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Brekkie32,024 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
On a similar theme notice ads now for Ninja Warrior centres (one in Wigan I think, another in South Wales), presumably licenced via ITV or the production company.

As for an ITV theme park - I think they could build the best theme park with the best rides in the world, but theming it around ITV shows would kill it at birth.


It's in Stoke and Wigan.

https://adventure.ninjawarrioruk.co.uk/stoke/

Both have been open since late last year.

Thanks - think Stoke is a border town when it comes to regional TV but both essentially in Granadaland.
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IndigoTucker510 posts since 4 Jan 2003

Thanks - think Stoke is a border town when it comes to regional TV but both essentially in Granadaland.

Stoke is definitively Central land - we even have our own Central relay. The outlying villages and other settlements not so much though, but the actual Six Towns are Central.
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JAS844,078 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
On a similar theme notice ads now for Ninja Warrior centres (one in Wigan I think, another in South Wales), presumably licenced via ITV or the production company.

As for an ITV theme park - I think they could build the best theme park with the best rides in the world, but theming it around ITV shows would kill it at birth.
The ITV section at this theme park is supposed to be based on CITV stuff - like Thunderbirds Are Go.
AJ1,717 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
For a kiddies area, it makes some sense in a similar way to CBeebies land at Alton Towers - although isn't CITV more of a content importer than creator nowadays? Not sure how much original and up to date IP they have to offer other than Thunderbirds Are Go.

Outside of kids content, they do have some IP that could work:
* I'm A Celeb had a relatively good attraction at Thorpe Park (and that license has run out now)
* Saturday Night Takeaway - if they can make Tonight with Jimmy Fallon in to a ride in Florida, then why not?
* Coronation Street - similar to the old Granada Studios attraction after they moved to Salford

The resort itself is supposed to be having shows too - so there's no reason why they couldn't do a stage show of some type based on an IP. Downton Abbey, Brainiac and Dancing on Ice could all work in some way.

Combined with the BBC Worldwide deal that they already have, there is some scope for a decent theme park (Doctor Who, a Planet Earth 4D attraction perhaps)

That said, the track record of the company proposing this resort isn't great so far. It's suffered lengthy delays already and was due to open this year, but Paramount pulled out early on and Aardman have just pulled out too - so I'm not entirely sure this will ever happen.