Thorpe Park 2024 Rollercoaster Public Consultation Plans Uploaded
Friday 10th December 2021
The public consultation website for the rollercoaster replacing Old Town is now online! Codenamed Project Exodus this huge new rollercoaster will transform the parks Skyline if permission is granted. Standing at 236 feet tall this rollercoaster is set to be the tallest rollercoaster in the UK, beating Blackpool Pleasure Beach's The Big One by 1 foot.
With the park currently in the consultation phase, not all of the plans have been published and nothing has been finalised just yet. No information about the top speed, manufacture or theme has been confirmed yet but enthusiasts across social media have started to speculate over who they think and want to build the rollercoaster.
Looking at the plans shows off a brief layout of the ride and how steep the lift hill could be. Our favourite part of these plans is the waterside viewing area where are you will be able to get fantastic photos of the ride. It does also look like the ride might feature a splashdown section something similar to Shambhala in Spain.
Looking at the plans, Slammer does appear to still be on the map as staying. However this could all change, we would love to see the old ride removed and replaced with something else new to add to this new area.
No theme can be determined from the plans at this stage, all of the buildings are very basic. However, the queue line and entrance for the rollercoaster will require the Creek Freaks maze / The old Loggers Leap station to be demolished.
Building on what we said about the ride yesterday in our article we believe the ride will have 3/4 inversions. Cleverly using an inversion to twist the train around to go backwards and go around bends at speed.
One of our guesses about the manufacture is that it could be Vekoma, Mack or even an RMC. Looking at the plans of the coaster, when the train leaves the station it takes an outer bank curve similar to Untamed at Walibi Holland. This could just be how the artist has interpreted the bend of the rollercoaster or a clue to one of the elements.
With visitor numbers falling at the park for the past few years, we feel like this rollercoaster is going to put Thorpe Park back on the map. And make the park stand out again.
We look forward to seeing this project progress over the next few years!