Well... the planning application has finally gone in, and we can now confirm that the details posted here in October were correct. The yet unnamed coaster will indeed be an Intamin rocket; a medium sized one at that. You will launch out the station hitting a top speed of around
Fright Nights 2004 - best yet. The park reached maximum capacity almost every day in the last week, shows how popular the event is getting. This year the mazes opened at 4pm each day - causing horrendous queues. They were as good as before; Freezer pretty much the same, and
Land clearing has started for the Sky Swat; revealing the remains of Trappers Trail removed during Colossus construction. Heavy advertising for both the new S&S rides can be found all over the park. Hopefully next years attendance will be higher than the struggling numbers of this year.
First of all people ask me why I am not updating TPG much this year - but what is there to update on? It's a pretty quiet year for the park… well after the wave of construction, anyway. The site will be buzzing with updates again when Project Stealth rises.
Despite the miserable weather, all had fun at rehearsal day. Samurai looks great in the new colours, but needs to warm up; it's currently not as fast or as intense as it was running at Chessington. Storm in a Teacup is the other refurbished attraction, with a great updated exterior
Pictured below is a scan of the Thorpe Park newsletter, sent to all employees. There are a few photos of Samurai in Holland receiving its refurbishment and an update on the ride. It is due to arrive at Thorpe in mid February, and should not take long to set up.