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.
Thorpe Park Resort as we know it today could have been very different if these plans for alternative attractions came to fruition.
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.
After being referenced in the 2004-2009 MTDP, the first full application for an Intamin Hydraulic Rocket Coaster was submitted in late 2004.
Chessington as we know it today could have been very different if these plans for alternative attractions came to fruition.
Plans submitted in August 2016 revealed that Chessington intended to install a new carousel in the heart of Market Square.
In July 2015, Chessington submitted a planning application for the addition of a glamping site to the west of Wild Asia.
In October 2019, Chessington submitted plans to install a new mini log flume and to both reconfigure and re-theme Toadie’s Crazy Cars.
It was revealed that Chessington intended to redevelop the existing Beanloand area when a planning application was submitted in July 2009.
Following public consultations in the previous month, LEGOLAND Windsor submitted a full planning application for a 61 bedroom hotel in July 2015.
It took a number of years for LEGOLAND’s plans to install a Haunted House attraction to come to fruition, with the first plans submitted in 2014.