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Exclusive: Thorpe Park ups the ante for Fright Night season as part of wider investment programme
POSTED 18 Apr 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Thorpe Park is gearing up to make a “game-changing” investment to boost its iconic Fright Night events, according to its new divisional director.

Talking exclusively to Attractions Management, Dominic Jones revealed that the Merlin theme park had been “working on a deal” to take Fright Night to a new level and “bring Halloween back” to Thorpe Park in 2017.

Although he declined to unveil further details of the investment, new IP editions are expected to be included to the Fright Night season, which occurs during the month of October.

Jones said the plan was part of a wider investment strategy for Thorpe Park, which recently relaunched Derren Brown’s Ghost Train as “Rise of the Demon”, with darker, more intense new plot.

“It’s a new era for Thorpe Park,” said Jones. “Part of my role is to see what we can do to take us into that new era, whether that means investing in food and beverage, infrastructure or anything else.

“We’ve got a great five year plan and lots of exciting things going on. The plan is about continuous improvement.”
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'Fearless participants' try out Derren Brown's reimagined ghost train at Thorpe Park


Thorpe Park has released new test footage for its reimagined version of Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, demonstrating the park’s promise to “up the fear” with the hair-raising footage.
Derren Brown's 'reimagined' ghost train will up the scares for 2017


Derren Brown’s new ride at Thorpe Park is about to take on a darker persona, with the attraction set to travel “to a horrifying new destination” in 2017.
Merlin's Dominic Jones joins Thorpe Park as divisional director


Thorpe Park has named Dominic Jones as its new divisional director, with Merlin’s former head of Midway Attractions in Europe now responsible for continuing to develop and grow the popular UK theme park.
Halloween proves big business for theme parks as guests flock for fright nights


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Exclusive: Thorpe Park ups the ante for Fright Night season as part of wider investment programme
POSTED 18 Apr 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Thorpe Park is gearing up to make a “game-changing” investment to boost its iconic Fright Night events, according to its new divisional director.

Talking exclusively to Attractions Management, Dominic Jones revealed that the Merlin theme park had been “working on a deal” to take Fright Night to a new level and “bring Halloween back” to Thorpe Park in 2017.

Although he declined to unveil further details of the investment, new IP editions are expected to be included to the Fright Night season, which occurs during the month of October.

Jones said the plan was part of a wider investment strategy for Thorpe Park, which recently relaunched Derren Brown’s Ghost Train as “Rise of the Demon”, with darker, more intense new plot.

“It’s a new era for Thorpe Park,” said Jones. “Part of my role is to see what we can do to take us into that new era, whether that means investing in food and beverage, infrastructure or anything else.

“We’ve got a great five year plan and lots of exciting things going on. The plan is about continuous improvement.”
RELATED STORIES
'Fearless participants' try out Derren Brown's reimagined ghost train at Thorpe Park


Thorpe Park has released new test footage for its reimagined version of Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, demonstrating the park’s promise to “up the fear” with the hair-raising footage.
Derren Brown's 'reimagined' ghost train will up the scares for 2017


Derren Brown’s new ride at Thorpe Park is about to take on a darker persona, with the attraction set to travel “to a horrifying new destination” in 2017.
Merlin's Dominic Jones joins Thorpe Park as divisional director


Thorpe Park has named Dominic Jones as its new divisional director, with Merlin’s former head of Midway Attractions in Europe now responsible for continuing to develop and grow the popular UK theme park.
Halloween proves big business for theme parks as guests flock for fright nights


Attractions worldwide are gearing up for Halloween 2014 with a selection of shows designed to shock, terrify and amaze those in search of a fun-filled fright in October.
MORE NEWS
National Aquarium worth more than US$450m to Maryland’s economy, study shows
The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland, is the catalyst for US$455m (€386m, £345m) in economic activity across the state every year, a new study has shown.
IAAPA 2017: Brass Ring winners announced
IAAPA has announced its winners for this year’s Brass Ring Awards, recognising a number of companies at the annual IAAPA expo for their achievements in excellence across different parts of the industry.
Shaun the Sheep gets foothold in Japan's attractions market
Aardman has opened two Shaun the Sheep Family Farms in Japan, with one in Osaka and one in the east coast city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.
IAAPA 2017: Creative force behind 'Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge' reveals details of immersive Disney project
Scott Trowbridge, the Disney Imagineer leading the creative vision for its Star Wars-themed projects, has revealed details of the operator’s planned Galaxy’s Edge lands, coming to California and Orlando in 2019.
More news>
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Salary: Competitive
Location: Woburn, United Kingdom
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Blackpool Tower
Salary: Competitive
Location: Blackpool, United Kingdom
Centre Assistants - Lee Valley VeloPark
Vibrant Partnerships
Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate
Location: Olympic Park, London
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Tees Valley Combined Authority
Salary: £45,994 - £48,645 per annum
Location: Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Exclusive: Thorpe Park ups the ante for Fright Night season as part of wider investment programme
POSTED 18 Apr 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Thorpe Park is gearing up to make a “game-changing” investment to boost its iconic Fright Night events, according to its new divisional director.

Talking exclusively to Attractions Management, Dominic Jones revealed that the Merlin theme park had been “working on a deal” to take Fright Night to a new level and “bring Halloween back” to Thorpe Park in 2017.

Although he declined to unveil further details of the investment, new IP editions are expected to be included to the Fright Night season, which occurs during the month of October.

Jones said the plan was part of a wider investment strategy for Thorpe Park, which recently relaunched Derren Brown’s Ghost Train as “Rise of the Demon”, with darker, more intense new plot.

“It’s a new era for Thorpe Park,” said Jones. “Part of my role is to see what we can do to take us into that new era, whether that means investing in food and beverage, infrastructure or anything else.

“We’ve got a great five year plan and lots of exciting things going on. The plan is about continuous improvement.”
RELATED STORIES
'Fearless participants' try out Derren Brown's reimagined ghost train at Thorpe Park


Thorpe Park has released new test footage for its reimagined version of Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, demonstrating the park’s promise to “up the fear” with the hair-raising footage.
Derren Brown's 'reimagined' ghost train will up the scares for 2017


Derren Brown’s new ride at Thorpe Park is about to take on a darker persona, with the attraction set to travel “to a horrifying new destination” in 2017.
Merlin's Dominic Jones joins Thorpe Park as divisional director


Thorpe Park has named Dominic Jones as its new divisional director, with Merlin’s former head of Midway Attractions in Europe now responsible for continuing to develop and grow the popular UK theme park.
Halloween proves big business for theme parks as guests flock for fright nights


Attractions worldwide are gearing up for Halloween 2014 with a selection of shows designed to shock, terrify and amaze those in search of a fun-filled fright in October.
 


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