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Tbh I was expecting ‘more’ from Thorpe than this.

 

More like its a knockout style inflatables, they look well quite ...... cheap

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I'll just throw it out there that I genuinely think this will be fun. Who doesn't love a giant bouncy castle?

 

But, this still shows the state of the park right now. They've chucked in an inflatable course that wouldn't look out of place at a summer fair as a quick fix. If this is all they can afford, what does that say for the future?

 

I genuinely can't think of any other park in the world which is so desperate for new stuff on such a restricted budget that they have had to resort to adding a bloody inflatable. 

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Yep, what @JoshC. said. 

 

Bit sad really when you compare what Thorpe is offering for 2019 season vs Paulton's for 2020. And yes, I know that it's not 2020 yet... but if Thorpe had anything big up their sleeves (which I'm pretty darn certain they don't), it would be "out there" by now.

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Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. 

 

This feels quite cheap and tacky. It's a shame that, yet again, we are getting a temporary event rather than a new attraction. All the worse since over the last few years we seem to be losing attractions too (loggers, slammer).

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Now we know why BounceZilla is free - to build up the main queue enough to a point where it will encourage people to buy Fastrack for the thing.

 

I mean, just... wow. Three different queues for a bleedin' bouncy castle......


Happy 40th Anniversary folk!

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You can’t really go wrong with a bouncy castle, even Merlin would find it hard to ruin it although adding fastrack is a step too far.

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I did it today. It's fun. I mean it's a bloody bouncy castle course, of course it's going to be fun.

 

But it looks awful, the soundtrack is cringey (think cringey pop songs mashed together poorly and an annoying American-style voiceover), it isn't what Thorpe need right now (or ever tbh), feels out of place...

 

I guess it's a guilty pleasure type attraction. You'll come out smiling, but everything about it is so bad.

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Really great fun - the thing is insanely tiring - don’t look bad from outside but it’s a pretty challenging course.

 

Think it will go down well - I get what people say it’s big, loud but it is only temporary and it’s well worth a go! 

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3 hours ago, JoshC. said:

the soundtrack is cringey (think cringey pop songs mashed together poorly and an annoying American-style voiceover), it isn't what Thorpe need right now (or ever tbh), feels out of place...

Gotta agree that soundtrack is just awful.

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Don’t mind the soundtrack actually - it’s loud and fun like the whole attraction I guess - nice to include the imascore X in there and the most subtle hint to big top too! 

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NB: I did not partake in the press event.. ;)

 

Most people seem to love the awful soundtrack though, so what do I know?

 

Another point I'll throw out there: I'm surprised something like this has been passed by H&S. Loads of people I spoke to had grazes, friction burns, etc. Stuff like that will eventually get blown out of proportion or end up leading to something serious.

 

Equally, it's a tiring course. When you get people doing this in 30 degree heat and blaring sunshine, how will they cope after? Could see quite a few people fainting / being unwell during or immediately after this.

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6 hours ago, Benin said:

Fansites get free trip to Thorpe with nibbles and are positive about new addition they've been invited to review...

 

[/Shocked.gif]

 

I don't know these people. I'm not fortunate enough.

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The soundtrack was just a naff mix of old pop tracks (who still listens to Gangnam Style in 2019?) with an annoying 'BOUNCEZILLA' jingle mashed in.

The event is pretty typical for a low budget Merlin event, it's just a bit of trashy summer fun and that's fine.

But for some strange reason (going off his rush to post about it online) Thorpe brought back Nick Hutson to do the soundtrack and even got John Burton from MMM involved. Seriously, they paid an ego-stroking podcaster/YouTuber just to do what 'Now That's What I Call Music 20546' does every year and for some reason MMM needed to be involved in a bouncy castle??

Do they not have their own events team anymore?
Couldn't they hire a real DJ on location, ya know, like a real event would?

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The course was designed by MMM and custom made with the features they wanted for the space they had.. hence their involvement!

 

As for the soundtrack - again its cheese and fun by design - fits in with the whole thing really!

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