A look at various plans and concept art from a variety of attractions across the UK’s most popular theme parks, some of which were built and others which were never realised.

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Alternative Plans

Thorpe Park Resort as we know it today could have been very different if these plans for alternative attractions came to fruition.

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Concept Art

This collection of concept art, promotional images and plans were used to provide an idea of what the relevant attraction would look like before it was built.

Attraction Plans

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Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

A planning application submitted in October 2014 revealed that Thorpe Park were developing an ‘indoor fully themed’ attraction for 2016.

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Nemesis Inferno

It was confirmed in late 2001 that Thorpe Park would install another major rollercoaster – a B&M Inverted coaster with a volcano-themed station.

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Stealth

After being referenced in the 2004-2009 MTDP, the first full application for an Intamin Hydraulic Rocket Coaster was submitted in late 2004.

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The Swarm

February 2011 saw Thorpe Park submit a planning application for the installation of a B&M Wing Coaster on ‘Island Area C’.

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The Walking Dead: The Ride

In December 2017, plans were submitted that revealed that Thorpe Park were planning to re-theme X for the 2018 season.

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Alternative Plans

Chessington as we know it today could have been very different if these plans for alternative attractions came to fruition.

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Alternative to Mystic East

Chessington originally planned to launch with an Egyptian-themed log flume, before the oriental theme of Dragon River was settled upon.