From concept to reality. The following images were used to provide an impression of what the relevant attraction would look like before it was built. Which is your favourite?
Even after having a budget cut mid-way through the project, Colossus still extended the dramatic Lost City theme throughout its area. The designer John Wardley gave everyone a preview via a Rollercoaster Tycoon version he made in advance.
A new bright orange train for Flying featured as part of its return. The rather plain Thunder River entrance was transformed in to a tropical landmark for Rumba Rapids. Samurai is shown here in a slightly different colour scheme compared to what was chosen. Saw Alive turned out exactly like the concept art, and was as grim in real life as depicted!
Originally known as Project Dylan, the early concept art and plans gave no indication of the Saw movie theme. If the franchise is ever dropped we will still have a suitably themed ride for the area.
Originally called Crash Pad, Thorpe Park’s hotel made from shipping containers was leased from Snoozebox. Once the development was purchased, three different concepts were drawn up for consideration, with the Thorpe Shark Hotel theme eventually chosen.