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TPM Meets Calendar 2018

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Hello all!

 

I’m pleased to announce our plans for meets in 2018. You may notice there is not one every month this year and that’s because we want to focus on the quality rather than the quantity of meets. In response to your feedback we are setting the dates for the first half of the year in advance. The second half of the year's dates will be confirmed in early 2018.

 

Individual meet topics will follow shortly, but for now this is what we have planned:

 

 

  • Saturday 13th January - Guildford Spectrum
  • Saturday 10th February - Adventure Island
  • Saturday 24th March (can’t confirm until Thorpe confirm dates) - Thorpe Park
  • Saturday 21st/Sunday 22nd April - Alton Towers
  • Saturday 19th May - Chessington
  • Sat/Sun 14th/15th OR Sat/Sun 21st/22nd July - Blackpool
  • September - Phantasialand/Liseberg/Europa Park (will be a vote for which park, then in early 2018 we will look at the best dates/prices available.
  • October - Fright Nights (can’t say when until dates are up, but likely to be the second weekend of the event)
  • December - London Christmas (date will be decided mid-2018)

 

 

There is room for a Thorpe MOS meet too if they are doing that again, and potentially a beach style meet in August!

 

Please share your thoughts and opinions below :)

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Thanks for this. I shall put these dates in my calendar so I can try and attend some of these events. Having dates in advance really does help with planning. 

 

Thorpe reopens Friday16th March. When I left Thorpe on Nov 1st it said see you in 135 days on the screens.

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Liking the list selection, which I think offers a great variety from what I can see. I like that most of the meets have fixed dates, which helps from the work perspective.

 

Will try and make most/all of the meets if I can, but that depends on what happens with my life at the time. 

 

I think it's a good idea to have multiple choice for the abroad parks as it enables users to select where they want to go. Europa is an overall amazing place to visit, Liseberg is one of the easiest European parks to get to and will  feature a major new coaster. Phantasialand is just stunning head to toe. 

 

If its the first two, count me in for sure.

 

 

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Ryan, would there be a possibility of the europe thrip coving several parks this year, E.g fly to cologne day1 at movie park germany, day 2 at phantasisa, and 2 days at europa park then fly back from basel or similar ? Obviously would only be an option if we had enough drivers

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33 minutes ago, RobF said:

Ryan, would there be a possibility of the europe thrip coving several parks this year, E.g fly to cologne day1 at movie park germany, day 2 at phantasisa, and 2 days at europa park then fly back from basel or similar ? Obviously would only be an option if we had enough drivers

Could definitely be a possibility yeah!

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Remember that Europa is a near 4 hour drive from Phantasialand.  Not saying it's impossible, but combining Phantasia and Europa in one trip would make it a lot more expensive.  Keeping it to parks more local, or just multiple days at one park, would keep costs lower and make things more practical. 

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With regards to Coral Reef hopefully things have calmed down by then, but every weekend so far 2 hour queues have generated and the park become ridiculously busy. Definitely a book online job and also worth doing the earliest possible time at 9:00 to avoid ridiculous queues for the slides.

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Phantasialand and Europa Park are quite a distance from one another 

 

a better park combo would be Efteling-Toverland-Phantasialand 

 

Or Europa Park with Tripsdrill 

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I'd like to suggest doing a meet to Tulley's Shocktober Fest along-side Fright nights. The event in general is much bigger than Fright Nights with 9 mazes this year which are at least 10 - 30mins (Colony) long. There is a direct bus there and back from Three Bridges station. If enough people are interested in going, they do offer a group discount.

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23 hours ago, Stuntman707 said:

I'd like to suggest doing a meet to Tulley's Shocktober Fest along-side Fright nights. The event in general is much bigger than Fright Nights with 9 mazes this year which are at least 10 - 30mins (Colony) long. There is a direct bus there and back from Three Bridges station. If enough people are interested in going, they do offer a group discount.

Could not fault shocktoberfest last season. Excellent high quality mazes and great atnesphere to. 

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