Hyperia Construction Updates – Thorpe Park’s new rollercoaster for 2024
- Tuesday February 13th 2024
Welcome to the Hyperia rollercoaster construction update page! Here we’re going to share with you the progress of Thorpe Park’s newest rollercoaster opening in 2024, Hyperia – the UK’s fastest and tallest rollercoaster.
Don't forget to scroll down this entire page to see each update we've posted, with the most recent posts at the top.
Tuesday 13th February
Welcome to the latest construction update for our brand-new rollercoaster, Hyperia! Here’s a snapshot of what’s been going on over at the Hyperia construction site since our last update:
The final piece of track for the non-inverted immelmann element fitted like a glove on the first attempt – awesome!
This is the non-inverted immelmann element complete in-front of gorgeous blue skies – Look at Hyperia glow!
Now, this is a pretty awesome pic! Well, they all are, but this photo will be your view if you’re sitting in the front row of Hyperia waiting to be dispatched on the UK’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster! It’s starting to feel even more real now, isn’t it?!
This glistening golden piece of track is the outward bank turn as you come out of Hyperia’s ride station. This element is unusual to find at the beginning of a rollercoaster and it will give you a strange sensation as you begin your journey to Find Your Fearless.
The team are starting to re-dig out the lake that’ll be in the centre of Hyperia and will also feature that epic splashdown element!
Landscaping has started to arrive on-site, and our Landscaping & Conservation Team are busy making Hyperia’s surroundings looking beautiful. We work closely with our local planning authorities to ensure we’re using the correct landscaping to support our local eco-system.
This construction update photo shows the team starting to build the tower that will support Hyperia’s ‘stall loop’ element. A stall loop is where you will experience a lovely bit of hangtime (which is when you hang upside down). This stall loop will have you ‘hanging’ for a longer amount of time than a typical rollercoaster loop, plus you’ll feel like you’re floating!
The piece of track to the left in this image is Hyperia’s non-inverted immelmann element from another angle. The piece of track to the right of this image is the stall loop element, then the tower on the far right is the same tower as the above – so cool!
The steel frame for Hyperia’s retail shop and photo kiosk is in place – Who can’t wait to get their hands on the epic Hyperia retail range we have coming and ride photos proving you found your fearless?
Hyperia’s retail shop and photo kiosk unit is progressing nicely.
Snapshot inside the Hyperia retail shop and photo kiosk unit.
How epic does this view look? This is the view of the final brake run as you triumphantly return to Hyperia’s ride station. Fun fact – Hyperia’s final brake run is in the same location as the infamous double drop of Logger’s Leap!
This is the transfer track for the Hyperia rollercoaster trains which will be used to manoeuvre the ride trains in and out of the maintenance building for inspections.
This is the inside of Hyperia’s ride station. Looking at the ride station from this angle, you’ll board on the right and exit to the left. The red structure in the back left is the frame for the Hyperia Ride Operator’s console and is built at height to give them an aerial view of riders boarding the train.
Another awesome angle showing Hyperia’s non-inverted immelmann and stall loop elements. Hyperia’s neighbour, SAW – The Ride is peeking in shot on the left.
Stay tuned for more Hyperia construction updates!
Until next time👋
Thursday 21st December
Welcome to the latest construction update for our new rollercoaster for 2024 – Hyperia! Here’s what’s been going on over at the site for UK’s fastest and tallest rollercoaster since our last update:
The skyline of Thorpe Park is changing forever and is already towering over our other epic theme park rides!
Work is progressing quickly on the third tower which will hold a non-inverted immelmann and stall loop – this is where you will be held upside down for a longer period of time.
To the right are the steps that’ll lead you up to the best rollercoaster in the UK’s Ride Station. In here you’ll climb aboard Hyperia, the UK’s fastest and tallest rollercoaster, to ‘Find Your Fearless’. To the left is the final brake run where you will return triumphant after having found your fearless self!
This outward-banked airtime hill is now complete; this is the second to last element of Hyperia. There’s still lots of landscaping work to come including the land in-front being re-filled and made into a lake. As you can see, Hyperia and its surrounding areas are still very much a construction site, but once our awesome Landscaping team come in and work their magic it’ll be beautiful!
This is the second to last element of Hyperia (the outward-banked air-time hill) from another angle showing just how wild this section is.
The transfer track has been installed – this transfer track will guide the Hyperia rollercoaster trains from the Ride Station into the Maintenance Building and vice versa.
This piece of track will be the first piece that’ll take riders on the journey from the Hyperia Ride Station to the base of the extraordinary 236ft tall lift hill, making Hyperia the tallest rollercoaster in the UK! What makes this first piece of track unusual is that the track here is banked outwards creating a rather unique start to your Hyperia experience.
The splashdown track has been installed; this is where you’ll glide over the water before ascending to an outer-banked airtime hill.
Here you can see the construction team bolting some Hyperia rollercoaster supports together.
Stay tuned for more Hyperia construction updates!
Until next time👋
Thursday 23rd November
Let's take it back a bit. It’s December 2021 and Thorpe Park have just submitted plans for a brand-new rollercoaster to join the theme park. A microsite was set-up with information and artist illustrations of what we called ‘Project Exodus’, and we also invited the public to join in with our in-person and online public consultation meetings which were headed up by Thorpe Park’s Divisional Director and guest speakers.
Skip forward to Thursday 5th October 2023 and something huge was about to be revealed. At our star-studded Fright Nights VIP launch event the night ended with a monumental reveal. In front of hundreds of celebrities, influencers, journalists and top tier media outlets, channels and programmes, we announced Project Exodus’s name. This announcement coincided with a multi-channel reveal across our website and all social media platforms too so that our followers and fans were a part of this key moment in Thorpe Park history.
Fast forward to today and Hyperia is growing into the majestic, Goddess we know she will be.
So far over at the Hyperia build site the framework for the ride station is in place.
The framework for Hyperia’s maintenance station is also in place. This is where Hyperia’s rollercoaster cars will live when they’re not taking riders around the track so our engineers can conduct their daily checks, services and MOTs.
Works on the base of the incredible 236ft tall lift hill has started. This triangular slab of concrete forms the base where you’ll start your incredible ascent.
Supports and track have been going in, meaning the ride structure has been going ‘vertical’ over the past few weeks. This section of the ride is the second tallest part and measures to a nerve-wracking height of 165ft – that's higher than The Swarm!
This piece of Hyperia is complete! It’s currently the second tallest rollercoaster point at Thorpe Park after Stealth which stands at an almighty 205ft and gives you an awesome bird’s eye view of various things to do at Thorpe Park. Now that part of Hyperia is complete, attention will turn to landscaping in the area.
Work on the coaster’s final airtime hill and break run has begun. After this you’ll then return into Hyperia’s ride station, then go to find your hilarious ride photos!
In the middle of the site, work is taking place on the splashdown element of the ride. Supports are being put in place for the part of the rollercoaster ride where you glide across the lake with awesome water effects.
The track is in place in the station. This is the piece of track where Hyperia’s ride cars will be positioned and you’ll then board and disembark Hyperia. Crazy to think you could be sitting here in the not too distant future ready to Find Your Fearless and experience Hyperia for the first time! Exciting!
The Hyperia maintenance station now has walls and a roof.