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4 hours ago, Marhelorpe said:

(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:)

Q-Jump are a special sort of Fastrack effectively.

 

When companies have private / corporate events, each attendee gets a ticket (like a Priority Pass) with a list of rides they can go through the Fastrack queues for. These rides are marked off individually when people go through the Fastrack queue.

 

What rides are included on the Q-Jump depends on how much the company pay and what they request. The numbers are taken out of the Fastrack allocations for the day, so there's no more than usual that would be sold.

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1 hour ago, Stuntman707 said:

Stealth in the dark is awesome.

Park closes at 8pm during summer based on times published (subject to change). During July sunset is around 9/10pm and August around 9pm so won't be completely dark during the Summer unfortunately (unless you go after August 27th).

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7 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:)

With the fiasco of rides not being able to operate under 5 degrees???? Can't see it.

 

To me it looks like stars, rather than snow.

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I would assume this is what the Stealth tweet was referencing...

 

https://thelunacinema.com/thorpe-park

 

Outdoor cinema screening of Back to the Future and Bohemian Rhapsody during the May Bank Holiday.

 

Tickets start from £27.50, including 2 hours of ride time on Stealth, Dodgems, Detonator and Teacups, with the film's starting at 9pm, and the screen being set up by Stealth.

 

Interesting idea I guess, but no appeal to me personally

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22 minutes ago, JoshC. said:

I would assume this is what the Stealth tweet was referencing...

 

https://thelunacinema.com/thorpe-park

 

Outdoor cinema screening of Back to the Future and Bohemian Rhapsody during the May Bank Holiday.

 

Tickets start from £27.50, including 2 hours of ride time on Stealth, Dodgems, Detonator and Teacups, with the film's starting at 9pm, and the screen being set up by Stealth.

 

Interesting idea I guess, but no appeal to me personally

Interesting so that’s a private hire of the park for the two nights and therefore the risk is moved away from Merlin if it was to be a failure. 

 

Actually very good to see other companies wanting to try something new with the park. 

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While it's not for me at the mo, this is a very good idea! Hope it works out.

 

I wonder if it's hit by bad weather they could move it in to pirates? Yeah, pirates. It'll always be pirates.

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55 minutes ago, pluk said:

While it's not for me at the mo, this is a very good idea! Hope it works out.

 

I wonder if it's hit by bad weather they could move it in to pirates? Yeah, pirates. It'll always be pirates.

Pirates 😂 

 

These screening things usually go ahead even in heavy rain, they advise you to be prepared although they will upsell ponchos etc 

 

Like you it’s not for me but it will appeal to some. 

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Back to the Future is the best film ever and Queen are awesome so I approve.

 

Probably won't go though unless it's discounted for passholders (which I'm not expecting it to be, as it's an extra).

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Officially announced...

 

 

 

But really, using the "UK's first...at Thorpe Park"?! So bloody stupid.

 

Space Station Zero was therefore the UK's first roller coaster at Thorpe Park. 

Colossus was the world's first roller coaster to have inversions...at Thorpe Park.

 

*sigh*

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I actually thought it was a decent idea at first.. Not one I’d personally be that interested in, but it’s something different?

 

But £27 a ticket? And £35 if you want a seat provided for you? Come on...

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2 hours ago, Portvls said:

I actually thought it was a decent idea at first.. Not one I’d personally be that interested in, but it’s something different?

 

But £27 a ticket? And £35 if you want a seat provided for you? Come on...

Remember this is being done by a third party, not Thorpe Park. Upcharge on seating and even cushions is the norm at these outdoor cinema events

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Luna Cinema tickets are normally £15 at other venues. That in some sense means it's a £12 charge for the 2 hours of rides, and more unique location.

 

Given that Thorpe are the ones pushing it, I imagine they contacted Luna Cinema to diversify their events further. Thorpe will probably make a percentage of the sales after a certain amount, hence why they'll push it. Really though, it should be the other way round - people who are interested in outdoor cinema could lap this up, given the location and the rides.

 

As I say, I like this idea, even if it's not my cup of tea. A very strong negative reaction on social media though - a tad surprising, but I can understand the point of 'why are you focusing on this' though.

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Saw this this morning. Think this is a really good offer and should help to boost visitor numbers this season despite there being no new attractions as such. For those without a season pass or MAP this looks to be a very good option!

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Full version of the map now available:

 

On top of what we already knew, we have...

 

-Wilderness Bar & Kitchen replacing Sticky Sisters

-New name for the coffee hut outside Wilderness

-The disappearance of The Grill / any food place in Old Town

-Live actors not listed as part of TWD experience, but still for DBGT

 

 

I don't like how the events are highlighted; makes them look like major attractions. That makes it especially awkward come June, when GameFX is finished (unless they plan to release further maps, but then why bother highlighting Jungle Escape/BounceZilla so prominently?). Also find it very weird that Sunken Gardens is highlighted so largely; it's bigger then 10 rides!

 

Do like the little symbols representing each coaster; they're neat. 

 

But overall, not overly keen on this style. Better than some previous versions, and at least it can be used as a 'map', but feels very squished (why so much blank space around?!).

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It looks like the events are the main features of the park with how they're shown much bigger than the ride names, the Fright Nights one is fine though IMO (since it is, or was at least, a big event).  The map also makes the park look much smaller than previous ones have done.

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