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    ProudToServe got a reaction from MilesK in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    You would think it'll be easy to just create a strobe maze, throw a few strobes in, bobs your uncle, sadly not. 
    It sure was, a lot of thought went into it's versions. 2015 wasn't the best layout, but it laid down some core features which helped 2016's come about. 2017 took 2016 problems  (people walking out fire exits and open spaces etc) and brought us a 're-ridable' attraction, because there would have been rooms you will have missed the first time you went through.  You should have seen version 4s concept 😋
     
    If they are unsure they can't match 2017s version or 'big top it', then maybe it's a good thing that it may not come back.
     
    But let's have high hopes for this year, as it can't be any worse than 2018..?
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from Coaster in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    You would think it'll be easy to just create a strobe maze, throw a few strobes in, bobs your uncle, sadly not. 
    It sure was, a lot of thought went into it's versions. 2015 wasn't the best layout, but it laid down some core features which helped 2016's come about. 2017 took 2016 problems  (people walking out fire exits and open spaces etc) and brought us a 're-ridable' attraction, because there would have been rooms you will have missed the first time you went through.  You should have seen version 4s concept 😋
     
    If they are unsure they can't match 2017s version or 'big top it', then maybe it's a good thing that it may not come back.
     
    But let's have high hopes for this year, as it can't be any worse than 2018..?
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from JoshuaA in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    You would think it'll be easy to just create a strobe maze, throw a few strobes in, bobs your uncle, sadly not. 
    It sure was, a lot of thought went into it's versions. 2015 wasn't the best layout, but it laid down some core features which helped 2016's come about. 2017 took 2016 problems  (people walking out fire exits and open spaces etc) and brought us a 're-ridable' attraction, because there would have been rooms you will have missed the first time you went through.  You should have seen version 4s concept 😋
     
    If they are unsure they can't match 2017s version or 'big top it', then maybe it's a good thing that it may not come back.
     
    But let's have high hopes for this year, as it can't be any worse than 2018..?
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from Platform15fan in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    You would think it'll be easy to just create a strobe maze, throw a few strobes in, bobs your uncle, sadly not. 
    It sure was, a lot of thought went into it's versions. 2015 wasn't the best layout, but it laid down some core features which helped 2016's come about. 2017 took 2016 problems  (people walking out fire exits and open spaces etc) and brought us a 're-ridable' attraction, because there would have been rooms you will have missed the first time you went through.  You should have seen version 4s concept 😋
     
    If they are unsure they can't match 2017s version or 'big top it', then maybe it's a good thing that it may not come back.
     
    But let's have high hopes for this year, as it can't be any worse than 2018..?
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from JoshC. in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    You would think it'll be easy to just create a strobe maze, throw a few strobes in, bobs your uncle, sadly not. 
    It sure was, a lot of thought went into it's versions. 2015 wasn't the best layout, but it laid down some core features which helped 2016's come about. 2017 took 2016 problems  (people walking out fire exits and open spaces etc) and brought us a 're-ridable' attraction, because there would have been rooms you will have missed the first time you went through.  You should have seen version 4s concept 😋
     
    If they are unsure they can't match 2017s version or 'big top it', then maybe it's a good thing that it may not come back.
     
    But let's have high hopes for this year, as it can't be any worse than 2018..?
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from Marhelorpe in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    Well in all fairness, the paint on the boat wont match as it's pretty worn and weathered. 
    Sadly there isn't a team who handle just fright nights, who have an understanding of scare attractions, how and what would work etc. It's all headed up by marketing, dictating what they want, when in reality it wouldn't work as an attraction. Just look at Vulcan Peak... And this year, it's all new faces again due to people leaving.
     
    The Big Top was created by people who know scare attractions and everything that goes into them, unlike last year, which was frankly just a $#1T show.
     
    They'll get it right again one year, but until that dreaded dated IP has gone, and they put trust into their own ideas... it'll be a long wait.
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from Ivsetti in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    Well in all fairness, the paint on the boat wont match as it's pretty worn and weathered. 
    Sadly there isn't a team who handle just fright nights, who have an understanding of scare attractions, how and what would work etc. It's all headed up by marketing, dictating what they want, when in reality it wouldn't work as an attraction. Just look at Vulcan Peak... And this year, it's all new faces again due to people leaving.
     
    The Big Top was created by people who know scare attractions and everything that goes into them, unlike last year, which was frankly just a $#1T show.
     
    They'll get it right again one year, but until that dreaded dated IP has gone, and they put trust into their own ideas... it'll be a long wait.
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from JoshuaA in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    Well in all fairness, the paint on the boat wont match as it's pretty worn and weathered. 
    Sadly there isn't a team who handle just fright nights, who have an understanding of scare attractions, how and what would work etc. It's all headed up by marketing, dictating what they want, when in reality it wouldn't work as an attraction. Just look at Vulcan Peak... And this year, it's all new faces again due to people leaving.
     
