This just in from Thorpe Park:
31st January 2008
THORPE PARK is delighted to announce that on Wednesday 30th January 2008 Runnymede Borough Council granted full planning consent for the Park’s fourth rollercoaster, and construction will commence in May 2008.
The key element of the ride will be a ‘beyond vertical’ drop of 97º from a height of 100ft, before running through a number of thrill elements specifically developed for THORPE PARK. With four loops, the new rollercoaster will take the Chertsey based theme park up to number three in the world for total number of inversions, at an impressive 18 - ten ahead of the number two in the UK.
Located in the Canada Creek area of the Park, the new ride will offer thrill hunters an experience of a lifetime, creating a darker atmosphere never seen before at THORPE PARK. This new addition adds innovative thrills to the impressive portfolio already at the Park, including Stealth - Europe’s fastest rollercoaster, Colossus - the world’s first ten looping rollercoaster and Nemesis Inferno - the 4.5 G-force experience.
Peter Ronchetti, General Manager, comments:
“Building on the successful launch of the Park’s iconic ride Stealth in 2006, the new rollercoaster will add an element of edge to an already adrenalin packed breadth of thrills on offer. We are determined to establish THORPE PARK as the UK’s most thrilling attraction and adding this development to our current portfolio will certainly do that.”
2009 Rollercoaster Quick Facts:
• 100ft, 97º ‘beyond vertical’ drop
• 4 inversions
• Each individual car holds 8 passengers
• Up to 8 cars on the track
• Ride duration: 1min 40 seconds
• 30 seconds (30%) inside the station building
• Track length: 2362ft
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