Fond memories of your favourite theme parks? Delve into the Attraction Source archives and uncover some of our best features from times gone by.


History of Thorpe Park

Discover Thorpe Park’s evolution over its four decades of operation from what was originally an exhibition style park.


Canada Creek Railway

Step back in time for a trip to Thorpe Farm and the Canadian Rockies.

Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

Revisit the plans, construction, marketing and more of Thorpe Park’s immersive VR dark ride.



In 2018, Thorpe Park Resort planned to open a 250-room hotel on the former CEMEX Chertsey site, but the development remains unrealised.

Logger’s Leap

Remembering one of the flagship attractions that put Thorpe Park on the map.


Past Rides & Attractions

Remind yourself of what once resided at the resort for some Thorpe Park nostalgia.


Phantom Phantasia / Wicked Witches Haunt

An insight in to the spooky attraction that was sadly destroyed by the fire of July 2000.


Thorpe Farm

Take a look back at Thorpe Farm which provided guests with an opportunity to learn about a traditional 1930’s farm.


History of Chessington

Follow Chessington’s journey from zoological gardens to today’s World of Adventures, dating back almost a century!


Magic Carpet

Flying above the treetops, a look back at Chessington’s first thrilling flat ride.


Rameses Revenge

An exciting Huss Topspin ride which thrilled guests from 1995 until 2019.


Past Rides & Attractions

Remind yourself of what once resided at the resort for some Chessington nostalgia.


Safari Skyway

Following its closure in July 2015, Attraction Source took a look back at this classic ride and said a fond farewell to a family favourite.


Samurai @ Chessington

Before moving to Thorpe Park for the 2004 season, this attraction was initially situated at Chessington.



A rare insight in to the overhaul of Vampire during the winter of 2001 / 2002.


History of Legoland

From a safari park to a world of Lego bricks, read about the park’s colourful history here.


Jungle Coaster

Situated next to the park’s lake, Jungle Coaster was a short-lived Mack Wild Mouse coaster.


Past Rides & Attractions

Remind yourself of what once resided at the resort for some Legoland Windsor nostalgia.


Viking River Splash

Manufactured by ABC Rides, this rapids attraction was the flagship attraction in the Land of the Vikings.

The London Resort

Set to be located on the Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent, the complex was to feature a theme park, water park, entertainment district, and resort hotels. Check out our comprehensive guide on this ill-fated project.