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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:13 am

Oh wow, in that case I hope Lucas the Drummer ignores my advice! School trips don't normally start this early do they :?r Was everything running to full capacity?

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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:39 am

Thorpe Park has sent us a press release announcing the takeover of the park's beach area with a new Love Island experience based on the popular tv show. Thorpe Park Resort will be home to Love Island Lates on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for the six weeks of summer from 26th July. For more information visit http://www.thorpepark.com

Visitors to Thorpe Park Resort will soon be able to take part in an exclusive Love Island experience, including games, themed drinks and a chance to meet contestants from the notorious ITV2 show.

The theme park has announced its beach area will become the world’s only Love Island fan experience for the duration of summer 2018. Fans will be able to experience fun and games including the iconic Love Island lilo race for a chance to win prizes. The takeover will include themed cocktails, beach food, a chance to hire VIP beach huts and a specially-themed chill out zone.

There will also be opportunities to meet previous and current contestants on select dates.

The beach at THORPE PARK Resort will be the only Love Island experience available anywhere in the world for the duration of the series and beyond.

The TV series has continued to grow in popularity since 2015 and the launch of the current series was watched by an average of 2.95 million viewers; ITV2’s highest ever audience.

Divisional Director Dominic Jones said, “Throughout the summer everyone is talking about Love Island and now everyone has the chance to experience what it would be like to be on the ITV2 show, without having to leave the UK. Our beach is open and we’re looking forward to welcoming Love Island fans throughout the summer.”

The Surrey based theme park is celebrating its partnership with the hit ITV2 series with late night opening on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays nights from Thursday 26th July to Saturday 1st September 2018.
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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:30 am

Another day, another ride closure announced by Merlin.

"It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the time has come to say goodbye to a much loved ride here at Thorpe Park Resort and what was the UK’s tallest log flume, Logger’s Leap. Later on this year, fans of the ride will get the chance to own a piece of Logger’s Leap memorabilia via an online auction. We’ll be revealing which props and elements of the ride are up for grabs in an exclusive auction in May. Keep an eye on our social channels for details nearer the time."

Source: Facebook

The ride had been closed for the last three seasons with the park saying the area was under redevelopment and that the flume would be 'splashing back'. Although Loggers was largely uneventful, the last drop was fantastic, and it was a nice antidote to the rest of the doom-and-gloom-inspired attractions around the park.

In line with Merlin ride removal corporate policy, no replacement yet.

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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby Kw6sTheatee » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:17 pm

Well, now we know where that next big coaster is going ;) ! Stinks to lose a log flume but...
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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby KarlaKoaster » Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:34 pm

Kw6sTheatee wrote:Well, now we know where that next big coaster is going ;) ! Stinks to lose a log flume but...

...but we didn't even need to lose it for a coaster anyway, the ride takes up no room at all really. It's just another example of Merlin not looking after their rides properly. It will be nice to see a new coaster there, though, it's been a while.

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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:49 pm

It's a bummer to see another park losing a log flume. But I'm not surprised considering this one hadn't run in a few years.
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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:18 pm

Not just any log flume, but a double dip log flume. Now there are three in the world, I think? Six Flags Great America, Walibi Holland and Walibi Belgium. (EDIT: and Plopsaland De Panne, thanks Jordy)
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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby Rill'o'beily » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:15 pm

Kw6sTheatee wrote:Well, now we know where that next big coaster is going ;)

I'm fully expecting another overpriced walkthrough or some other "groundbreaking experience" or something that won't have full actors 80% of the time and will be closed after like 3 years

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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby JordyC » Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:28 pm

A.J. wrote:Not just any log flume, but a double dip log flume. Now there are three in the world, I think? Six Flags Great America, Walibi Holland and Walibi Belgium.


Plopsaland De Panne has one as well.
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Re: Thorpe Park Discussion Thread

Postby Kw6sTheatee » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:07 am

Rill'o'beily wrote:
Kw6sTheatee wrote:Well, now we know where that next big coaster is going ;)

I'm fully expecting another overpriced walkthrough or some other "groundbreaking experience" or something that won't have full actors 80% of the time and will be closed after like 3 years


Aw, come on man! Have you heard about the Project 2020 document? I’m expecting a document to be filed around this time if it is a coaster. Those folks over at Thorpe haven’t had a new coaster in seven long years!
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