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  1. I’m confused why is everyone surprised at how fast it’s being put up. They have been working on the foundations for months, isn’t it now just a jigsaw puzzle of nuts and bolts and surely with a crane that size you want the job done as quickly as possible to keep costs down.

  2. 24 minutes ago, MattyMoo said:

    Loved Stitches on Friday 13th, didn't love the 70+ minute queue meaning we were unsure if we'd get all 3 mazes - THAT WE HAD PAID FOR - done.

    We did, just about, but only because Josh was oN PaRk and told us Trailers had no queue so ended up going on at 8.55pm as a group of 4, and was an incredible run.


    Will probably sit out Fright Nights next year unless I can get a ticket for Blue Light day as I begrudge pay-per-maze anyway, and would imagine just the 1 new maze next year.

    I somehow missed out on the blue light day tickets this year :( will have to do next year

  3. The sad day when you are too tall to ever experience the parks extreme Halloween attractions.


    in all seriousness though this is the innovative route that I would have loved to seen Thorpe park take over the years and it clearly pulls in the crowds…. However instead thorpe went the family route…..

  4. Here’s how I see it going 2024 will see a golden logo to match hyperia and then in 25 perhaps we get something completely new but hopefully sticking with the colour scheme we see today.


    I think Thorpes always going to have a vision problem but I think fright nights is a good indication of what they want to be a family friendly park with thrills for the older kids / adrenaline junkies. As family is where the money is at. FN is an excellent example, we’ve gone from freaks and creepy characters roaming the park in a tense atmosphere to dance parties and cheesy American high school themes so that the kids in push chairs can still be entertained before the dark and scary hour of 9pm…..

  5. Unpopular opinion but I wish Thorpe had some sort of embargo on enthusiast reviews / cameras in mazes say till Saturday so others can get the true spoiler free experience.

    For me there really was something magical in not knowing what was behind the doors of the asylum or curse because they hadn’t been documented to death.


    I think Thorpe have one goal with the inviting of z listers, yes they may post about it however the stock photos used for articles across the year with the Thorpe park logo is much more valuable.

  6. 18 hours ago, JoshC. said:


    I like to think I keep my forum reviews from Press Night as reasonable and level-headed as possible! :)

    Ofc but you’ll have all actors on shift giving it their all.

    whereas when I go through Thorpe will have actor staffing issues among other things 

  7. On 7/7/2023 at 10:55 AM, MattyB said:

    Makes sense from a marketing perspective.  What's shocked me is how many channels there are now that are covering theme park content.  I remember it used to be mainly Coasterforce and Theme Park Review.  I also remember the old UK sites Coaster Kingdom and Rideas - think John Wardley used to post on Rideas.

    There’s a lot of channels because you need a channel as a guise to be invited by friends to a press event

  8. On 8/27/2023 at 8:02 PM, JoshC. said:

    It's interesting see the reaction to Trailers. I think it's got its place in the line up. Yes, it's not the scariest maze, but I think that's needed. Trailers is a more 'fun-scary' maze, which some people prefer over the out-and-out full on scare/gore type mazes. Obviously it's still a scare maze, and should achieve scares, but I'm fine with it being a tamer experience, so long as it can still deliver

    Wouldn’t cost a lot though to rip it all out put some chain link fences in and strobe it all out and then bring back what fright nights was known for…..


    I would love an anniversary year, when is the next one, whereby we got:




    Cabin - maybe reimagined with the black mirror theme 

    Actors in animal masks - minus the movie theme

    Big top 

    Some nod to creek perhaps just a scare zone or a walk down by the still accessible part of monks walk.


    And some sorta freak show or scary show which isn’t a dance party to top it all off.


    For me fright nights became boring when it opened the doors to a family audience and the MAP group used it as childcare for a few extra hours in the evening…. You really shouldn’t see prams at this event that’s what Chessingtons for. I was watching Jacks video the other day where he remember the 2013 event I want to say and oh man do I miss those days.

    Dance parties just don’t do it for me neither do entertainers pretending to be freaks. Get the real thing or don’t bother.

  9. I think that’s a tad harsh, what they are doing is excellent but when they add up all the hours I wouldn’t be surprised if the pay isn’t the best…. But by having the creative control it shows their talent and can be added to CV’s for future projects later down the line. Fair play to the guys! I look forward to seeing what’s next!

  10. So this is what happens when you get product teams who are pressured to increase revenue every year through the online booking engine. Adding fast track packages and food upsells was standard. An e-commerce shop to get through covid well that was great for the enthusiast who perhaps can’t visit weekly. But now they are trying to ring the last bit of moisture out of the mop back into the bucket. There’s only so many things you can do operationally and this and vip tours of rides would seem to be the last at Chessie.

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