All im wondering is when will they start, thorpe park has started same as legoland and blackpool.
They will most likely start at the end of the season, it's only 5 days away :'(
I don't know if anyones bought this up, but won't Old Macdonald's Farmyard/Storybook Land be open for Christmas? Surely this will just cause interuptions and end up making the area a little un-tidy? They can't start construction this late?[/quote]
Those areas are open over winter. I think they could start construction late. This is how I see it:
- Over the winter season: 4D cinema construction starts, removal of tent(or whatever they've got planned), since the tent is in no use at all Alton have plenty of time to build/theme what will be the main attraction.
- Winter season: Construction of main theming in Merlin Studios, and building facades.
- January/February 2011: Areas no longer in use, all theming created in the studios put into area(I can only guess that it would only take a few weeks to get the theming up). Areas finished off and ready for a March 2011 opening.
This will just be a re theme, not a construction. Th13teen was different as a whole new building and coaster was built, and the site had to be handed over to Alton when it was no longer a construction site. Storybook Land/Old MacDonald's Farmyard will just be a re theme and no new building will be built, unless the tent is coming down of course.
I can't imagine much theming being put into the areas, it'll just be the Bookworm replaced with a Shrek character, a few new signs and newly painted buildings.