Thorpe Park Resort as we know it today could have been very different if the following plans came to fruition.
Pirates 4D & Shoot the Chutes Ride – 1999 & 2000
These plans show an alternative version of Pirates 4D, featuring an entrance at the front of the building rather than the side, leading to the removal of the cafe. Tidal Wave was originally envisioned to share the pirate theme and create a new area. The Shoot the Chutes ride station is located in the middle of a ship wreck, and large masts and sails would surround the lift hill.