Follow the construction of Lost City at Thorpe Park from January 2002 to April 2005. Phase 2, the construction of Colossus, is covered on its own page.

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.