Thorpe Park confirms Loggers Leap closure

Loggers Leap, Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park has confirmed the permanent closure of the Loggers Leap flume ride.

Operating for 27 years, it had stood closed since the end of the 2015 season, although its long-term future had not been announced.

The park originally attributed the mothballing to maintenance work taking place on the ride.

The Surrey theme park today said that its decision to permanently retire the ride was with a “heavy heart”.

It added that parts of the ride would be auctioned off in May.

“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,” a statement read.

Since 2004, Loggers Leap had been the tallest log flume ride in the United Kingdom, following the closure of Nightmare Niagra at the American Adventure theme park.

It the statement posted on the Thorpe Park Mania website, owners said that “unmissable new experiences” would be coming to Thorpe Park in 2019.