The thing I find most bizarre is that Thorpe Park isn't a (proper) resort. Merlin love their accommodation. I recall seeing an ambition to increase the "number of keys" (by a 1000 if I recall) as a reason for the Stargazing Pods at Alton Towers. Yet Thorpe Park... nope. They have their storage containers, but a proper hotel? No. Not even one, never mind multiple hotels as at other Merlin parks. Why is that?