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Thorpe Park- England

Updated on January 29, 2013
The official Thorpe Park logo. Most likely the very first thing that you will see when you enter the park.
The official Thorpe Park logo. Most likely the very first thing that you will see when you enter the park.
Saw the ride. Just like the movie only this one is a roller coaster ride!
Saw the ride. Just like the movie only this one is a roller coaster ride!

History

Thorpe Park had a pretty rough start, but later built their way to the top. The original site was bought from Lord of the Manor, but than they had to decide what to do with it.

At that time Thorpe was a very wet, and soggy place since most of it would get flooded from time to time. The Ready Mix Concrete Group started using the site since it was a perfect location for their business but they left later on.

The Rmc then decided that the land be used to build something that would attract people such as a theme park. They were granted permission, and soon after construction started.

It was finished around 1978, and was now open to the public.

Thorpe Park is one of the best theme parks in England since some of the park has water rides, and other has colossus roller coasters.

The park has opened lots of rides since it opened, and still adds more even until now. Surely it is a great place to visit if you ever have the time.

Colossus Ride

The colossus is the single most famous ride at Thorpe Park. Colossus is the reason some people go the Thorpe, just so they can prove that they have ridden on the Colossus. This roller coaster ride is absolutely phenomenal, I mean there is not much that this ride doesn't deliver. It starts off just like a roller coaster and gradually gets more faster, terrifying, and scarier. Of course if your a hardcore roller coaster fan, then this will be a daily routine type thing for you but not the newbie's. For people who have never ridden a roller coaster before I strongly suggest try a less frightening ride. This ride is very fun, but maybe not all people will enjoy it. The Colossus is light blue colored, and very long especially the loop section. The loop section is were the ride goes in about four spirals and makes you kinda dizzy.

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The famous Colossus loop. This loops goes on for quite a while.
The famous Colossus loop. This loops goes on for quite a while.
The Colossus
The Colossus
Stealth
Stealth

Saw The Ride

Like the title states this ride is based off of the movie saw. The movie is famous for it's gruesome violence and torture. This ride has that Saw glow all over it from start to finish. The color of the ride is metallic grey just like the tools and rooms in the movie. It starts off in a torture room, and the roller coaster takes you around the room then it goes outside. Outside is were the coaster really starts. The roller coaster climbs all the way to the top of the first section then falls really fast. Of course the ride is not like the Colossus, and therefore not to long either but it still delivers that eerie Saw feeling and you know you have ridden the official saw roller coaster. This is one ride that is sure worth checking out for those roller coaster fans out there.

Stealth Ride

We have saved the best for last and that is Stealth. This ride is similar to the Superman Ride Of Steel but not exactly. While this is not the normal roller coaster this is more of a dive coaster. The ride starts off at a normal speed until the climb. The climb takes about 10 seconds just as usual climbs do but the ride gets all crazy after that. You see the fall is what this ride is famous for and boy does it deliver a thrilling and intense fall. You feel as if you are about to fall off of an airplane because of the speed of this ride. Once you are down the ride slows down and comes to a steady stop. I strongly suggest that people with heart problems or other conditions not go on this ride, since it is very hardcore. These are just a few of the rides that are at Thorpe Park there are many other rides, and if you ever have the time you should check Thorpe out.

Colossus Ride Footage

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