Expansion plans for Thorpe ParkThorpe Park: Two parks and a landfill expansion are on the table.
From Richard WatersonThorpe Park in the UK is planning on expanding in the next few years. Alongside the Colossus and Nemises Inferno, they are planning on installing an Intamin hydraulic rocket coaster (similar to the one at Knotts Berry Farm in California USA), which will be placed in model world. Installation will hopefully be completed by the opening of the 2006 season.
Posted March 15, 2004 at 10:27 PM
Early plans have also been submitted for another coaster to be erected in the Canada creek area of the park, and early reports say that it will be of a similar scale to Nemesis Inferno. No other deatils about the coaster have been released but, the construction is planned for 2008.
Plans are in place for the park to be extended, with parts of the lakes being filled in to create more room, and areas of the park that are not populated will be flooded.
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From Ben MillsYou can read a more detailed article here...
Posted March 16, 2004 at 9:23 AM
FYI, the 2008 coaster is expected to be either a wooden coaster or a compact inverted.
From Ben MillsAlso, lets not forget the never receeding rumours of an on-site water park that the park supposedly wants within the next 15 years, possibly sooner.
Posted March 17, 2004 at 10:18 AM
From Martin Hopwoodi think most of the money for this expansion is coming from tussauds and means less money spent on chessington and alton towers, refilling lakes is the most expensive thing anyone can do and takes loads of years to do it, i cant see how they can expand the park without filling lakes because i cant see any existing land they own unlike alton towers
Posted March 19, 2004 at 3:48 AM
From Ben MillsYes, lake building is expensive, but there are no plans to do anything massively extensive. All new coasters are being constructed on existing land - Model World and Canada Creek. All other rides are small enough to fit in empty areas, or are replacing older rides. Besides, Thorpe owns quite a bit of the forest land to the back of the park. If any major expansions were needed, they could be fitted there.
Posted March 19, 2004 at 8:55 AM
From Wessley PearceyComing from an old post made by a member, Lake Infiling isnt as cost consuming as one would think, the lakes are man-made remember, they were once part of an old quarry anyway and are not that deep.If Thorpe has a future it needs to start taking this space back, and loads of it, i know the wildlife will suffer, but stuff it, we want rides(god this sounds bad)but we come first!!!
Posted August 8, 2007 at 10:05 AM
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