We haven’t forgotten about the many rides & attractions that have left the theme park, whether to make space for new developments or because of planning restrictions. Remind yourself of what once resided at the resort, for some Thorpe Park nostalgia.

Calgary Stampede

Opened: 1993 | Closed: 2003

This Fairmatt Tri-Star was located in Canada Creek and was replaced by Samurai. The ride was sold to a showman, and could be seen travelling the fairs in the UK and beyond.

Chief Ranger’s Carousel

Opened: 1994 | Closed: 2014

A traditional carousel featuring the Thorpe Park Rangers and seating based on classic attractions in the park.

Crash Pad

Opened: 2013 | Closed: 2014

This casual take on a hotel initially opened in 2013 as ‘Crash Pad’, run by an external company called Snoozebox, where shipping containers were converted in to compact rooms. The temporary development was purchased by the park the following year and rebranded as the Thorpe Shark Hotel.

Dare Devil Drivers

Opened: 1998 | Closed: 2000

Traditional dodgems situated under a large canopy. When Lost City was introduced in 2001, the attraction was replaced by Zodiac.

Dino Boats

Opened: 1998 | Closed: 2000

Water based dodgems where guests rode in a bumper boat. Nemesis Inferno’s station and volcano now stands on the site.


Opened: 2003 | Closed: 2005

Located in Lost City, this Fabbri Ferris wheel was installed the same year as Quantum as part of a multi-ride deal. A welcome break from a predominantly thrill-based park, the Resort’s target market at the time meant that ridership was low, leading to the removal and relocation to Chessington where it replaced Samurai. Rush is now located where Eclipse once stood.


Opened: 2000 | Closed: 2000

In July 2000, a fire broke out at the park and destroyed a number of rides. To compensate, a travelling Huss Enterprise was purchased, which later became Zodiac and themed accordingly.

Flying Fish

Opened: 1990 | Closed: 2004

Originally opening as Space Station Zero, the ride was relocated outdoors in 1990 and given an aquatic theme with beautiful landscaping. It was then relocated again in 2004 to prepare for the construction of Stealth which now stands near the site. The coaster reopened in 2007 and adopted a surfing theme, featuring bright orange trains with individual lap bars instead of a shared restraint between the two riders.

I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Opened: 2015 | Closed: 2018

Guests could experience the infamous jungle adventure, including activities such as the Catacombs of Doom, Pipes of Peril and Celebrity Cyclone, all from the hit ITV series of the same name.