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Thorpe Park has shared a glimpse into its much-anticipated new ride in a video that takes you into the action on the roller coaster Hyperia, set to open to thrillseekers in spring 2024.
Hyperia, with a height of 236ft and a top speed of over 80mph, will surpass The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach (230ft tall) as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the UK.
Last month, the Surrey theme park shared a thrilling video showcasing the upcoming twists and turns, including a vertical drop similar to Stealth, a dive loop, and an “Immelman turn” which involves a half-loop and a half-twist inversion.
Thorpe Park promises that riders will feel weightless and fearless after experiencing Hyperia, with its record-breaking speed and peak.
The theme park used to have a ride called Stealth, which was 205ft tall and was the tallest ride. Both Stealth and another ride meet the standards for being a “hypercoaster,” which is a roller coaster that goes in a loop and has drops more than 200ft.
During a construction update in November, the park announced that Hyperia is progressing towards becoming the magnificent goddess we envision. They also mentioned that the ride and maintenance stations have been installed.
Neil Poulter, divisional director of Thorpe Park, expressed his excitement for the 2024 launch of the UK’s tallest and fastest ride. This new record-breaking attraction has been in the works for years and we are thrilled to offer it to our guests.
“We are thrilled for adventurers to experience Hyperia, a must-visit destination for those seeking an exciting adventure with loved ones.”
Next year, along with a fresh logo, Thorpe Park will also unveil a New Orleans-themed family section called “Big Easy Boulevard”. This rebranding goes beyond just the new roller coaster.
The park is not open during the winter, but you can reserve tickets for 2024 online beforehand to experience thrilling activities.