For me, I only visited once this year for fright nights on Map holders night, well they suckered me in to buy a discovery pass anyway so congratulations on that Merlin.
I don’t know if it’s just a thing with my age or height that I just don’t enjoy the park in the same way anymore. So for me Thorpe park hasn’t aged like a bottle of fine wine, it’s the man sitting on the curb with a 3L bottle of scrumpy jacks currently. It doesn’t know whether to be a thrill park engaging broke teens with the adrenaline rush they deserve or a family park catering to every member of the family. For me I want that thrill park as with Chessington and Lego both 30 mins away there is no excuse for another family park.
Black mirror was fun but a one and done so meh.
Fright nights for me had literally lost its spark. Yes the new maze was good, however 3 mazes at a scare event? At £10 each it’s just not enough for me. Plus the park is infected with those families watching family friendly dance shows and making sure that Timmy age 5 becomes a successful theme park vlogger, it just ruins the immersion of this is a scary event aimed to terrify.
I really do miss 2011 fright nights which I think was the highlight for me.
Experiment 10 and even the actors in the hazmat suits outside perhaps just walking back to the break room terrified me.
The curse and 7, two great marquee attractions, which I miss dearly why not use the tent approach more.
The asylum, always the best in my opinion especially when the actors were so passionate and embraced in some cases their own handicaps.
Saw Alive, still one of my favourites from a themeing point of view however did this begin the lionsgate and AMC partnerships that in my opinion have done more harm then good?
And to top it off we had a rollercoaster being built to heighten the excitement. #LC12.
I just don’t ever see the park getting back to being anything as special as it was and I really do miss that and would probably prefer if we could just relive 2011 as a season in 2022, before all the abusing of systems and MAP holders not getting value for money on their £100 a year passes.
Basically I’m bored of the park and fright nights now.