Thorpe Park 2005

Thursday, April 24, 2003 8:18 AM
It seems that there are plans for a launched coaster at Thorpe Park in 2005, strong hints were given in the latest issue of First Drop. Now it seems someone has got in touch with Thorpe local council (Runnymede) and asked where they can see a copy of the plans. They responded by saying that the person should get in contact with a certain council member with regard to the application. It should only be a matter of time before we know some more facts about the application. Rumours are going around that the coaster may be up to 150ft in height.

This all seems to confirm the fact that Thorpe will be home to its third major coaster in four years come 2005.

Thursday, April 24, 2003 9:09 AM
hmmm, the rumour i heard is that the local council has been pushed back into letting a 200ft ride height, and that the ride would be of xlr8r type. despite this as thorpe park is running out of room i am not totally confinced that they would build a large ride with out removing much of the area, probably around calgary stampede, and just to make this clear, if thorpe park chooses to reclaim land, then they will have to dig another lake somewhere else for the water to run to, because that is the case of the water table around that area, the water has to go somewhere


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Thursday, April 24, 2003 9:19 AM
OK, this is all rumours at the moment, don't get too excited. All we know is that Thorpe Park are planning a coaster for 2005, no one knows what kind of ride it is, how tall it will be or anything like that so there is no point taking these rumours as gospel and expecting a 200ft rocket coaster to appear at Thorpe Park in 2005.

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Friday, April 25, 2003 12:44 AM
You are right nothing has been confirmed yet. But it does seem something is in the pipeline. I am thinking that Tussauds realise that there parks will need somthing in 2005 because Blackpool will be doing something major in either 2005/2006. Where the Pleasure Beach is concerned, they don't do things by half and I'm thinking that what-ever Aton or Thorpe do they aren't going to be getting any of the press that year.
Friday, April 25, 2003 2:16 AM
I don't believe for one second that Thorpe would be granted permission to build a 200ft ride; 150ft maybe but not 200. However, we all know that size isn't everything and indeed that a lot of the most lauded coasters in the world are relatively short in height. Theres plenty of scope for a really good 150ft Intamin Rocket coaster - a turn before the top hat would allow speed and acceleration equal to Xcelerator for instance.

Another idea that springs to mind is a launched 4d! That could have even less height whilst delivering a great ride. I can't see Tussauds taking such a risk though.

Bottom line though - speculation is fun but the reality is we're talking 2 years away, and we're not going to know for sure for at least another year. Besides, Thorpe just got 2 quality coasters in 2 years, the main focus should surely be on them.

Friday, April 25, 2003 12:57 PM
Well i just got back from the park yes it was the best day ever! Anyway when i was queueing up for colossus i notices hidden behide X : No Way Out was a pile of Materals stocked up mabye a new ride there is space there but there no more info than that!!

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