Thorpe park sets to build biggest rollercoaster in the UK

Published on : Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Thorpe Park unveils plans for a brand new rollercoaster and is set to be the biggest in the UK. The Surrey-based theme park’s latest addition could be ready for thrillseekers by 2024. The resort already boasts the Swarm, the last rollercoaster to open at the theme park in 2012.

On Thursday, the plans for the monster rollercoaster reportedly codenamed Project Exodus was unveiled at a presentation for local residents. The 236ft ride would be the tallest rollercoaster in the UK beating the 213ft record held by the Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach since 1994.

Thorpe Park said it involves the removal of existing rides on the development site and replacement with a new rollercoaster. Visitors will be transported from the station structure around a new track over water in an exhilarating experience.

A maintenance building is proposed to the west of the station building and there will be associated facilities provided such as a food and beverage outlet and photoshop. Thorpe Park said details on the design of the ride would be provided through the planning process and the layout could change.

The theme park said the Covid-19 pandemic has, had, and continues to have, a significant impact on admission numbers to the Resort. Thorpe Park Resort aims to continue to invest in the Park’s attractions to encourage more people to return to the Resort now that the tourism industry has re-opened.

This key investment and the introduction of new attractions is critical to the Resort’s recovery from the Covid-related impacts on the business. They are delighted to announce that they are proposing to add an exciting new rollercoaster to Thorpe Park Resort’s portfolio of world-class attractions. This will be the first new rollercoaster at Thorpe Park since the arrival of THE SWARM in 2012. The four-week public consultation on the rollercoaster plans will run until January 7, with two virtual meetings for local residents on Monday, December 13.

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