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This is the second teaser they've shown with an arrow pointing to part of the park. The first pointed to IAC, which we can assume is for Jungle Escape. Could this arrow be a location for BounceZilla? The area next to Crust can fit a lot in, and probably the most suitable place on park for it..

 

If that is the case, I hope those arrows are there just for the teasers and not on the final map. The idea of having the events effectively labelled as attractions all year round on the map doesn't sound appealing to me...

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I put the two teasers they have posted together (forming the centre of the park) the arrows seem to be indicating the locations for the events this year; I could be wrong.  

 

However it’s interesting how ‘Old town’ appears to be deliberately left out, could they be labelling this area as “under construction for 2020” or simply because this area hasn’t got much going for it at the moment?

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So you know the funky new graphic Thorpe have designed for the 2019 season? Some eagle eyed person on Facebook has pointed out that Swarm is pictured on it with the back two rows reversed. An old photo perhaps? Or the return of Brave It Backwards? 🤔

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That Swarm image has been used since 2013. It's pretty much the best photo they have of Swarm doing it's drop. People tried drawing the same conclusion about mrawS returning for Fright Nights 2017 when they used it for that artwork.

 

They probably should consider updated their image library.

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6 minutes ago, JoshC. said:

They probably should consider updated their image library.

 

Well they seem to spend most of their time ripping the p*ss out of their stock images on their own Facebook page so it would probably be a good idea.

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Thorpe have put Fastrack on sale for this season: https://www.thorpepark.com/tickets-passes/fastrack

 

They have continued with the same format and prices as last year, with a couple of minor changes:

-Walking Dead has been added as an option to the Adrenaline package

-It feels like there's less options on Exhilarate now?

-You can now get unlimited number of goes on DBGT with Unlimited, but still no Walking Dead (or maybe just a one shot for Walking Dead)

 

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Few more details about the events...

 

Jungle Escape - Confirmed escape room experience with a £10 upcharge (though tickets aren't yet available). Only open from end of May to 25th August

BounceZilla - Included in ticket price. Runs from July 21st to 3rd September (though days will change, as that sounds exactly like the Zombie Hunt dates and it seems like it hasn't been fully updated)

 

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1 hour ago, Redskycoaster said:

Anybody seen this ?

Might be something

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Yeah just seen it! Another event like fireworks or something in summer. Perhaps it’s a retheme of stealth who knows. I would say most likely an official announcement about summer lates

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It's not going to be a coaster or a new ride.

My money's on another event they haven't announced this year/ already hinting at 2020 seasons' events: Reaching new heights or something else Stealth related?

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99% certain it will have something to do with this on their website relating to winter events given it's snowing in that pic:

 

https://www.thorpepark.com/events/corporate-events/winter-events

 

(On a sidenote, what are these "Q-Jump tickets" it refers to under Fright Nights on this link? Is this the concept and name of Fastrack reimagined by the 1,000 specialists? Least it's unashamed to say what it is now if so! :lol:)

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Presumably to make up for lost money during the GameFX period?

Also, why are people complaining "oh, they're doing nothing special for their 40th birthday!"?

Is 40 special or something because technically every year is their birthday or is it just 40 is a nice divisible number?

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1 hour ago, Ivsetti said:

Presumably to make up for lost money during the GameFX period?

Also, why are people complaining "oh, they're doing nothing special for their 40th birthday!"?

Is 40 special or something because technically every year is their birthday or is it just 40 is a nice divisible number?

People tend to celebrate 30/40/50 as bigger milestones than 37 years old. 

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8 minutes ago, Ringo said:

People tend to celebrate 30/40/50 as bigger milestones than 37 years old. 

Do you mind m8 I'm 36 this year and will be planting a flower bed in my back garden in the shape of 36.

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We have more information about GameFX and Thorpe Park echo my point to people about criticising an event you haven't tried. Speculation time.

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3 hours ago, Ivsetti said:

Also, why are people complaining "oh, they're doing nothing special for their 40th birthday!"?

Is 40 special or something because technically every year is their birthday or is it just 40 is a nice divisible number?

Like Ringo says, 10s are reasonably nice anniversaries to celebrate. They don't have to do anything, but it's always nice. This is particularly highlighted with them mentioning it in adverts for the Thorpe Annual Pass.

 

Furthermore, with other parks celebrating anniversaries as a common thing (Efteling, Disney push their 5 year anniversaries, Towers have done stuff for Nemesis and Oblivion), it can lead to public demand for anniversary celebrations.

47 minutes ago, Ivsetti said:

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We have more information about GameFX and Thorpe Park echo my point to people about criticising an event you haven't tried. Speculation time.

I mean, we know they've mentioned VR will be there, and there'll be some upcharge features. VR gaming isn't that common, and the upcharge stuff almost definitely won't be stuff available to play at home. And retro games (probably stuff like Pacman arcade machines from the 80s) aren't common in homes. So I wouldn't read too much into it.

 

I think some of the questions being raised are fair. This is being pushed as a big thing, when at best, it should be a side addition to expand the line up. And the worth of that sort of event when the park needs to improve its offering and get more people in in the first place is questionable. Then also why people would go to Thorpe for this when there's hundreds of locations they can do this.

 

 

Oh, and that the first comment from Thorpe shows how childish their social media feels. 'We're saying it will be great so shut up'

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3 hours ago, Marhelorpe said:

99% certain it will have something to do with this on their website relating to winter events given it's snowing in that pic:

 

https://www.thorpepark.com/events/corporate-events/winter-events

 

(On a sidenote, what are these "Q-Jump tickets" it refers to under Fright Nights on this link? Is this the concept and name of Fastrack reimagined by the 1,000 specialists? Least it's unashamed to say what it is now if so! :lol:)

I highly doubt that, as this has been on there for the corporate events they offer for companies etc. They were offering this over Christmas in 2018, so I don't think this is related. They offer the fastback (q-jump) to the corporate packages. Also I would say they look more like stars than snow, sorry to disappoint! I think it is most likely going to be summer nights returning, but again I could be wrong.

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