2001

8 12, 2001

Project Calypso Announced

2014-06-29T22:52:07+01:00December 8th, 2001|

So lately it seems that half the park is a construction site. Recently we learned that Thorpe Park will be receiving a second major roller coaster in the space of two years. Opening in 2003, Project Calypso will be a B&M Inverted coaster. The ride will feature a near hundred

8 11, 2001

Colossus Milestone

2014-06-29T22:50:14+01:00November 8th, 2001|

Today the last piece of track was put in to place on Colossus. Installed was the maintenance track, brake run and transfer section. There is obviously still a lot of work to do, but this is a major milestone. In other news, it has been a very successful season for

28 08, 2001

Events

2014-06-29T22:45:59+01:00August 28th, 2001|

While not advertised, there's been quite a few small events recently happening at the park. I visited this weekend and took a few pics of the Ski Fly show at the back of the park, and the Blue's Brothers performing in Amity Cove.

21 06, 2001

Colossus Announced & Vortex Update

2014-06-29T23:17:56+01:00June 21st, 2001|

A shipment of track and supports for Project Odyssey arrived this week. Vertical construction commences soon. The coaster has been named 'Colossus' which is strange for the ride type but I guess Tussauds are thinking number of inversions instead of length. I'm sure it'll catch on though. Since its late

17 05, 2001

Vortex Update

2014-06-29T22:31:16+01:00May 17th, 2001|

Vortex finally arrived this morning and as of 6pm, the four legs had been bolted down and were about to be lifted up into position. I don't have any news on an opening, but they better hurry as the park was featured on Watchdog, Friday April 27th. The report was

7 01, 2001

New Themed Area?

2014-06-29T22:29:05+01:00January 7th, 2001|

It's the new year and there seems to be a wealth of construction going on at Thorpe Park. Dare Devil Drivers has been demolished, and the Enterprise removed too. This whole area of the park seems to be having a major facelift. Will the Enterprise be reinstalled under a different