Hyperia

Roller coaster in the United Kingdom
Hyperia
Thorpe Park
Location Chertsey, Surrey, England, UK
Status Under construction, expected to open Spring 2024
Statistics
Manufacturer Mack Rides
Product Hypercoaster
Type Steel - Hyper
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 71.9 metres
Top speed 128 km/h
Inversions 2
Drop angle 90°
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Hyperia is a steel hyper roller coaster currently under construction at Thorpe Park in Cherstey, Surrey, England, UK. Initially dubbed Project Exodus, it is being built on the site formerly occupied by both Loggers Leap and Rocky Express.[1][2]

History

On 1st November 2022, full planning permission was given to construct Project Exodus.[3]

In July 2023, the first delivery of supports for the ride arrived.[4]

In August 2023, it was announced that whilst also taking the record for being the UK's tallest coaster, it will also take the record for being the fastest.[5]

On 5 October 2023, the park released a computer-generated POV and announced that the new coaster would be called Hyperia.[6]

On 11 October 2023, the first supports and three pieces of track were installed.[7] On 17 October 2023, the first of the white supports were installed.[8]

On 17 February 2024, the first pieces of the 236 foot tall lift hill has been put in place.[9]

Design

Plans released by the park suggest the ride will be around 72 metres tall, reach a maximum speed of 128 km/h and feature 2 inversions.[10]

References

  1. "Site Plan as Existing" (PDF). Thorpe Park. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-12-10. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  2. "Site Plan as Proposed" (PDF). Thorpe Park. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-12-10. Retrieved 2022-03-24.
  3. "Hyperia Construction". Theme Park Guide (in English). 2022-11-01. Retrieved 2024-01-10.
  4. "Ride Supports For Project Exodus Delivered". Theme Park Guide. 2023-07-17. Retrieved 2023-07-22.
  5. THORPE PARK Resort (2023-08-16). "We couldn't let #NationalRollercoasterDay go by without mentioning a little thing we call 'Project Exodus'-our new #coaster coming soon to #ThorpePark". Twitter.
  6. "Hyperia: Thorpe Park rollercoaster named". RideRater. 2023-10-05. Retrieved 2023-10-17.
  7. "Hyperia Construction". Theme Park Guide.
  8. "Project Exodus Construction Update". Theme Park Guide. Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  9. "Hyperia Construction | Theme Park Guide". themeparkguide.co.uk (in English). Retrieved 2024-02-19.
  10. "Thorpe Park Planning Large New Roller Coaster". NewsPlusNotes. 2022-03-22. Retrieved 2022-03-24.

External links

  • Hyperia on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
Articles on Thorpe Park