Thorpe Park: General Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Ted, 11th Jun 2012.

  1. josht

    josht TowersStreet Member

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    Yeah well done thorpe well done
     
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    Looks like rubbish...

    Suitable...
     
  3. Sam

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    Handy that some of the signage used in construction also indicates what object would improve the hotel.

    DETONATOR.
     
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    A delight.
     
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    It feels like I'm looking at an art competition's winning entry, sent in by a student who has no concept of a collage or how a shark's body is shaped whatsoever.
     
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    Looks gorgeous.

    Who would think back in 2008 that Merlin Studios would be able to get to this point and create such a marvellous wonder of theatrical brilliance.

    Truly beautiful!
     
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    Well, it's not a shipping container....
     
  8. Alastair

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    If you didn't already know that was supposed to look like a shark then there's no way you could tell what it's supposed to be. How can they build that and actually think it's worthy of what is supposed to be a premium theme park?!
     
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    Wow. Can't think of much else to say really. :(
     
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    Mother of Wardley, that looks awful.
     
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    Think that might be the worst theme park image I've ever seen. Compare this to the North Korean park thread and shake your head at the similarities.
     
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    They blew their budget on drawing it.
     
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    HAHA! Hilarious!

    *wipes tear from eye*


    ::)
     
  14. Dave

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    The nice thing about Thorpe Park is when your feeling depressed at Alton towers after visiting European Parks, Thorpe comes along and reminds you that it could be worse.
     
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    Hate to use the 'It's not even finished yet' argument, but....

    It's not even finished yet.


    There's a lot more to be added; more cladding, coaster-track-ribs, teeth, lighting, etc. It's not even half-finished I'd wager.

    I've always liked the look of the shark, being my favourite of the three concepts the park showed on FB. Looking forward to the final result!
     
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    I agree with Rowe, it looks like someone had a great idea for an art installation but it isn't quite working out how they wanted!

    Although it's not finished I can see this ending up like one of my 'art' projects, where I start adding random stuff or covering the entire thing in glitter in a desperate attempt to bring the piece together.
     
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    It doesn't really matter if it's finished or not, it looks naff. A shark made out of rubbish left in the service yards isn't good theming, it's lazy theming. It doesn't even look very "shark-shaped"!

    Coupled with the rubbish looking "hotel" and this is something I would expect to see at Pleasurewood Hills. This can't have cost much and it looks horrible.

    One night in this "hotel" on the 20th May, without entry, costs £69. The same night in the Big Blue Hotel at Pleasure Beach Blackpool costs £60. There's no value here, it's just blatant money grabbing.
     
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    I don't buy this at all.

    It's trashy. The whole complex is trashy.

    Why does anybody settle for this cheap dross?
     
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    It's not just the shark though, it's the prison camp behind it. I'm sure the rooms themselves are pleasant enough but accommodation designed for festivals is not really the standard a theme park should be looking at.

    Even decent cladding would have helped.
     
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    How very classy from Thorpe.

    Even if it's not finished it just looks hilariously awful.

    :)
     

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