There's no physical card for this pass, it's saved on your phone - does this mean you now have to wear your phone on your lanyard all day to prove you are not just a normal standard guest and one of the elite?
I imagine next year will be a near repeat of this year.
TWD, DBGTROTD, BM all closed.
Capacity issues elsewhere.
If only they had a nice open space like a farm to relax in, a large capacity train ride to take you there, an event space like an arena where people could be spread over a large searing area, or a log flume where each riding group could have their own socially distanced ride vehicle.
How potentially Covid-secure is the Black Mirror eXPEriEncE, does anyone know? My guess is "not very".... apologies if this isn't the correct thread for this but maybe discussion and speculation about 2021 season is acceptable! Going to be interesting how that pans out - if they can't open it, will they have a backup plan/something else new for 2021? One would assume not.
A lot can happen in 5 months... I do think next Spring/Summer is going to be different - not "normal" by any stretch... I guess the big next step is over-the-counter covid tests - in theory that could open up a lot of things...
What fate will DBGTROTD have next year? Am I right in saying that 2021 is the last year that the IP is valid before renewal?
I would assume XTWDTR will remain shut whilst social distancing is a "thing" because of the fact each car needs to have 4 people.
I'm glad I got to visit Thorpe twice and Towers this year, was very much needed for a slice of some semblence of normality after a rollercoaster (LOL!!!) year.
And to conclude: I maintain that the loaded fries, hot dog and drink deal at Wilderness Bar & Restaurant is the best value on park. And if you told me at the start of the year that you'd be able to get a pint of Spaten at Thorpe Park, I'd tell ya to get outta Old Town and buy me a VIP Parking space.
and don't forget to go to mount fuji to see the mountain go to fuji-q highland and get on do-dodonpa. Know you love a launch coaster as much as I!
Now that disneyland tokyo has a new beauty and the beast area I'd love to go back lol, and disneysea is stunning for sure. Florida was next on my list for a big trip, although 2021 looking less likely right now 😐
2 trips to thorpe park will have to do for 2020, more than I expected tbh so can't complain!
If restrictions allow, we are 100% going back to Japan next year... we've got the savings, we had New York planned in March (non theme park related holiday obvs) - but we agree we want a BIG holiday now as soon as opportunity allows! Ahhhh, DisneySea ❤️
We visited the island like no other on Monday 19th October, so here goes a little review.
The park was quiet - almost too quiet as us oldies can't handle doing all the park's coasters in 30 minutes with no queue, where as at Towers - you have the walk to the next coaster to give you some respite
Think that was everything - we didn't do Saw as we were shattered haha.
Have to say - Stealth is still as good as ever, and there's nothing better than a front row ride in the dark. Or at any time for that matter. So so good.
Did Colossus first, first public train of the day and front of the queue so we had front row - and I have to say - if you lean forward into the harness, it was almost quite fun!
We did Platform 15 and there were some very very good jump scares, would suggest perhaps they leave a little bit more of a gap between the groups as we had to hang back a bit a few times, but overall, was pretty good. Worth £10? No, more like £6-8 but still glad we did it in these UncErtAiN TiMEs.
All things considered, I think Thorpe did very well with the scare zone format - had great interaction in the Fearstival arena and also with Amity High. Creak Freak was a good laugh but made me pine for the original - happy memories of being thrown down the "bad wood" tunnel and my mate telling the Buckwheats to call me a "prat" The actors around Swarm were great but I think calling that a "scare zone" was pushing it a bit - but got taken to one side by a solider and interrogated, which was quite impressive.
Lycanthorpe cast were enthusiastic but wasn't really busy enough in that area to have much interaction but maybe that's not the case on busier days.
Saw the Crows at one point and they are mighty impressive with their costumes.
Samurai seems to be living it's best life at the moment, it's on a very long cycle!
Also, the food in Wilderness Bar? Is that what it's called - previously Bush BBQ - £9 for a loaded hot dog, all be it a Rollover, plus loaded lattice fries and a drink is pretty damn good value I have to say for a Theme Park. Sure, it was a filthy meal but it did the trick!
Like I say - I think it was a pretty decent effort all things considered by Thorpe, and whatever happens, I hope the Oktoberfest -> Fright Nights/Scarefest format remains next year at Thorpe & Towers, because it's quite a seamless transition including the stage and side stalls, and in my opinon, really works well.
Also as a random point, the revised design on the queue boards (both on park and in the dome/screens in Infinity) is a lot better and clearer, good work there.
Would have loved to have seen how the "original" Fright Night's 2020 would have panned out - but either way, am glad that there are no IP branded mazes anymore, and I would imagine that's the plan going forward due to the cost of licensing.