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  1. 43 minutes ago, JoshC. said:

    That said, it's a little disappointing hearing and seeing people online referring to people as "Karens" for bringing up concerns. I don't think that anything raised by anyone was unreasonable. These are people with genuine concerns, some of whom have lived in the local area for many years before the park became filled with thrill rides. As I've said, I don't think anyone is against development particularly (and indeed, even those with pressing concerns acknowledged that it looks and sounds good for the park), but these are people's lives.

    That’s just enthusiasts being enthusiasts. Think they are entitled to everything. Those Karen’s are the ones who have the power to block the coaster and humiliate every enthusiasts dreams. Wonder if Kwasi / Ben Spenser are on board.


    Good on the park for not revealing too much information just that was required. 


  2. On 12/2/2021 at 10:20 PM, RobF said:

    Re-development of the playground and non reopened (Charlie and Lolas) attraction in CBBC.


    New twister in David walliams world? other than that I doubt much will happen in Walliams world this closed season as its open.


    anything else ??





    I’d suspect some new fun fair rides for the year.

  3. On 12/2/2021 at 8:29 AM, JoshC. said:

    There are rumours circulating round that the park will be asking for proof of address to ensure you're local for the in person event. 


    I think it's worth posting here what we included in our recent TPM article:



    Does this include vloggers. I am based in Tamworth however I am entitled to get coverage of the event for my YouTube channel. I believe I qualify as local as live with a 400 mile radius of the park and want to record the meeting and all it’s details as an exclusive for the channel. I may even livestream it with the hope some of my fans give me donations to ask questions about if it’s an RMC!

  4. I’m thinking it’s going to be family centred. I can’t see Merlin going down the thrill route to cater to the 1% of visitors a year they deem to be the enthusiast, especially when families put so much money on the table.


    I notice Merlin got a new CFO last year so perhaps he is the person to thank for the investment as I recall Anne Francios being very negative towards rollercoasters being worthwhile investments in terms of ROI. 

    Other than that wonder if the consultations will just be full of budding enthusiasts wanting vlog footage?! Tempted to try and block the thing unless they promise a rollercoaster accessible to those over the dreaded 1.95m height limit.

  5. 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. 




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