Thorpe Park: General Discussion

John

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Well I'm not the best judge when it comes to Thorpe, but apparently there is a limit of 6000 tickets for AP evening. It's not exactly excessive but I wouldn't be surprised if there were fewer people there the next day
 

John

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Just checked prices for local travelodges and Chertsey TL is coming up as £37 for Thursday night. I'm rather tempted to do 2 days (or maybe Chessington on the Friday) - anyone interested?
 

pritchardavid

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Sorry John I'm working then, only will be able to come straight away from after finishing work, being hotel would be pointless for myself. I'll come Thursday or Friday if others are goanna go
 

John

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I'm currently thinking of doing Chessington on Thurday morning then getting train to Chertsey, drop my bag at the TL and head into Thorpe for the preview night, then do a full day there on the Friday.

Of all the half baked ideas I've had so far this is the one I'm liking the most.
 

TheMan

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That makes much sense! I am not sure I can do this, it is doubtful but possible. I really do like the idea though
 

Coaster

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Last years was ridiculous, they seem to be either quiet and a bonus, or busy and awful!
The preview evening last year was fairly busy, but it wasn't ridiculous. I found there was enough time to get on all the mazes and a few rides, which left me satisfied (but then it's my local park so I didn't travel for miles to get there). Should have been at 2011 annual pass day in March, now that was ridiculous... :laughing:
 

TheMan

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The preview evening last year was fairly busy, but it wasn't ridiculous. I found there was enough time to get on all the mazes and a few rides, which left me satisfied (but then it's my local park so I didn't travel for miles to get there). Should have been at 2011 annual pass day in March, now that was ridiculous... :laughing:

No you are right, I more meant relatively to how they operated it.
 

TheMan

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Ah yes, one train on all the coasters if I remember rightly? I didn't spend much time on the coasters (more in the mazes) but that was unacceptable.

Yes. Along with 3/4 minute per train dispatch on Nemesis.
 

KingNemesis

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Unsure if this has been mentioned in this thread but some details on Thorpe Park's overnight option has been revealed:

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Burbs

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Less than half the price of the Towers overnight option, yet this sounds MUCH more scary, and MUCH more pleasant than staying with 50 other people in the cold, wet, damp, facility-less ruins!
 
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KingNemesis

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Just read through the Terms and Conditions about the overnight event and saw this:

**Guests may be kidnapped.
Hope its not permanent

Also noticed this:

SCREAM ADD-ONS FOR HALLOWEEN WITH THORPE SHARK HOTEL STAYS (18+)
Available on Fright Fridays — 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

From £65.75 per person; supplements apply per add-on

Get that extra fear factor this Fright Nights at THORPE PARK Resort and spend the night in the shadows of the rides at the THORPE SHARK Hotel. Terrifying extras such as a Bedtime Gory Story Teller, a Night Terror and a Monster under the bed can be found lying in wait in your room for the ultimate bad dream.

Notice the Fright Fridays wording, New offer maybe?
 
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John

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The maze queues at Thorpe are an absolute nightmare as it is. They're too popular and don't have the capacity to cope with demand, so maybe it's time to go down the AT route and have paid mazes using timeslots? I'm thinking a rough pricing of £5 each, 3 for £13 or all 5 for £20 with the usual 20% discount for AP holders. VIP holders would get free access but would still have to reserve/collect tickets, which would come out of the daily allocation.
 

djtruefitt

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So I did Thorpe Park yesterday with my family (my young brother had never been before), it seemed pointless doing a trip report topic for it, so thought ill just put some of my thoughts here, as it was my first visit since Angry Birds Land opened.

Overall I had a very good day and the park was pretty quiet, longest we queued was about 20 minutes for Swarm and also Colossus. It really doesn't help with Thorpes way of just running all the coasters on one train all day (well except for Saw), if Swarm had been on two trains it would have certainly been walk on I imagine. But we got on everything multiple times, so it didn't really matter.

Now I may get shot down for this, but I really liked Angry Birds land. OK it looks horrible, it doesn't fit in with the area, they might as well not have bothered with Detonator. But other than that I liked it. I have never played the game, but the 4D was very good, with nice effects, proper seats and was 4D was really good, at times you really did feel like things were coming out of the screen. It is so much better than Ice Age at towers. Its a shame the 4D cinema was left for a few years with nothing in there!). As much as we all moaned about the dodgems, I really liked them and its one of those rides where you go round with a smile on your face (as you bump in to various people :p), and with so many cars on the ride it was total chaos, which made it more fun! Thorpe needs more fun, none thrill rides like this.

In other news we had dinner at Pizza Hut (which is now cheaper than Pizza Pasta at towers at only £9.99. There was also much more choice than towers, with no end of different pizzas, and even some thin base "managers specials" that kept appearing.
 

John

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In a rather odd move, Flying Fish is now closed until the end of the season (http://www.thorpepark.com/rides/flying-fish/).

There is rumour that the reason for this is that Thorpe are bringing back a Feb H-T event - I don't see how that would be related, but there you go. Given how much of a disaster Feb openings at Thorpe have been in the past I won't be in any real hurry to visit.
 
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