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Re: Saw Alive Horror Maze - Reduced opening for 2012 season

Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:00 pm

Wedjie wrote:
According to staff yesterday they have scrapped the plans to even open at Fright Nights this year.

No completely SBNO, pending removal :/

Ahem, Saw Alive is opening this year!
It is very conveniently already horror movie themed, which is the direction the event is taking this year (each maze will be themed to a horror film).
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Saw- The Live Maze

Sun May 08, 2016 11:07 am

After returning from TP yesterday it only occurred to me that I never actually went on Saw the live maze, Have I been missing out? Also is that popular for fright heights that it cant be replaced with another flat ride which will be open all year round.
 
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Re: Saw Alive

Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:38 pm

The summer opening of Saw: Alive has been pushed back to an as yet unknown date.

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I wonder what could be the cause?

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Re: Saw Alive

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:43 pm

Swarm Chris wrote:
The summer opening of Saw: Alive has been pushed back to an as yet unknown date.

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I wonder what could be the cause?

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Probably to stop it from sinking... :lol
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Re: Saw Alive

Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:51 pm

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Probably to stop it from sinking... :lol

So that's why they were doing water rescue training yesterday! :lol
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Re: Saw Alive

Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:50 pm

Saw Alive is now operating! :)
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Re: Saw Alive

Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:54 pm

Just experienced this attraction for the first time a few days ago and I have to say I was very impressed. The actors had really good make up and they came out of nowhere providing a brilliant thrill. I think the layout is nice and affective, and the flashing lights add a brilliant atmosphere. I was leading the line and at times it was a bit to dark to see where I needed to go but one the actors did a really good job leading me while still staying in character.

If you haven’t done Saw Alive yet, I definitely recommend it.
 
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Re: Saw Alive

Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:20 pm

I also did Saw: Alive for the first time today and was also leading the conga line. The actors certainly were doing a great job, even if perhaps I had no idea what was going on most of the time.

Having done now a grand total of 3 different scare mazes (not counting the 3 different incarnations of Living Nightmare) I'm still not sure if I get that much out of the mazes in general. I've heard mention of the conga line through mazes before, but I didn't realise that it literally was a conga line, with hands on the shoulders in front. I spent more time trying to not lead the line into a dead end than taking in the scenes. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it much more being further back in the line either.

The jump scares didn't particularly scare me. My main take away was a lot of screaming from the actors and it was a little hard to figure out what was going on in all but maybe one of the rooms.

The people behind me seemed to enjoy/be terrified by it though!
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Re: Saw Alive

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:10 pm

With the removal of the last remaining artwork for SAW: Alive last week, SouthParks has looked back at Thorpe Park Resort's joint longest running scare attraction, which first opened in March 2010 as a year round attraction.

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Based in the refitted Thorpe Belle, for a brief period part of the queue line used a low powered electric fence. Each room in the maze portrayed a scene from the SAW film franchise, with one room including an actual Billy the Puppet prop used in one of the films. For those who were particularly fearless, it provided an extremely memorable and extreme Brave it Alone.

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It is an attraction that will be missed. What are your memories of this popular, long running scare attraction?
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Re: Saw Alive

Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:59 pm

Experienced the maze a handful of times during it's lifetime and... yeah, I won't really miss it. Ironically I felt a bit too "safe" in the maze with the conga line aspect, the very sparse audio design, and the fact that guests were watching spooky stuff, rather than experiencing it first hand- which is what makes so many mazes great in the first place. Also it was horribly stuffy in there for the incredibly short amount of time you were in there- props to the staff for putting up with the heat!
As long as the old Belle is finally put to rest rather than being awkwardly SBNO on the edge of the park, I'd say this closure isn't bad.
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Re: Saw Alive

Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:36 pm

Hate to break it to you but I hope you're completely aware that this will sit meaninglessly, ugly and pointless on the edge of the park.
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