    The Big Top was created by people who know scare attractions and everything that goes into them, unlike last year, which was frankly just a $#1T show.
     
    They'll get it right again one year, but until that dreaded dated IP has gone, and they put trust into their own ideas... it'll be a long wait.
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from JoshC. in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    Well in all fairness, the paint on the boat wont match as it's pretty worn and weathered. 
    Sadly there isn't a team who handle just fright nights, who have an understanding of scare attractions, how and what would work etc. It's all headed up by marketing, dictating what they want, when in reality it wouldn't work as an attraction. Just look at Vulcan Peak... And this year, it's all new faces again due to people leaving.
     
    The Big Top was created by people who know scare attractions and everything that goes into them, unlike last year, which was frankly just a $#1T show.
     
    They'll get it right again one year, but until that dreaded dated IP has gone, and they put trust into their own ideas... it'll be a long wait.
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from Coaster in Fright Nights 2019 - General Discussion   
    Well in all fairness, the paint on the boat wont match as it's pretty worn and weathered. 
    Sadly there isn't a team who handle just fright nights, who have an understanding of scare attractions, how and what would work etc. It's all headed up by marketing, dictating what they want, when in reality it wouldn't work as an attraction. Just look at Vulcan Peak... And this year, it's all new faces again due to people leaving.
     
    The Big Top was created by people who know scare attractions and everything that goes into them, unlike last year, which was frankly just a $#1T show.
     
    They'll get it right again one year, but until that dreaded dated IP has gone, and they put trust into their own ideas... it'll be a long wait.
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from WWTPRadio in Jungle Escape   
    Well... I saw an ad looking for a show control programmer yesterday, so doesn't look to be going to well. Pay was poor too.
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from MattyMoo in Fright Nights 2018 - General Discussion   
    There is a time and place, and frankly if I received a negative tweet, I wouldnt be using ! in the reply 3-4 times. If its something positive, I'd share the energy in a reply using !.. Right?
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    ProudToServe reacted to Benin in Fright Nights 2018 - Spoiler Thread   
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    ProudToServe reacted to HermanTheGerman in Fright Nights 2018 - Spoiler Thread   
    You know, I’m sensing a BIT of a vested interest with this one ?
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    ProudToServe reacted to ScottYalloP in Fright Nights 2018 - General Discussion   
    Shots fired from tulleys ?

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    ProudToServe got a reaction from MilesK in Fright Nights 2018 - Spoiler Thread   
    Come on... if you put cheery 60s tracks in the mix that are used on the standard amity track, then people are going to assume its the same BGM or just pure laziness, just like I did as I walked through Amity in 4mins, hearing no FN related stuff at all. This actually ruined the atmosphere for me completely, as BGM plays a massive part in the mood. No one wants Big Bob, its Fright Nights for god sake.
     
    You can't be on here defending the track saying "had you listened longer and closer" you would have heard the FN theme. Are you standing outside Thorpe Park telling all the other guests this? I'm not going to hang around for 10mins to hear some Halloween related audio. This just means the sound design is very poor. Just sounds like it's been created as it's something a bunch of fans wanted to do. You should be able to pick out the mood instantly when walking into an area, and the amity track isn't doing this at all, this is like the first thing that should be thought about. Not that you want to recreate more Big Bob indents or include theme park enthusiasts in in the mix. Hey, now it's all available online, for what, ego feeding? what utter rubbish. Why is this even a thing in the UK, I don't see Universal posting their tracks online. 
     
    The park was built for 'islands' but everything is such a mash and islands are so close and mixed, with broken speakers and poorly levelled across the park, until this is fixed, adding zoned audio for FN's isn't effective and should have just been one or two park wide tracks, designed allowing the roamers to act along with, and actually make you feel like at 3pm, it's Fright Nights, and not normal TP. Regarding ride audio, you do it all, or non at all. Saying theres more to come, err the event opened last week, it should have been done.
     
     
    Why would you theme only 25mins of the track. Why would you put a story into the track, in an area which no one is going to be around to listen, because the mazes are on the other side of the park. It shouldn't depend on what time you get there, it should be there ALL the time.
     
