Thorpe Park has slowly transformed itself from a family attraction to an adrenaline-focussed theme park.

Thorpe Park have today announced one of their few remaining family rides is to close next month, in a surprise move.

The Canada Creek Railway has been at the now thrill-orientated theme park for over twenty years, after being installed back in 1989 by Severn Lamb. Originally, the train ran between Canada Creek and Thorpe Farm, a now defunct area of the park.

Following the farm’s closure prior at the end of the 2006 season, the railway acted more like a scenic attraction, passing by popular attractions such as Logger’s Leap and in it’s later years, Saw : The Ride. Most recently, a ‘Bear Watch’ feature was added to the railway’s journey to make the attraction more entertaining for families.

A billboard placed outside the attraction today stated;

After 22 years of service, THORPE PARK has taken the sad decision to close the Canada Creek Railway.

The attraction will close on 6th November 2011.

It is currently unknown what plans are in store for the railway’s footprint after the closure.

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Adam James Whittaker

Adam James Whittaker is an aspiring marketer, who has worked in the theme park industry for a number of years. He believes in the preservation of amusement heritage and using marketing effectively to promote new attractions and investments.

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