Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by Glitch

  1. 1 hour ago, JDann said:

    I can see that the park is now sold out, with the exception of Sunday. 

    I completely forgot this was half term week. Does anyone know how bad the fastrack queues have been on days where the park is at capacity

    Very bad.

    Go early, don't turn up at 3pm expecting to get everything done.

    Book early maze slots, if you leave it till late you have the potential of getting cut off time wise. 

  2. Creepy caves POV, tbh not impressed this year. Bar the first room where has all the story gone of 2 years past, skipping last year as not sure if it was the same.


    A room for disinfection and then there’s no longer any lab/ plant, rather just purge style masks and barrels to bang on? To the tune of the Prodigy and Rammenstein, I just don’t get it. Will be interesting to see if it wins any awards the sparks do look cool though.

  3. 4 hours ago, StevenVig said:


    It’s sh*t. There was so much potential, but once again, it was over promise and under deliver. 

    Tbf though arnt most Thorpe fright nights attractions crap in the first year, excluding the past 2 mazes Ofc.

    I think the warning signs of it not being available in previews show that it was a rushed project however hopefully they will have more time to program and prepare next year.

  4. I still don't understand why perfect day is now seen as the flagship song of fright nights.

    The You're next characters were neither amazing, something to be remembered or a Thorpe IP.

    Rather a film with an IMDB rating of 6.6/10 why is this now seen as the best music ever present at Fright nights. TBH I would much prefer the ending to be some crazy rendition of the Thorpe Park happy birthday music. 

    In my opinion, although I won't be able to see the show due to pass restrictions the show looks like its seriously lacking visual screens and perhaps some dancers, but not of the PG amity kind. 

  5. 2 hours ago, Coco said:

    Just to update on the maze queue situation, queues are pretty nonexistent today (Sunday 10th.) Hotel guests got free unlimited maze entry on 2nd day between 3pm and 4pm, and in that time, we managed to do Trailers x2, Creak Freak x2, Platform 15 x1. We only queued 5 mins for Trailers, the other two were walk on pretty much. So it's just a Saturday issue I guess! Even now, we just passed Trailers, and the queue is only like 15-20 mins long. I guess the queues could possibly be an issue during half-term also, but today has been fine. Less actors in Trailers today though compared to yesterday, maybe about half. 


    And Legacy still not operating. 

    Hopefully the hotel ERT and quieter Sunday has made up for it. Go to guest services and ask for a refund regarding if the slots arnt long enough due to queues the teams should know and you’d hope keep the mazes open longer.


    make noise about it rate them on trip advisor/ trustpiolot  

  6. Here’s my review from last night thanks @JoshC. for the template:



    Nostalgic, really quite cool to relive some great moments from over the years however still lacked a few of my favourites like experiment 10. I enjoyed the story and the carpet was really cool it was nice to see a maze not just themed to blood and gore but an all round theme and great design piece, will it hold up over the coming years though? Perhaps they can change some of the scenes in and out.


    Heres my issue, I’m happy paying £10 once for this, however this maze needs repeatability to take it all in, the first time for the unexpected and surprises. 2nd to work out all the themes and perhaps a 3rd to find all the Easter eggs. At £10 a shot this just isn’t simply worth it and nobody is going to be racking up £30 on one maze… so that’s my disappointment.


    Highlights include being operated on at the dentist and being placed into the prison.Also the sparks at the end are cool although the actor forgot to trigger on the 2nd run through.


    Creek Freak Massacre

    Weaker than 2019, no longer worth the £10 price point, perhaps Covid has made it a little less intense?


    Platform 15: End of the Line

    A nice walk in the woods, enjoyed the lighting, some of the actors chose to just stand still instead of scaring which is odd. By the end section the timings where completely wrong and we were in a big group of 30, so not the best and definitely not worth £10 will be happy to see it go for that RMC they are building lol.


    Crows of Mawkin Meadow

    Highlight of the night for me an excellent transformation of the Saw Alice area, saved the event for me especially being a free attraction, the crows are cool but this won’t cope with crowds at all.


    Birthday bash:

    Show was meh but the character interactions seem good due to the cast selected to work here. Personally I preferred the carnival theme from last year and am surprised that Thorpe allow such violence to occur on the stage.


    Amity vs Lycan:


    Didn’t see the show, went over looked like they had a fun time. But this is the thing fright nights is supposed to be scary not a family event, this just screams families come and spend money to me. I hope they scrap it.


    Swarm Invasion:

    Better than prior years however it seems like these actors have drawn the short straw, with Tim foil hats, bottles of urine and chalk they will be bored with in there roles by the end of this weekend.


    Creek Freaks Unchained

    Less actors, this won’t fare well on off peak nights if there are any this year.



    Is this attraction already a ‘Legacy’ attraction. It’s worrying that they didn’t have anything to show for previews, suggests that there must be an issue. However I think we may only get one showing and that will be on Silkstones YouTube channel after fright nights has come to a close.





    Overall, it’s good however lacks the charm it once did, realistically a person will do 3 mazes on the night and still be cheesed off that they have had to pay £30 on top of park admission. I think Thorpe has trapped itself into a family event corner to please the families with deep pockets however I do miss going on an off peak Thursday and being able to redo mazes over and over to experience and find ever single Easter egg myself I guess I will now have to leave that to the YouTube POV’s.

  7. image.png.adc4f5374ebc80e106647d4848fe7f75.png

    Little Easter egg, your favourite vloggers seem to know a tad bit more than what's in their construction updates.

    In all seriousness we have one new maze, which I assume will also be an upcharge but this really doesn't do the 20 years justice.

    Comments on socials say bring back XXXX maze and we want this, yet Thorpe never deliver on these comments.

