News 20/02/2019

Loggers Leap Permanent Closure Confirmed

Posted By Marc

Today, Thorpe Park have sadly officially confirmed that Loggers Leap, the resorts Mack Log Flume which closed at the end of the 2015 season has now closed permanently.

In a statement, the resort has said “It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the time has come to say goodbye to a much loved ride here at Thorpe Park Resort and what was the UK’s tallest log flume, Logger’s Leap. “

“The family-friendly ride first opened in 1989 and has entertained millions of adults and children alike over the years, with its water based twists and turns and record-breaking 50ft drop finale. “

“Open to thrill-seekers for a whopping 27 years, the ride ensured that guests not only got thoroughly soaked on the ride but were left laughing all the way round too thanks to the surprises behind every twist and turn.”

To honour the memory of the firm family family favourite, along with celebrating the resorts 40th Birthday the resort are asking fans of the ride to help create a memory mosaic; consisting of photos showcasing Logger’s Leap memories from families and friends who have enjoyed the ride over the years, you can get involved by posting your pictures from the ride on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by tagging the resort and using #OneLastLeap.

Fans keen to get their hands on a piece of Loggers Leap will have the chance later this year as they host an online auction in May, make sure you follow the resorts official social channels for more information!

Loggers Leap was a firm favourite among all guests who visited the park and would have celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. During its last years of operation, the ride did however become a shadow of its former self – with the ride’s tunnel being partially removed, the ride becoming less reliable. It is perhaps also fair to say that its popularity suffered slightly as a result, along with multiple changes the park’s target audience and the park putting greater focus on Storm Surge.

We at Thorpe Park Mania sorely miss Loggers Leap and would love to see a new log flume attraction at the park in the future. Would you like to see a new log flume at Thorpe Park? What would you like to see on the Loggers Leap location? Let us know on our forums…

Full Statement:

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the time has come to say goodbye to a much loved ride here at Thorpe Park Resort and what was the UK’s tallest log flume, Logger’s Leap.

The family-friendly ride first opened in 1989 and has entertained millions of adults and children alike over the years, with its water based twists and turns and record-breaking 50ft drop finale.

Open to thrill-seekers for a whopping 27 years, the ride ensured that guests not only got thoroughly soaked on the ride but were left laughing all the way round too thanks to the surprises behind every twist and turn.

To honour the memory of Logger’s Leap and in celebration of the Resort’s 40th birthday this year, Thorpe Park Resort is asking fans of the ride to help them create a memory mosaic; consisting of photos showcasing Logger’s Leap memories from families and friends who have enjoyed the ride over the years. Fans are invited to share their nostalgic pictures from the ride by posting on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, tagging Thorpe Park Resort and using #OneLastLeap.

Later on this year, fans of the ride will also have the chance to take piece of Logger’s Leap memorabilia home via an online auction*. Thorpe Park Resort will be revealing which props and elements of the ride are up for grabs in their exclusive auction in May. Keen fans are encouraged to follow Thorpe Park’s social channels and keep an eye out for details on how they can get involved.

We’re looking forward to everyone working with us to celebrate Logger’s Leap as well as sharing with you the unmissable new experiences set to take place at Thorpe Park Resort in 2019 – watch this space for more information!



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