Thorpe Park re-themes X ride to The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: The Ride, Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is re-theming the enclosed X rollercoaster into The Walking Dead: The Ride.

Expected to open this Easter, the ride will be book-ended by pre and post walk-through ‘scare maze’ type theming and live actors.

It is being advertised as being unsuitable for those under 13 years of age.

Opening as X:\ No Way Out in 1996, the Vekoma-manufactured Enigma model ride was Thorpe Park’s first non-powered rollercoaster.

Its trains ran backwards in total darkness inside a steel pyramid structure.

Following years of guest motion sickness, the ride ran with lighting from around 2010, and its trains were later changed to a forward-facing direction.

Club music and lasers were also added in recent years, as the ride became known as simply ‘X’.