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    MattyMoo got a reaction from jessica2 in SPOILERS: Fright Nights 2020   
    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
     
    Ride count:
    Swarm x2
    Stealth x5
    Inferno x2
    Colossus x1
    Rapids x2
    Depth Charge x2
    Rush x1
     
    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.
     
     








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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Ben Mower in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    See you there, I'll be wearing my TPWW mask and SLKSTN x XNWO hoodie.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Marhelorpe in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    See you there, I'll be wearing my TPWW mask and SLKSTN x XNWO hoodie.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from ThorpeAddict in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    See you there, I'll be wearing my TPWW mask and SLKSTN x XNWO hoodie.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Ringo in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    See you there, I'll be wearing my TPWW mask and SLKSTN x XNWO hoodie.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Ringo in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Marhelorpe in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    It's tomorrow, just waiting for my confirmation of attendance thanks to "nearly 400 followers" on my instagram.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from jessica2 in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    It's tomorrow, just waiting for my confirmation of attendance thanks to "nearly 400 followers" on my instagram.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Ringo in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    It's tomorrow, just waiting for my confirmation of attendance thanks to "nearly 400 followers" on my instagram.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from JoshuaA in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    Will they close the Guest Services queue early so MAPpers can't compain about the main queues being closed early?
    If you are in the Guest Services queue after 8pm will you still be allowed to complain about the queues closing at 8pm resulting in a one shot fastrack for a ride that is not usable as the ride queues closed at 8pm?
     
    So many questions! 😃
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Ringo in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    Will they close the Guest Services queue early so MAPpers can't compain about the main queues being closed early?
    If you are in the Guest Services queue after 8pm will you still be allowed to complain about the queues closing at 8pm resulting in a one shot fastrack for a ride that is not usable as the ride queues closed at 8pm?
     
    So many questions! 😃
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from JoshuaA in Tulley's Shocktober Fest Scream Park   
    Lets cut to the chase: does the Haunted Cinema have the "Popcorn Baes" 😍 - or the nurses? 😄
     

     
     

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    MattyMoo reacted to JoshuaA in Tulley's Shocktober Fest Scream Park   
    So I went to the haunted cinema tonight, and overall I am very impressed.
    They have a small roaming team of actors that greet you while you drive in, before the movie starts, and while you leave. If you have been to Tulleys, these actors are very akin to the street. Which is great.
    Sure you only see them a few times, but when we did they were very funny and were a strong cast.
    If you are going to the toliet or to one of the food stands, or if they come near your car, definitely have a chat with them! Very witty in typical Tulleys roaming actor fashion and put a smile on my face.
     
    Overall its a really well organised and well manned ship, I really recommend it.
    They also have kind of a trailer for next year as well, which may or may not involve some fire!
     
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from HermanTheGerman in 2020 Season   
    Please all hold a moments silence for all staff, especially guest services, for the Thorpe & Towers MAP exclusive days
     
    A whole park full of lanyard flashing, pop badge laden, entitled guests, lovely stuff. 
     
    Wonder if the RAP queues will be bigger than the main ones... 🤔
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Ivsetti in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    I've translated the second sign and it says "Brave It Backwards 2021" 🤫
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Ringo in 2020 Season   
    Please all hold a moments silence for all staff, especially guest services, for the Thorpe & Towers MAP exclusive days
     
    A whole park full of lanyard flashing, pop badge laden, entitled guests, lovely stuff. 
     
    Wonder if the RAP queues will be bigger than the main ones... 🤔
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from jessica2 in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    I've translated the second sign and it says "Brave It Backwards 2021" 🤫
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Ben Mower in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    I've translated the second sign and it says "Brave It Backwards 2021" 🤫
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from JoshC. in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    I've translated the second sign and it says "Brave It Backwards 2021" 🤫
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    MattyMoo reacted to JoshuaA in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    The 25 quid I pay to get in better go towards the RMC Hybrid the park is building I STG.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from TPJames in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    Thanks for the clarification on that, had no idea!
    Squeaky bum time for Merlin parks for the next couple of weeks...
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    MattyMoo reacted to TPJames in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    From the official gov website:
     
    Businesses selling food or drink (including cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants), social clubs, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement arcades (and other indoor leisure centres or facilities), funfairs, theme parks, adventure parks and activities, and bingo halls, must be closed between 10pm and 5am. This will include takeaways but delivery services can continue after 10pm (from 24 September). Theatre and cinema performances are the only two exempt and can run over the 10pm curfew, but the bars/kiosks must be shut down by then.
     
    So yes, guests will have to be out of the park by 10pm, so it will affect ride/maze close times; as they will probably have to shut the queues earlier due to how popular the event is.
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Han30 in Stealth   
    When bae does a video about bae ❤️
     
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from Ben Mower in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    For £10 I will expect to have a ball gag in my mouth, made to squeal like a pig and crawl around on all fours whilst being pushed about and then have a big fat man dressed as a baby put a custard pie in my face and throw straw at me #BigTopBraveItAlone #TheGoodOldDays #SharedBallGagNotCovidSecure
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    MattyMoo got a reaction from alexander in Fright Nights 2020 - No Spoilers   
    For £10 I will expect to have a ball gag in my mouth, made to squeal like a pig and crawl around on all fours whilst being pushed about and then have a big fat man dressed as a baby put a custard pie in my face and throw straw at me #BigTopBraveItAlone #TheGoodOldDays #SharedBallGagNotCovidSecure
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