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.

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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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Adventure Tree

Plans submitted in August 2016 revealed that Chessington intended to install a new carousel in the heart of Market Square.

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Croc Drop

Plans submitted in September 2019, revealed that Chessington intended to replace Rameses Revenge with a new Egyptian themed drop tower.

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Explorer Glamping

In July 2015, Chessington submitted a planning application for the addition of a glamping site to the west of Wild Asia.

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Go Ape

An application submitted in September 2015 revealed that Chessington, in conjunction with Go Ape, were intending to open a high ropes course.

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Rainforest

In October 2019, Chessington submitted plans to install a new mini log flume and to both reconfigure and re-theme Toadie’s Crazy Cars.

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Tiger Rock

Chessington submitted an application in July 2017 revealing a significant refresh of Mystic East, incorporating a relocated Tiger exhibit.

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Wild Asia

It was revealed that Chessington intended to redevelop the existing Beanloand area when a planning application was submitted in July 2009.

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ZUFARI

At the start of 2012, Chessington submitted an application to create a new safari experience in the north-west area of the theme park.

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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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Castle Hotel

Following public consultations in the previous month, LEGOLAND Windsor submitted a full planning application for a 61 bedroom hotel in July 2015.

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Duplo Dino Coaster

An application submitted in August 2019, revealed that LEGOLAND Windsor intended to install a small family coaster for 2020.

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Haunted House

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.

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LEGO MYTHICA

Originally due to be based on THE LEGO MOVIE, revised plans submitted in July 2020 indicated that this new area would adopt a different theme.

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Ninjago World

March 2016 saw the submission of plans for a new Ninjago themed indoor attraction and redevelopment of one of the theme park’s areas.

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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.