Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Ted, 11th Jun 2012.
Why wouldn't they? Given it's axed and past its time means it's prime IP material for them.
Thorpe are really struggling with cutbacks. They only have one opening day this season.
I don't understand how Thorpe are able to produce better opening times than Towers when Towers are doing a lot better in terms of attendance & revenue and have lots of on-site accommodation now.
They don't bother with the cleaning up after a shift previously cited to be justification for short opening hours- all that rubbish adds to the apocalypse island vibe.
Notice they’ve also cut Summer Nights to 8pm close instead of 10pm - not surprised at all though as it’s usually dead.
But they have changed back to 6pm close for Sunday’s so at least they’ve reused those lost hours from 10pm close.
Be interesting to see if they can turn it around and have guests who are satisfied with their visit.
Apologies if this is old news, but it looks like Thorpe are copying Towers and launching their own Season Pass.
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I believe Thorpe were knocking out season passes for the day gate price before Towers, I had one around 2014 I think. They were introduced mid season and I think they've been available since, not certain though as I've not had one since.
Up until now they were annual passes not season.
In other news I'm hoping Thorpe staff In general end up with a small bit of training in relation to autie and aspie guests, I'm not the only person with ASD who has had issues with thorpe.
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Yes I got one last year and it expires 27th March. Opening day this year is 29th March.
I’m quite surprised by Thorpes hours, nice to see no 4pm closes and I guess the 10pm summer lates were just not needed judging by queue times.
Shame we can’t have some of it at Alton.
If the 10pm summer lates can't work that's fair enough, at least they tried.
8pm seems to be the worst of both worlds for the park in some ways though; not late enough to make an evening only ticket a viable option, people leaving early enough to get their evening meal elsewhere, but still the increased costs of running everything for a few more hours. Limited extra direct revenue for their outlay.
I’m loving the fact fright nights start in September
To be fair didn’t it start in August at Disney last year somewhere?
They didn’t offer an evening only ticket anyway?
They certainly did, was £10 initially, think that rose to £15 around 2016. Not so sure about last year or so but pretty sure it was an option at £10 again, and was a £10 charge for AP's.
The ticketing got out of control at one point, with normal tickets, summer nights, island beats and Ministry of Sound all clashing with different prices, tickets and access.
Last year Ministry of Sound 6pm tickets were £10
Ministry of Sound is not normal opening hours, you can't use a day ticket to get into the event. Also technically those nights are open until 3am not the 10pm.
Why would there be a charge for annual passes just to stay in the park until 10pm? If you arrived at 10am you can stay until 10pm (8pm this year) in the summer, there is no extra charge.
Unless you mean Ministry of Sound which is a separate ticketed event where day tickets are not accepted. the normal late nights (called Love Island Lates in 2018) are included in day tickets.
Last year, it was £10 for an evening ticket from 6-10pm if you didn't have any annual passes
I believe pluk is referencing the Summer Nights event in previous years, which incurred a charge for Annual Pass Holders.
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