially as Angry Birds is still a popular game.  I also liked the retheme of X and think it improved it :)
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:32 pm

I'm not sure it will affect visitor numbers, but it may affect visitor enjoyment
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:42 pm

Ilovecoasters wrote:
I'm not sure it will affect visitor numbers, but it may affect visitor enjoyment

Can I ask how it would affect visitor enjoyment?
 
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:42 pm

A rubbish theme
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:44 pm

Ilovecoasters wrote:
A rubbish theme


I can't see how you got to that conclusion but okay :)
 
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:45 pm

Thorpe Park guests prefer danger, death and fear, they don't want some mobile app
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:52 pm

^ I don't think they prefer danger themes but more they like the way thorpe do them. On their Facebook or Twitter they even say family fun and thrills so clearly want to target younger children as we'll and I like that they are trying different things.
 
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:18 pm

A giant drop tower that is angry birds themed is still a giant drop tower

I have to credit them on the dodgems though
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General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:47 pm

Tbh, Thorpe Park isn't going downhill, its going up. I mean who said they aren't getting some things in first before they eventually get the park sorted.
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:50 pm

I think the new Angry Birds Land will be a good addition. There will be more for families to do, and it'll attract more visitors.
 
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:02 am

I think Thorpe Park will do fine, to be honest. Lots of people do enjoy Angry Birds, and those who don't (myself included) would still be interested in visiting for all the other aspects of the park. I don't particularly prefer 'danger' themes, but I'm still a fan of Thorpe Park because they do, admittedly, have some very good quality rides. Also, with a new coaster in the planning for 2015/16, the publicity from that will attract lots more guests for that season.
 
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Re: General Thorpe Park Discussion

Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:05 am

Ilovecoasters wrote:
Thorpe Park guests prefer danger, death and fear, they don't want some mobile app


I think you're missing the point of the change,Thorpe want to change their market to families,a good strong IP,is a good idea
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