Delve into the SouthParks archives and uncover some of our best features on both past attractions and the development of new additions to the UK’s southern theme parks.

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History of Thorpe Park

Discover Thorpe Park’s evolution over its four decades of operation from what was originally an exhibition style park.

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Canada Creek Railway

Step back in time for a trip to Thorpe Farm and the Canadian Rockies.

Derren Brown’s Ghost Train

Revisit the plans, construction, marketing and more of Thorpe Park’s immersive dark ride.

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Hotel

In 2018, Thorpe Park Resort planned to open a 250-room hotel on the former CEMEX Chertsey site, but the development remains unrealised.

Logger’s Leap

Remembering one of the flagship attractions that put Thorpe Park on the map.

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Past Rides & Attractions

Remind yourself of what once resided at the resort for some Thorpe Park nostalgia.

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Phantom Phantasia / Wicked Witches Haunt

An insight in to the spooky attraction that was sadly destroyed by the fire of July 2000.

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Thorpe Farm

Take a look back at Thorpe Farm which provided guests with an opportunity to learn about a traditional 1930’s farm.

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History of Chessington

Follow Chessington’s journey from zoological gardens to today’s World of Adventures, dating back almost a century!

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Magic Carpet

Flying above the treetops, a look back at Chessington’s first thrilling flat ride.

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Rameses Revenge

An exciting Huss Topspin ride which thrilled guests from 1995 until 2019.

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Safari Skyway

Following its closure in July 2015, SouthParks took a look back at this classic ride and said a fond farewell to a family favourite.

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Samurai @ Chessington

Before moving to Thorpe Park for the 2004 season, this attraction was initially situated at Chessington.

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A rare look at the overhaul of Vampire in the winter of 2001/2002.

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Jungle Coaster

Situated next to the park’s lake, Jungle Coaster was a short-lived Wild Mouse coaster model from Mack Rides.