7th January 2001
Lost City construction started with the removal of the travelling Enterprise for a complete refurbishment, and the demolition of Dare Devil Drivers.
25th January 2001
Construction continued with the completion of the foundations for Vortex, installation of the now permanent Zodiac, and the creation of a new walkway that leads down in to the area from the dome perimeter pathway, which would provide nice views of the new attractions.
18th March 2001
Work continued on the initial Lost City theming, queue lines for the attractions, and first stages of landscaping.
6th April 2001
Despite being advertised, Vortex was not ready for opening day, which caused a fair amount of negative feedback for the park. This lead to various complaints and the BBC featuring Thorpe Park on Watchdog, focusing on the misleading marketing.