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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:45 pm

Possibly, but it could be guiding people to not visit during peak weekends. It would be nice if they did return though :)
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:18 pm

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As reported by SouthParks Facebook; Thorpe Park have added provisional 2019 opening dates to the Thorpe Breaks website, suggesting that the theme park will reopen for the 2019 season on Friday 29th March.

They also indicate that Fright Nights will run Thursday 3rd October – Sunday 6th October, Thursday 10th October – Sunday 13th October, and Thursday 17th October – Thursday 31st October.

The theme park is once again due to close on off-peak weekdays in May and September, although the number of closed days is reduced compared to 2018, and on non-Fright Nights dates during October.


Really hope this stays the same, and Alton follow suit with the Mondays... Monday is the only guarenteed day off we get.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:00 am

Only thing to remember is that in September, Thorpe couldn't get the opening dates correct for the following couple of weeks. :roll:
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:43 pm

Thorpe have posted this image of Nemesis Inferno’s old lift hill chain on their Instagram , which is currently in the process of being replaced.

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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:46 pm

I've just seen that was suggested that they sell links. I personally think they would have a market for it. All it needs is a clean and it is ready for sale.

Looking at the other side of it, it is good to see that we are all ready to go for another season! It is an underated ride!
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:43 pm

Some interesting looking symbols have been added to this year's map, shown in the Winter Update 6 video.

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Plus most of Old Town and The Jungle is covered, bar this brief glimpse.

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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:20 pm

Looks like the symbols are just the 5 coaster logos. Can't see anything too special in them. Interesting that they've gone and stopped showing Old Town on there now, but thinking about it it does make a good amount of sense if it is out of use.
 
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:51 pm

I hope those little symbols will be used throughout the park as they look very modern (collosus definitely needed some updating) I have to say it's odd to overlay them in that video though. I am however excited to see what is happening to old town. Find out more March 29th!
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:58 pm

This week's Thorpe Park Winter Update talks about Derren Brown's Ghost Train and the process of getting it ready each day.

Interestingly, the video flickers at the start to reference last week's video. So, did they decide they wanted to add a flicker, get the wrong part number, but decide it was good enough and just release it? Or is there something in last week's video that they're trying to point out? Or is it just the Thorpe usual: put something out and say aren't we cool we made you all get excited about nothing, again?

Edit: After noticing they can't spell Ghost Train correctly in the subtitles, I'm going to assume it's the first option for the flicker text. :roll:
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:48 pm

Thorpe Park Breaks appear to be offering Shark Hotel rooms at £47pp, including breakfast, park ticket, parking and an entire day of Island Unlimited Fastrack.

We've got an amazing offer for thrill-seekers who want to speed up the screams at THORPE PARK Resort for 2019! Supercharge your stay with one day Theme Park tickets and an overnight stay from just £47 per person. PLUS, get Island Unlimited Fastracks worth £50 per person!

On selected dates in March, May and September 2019, experience the ultimate adrenaline kick with THORPE Breaks! To help you make the most of your visit, we're including Island Unlimited Fastracks worth £50 per person! Beat the queues and enjoy your favourite coasters and rides all day long!*


Interestingly, the more info link then says hotel fastrack is only available until 11am. But it appears on some days there may be a very good deal available.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:40 pm

Thorpe Park will be targeting a younger audience as part of new additions for 2019, with a call for actors to fill character roles for a younger audience, appearing on the Merlin jobs page.

We are scouting for talented actors and performers to join our Entertainments Team for fixed term opportunities throughout 2019.

This is a job like no other where you will be playing various scripted and improvised characters, with both family friendly and scare-actor roles available. From giving our guests the ride of their life on Derren Brown’s Ghost Train and The Walking Dead: The Ride, to entertaining our younger guests in our NEW for 2019 Character offering, the opportunities to create magical memories are limitless!


Could we see a return of the Thorpe Park Rangers as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations? Perhaps we will see I'm a Celebrity being repurposed for a different family friendly attraction? Or are the emoji characters from Chessington being loaned out to Thorpe Park on the cheap cheap this year?
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:11 pm

Thorpe Park have announced that this year’s Passholder Preview will be held on Saturday 23rd March

**Save The Date**

Passholders, the time has come! Join us on 23/03/19 for your first exclusive day of the 2019 season!

Feeling left out? We have the answer: bit.ly/2CVzByf


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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:20 pm

As posted on SouthParks social media; THORPE PARK Official have updated their website with the theme park opening times for the 2019 season.

All off-peak weekdays will see the Resort open 10am-5pm, with opening times at weekends being 10am-6pm. The Resort will be open 10am-6pm during the Easter, May Half Term and Summer holiday periods. Whilst there does not appear to be a return of summer late night openings, the Resort will be open 10am-8pm on Thursdays to Saturdays between 25th July & 31st August.

FRIGHT NIGHTS returns on 28th September, and this year sees the event run for the highest number of days since its inception in 2002. Once again, the Resort will be open 10am-10pm on all FRIGHT NIGHTS dates.

There are a number of off-peak closed days over the course of the season, with the Resort being closed for 19 days, a reduction in the number of closed days compared to 2018.

Are you looking forward to returning to the island like no other?

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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:26 pm

Decent operating hours!

Hopefully the slightly reduced late night hours during the summer will mean all attractions are ready for opening the following day, unlike a few times last year.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:13 pm

Those hours are better than I was expecting. It's good to see fewer closed days in 2019, and that FRIGHT NIGHTS has been given a longer run again. I do think it's the right move to have 10am-8pm openings during summer weekends, it allows for them to make the most of the peak summer periods, but also balances the need for the required overnight maintenance. I wouldn't be surprised to see some of the 10-6 hours extended on a day by day basis too - especially if we get another hot summer.

Hopefully this is a sign that Thorpe is gradually making progress in the right direction.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:39 pm

Not to shabby. Hopefully there will be reasons to want to stay at the park later during the summer and not just a redo of the tacky Love Island Lates
 
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:11 pm

Can fully understand Merlin asserting everything they can that theme parks are noisy and not ideal for residents to live by. Alton gets a huge issue from this, whilst Legoland and Chessington get issues from a traffic perspective upsetting local residents. The fact that Thorpe has established operations, is sadly not always enough to prevent the occupants of newly added residential properties from successfully making a complaint and requiring a company to change its practices. Even if any complaint was unsuccessful, it would likely require lawyers to be brought in on behalf of the park, an expense and hassle not currently faced.

Whilst in a different jurisdiction, Disneyland faces this issue, even though it's existed for over 60 years and was originally built in the middle of orange farms with no residents in sight.
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:52 pm

Like because building a retirement home next to one of world's busiest airport and a theme park is an absolutely great idea...

Is there any planning site where we can oppose the submission? 
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Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:06 pm

Here is the planning application link
http://planning.runnymede.gov.uk/Northg ... I=PLANNING

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