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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:42 pm

That's a very good point. The use of this "infinity" symbol has been seen a lot, from the introduction of the gaming event, to the season pass and now this Jungle teaser.

But again saying that, it is part of the Thorpe Park logo itself so it might not be symbolic of anything new coming to the park but just their marketing logo/style for the year.
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:48 pm

I suspect they're going for an "infinite possibilities" branding. This was the heading on one of the first uses.

One thing is for sure though, this is for 2019 and definitely not 2020. :lol
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Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:44 pm

This is a wild shot in the dark, but with the first infinite logo relating to gaming, it got me thinking. Whats something that's game related but can work in a jungle theme and the only thing that comes to mind other than video games is a themed escape room. But I have just remembered Containment exists, so maybe not :lol 
 
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:40 am

Today we're bouncing

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The hashtags so far have been: infinite jungle bounce. Sounds fun. :)
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:04 am

Just where are Thorpe going with this style of marketing?

Yesterday’s teaser about the jungle kind of makes sense, with it presumably being related to a replacement for I’m A Celebrity, which if we remember has been removed from the website. But I can’t for the life of me figure out just what ‘bounce’ refers to.
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:43 am

I just wish Thorpe would just escape this situation they are in. I don't think its helping how they are replying to peoples questions with 'lol funny' gifs.
Thorpe please escape this fantasy you are in.
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:46 am

I totally agree! Why does everything have to be so silly, it’s not a very professional way of doing things. I get they are trying to be fun and show that Thorpe is also, but this is not the way to go about it. Also, I don’t know if you’ve seen this worrying logo that was also put in the tweet replies, but please oh please don’t be related and just be a massive coincidence! We don’t need anymore gaming this season!
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:12 pm

Well we have answers now to the above questions.

A Season of Experiences at Thorpe Park

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Not a bad guess it would seem:

Dom wrote:
This is a wild shot in the dark, but with the first infinite logo relating to gaming, it got me thinking. Whats something that's game related but can work in a jungle theme and the only thing that comes to mind other than video games is a themed escape room. But I have just remembered Containment exists, so maybe not :lol 
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:17 pm

Jungle Escape sounds fun, if it's as cryptic as Containment then it should be a good addition to the park.

GameFx honestly is not something I would be interested in and being at a theme park doesn't seem like the greatest of ideas. With it being kept in the larkside marquee it's not too full on (like Love Island Lates was)

BounceZilla. It seems extremely generic and seems like the sort of thing that would be announced from a local fairground. Just doesn't really seem that appealing.

Fright Nights standard but with more dates. No real mention of The Walking Dead. I doubt it's anything too important but I know last year it was already mentioned it would still include The Walking Dead branding.


Overall, not really keen on the whole line up for the year but I guess we shall see as it pans out.
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:59 pm

I actually like the idea of 3/4 of these. Fright Nights I’m hoping has a complete overhaul but that’s for a different topic.

Jungle Escape and Bouncezilla just sounds fun and they could just be a laugh to do with your mates. Whilst it’s not the most exciting thing to happen, it’s something different and something new to have a go at.
 
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:09 pm

I think there is potential for silly fun at some of these things. With the inflatable area being there during the TTSP event, well...  :-k

But I also think there is potential for some of these to have the quality and feel of a school summer fete. The promotional materials we saw this week don't give me the greatest confidence in this regard.

All of the non-Halloween events appear to have a happier vibe than most of the parks recent installations, so that's a positive. But like Alton Towers, they've removed an attraction and replaced it with a pay-for attraction. Slightly nervous that the thing they want to charge for, was last used as Vulcan Peak of Disappointment.

Overall mixed feeling and not sure these live up to what should be expected from a park like Thorpe. I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt with Jungle Escape and BounceZilla until we see these things in action. GameFX, no thanks. Whilst Fright Nights is its own thing anyway.
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Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:55 pm

I hope some effort has been made on Jungle Escape, instead of it just being IAC with a few code pads and pad locks added. If so, I am looking forward to giving it a go!
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:21 pm

We shall see how this turns out, but first thoughts are it could have been a great deal worse! Although they made it out like there were so many exciting events this year and realistically it’s only 3 things happening as Fright Nights happens evey year anyway. I also wouldn’t call Bouncezilla or Jungle escape an event as such. Jungle escape sounds like they’ve basically tried to make use of the IAC attraction, just to fill the gap and make more money, similar to Vulcan Peak....but hey I won’t judge until I’ve actually tried them. Like I said could have been much worse!
 
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 6:59 pm

SouthParks News now has a full summary of what we know so far for Thorpe Park Resort's 'Seaon of experiences like no other'.

I will be honest and say that my initial reaction was on the negative side, especially given that it also means that there is not going to be a new ride this season. Game FX is definitely not my thing, however as it is in the Lakeview Marquee it won't impact my day when I visit, and if it does attract some new people to the Resort then that has to be a good thing.

Jungle Escape sounds like an interesting move, but at least it does mean that the IAC building will be getting used instead of being sat dormant through the season. It will be interesting to see what they've done with it and I will be trying it at least once. Perhaps Thorpe are testing the water a little with it to see if there is an appetite for an escape attraction outside of FRIGHT NIGHTS, especially given the overall increase in escape room experiences opening across the country.

Bouncezilla does sound like something that will provide a bit of silliness and fun which could prove to be very popular, especially if we get another warm summer. It's not clear if it will be an extra charge, but I do think if it is free then a TTSP takover needs to happen at the June event ;)
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:12 pm

Thorpe park have this morning posted this teaser on social media. With the caption:

Thrill Seeker's Treasure Map

Our beautiful 2019 park map is taking shape! Take a close look. Spot any changes?

From our map to yours➡️ https://bit.ly/2jbugpO 


What could this mean for Old Town? And does this mean we could see project 2020 after all? 
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Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:15 pm

I don't quite understand this. They seem to be making a big point that I'm a Celebrity has gone. Umm, welcome to 2019, here's what's no longer here?

Seem to be F&B markers for what was Sticky Sisters and Burger King last year, albeit without stating what is there now.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:45 pm

Ben & Jerry's has taken over that building.

People on Facebook aren't happy :lol
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Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:47 pm

From seeing those comments, I suspect people are matching the 2018 legend to the 2019 map. The former Ben & Jerry's unit is currently sat empty and was far smaller than the Burger King unit in Old Town.

Interestingly, a recent picture shows the Sticky Sisters banner still being up. Although, it also shows a fair amount of Fright Nights equipment in that area left out too.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:24 pm

Parking now £15.00 unless pre booked online and then its £8.00.

Only Premium Merlin Passes get free parking.
https://www.thorpepark.com/tickets-passes/parking
 
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Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:35 pm

The parking increase was introduced near the end of the season I think (or around this region).

It's absolutely disgusting how much they are charging at the moment. Alton Towers parking is only £6 and if I'm honest, it's a lot better than Thorpe's parking. Either Thorpe Park need to improve their parking system to justify this high price or reduce the price.
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