Thorpe Park: General Discussion

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

  1. Rob

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    The 2016 Fright Nights lineup has been confirmed on ThemeParks.uk. I'm afraid to report that the abomination of a maze that is The Big Top will be returning, however My Bloody Valentine will not be returning and in its place will be a new maze called Platform 15.
    :)
     
  2. Leah

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    Sounds like it's themed around ghost train (ironically, with more ghosts)
     
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    Thanks for the advice everyone, im on a sixth form school trip that's the reason im going, sounds like it will be ridiculously busy then
     
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    Today was manic ! All them coaches full of kids.
    If you can afford to get fasttrack. I would !
     
  5. Leah

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    I'm going (again) to thorpe and Chessington in about two weeks. Will the school trips have died down by then? Also, what time has ghost train been opening?
     
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    Kids should be off school by then, so no school trips. School holidays though and with any luck most people should be venturing abroad for their Hols. However this is Thorpe we are talking about, I've never known it to be quiet, even on a quiet day, you might find with any luck that Chessie will be quieter than Thorpe
     
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    DBGT has been opening at 11 if there are no issues with it
     
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    THORPE PARK Official
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    Attention: unusual tropical weather in London has resulted in the park being full today!

    Only pre-booked tickets will be allowed entry on to park. Please do not travel if you have not pre-booked or are an Annual Pass Holder.
     
  11. AliceHL91

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    I didn't know they bothered about maximum capacity. Always seems too busy there.
    The past two Saturdays were ridiculous.
     
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    THORPE PARK Official
    Please be aware: we are expecting high volumes on park tomorrow due to summer deciding to show up for once!
    Entry to park tomorrow July 19th will be strictly PRE-BOOK ONLY! Please do not travel if you have not pre-booked.



    you aint gotta ticked you aint coming in ! :D:D
     
  13. Stuntman707

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    I don't want to complain they are at maximum capacity as it's all good for Merlin. However, they must have been selling unlimited numbers of fastrack tickets. Some of the queues for fastrack were almost as long as the standard entrance, it was ridiculous. It got to the point where the normal queue was being closed for 10 mins at a time to try and reduce the fastrack queue. On a busy day, you shouldn't have to pay to get in, pay again for fastrack only to still end up queing. Fastrack should be limited to so many tickets a day. It's like an airline getting every single passenger to buy priority boarding, whats the point? it has no benefit if everyone has one.
    Rant over! :mad:
     
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    As long as they make more money from upselling Fasttrack they don't care how many they sell. I've only encountered Fasttrack being sold out at Chessington a few years ago, from what I have heard, the parks don't restrict the amounts like they used to unless it's for one ride in particular (DBGT for example).

    Logic doesn't come into it when there's money to be made.
     
  15. bluesonichd

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    Or when the o_O southern people keep buying it ...

    Clueless.

    More money than sense :rolleyes:
     
  16. Burbs

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    From a business point of view, it's basically a tonne of free money. I can see why Merlin do it, but it really does affect the main queue. Most noticeable at Thorpe and Chessington than at Towers.

    Says the one with a VIP annual pass... ;)
     
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    I don't buy Fasttrack tickets anymore, nor do I pay for entry tickets and I gave up my Merlin pass 2 years ago.

    I only visit parks if I get free tickets through our company or using Sun vouchers. I don't even buy food or drink in the park, my only purchase is usually a car park token.

    I don't mind queuing for hours and multiple ride closures if I've only have to pay £6. I just feel for the people who paid full price + fast tracks as well as food and drink.
     
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    I just laugh that people queue at the booth to buy Fastrack tickets so they don't have to queue. If people weren't so impatient with Fastrack, the normal queue would at least keep moving and it wouldn't be too bad. It's standing in the same place for ages that irritates me.
     
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    The problem with that is, at some point it requires a purchase of The Sun. I'd rather give Merlin some money than Rupert Mudoch
     
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    Or you could give the money to someone on ebay who has already bought the paper. Get to choose the date as well if you do it that way.
     

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