Thorpe Park plans to build UK’s tallest roller coaster

When it comes to theme parks, the UK has a very good offer. Chessington, Alton Towers, Legoland… not to mention the GOAT that is Thorpe Park, known for its “Fright Night” on Halloween and its extreme rides like “Saw”. And now the park has upped its game by announcing plans to open a brand new roller coaster 72 meters high, making it the tallest in the UK. Eeeeeek.

Although the new ride has yet to be given a name (it is only referred to as “Project Exodus” in planning documents), it will be partly positioned above water and tower ten meters above the infamous the park’s famous “Stealth” ride. At 72 meters tall it would be just a tiny bit taller than The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

The attraction is expected to create a whopping 89 jobs during the construction period, along with 31 full-time and 123 part-time seasonal jobs. It’s the first new roller coaster since “Swarm” opened in 2012, and will bring several other major changes, with more rides being removed to make room for the roller coaster.

It’s not yet clear when the new ride will drop, but it just got the green light from planning authorities, so it’s likely only a matter of time before the mega-coaster opens.

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