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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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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
Revealed: Opening date for Scotland's first design museum, created by Kengo Kuma
V&A Dundee, Scotland’s first design museum, will open to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018, it has been revealed.
Norwegian brewery partners with COBE to create Stavanger waterfront attraction
Danish architects COBE and Norwegian beer maker Lervig have unveiled plans for a major waterfront visitor centre and brewery in Stavanger, Norway.
Designs revealed for new aquatics centre on an artificial quay in Copenhagen’s harbour
Stunning designs have been revealed for Copenhagen's new Water Culture Centre, which will feature outdoor and indoor pools, waterfalls, harbour baths and sports facilities.
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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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