Skip to main content

Ride Finished and Open

Sunday 20th March 2011
After a few days of the ride operating and the park being open we have finally got around to posting a update about storm surge being open to the public. The ride has now been completed and is now open to the public, the ride overall is quite slow but can get quite a spin going when the boat is full! As seen by some of the photos below the ride doesn't have many parts where you get wet. In the helix's Thorpe Park appear to have drilled little holes for water to come though either that or Thorpe Park haven't been very good with the hole fixing. 

Build Update

Wednesday 2nd February 2011
Today Thorpe Park have given us a huge update on there Facebook page showing us that the track looks as if it has now been completed and that some of the final things to go in place have started to be installed. The pump house has started to be constructed and the lift hill has been completed. The splash zone has now got wood around the sides of it meaning that it is now ready for the concrete to be poured into it to form the sides of the drop zone. 

Splash Zone Area Update

Wednesday 5th January 2011
Work on the splash zone area is now under way and the progress made from the last update has been very little due to the fact Christmas has been and gone and we've had new year so most of the workers would of been off. However during our last update we've seen more of the metal framing put up in the zone and we've seen the final drop section of the ride.

Main Structure Work Begins

Thursday 16th December 2010
Work on the structure for the ride which the track sits on is way under way as we can see from the photos below. Also we can see some of the track near the splash pit has been installed and some theming has been added to the track as rusting. The track is going up at a rapid pace which means the park will have more time to theme the ride.

Footers In Place

Tuesday 23rd November 2010
After a construction update on the Thorpe Park Facebook page it is clear that the site is almost ready for the virtual construction as the footers are now in place and the wire marsh is in place for the place where the concrete is going to be poured for the splash zone. It is clear from the updates that we keep on getting from Thorpe Park that the construction of the new ride is going to be fast as the site as drastically progressed since the park shut.