Thorpe Park: General Discussion

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  1. skyscraper

    skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Apparently it's been confirmed that Thorpe has lost Saw's IP, so they've got to re-theme it. Do we think they'll go for a similar theme or something completely different?
     
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    If ‘generic abandoned run down warehouse’ with all references to Saw removed and not replaced is classed as a similar theme, then yes.
     
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    Where have you got that from?
     
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    The theming is too run down for it to be re-themed to anything upbeat without some serious money being spent on it.
     
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    SAW debranding, there’s your “new” for 2020.
     
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    Mentioned at 2:51 in this video:

     
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    If a YouTube account with about 4 subscribers is the only one reporting it as fact, I'd take it with at least a tablespoon of salt.
     
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    42 actually. Do the maths. ;):tearsofjoy:
     
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    New for 2020: The Ride.
     
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    They should flip all the signs so it reads “WAS the ride”.
     
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    They don’t mention anything about this on their blog post from last week... it’s reason number 5 of 20 to visit in 2020!


    5. THE WORLD'S FIRST HORROR THEMED ROLLER COASTER
    Fan of the Saw film franchise and intense thrills? Thorpe Park Resort is home to Saw – The Ride, the World’s first horror themed roller coaster! With deadly traps and the menacing Billy puppet hiding round every corner, it’s not just the coaster that sends chills down the spine!

    https://www.thorpepark.com/blog/infinite-thrills-20-reasons-to-visit-thorpe-park-in-2020
     
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    Or we assume some teenagers running a wannabe YouTube channel made things up........
     
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    The ride was designed with the IP disappearing in mind, or at least that was the narrative when it was built.
     
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    when it eventually does go it wouldn’t be hard to remove the IP, the only real IP specific parts of the theme are the doll and the video content. Remove them and change the signs and you have generic spooky mill theme (or drag another horror IP in)
     
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    Indeed, it is easy to see how they could re-work it if and when the IP does expire. Derren Brown's Waste of Money Train on the other hand....!
     
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    I think it was reffered to as 'The Old Mill' at an event somewhere, post Saw - which would make sense.

    I didn't go on it last season, has he appeared in the ride itself now? Revised pre-show (or removal of?) would leave it as the Desmond Brown Disappointment Express.
     
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    [SARC]How about another book IP?[/SARC]
     
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    I'm sure in the very early stages it was planned as a generic sawmill type ride. I could be wrong but the original don't look quite as "horrifying" to me http://www.totalthorpepark.co.uk/archive/archive2009.shtml
     
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    Odd.
     
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    They will still sting you with Parking charges on the way out o_O
     
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