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2 hours ago, JoshC. said:

Damnit, I was going to post this joke. And it works better for me since it's my 25th this year :(

Sorry boss - use your Mod powers to delete mine and pretend it never happened 😘

 

I'm 36 this year. Sake. 

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Yeah, well, my birthday is on the same day of the year Thorpe Park opened back in 1979 - 24th May.

 

Top that. ;)

 

Aaaaaaaanyway, back on topic. Anyone know if there is any more turf being laid across the park ready the 2019 season? The area surrounding Swarm could do with some. :lol:

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TBH the park could easily turf anywhere they wanted for all we know.

 

Except Loggers clearly, as they can’t even turf up what the future holds there. 

 

Still better than nothing. 

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On 12/23/2018 at 10:30 PM, Reece_Crockford said:

 Did anybody else notice when Thorpe's website got updated for the 2019 season that "The walking dead: living nightmare" was on the rides and attractions section. It swiftly got taken down and replaced with "saw alive". I did not screenshot it but a screenshot of saw alive on the website is attachedScreenshot_20181223-222322.thumb.jpg.1ec9363669ed96b496f9ea897f57a7e6.jpg

Now Saw:alive has been removed from the website. Maybe they were hinting towards them mazes being open more this season

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Least you can have a big glass of lemonade next season.

 

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Ah sorry I thought as it was a new video they meant new for this year.


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15 minutes ago, TPC said:

"to entertaining our younger guests in our NEW for 2019 Character offering". Hmm Thorpe actor staff page contains this

oh they’ve decided to be a family theme park again 🙈

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Could it be a return of the old mascots, what with the Facebook post with a picture of a postcard announcing the opening date consisting of a Mr Rabbit on the stamp?

 

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On 1/22/2019 at 9:18 PM, Ringo said:

oh they’ve decided to be a family theme park again 🙈

Well they do have certain family areas like Canada Creek and Angry Birds Street and I suppose it would be a good way to improve guest experience especially for shorter children. I think it's another way to increase dwindling numbers by getting those reviews up using simple but effective ways to improve guest satisfaction which I have personally applaud them for doing so. It works at Disney, it's bound to work here! It's not the only thing they've done to help increase reviews:

 

-Responding to "tiredness" looks of the Island by jetwashing Saw, relaying grass on Stealth, planting trees, other things they probably haven't revealed, fixing certain theming effects on rides both this year and last year (mist on Inferno, rotating blades on Saw, fire effects on The Swarm)

-Increasing reliability of rides: New lift chain on NI and I presume other behind the scenes stuff they won't share

-Increasing guest satisfaction: By not being miserable people (bar the baggage hold staff)

-Apparently, have roaming actors now for 2019: Would be an easy way to turn an average day out into an above average day out with some simple shows/ guest interaction

 

How did we all miss this!!!  (obviously part of Thorpe Park's birthday celebrations) :

On 1/22/2019 at 9:42 PM, Mattgwise said:

Could it be a return of the old mascots, what with the postcard announcing the opening date consisting of a Mr Rabbit on the stamp?

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It's so annoying. I by accident through away my tickets which were on a day for rainy day guarantee. I have photos of me on rides and the bank receipt will show I visited that day but they don't accept that ☹️

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Screenshot for people who haven't found the original source..

 

It's...interesting. The biggest issue is they don't have a natural place for a meet and greet to take place (aside from outside Angry Birds 4D, and even then that's a bit forced), which makes things difficult. And I don't think a character for younger guests roaming around the park past the likes of Swarm, Saw and Ghost Train really fits.. 

 

I really hope it isn't the Rangers though. Aside from Mr Monkey's Banana Ride, they have no relevance to the park any more. It would be a lazy way of having characters, and almost definitely a way for Thorpe to say "hey look, we bought something old back, that means everything's okay right??". I wouldn't mind them appearing as a once off for a 40th birthday event, as that actually makes sense, but bringing them back would be a bad move.

 

Wonder if they'll just resurrect Max Thrill, the short-lived character they had in 2008?

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It'll be the Rangers because it'll be an attempt to jump on the nostalgia bandwagon and try to remind us miserable lot that the park used to be enjoyable ;) 

 

Of course it could be something new... But with no real addition to speak of in terms of... Anything there's little else it could be beyond a few more dodgy IP tie-ins tacked onto an event or two...

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Find it interesting that Chessington and Towers have got TV adverts playing for their 2019 season (advertising Room on the Broom and Stargazing Pods respectively along with the parks), yet Thorpe has nothing yet.

 

Of course, those parks have the headstart of having the 2019 offerings announced and Thorpe do not, but given the focus of the adverts is staying on site, it already feels like Thorpe could be at risk of being left behind. Especially at a time when the parks are in a precarious position, having one not being advertising seems, well, odd. And it seems all but certain that Thorpe will have nothing of note this year, it feels a bit...worrying.

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Yeah, there's not really much of a marketing campaign for Thorpe yet like Chessington and Towers. I have a feeling that Thorpe is going to focus on it's anniversary in a big way. Maybe have more throwback type stuff. They're certaintly targeting us as enthusiasts this year with the maintenance videos and old references. That's the problem with Thorpe though, it has an identity crisis.

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On 1/27/2019 at 12:09 PM, JoshC. said:

Find it interesting that Chessington and Towers have got TV adverts playing for their 2019 season (advertising Room on the Broom and Stargazing Pods respectively along with the parks), yet Thorpe has nothing yet.

 

Of course, those parks have the headstart of having the 2019 offerings announced and Thorpe do not, but given the focus of the adverts is staying on site, it already feels like Thorpe could be at risk of being left behind. Especially at a time when the parks are in a precarious position, having one not being advertising seems, well, odd. And it seems all but certain that Thorpe will have nothing of note this year, it feels a bit...worrying.

What are they going to advertise?

 

"New for 2019, absolutely nothing. Buy an Annual Pass"

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3 hours ago, StevenVig said:

What are they going to advertise?

 

"New for 2019, absolutely nothing. Buy an Annual Pass"

You don't need new things to advertise a theme park.

 

A solid brand and a mention of the park's 40th birthday would work.

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12 hours ago, JoshC. said:

You don't need new things to advertise a theme park.

 

A solid brand and a mention of the park's 40th birthday would work.

 

I don't think broken, worn out rides is a good selling point for a brand though.

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