I have a little more fuel to add to the fire of future coaster rumours for Thorpe; @JoshC.
over on Thorpe Park Mania has done some interesting speculative work regarding some things appearing around Thorpe Park that, while quite distant from one another, appear somewhat related.
The first is quite simple; on Josh's own blog back in July, he was looking at the many Thorpe-related Easter eggs on a recently redecorated vending machine opposite Derren Brown's Ghost Train: https://justanotherthemeparkblog.wo...very-easter-egg-on-thorpes-graffiti-machines/
Now this might sound fairly innocent, and certainly not something worthy of new coaster speculation. However, one of the very few things on there that wasn't a Thorpe easter egg was the word Exodus
. That does not relate to any current or past Thorpe Park attraction, event, or anything really. So that naturally raises the question; why is that random word on there alongside all the other Thorpe-related stuff?
OK, I can hear you saying "One word on a vending machine back in July and you're concluding there's a new project coming? That's a terribly rash conclusion!", and if it were based on that alone, I would be somewhat inclined to agree.
However, something else intriguing related to this recently appeared at Fright Nights.
Within the queue for Trailers, one of the cinema posters up on the wall reads "X:\O-DUS
". Now on the face of it, this appears to be paying homage to X:\ No Way Out, but it's not too direct, and I personally thought that choosing the word Exodus once again was a very intriguing choice on the part of Thorpe Park, and given the 2 uses were at least 3 months apart, I'm unsure if it's a coincidence. I'll admit it's not the first word that springs to mind for a random word to use, at least not for me anyway. Another interesting thing Josh noticed was that the poster had pine trees in it, which could potentially be referencing Old Town... where tree clearance is currently taking place. Tree clearance that Thorpe Park themselves are advertising within Platform 15.
So my point is; could they be teasing a coaster project in Old Town with the project name Exodus?
Of course, I'm not saying anything is concrete by any means; I'm literally just speculating. I could be adding 2 and 2 and getting 121 here. But with all the signs we're seeing, however minor some of them might seem, could they be pointing towards something bigger?
Here's Josh's full post if you're interested; he probably did a far better job of explaining it than me: https://forum.maniahub.com/topic/10923-the-next-big-thing/?do=findComment&comment=274619
P.S. I know you're a member on here @JoshC.
, so I hope you don't mind me promoting your content. If you do object, I sincerely apologise and I will remove this post immediately; I just thought it would make for an interesting talking point.