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11 hours ago, TarinMaria said:

Plus, two mazes using the same IP is still lazy as hell

We don't know the reasons behind that decision though to be fair. They've trademarked the name of one maze and not the other, for example; and for all we know there could have been a second IP or concept planned along with potentially even a scarezone which may have fallen through or been cut for this year. It does seem odd we were told scarezones etc. and then end up with two identical IP mazes.

11 hours ago, Marc said:

I think unfortunately with all the bad press they got The Asylum had to go.

To be fair they could have just given it a complete new identity, and kept the concept. I never did Asylum as back then I refused to venture into mazes; and then when I did we had Studio ? I'm glad we have the strobe maze in Big Top but they could have/should have/could still revive a full strobe maze with a different identity.

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Hey, not posted here for quite a while ?. Two things: firstly, for those insinuating that there might be more than whats already announced; as part of the press chain, it seems as if the only major release was The Walking Dead.

Secondly, I'll be there on the 28th so can provide comments - last time I was at fn was 2 years ago though, so I haven't seen platform 15 before. 

 

Update: if y'all still wanna be conspiracy theorists about more IP, this just popped up on my FB:

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Advertisements are based upon your own browsing habits... One assumes you've watched the IT trailer or looked up for tickets... Plus WB can target advertising to all FB users between certain limits, so I doubt there's anything CONSPIRACY about that...

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1 hour ago, Benin said:

Advertisements are based upon your own browsing habits... One assumes you've watched the IT trailer or looked up for tickets... Plus WB can target advertising to all FB users between certain limits, so I doubt there's anything CONSPIRACY about that...

I know ? it was a joke - read the first bit of my post, there's no new IP.

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What I'm most intrigued about by these walking dead mazes is how well they will be put together in relation to Universal own mazes for there HHN and also how different they will be, being that this is Thorpe Park I'm going in with very low expectation in the hope that I will be pleasantly surprised as I have been lucky enough to attend HHN.

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How annoying... I go to book my annual pass holder ticket for a fiver, then I check with my mates to see if we're 100% going, then 10 minutes later they go up to a tenner!! 

 

Is is this because Thorpe want more money? To reduce crowds? Or because they are actually selling out? Please somebody reply as it has actually rather annoyed me??

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1 hour ago, Jack said:

How annoying... I go to book my annual pass holder ticket for a fiver, then I check with my mates to see if we're 100% going, then 10 minutes later they go up to a tenner!! 

 

Is is this because Thorpe want more money? To reduce crowds? Or because they are actually selling out? Please somebody reply as it has actually rather annoyed me??

I think the fright night pricing goes up along with demand but i could be wrong..

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Sorry if I am being a bit think here, but what is stopping any of us purchasing FT now for FN dates? Just checked on the website and I can book ultimate FT for any FN date. I appreciate this does not include the mazes....

 

And on that note... least year they have UFT available including the mazes for the first couple of weekends, which then became unavailable the weeks after... does anyone know if they will be returning this year?

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20 minutes ago, Rach666 said:

Sorry if I am being a bit think here, but what is stopping any of us purchasing FT now for FN dates? Just checked on the website and I can book ultimate FT for any FN date. I appreciate this does not include the mazes....

 

And on that note... least year they have UFT available including the mazes for the first couple of weekends, which then became unavailable the weeks after... does anyone know if they will be returning this year?

You can buy ordinary ft for fright night dates but everyone's waiting for the maze ft. Mazes won't be included in the usual uft you will need to buy the fright nights uft for mazes 

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Me again... 

This new maze behind the swarm island looks like its going to be intresting! It has the old swarm fire truck in the middle of it. Notice how in the photos the ends of the containers has been boarded up... Looks like theres alot left to do on the other walking dead maze, lots of metal work outside. 

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Given that Sanctum is an outdoor maze, could it be that the containers are just being used as things for you to walk around to help the route?  The containers were pretty beaten down in the 2015, hence why one wasn't used at all.  Using them to shape the route is cheap, and has the chance to create jump scares (bashing anything against those containers makes a VERY loud noise after all).  In all honesty, I expect Sanctum to be a bigger, better, more coherently themed version of Dead End; given the space behind Swarm is just blank it's all I can see working there.

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So it seems this might have two floors?

Sanctum looks very interesting, I think it'll do the park good in that it'll give us Maze on the other side of the park as all of the current mazes are kinda in close distance of each other.

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2 minutes ago, Jack said:

Is it just me or does it look like it won't even take a minute to get through this?

Possible.

It took me like 20 seconds to go through MBV, so it won't be a first :P

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I really hope theres more to sanctum than that, and that the path on the side hasn't been themed yet or that the containers are going to be put to some use internally. That maze does not look big at all, and I'm hoping its going to rely on actors to make the experience longer.

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42 minutes ago, Joester said:

the path on the side hasn't been themed yet or that the containers are going to be put to some use internally.

I assumed the side path would be where the queue went? And I also hope that there will be a mix of indoor and outdoor scenes. If they could pull off something similar to zombies scare zone from towers I would be reasonably happy.

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Still no fast track tickets. Plus by the looks of the website Rush will be unavailable for fright nights as it's going through maintenance until 2018 :(  So we are 2 rides down as slammer has been removed as well. 

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On 9/9/2017 at 9:37 PM, Joester said:

the path on the side hasn't been themed yet

 

From the looks of it, I think the path to the side may just be a vehicle track so they can go around the maze without damaging the grass. If I'm thinking of the right spot this track is used by emergency services and probably some TP vehicles.

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2 hours ago, mrmatt said:

Don't know if anyone else has noticed but on the fright nights website the cinema thing has been removed and it now mentions a RIP Lounge. Bit random I thought 

I noticed that too. Presumably it won't be happening anymore?

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Well.. Thats odd..

I really don't think it would of took much effort to plonk up a film/random footage from TWD and call it a day..

 

It would of been nice to see the theatre actually used for something but I guess its not much of a loss..

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I'm fairly certain I saw it advertised there this morning, so a very recent change.

 

Though I'm still under the impression that the cinema is being used for Walking Dead clips and the like, so maybe it's just been replaced on the website to advertise the RIP lounge.  Hopefully it still happens and it's always nice to see it used, and similar things worked well enough in the past.

 

Bring back the days of Barry and Stuart performing in there!

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