    We do get a nostalgia light and fire show which I assume will be at the Fearstival stage, another great park of last years event why get rid of it but keep the family friendly cringeworthy dance acts, probably budget?


    Only good is finally removing the Walking dead but man do I miss the Asylum, Cabin, Experiment 10, Big Top and the other old tented mazes or even Saw, why can't we do what the fans want and bring some of these back rather than having a nostalgia show, hopefully there will be some visuals of POV'S etc rather than just the music, but I even think here a museum, like what what they did for X would be better suited.


    Then the scare zones, will they be doubling the actors for Creek Freak for example or will the outside just have a few actors on the quiet short staff days while the main cast are inside.


    Overall Fright nights for me has just lost the scare factor tbh as it takes more of a family friendly path, while charging consumers for the mazes so they won't have time to find all the little easter eggs included. 



  8. 13 hours ago, Stuntman707 said:

    If they redo a popular maze, I may be persuaded to go back to FN (pending reviews that are not on influencer night)😉

    I just dream for a tent maze to come back, the Curse, 7 something in a white marquee. 

    I think that the cinema will have a history of FN. POV's of old mazes etc, wouldn't be surprised to see highlight reel of our favourite youtubers POV's.

  9. On 8/14/2021 at 10:00 AM, Matt Creek said:

    Been to the exact same attraction, although that was just before Covid.


    The War Of The World’s Experience is certainly a unique yet immersive attraction and thought not (super) cheap does perhaps hold up it’s charging price (which varies depending on peak/low peak times).


    I’ve always been on a fence with VR headsets, but unlike some attractions I think the usage here works to an excellent standard and far better implemented. 

    This one is very much a combination of immersive theatre and effects really, which could be easily enjoyed by both theme park and theatre fans in this context.

    Did they give you a mask to wear over your eyes. 

  10. So much positivity on this thread!
    Be happy for a new coaster.

    RE the IP, perhaps Jumanji will have a new film coming out in the next few years, apparently the budget is significant so hopefully we will be getting an excellent immersive experience.

    The rollercoaster looks different and I look forward to trying it. * Pending restraints don't discriminate against tall people. 

  11. What do you get if you mix the London Dungeons, Derren Brown's Ghost train and a £70 (average) price per person ticket?

    Glad you asked....

    You get a 2hour, 20 odd scene story rendition of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, an excellent story with a premise of these metal alien human killing robot machines, as seen in Woking. As a fan of the story seeing the arena show and music maybe 3 times now, it was  refreshing to see the concept transformed into an interactive experience promising VR, simulators and live actors. 


    But why do I compare to the Ghost train and dungeons?

    Well because many of the scenes were a bit like something I had experienced in the London dungeons before and the attraction relied on using the bulky VR headsets 4 times throughout the attraction including the finale, and as with VR the technology can be very hit and miss.


    With a £70 pp price tag this isn't your average MAP holder group attraction, I'm sure they would be complaining about the price alone, but that does mean the groups are smaller around 12 say and are generally engaged with the story rather than focusing on what they can complain about to report back to the 1000's of followers on the MAP group.  


    Oh and one last thing before I go into spoiler mode, @Martin Doyle and @Mattgwise would be proud to know that they give you robber style masks to cover around your eye's, for what I can only assume is to block out vision to the unthemed ceilings or perhaps a Covid protocol for VR.


    If you do go let me know your thoughts, ok in spoiler mode...

    (I still don't know how to add spoilers so sorry)





    • A really well themed bar greeted you on what looks to be an office block building in the heart of the city of London (Ledinhall Street)
    • The artillery man scene was excellent as a peppers ghost effect somehow transformed a live actor into a ball of fire.
    • Excellent use of mini planetarium style cinemas to project a scene in 360.
    • Props, we used a telescope with projections to look at the planets and see the red mist come in.
    • A slide
    • Isolation booths + VR, now this really did up the scare factor, you started in isolated booths, pretending to be a confessional in a church, the alien then comes and sets fire to the church and starts to probe people, heighten by the litter picker effect of staff prodding you and the scream's around making you know what is coming... I really think Thorpe could do something like this to make DBGT a better attraction.
    • Engaged cast, really passionate about their roles.



    • Some scenes were carbon copies of what you would get at the Dungeons for example sitting around a table in the pitch black etc... they could of been a bit more creative.
    • An over reliance on VR including the finale which was a balloon ride / motion simulator, by this point I was getting a bit sick of faffing around with a headset and would of preferred a live action finale.
    • Ended within obligatory green screen photo, that will be another £25 please.... 
    • Price, not worth £70+ 

    So overall is was a bit of an upmarket London dungeons with new technology, hopefully Merlin will go, test it and incorporate it into their concepts or even do one better and buy the place, hopefully making it a bit more affordable.


    Tickets and images are available here: https://thewaroftheworldsimmersive.com/


    Overall: 7/10



  12. 3 minutes ago, MattyMoo said:

    Though it hasn't been mentioned at all thus far, do you reckon Tulleys will only allow access with Covid accreditation via the NHS app? Too early to speculate?

    Lets be honest that doesn't really matter.


    1) If your double vaxxed, and still have Covid, the pass will let you in no test needed.

    2) They are easy to just screenshot and share. - So no vax required,.

    3) Nowhere I have been yet scans the QR code and thats been about * events so far.

  13. 1 hour ago, JoshC. said:

    Pop up vaccine site inside the Marquee from 2pm today: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-57999680


    Doing Pfizer only.


    Not sure how big the uptake will be, but they're there after park close too, so might capture a few guests and staff!

    That's the thing, of course its good and a convenience, however I can't imagine the take-up to be worth the time of the people there. Would the resource be better used elsewhere? 

    It's a nice thing but I can just imagine staff sitting around doing nothing all day.

  • Create New...