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Area Summary
Forbidden Valley is a sinister area of the park which is heavily themed and includes some of the most white-knuckle thrills on park. Nemesis, Air, Ripsaw & Blade all draw in the thrill seekers to this intense and intimidating land.
Rides & Attractions
Air
Air
Soar into the sky and experience a flight like no other. This first of its kind roller coaster lets you take to the air, just like a bird!
Blade
Blade
This menacing thrill ride is your classic stomach churner, swinging its passengers back and forth. Be warned, it's razor sharp!
Forbidden Treats
Forbidden Treats
Stock up on your favourite goodies here. Selling sweets, ice cream and other naughty snacks. Go on, treat yourself!
Forbidden Tattoos
Mutant Racers
Challenge your friends to a race with Mutant Racers! Simply roll your ball and score quickly to move your mutant along the course.
Nemices Donuts
Nemices Donuts
A welcome break from white knuckle heaven and an great place to grab yourself something sweet before heading back to the rides.
Ripsaw
Ripsaw
With 9 different sequences and 35 water jets aimed right at you, there's only one thing to do. Prepare to get wet as you're detoxed by Ripsaw.
The Generator
Burger King
This take-away serves all of your favourite Burger King food, right in the heart of Forbidden Valley.
Air Shop
Air Shop
Much more than just a place to purchase your flight photo. The air shop offers a large selection of branded clothing and accessories.
Forbidden Tattoos
Forbidden Tattoos
Get yourself a tattoo during the summer months, in the heart of Forbidden Valley. Don't worry though, they're only temporary!
Fish and Chips
Fresh Fish and Chips
Reward yourself after facing Nemesis with a range of fast food and drinks. A great place to sit and take in the atmosphere of the Valley.
Nemesis
Nemesis
Dare you ride Nemesis? Still voted one of the best roller coasters in the world! Nothing short of awesome, you'd be mad to miss it!
Refresh @ Ripsaw
Refresh @ Ripsaw
If your stomach can handle it after Ripsaw, why not grab a bite to eat? Offering a variety of pastries and sandwiches, it's a perfect spot to dry off.
The Edge
The Edge
Test your gaming skills in this substantial arcade, showcasing dance machines, racing games and first person shooters.
Tuck Shop
Tuck Shop
Situated in-between Gloomy Wood and Forbidden Valley, this hut offers all your favourites including sweets, drinks and ice creams.
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Area History
To see how Forbidden Valley was formed we have to go back to 1990 and the installation of Thunder Looper. At the time that the ride was introduced it was very isolated. Although it was classed as being a part of Aqua Land, it was really sat on its own, on the site where blade lies today. Apart from the miniature railway, it was the only attraction which was close to the central Sky Ride station and for a ride of that calibre seemed very out of place.

It was not surprising then, that Thunder Looper was only on its own for 2 brief years before the park majorly developed the Aqua Land area in 1992, splitting it into Katanga Canyon, Gloomy Wood and Thunder Valley. A path was constructed which ran through all three, linking them together and allowing easy access via foot. The newly formed Thunder Valley area was now home to the Dragon Roller Coaster, moved from Festival Park, and The New Beast, moved from Adventure Land 4-11. The Dragon Roller Coaster is actually the Beastie which we see in Adventure Land today.

1994 can be seen as a turning point for the whole park, and was certainly a turning point for this area. The area was renamed to Forbidden Valley and Nemesis, Europe's first inverted roller coaster, was born. This gave the whole park a massive boost in popularity.

The area was left virtually untouched until 1997, when the Thunder Looper was forced to cease operation. The removal was due to noise levels, which apparently affected the breeding cycles of nearby livestock! In an attempt to soften the blow, two new flat rides entered the area in the form of Ripsaw and Blade.

A year later and the area saw the removal of The New Beast, which was sold to Divertido Park. This cleared up the area for a major development which was to take place in 2002.

From 1998 onwards the park was again left pretty much untouched until 2002, when Air, a new generation flying roller coaster was installed. This B&M prototype experienced many problems within the first year, showing off the cons of prototype rides perfectly. The ride still proves to be one of the more unreliable rides on park today, although by many people it is forgiven for the unique experience it provides.