Rocky Express At Thorpe Park Permanently Retires From The Theme Park industry!
Rocky Express first opened at Thorpe Park Resort near Chertsey, Surrey 1989 as one of the park’s original rides alongside the Tea Cups (Storm in a Tea Cup) and a few other iconic past editions.
Since ground works on Project Exodus began back in December of 2022 however speculation has swirled regarding what the future might hold for the park’s classic flat ride.
As mentioned The Rocky Express originally opened in Octopus Gardens back in 1989 and later moved to Old Town where the ride continued to operate up until the end of the 2021 season.
The Mack Rides Undulating Tram ride has always proven a giant success with all who have ridden it & has continued to thrill and entertain riders of all ages since it first opened.
Fans of the ride were therefore gutted when Thorpe Park revealed earlier this week via their pass holder group that The Rocky Express would be retired from the theme park industry permanently.
In their official post Thorpe Park acknowledge fans need to know what is happening and reveal the ride’s fate as retiring permanently from the themed attractions industry as a whole.
“It’s with a heavy heart, we can now confirm the much-loved little trains are retiring from the theme park industry
The Rocky Express started life in Octopus Gardens in 1989 before moving to its most known home – Canada Creek where it operated until 2021.”
As sad as it is to see The Rocky Express leave Thorpe Park Resort, something far greater and much more thrilling is on the way in it’s place very soon!
In our opinion, Project Exodus is the perfect replacement and will help transform one of the park’s most disused areas into a thriving hive of activity and screams in the years ahead.
Did you ever experience a ride aboard The Western wonder? If so, what’s your fondest memory of The Rocky Express? W’d love to hear all about them in the comments below!