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    This has to be the worst Fright Nights ever, everything has been thrown into it to make it the biggest, but it's all shoddy, low class, black walls, poorly designed atmosphere and mazes and then go to the lengths of using enthusiast to produce content across the park, including the vloggers, where I'm 100% sure have been paid to say it's the best Fright Nights ever, when it's the worst. I mean, 2017's top maze couldn't even come back, despite owning everything for it, apart from a tent to put it in. As for Scare zones... what scare zones? Fright Nights 2018 has nose dived. I feel extremely sorry for the Actors who are trying the hardest, as I saw in some mazes, but frankly they are not given the environment to make scares happen. Everything's so open. Instead I found them more of an annoyance, just standing there and then stamping in front of me.
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from Marhelorpe in Fright Nights 2018 - Spoiler Thread   
    Come on... if you put cheery 60s tracks in the mix that are used on the standard amity track, then people are going to assume its the same BGM or just pure laziness, just like I did as I walked through Amity in 4mins, hearing no FN related stuff at all. This actually ruined the atmosphere for me completely, as BGM plays a massive part in the mood. No one wants Big Bob, its Fright Nights for god sake.
     
    You can't be on here defending the track saying "had you listened longer and closer" you would have heard the FN theme. Are you standing outside Thorpe Park telling all the other guests this? I'm not going to hang around for 10mins to hear some Halloween related audio. This just means the sound design is very poor. Just sounds like it's been created as it's something a bunch of fans wanted to do. You should be able to pick out the mood instantly when walking into an area, and the amity track isn't doing this at all, this is like the first thing that should be thought about. Not that you want to recreate more Big Bob indents or include theme park enthusiasts in in the mix. Hey, now it's all available online, for what, ego feeding? what utter rubbish. Why is this even a thing in the UK, I don't see Universal posting their tracks online. 
     
    The park was built for 'islands' but everything is such a mash and islands are so close and mixed, with broken speakers and poorly levelled across the park, until this is fixed, adding zoned audio for FN's isn't effective and should have just been one or two park wide tracks, designed allowing the roamers to act along with, and actually make you feel like at 3pm, it's Fright Nights, and not normal TP. Regarding ride audio, you do it all, or non at all. Saying theres more to come, err the event opened last week, it should have been done.
     
     
    Why would you theme only 25mins of the track. Why would you put a story into the track, in an area which no one is going to be around to listen, because the mazes are on the other side of the park. It shouldn't depend on what time you get there, it should be there ALL the time.
     
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    This has to be the worst Fright Nights ever, everything has been thrown into it to make it the biggest, but it's all shoddy, low class, black walls, poorly designed atmosphere and mazes and then go to the lengths of using enthusiast to produce content across the park, including the vloggers, where I'm 100% sure have been paid to say it's the best Fright Nights ever, when it's the worst. I mean, 2017's top maze couldn't even come back, despite owning everything for it, apart from a tent to put it in. As for Scare zones... what scare zones? Fright Nights 2018 has nose dived. I feel extremely sorry for the Actors who are trying the hardest, as I saw in some mazes, but frankly they are not given the environment to make scares happen. Everything's so open. Instead I found them more of an annoyance, just standing there and then stamping in front of me.
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    ProudToServe reacted to Ringo in Fright Nights 2018 - General Discussion   
    If they can’t be bothered to replace a green light bulb on stealth after all these years so there’s no hope in them doing other lighting correctly 
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    ProudToServe reacted to WWTPRadio in Fright Nights 2018 - Spoiler Thread   
    - Fan boys ‘designing’ audio for Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights and then watching the forums for comments and getting all defensive because nobody really understands the complete lack of artistic or creative design. “Woo cameos from the theme park community - intense!”
     
    - Flashing, multicoloured LED park wide  lighting with no design or thought whatsoever 
     
    - Significant lack of maze design, coherent theme and complete lack of quality
     
    - No Big Top
     
    - A non-show in the Dome where actors chase guests to some music because the competency to build the maze was no longer available 
     
    - Another laughable, confused, messy marketing “campaign”
     
    - Black walled mazes (oh, they almost left Fright Nights)
     
