Opening for February half term for the first time, it was always going to be interesting to see how Thorpe Park could handle just a three month closed season.
Feedback from opening day was generally quite negative. Not only did the park look messy in places, small issues which could have been sorted relatively easily were not rectified over the closed season. Ride availability was poor, with frequent breakdowns throughout the day. Attractions open were Stealth, Colossus, Vortex, Zodiac, Quantum, X:\ No Way Out, Depth Charge and some of Ranger County.
Glass House Bar and Kitchen is new for 2007, replacing the former pub in the dome. The fully refurbished unit has taken on a much more contemporary style, which will no doubt appeal to the younger target market.
The portion of the lake by Samurai has continued to be infilled, in preparation for a new coaster expected in 2009. A water channel has been formed that leads to Colossus’s loop area, along with another leading from the base of the first lift hill of Logger’s Leap, where the water will exit and form a flowing stream when the ride is in operation.
Construction of Flying Fish continues to progress, with the ride set to open in March.
On a positive note, it is nice to see the park open at this time of year, and we hope the event will continue and expand each year, whilst the operations and infrastructure are improved upon to meet expectations of guests.