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Thorpe Park have today announced the development of a new theme park attraction which will launch within their walls and will pay homage to iTV's long-running reality TV series I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.
Tentatively titled I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Maze, the themed interactive experience will feature pre-recorded video introductions courtesy of regular presenters Ant and Dec, humorous renditions of the venues in which I'm A Celebrity contestants traditionally partake in their Bush Tucker Trials like Croc Creek and the Chambers of Horror as well as other memorable iconography taken from the fourteen-season history of the programme (the most recent series of which, for those whose interest is peaked by such factoids, averaged 9.64 million viewers last year compared to Doctor Who's 7.34, Cilla's 7.72, Call the Midwife's 10.42 and Sherlock's chart-topping 11.83).
Usually, this would be the juncture at which we'd criticise the lack of ingenuity presented in the Surrey-based theme park's approach to creating new themed mazes for its visitors to immerse themselves in on a yearly basis, yet to be completely fair, past Thorpe Park attractions have, are and presumably will continue to take unashamed inspiration from well-known (if hardly critically lauded in some cases, though that would explain why the rights were easier to obtain than those owned by Disney, Universal et al) entertainment franchises including Saw and Angry Birds (yes, really - just check out the park's website for all of the necessary evidence), so we'll at least commend them on sticking to their guns in that respect. Even so, though, given the choice between the park's foremost attractions such as Stealth and Nemesis Inferno or this sure-to-be fairly subdued attraction, we're in little doubt as to just which high-octane roller-coasters the true thrill seekers of this hallowed isle will probably head towards. Choose wisely, folks.
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Maze will bring the forests of Australia crashing onto the planes of Britannia at Thorpe Park, Surrey this March 27th.