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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:28 am
by Zach
Posted on the Merlin Annual Pass Facebook page this morning - Single dates specific for each attraction. 

Passholder Wizards!

 Lookout for an EXCLUSIVE 20% DISCOUNT on your Annual DigiPass! 

The Annual DigiPass unlocks ride and walkabout* photos digitally for the whole year across all our Resort Theme Parks (excl. Warwick Castle), now from only £30pp**!
 
This offer is limited to the following locations when purchased on these dates***:
-        Official LEGOLAND Windsor on the 9th March 2018
-        THORPE PARK Official on the 18th March 2018
-        Chessington World of Adventures Resort on the 10th and 11th March 2018
-        Alton Towers on the 17th March 2018
 
For these days and locations only, a Family DigiPass is priced at £30pp, and an individual DigiPass is priced at £40pp.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:45 pm
by Robert.W
If you live near Thorpe Park and are available tomorrow morning, then this will probably be of some interest to people on here! 

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:25 pm
by Robert.W
Thorpe Park have decided to close the park over the weekend, due to the weather forecast.
https://mobile.twitter.com/THORPEPARK/status/974334030828228608

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:29 pm
by Dan
Robert.W wrote:
Thorpe Park have decided to close the park over the weekend, due to the weather forecast.
https://mobile.twitter.com/THORPEPARK/status/974334030828228608


Not quite ;)

Because of the forecasted weather we may have to close THORPE PARK Resort this weekend.
Having the highest concentration of thrill rides in the UK, drops in temperature and high winds affect our ability to operate our coasters.
We’ll update you as soon as we can tomorrow.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:50 pm
by Robert.W
My mistake haha! Read it too quickly probably.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:14 pm
by Bert
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Thorpe Park 2018 map, It features a new area called 'The Dock Yard' with DBGT and The Walking Dead:The Ride. 

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:56 pm
by Nickolai
I thought the name didn’t make sense but I guess it could be linked to the darker side of Amity maybe?

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:39 pm
by ThemeCrafter264
Well it fits the island theme with boats and the themes are dark/ industrial. Literally, the best explanation I have heard.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:07 pm
by Dungeon-X-Smile
I think that the Dock Yard has something to do with the safe zone in the Walking Dead ride, where you maybe have to get to the safe zone because it's an 'island' and the zombies can't swim so they can't get there (haven't seen walking dead but sometimes this is used as an excuse that an area is safe). 

Something else I noticed that I find it rather strange is that none of the names are next to the rollercoasters on the map. I understand why, because a lot of parks do it, but it doesn't make the rollercoasters look as grand and I much rather prefer when at least the main rides have their names next to them. 

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:50 pm
by Justin
The Dockyard works well with the DBGT warehouse. Hopefully, they will add some more small touches to the area too.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:48 pm
by Dom
Yeah, I don't get The Dockyard. A dockyard is an area for maintaining and repairing ships, yet its DBGT and TWD and in the middle of the island, all of which (i'm assuming with regards to TWD) have nothing to do with boats. The Yard or The Train Yard would have worked better, but its just a name I guess

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:37 pm
by Justin
I associate it more with Amity. It is also close to the Mega Store which has a shipping theme, along with KFC and the crashed shark. With the Island being surrounded by water, then this very loosely ties in. Nothing will change as Thorpe's areas are not as clear as Alton's. I do like The Train Yard though! :)

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:17 pm
by Dungeon-X-Smile
Personally, I don't think Thorpe are the best at naming their sections. Old Town has always managed to get on my nerves, that one doesn't seem to fit either, just like Dockyard. That said, I do like the names Lost City and Amity, and those do work. I agree with Dom that Yard would be more effective, but we can't count out Walking Dead for this name change, I still think that it will have something to do with docks, I mean that has to be the only reason for the strange name? 

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:19 am
by Danny
It seems strange that they have introduced the ‘live actor attraction’ category, but TWD:TR doesn’t include this. With it being the year of the walking dead and the new ride themed around them, surely it would be standard that we get actual walkers within the attraction? Unless they have some sort of alternative, this is disappointing.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:07 pm
by Justin
In what can be dubbed as 'Thorpe Loving Care', the SouthParks Facebook Page takes a look at some of the improvements made over the closed season.

Colossus Support Repaint & Brickwork Improvements 

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Stealth's New Entrance Sign

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Tidal Wave Repaint

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Vortex

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The Swarm

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Entrance 

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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:06 pm
by Nickolai
This is very promising that they are now taking action to keep things are good as possible. I particularly like the new entrance ideas.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:17 pm
by Dan says hi
These are all looking very nice, thanks for these.
Does anyone know what’s up with Quantum or when it might open for the season?

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:41 am
by Joel Allen
I don’t, but on Sunday I saw the maintenance team carrying out some work on it. So i believe it should be running again soon :)

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:22 pm
by Dan
So, this is the current state of ride availability at Thorpe Park:

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Having looked at the weather conditions for the park, it doesn’t seem to be anywhere near bad enough for that many attractions to be closed.

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:07 pm
by Kenton80
Does anyone know what time the annual pass office is open during the week?