    - Vulcan Peak
     
     
    Goodbye Fright Nights. 
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    ProudToServe reacted to professorb in Fright Nights 2018 - Spoiler Thread   
    Couldn’t say it any better myself ?
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    ProudToServe reacted to Altitude in Fright Nights 2018 - Spoiler Thread   
    Wasn't really a fan of the audio in Amity during my visit yesterday. Went through it dozens of times over the course of the day and evening, and it really killed what little atmosphere there was for me. Obviously that's just my opinion, and I'm not saying I could do better, but I think something that sounds more obviously sinister with some Amity ambience (seagulls etc) would have been quite nice. 
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from Coaster in Fright Nights 2018 - General Discussion   
    2016, Small things make the world of difference... The park has sure gone for "FLOOD LIGHT THE MAZE" Approach, rather then smartly lit.  I mean, why is Stealth being lit with RGB MoS night look? Stick it on Red or Orange for god sake.
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    ProudToServe reacted to MilesK in Fright Nights 2018 - Spoiler Thread   
    I need to voice my honest opinion. This year's Fright Nights is the worst I've ever been to. Compared to last year, which in my opinion was damn near the best year of Fright Nights in the now 5 years I've been visiting for, this year is shocking. I've tried to squeeze as many positive aspects out of this year's event but the truth is there simply isn't many.
    A positive to start: Platform 15 is genuinely great. In my opinion it's the best it's ever been. The cast are fantastic, set is fantastic, even the tunnel is scary this year. 
    I have to say as well, I have had some great runs in Blair Witch too. Admittedly this has definitely been more hit and miss and yes, it is VERY short. But as a maze in general, it's okay. This is where most of the positives end for me. 
    Zombie Hu... I mean Dead Creek Woods. It's lazy. It's there just to say it's the park's biggest lineup ever. Quantity over quality is a phrase said many times in this thread and for good reason. There's no set, there's... nothing. The cast are great and are trying their best to make a poor maze the best they can, but you simply cannot fix a poor maze, no matter how good the cast is.
    Saw Alive is Saw Alive. I don't mind it, the theming is fantastic. I don't find it particularly scary and I've done it so many times at this point it's just boring.
    Living Nightmare is Living Nightmare. The extreme version was terrifying, and the maze really should be running at that intensity. Obviously not with the amount of actors it had during the extreme run, that's not possible. It's short, Negan has gone and walkers just are not scary. The sets are brilliant but that's about the only redeeming quality.
    Do or Die. It's worse than Sanctum. I'm sorry, but it is. Sanctum was bad, but it was funny! The cast threw in some brilliant improv dialogue that made the maze just great fun to go in, as bad as the theming and overall scare quality was. Do or Die is Sanctum, but with all of the fun sucked out of it. Black walls, awful Chop Shop rip off soundtrack, very little scares. Sure you go in a few shipping containers but literally nothing happens in either. To be fair however, the bus scene at the start is pretty good. As a whole though, it's very unimpressive.
    I'm not even going to talk about Vulcan Peak because it's actually disgusting that it's even allowed to operate. It's the worst scare attraction that I have ever done in my life. Seriously, who the f*ck thought it was acceptable to open that?
    The Big Top: Showtime is just depressing. Why is it not a maze? Why? Why!? I don't understand why it was decided that the best at the park for the past two years should go? I'm all for the idea of a show in the Dome but it should not have been The Big Top. The best part is hearing the soundtrack blared in the Dome. Saying that, I do love the roaming team this year and again, I'm all for having a set of roamers but it should not have been Big Top. I can't judge Amity, Screamplexx or Containment as I've not done them but I doubt my opinion on the event will change.
    Sure, 7 attractions is a great idea in theory. But when only three of them are all indoor and four of them are either partially or entirely outdoors, it doesn't work. And when the majority of those scare attractions are the lowest quality of scare attractions in the country, it doesn't work. 
    It's quite depressing that the worst maze at The Howl, a low budget scare event on a small farm, is better than all but one of the mazes at Fright Nights, one of the biggest scare events in the country..
    I've tried to see as many positives in this years event as I can, but the truth is there is not many. Platform 15 is genuinely great and I have had some good runs on Blair Witch. Those aside... well what can I say? I feel sorry for the casts that have been put in some of these mazes, they are all great actors but the quality of mazes they've been given to work in is simply awful. If the lineup remains the same next year with no sign of improvement, I won't be going back. And I won't go back until the improvements that are desperately needed are made. Bring back The Big Top, scrap Vulcan, Sanctum and Dead Creek. Bring back longer, quality indoor mazes that we had in previous years! I would much rather the smaller lineups we've had in previous years which have had quality mazes, than the bigger lineup with the absolute dire quality we've had this year.
    I'm going back tomorrow, for no other reason that I promised to go with friends months ago. Should've convinced them not to waste their money and go to Tulleys instead. I'm honestly more excited to get a Bacon King meal from Burger King than I am to go in the majority of the mazes. At least a burger is enjoyable, unlike half the mazes the park have installed...
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from TPC in Fright Nights 2018 - Spoiler Thread   
    Just jumped of the back of universals Halloween horror nights campaign, instead of coming up with their own idea.   ?
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    ProudToServe got a reaction from Marhelorpe in Fright Nights 2018 - General Discussion   
    A scare zone doesn’t specify that it requires theming, it’s an area where you can get scared. And this falls under it. 
     
    I think you need to stop defending the audio. Someone didn’t like it, it’s personal preference just like you not liking imascore.  if it wasn’t finished, it shouldn’t have been published, pretty simple. People would assume it was a finished product. Would you expect to see 3/4 of a movie at a preview screening? You bashed imascore stuff when it first came out at the park and you bashed that, despite it not being finished. 
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