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Thorpe Park has revealed in a planning application that it hopes to add two new rollercoasters by 2016, along with five other rides.

The application was submitted to Runnymede Borough Council's planning committee on June 24, and provides high-level details of the park's medium-term development plan for 2010-2016. In it, Thorpe Park describes plans to build "up to" two new rollercoasters, alongside five additional "round rides".

The two rollercoasters are said to be a maximum of 40m (131 feet) and 50m (164 feet) in height respectively, with the "round rides" (presumably flat rides) not exceeding 25m (82 feet). The park also plans to add new buildings with a floor space of up to 5,000 square metres, plus bridge links across its lake and upgrades to the park entrance.

Little else can be gleaned from the application at this stage, with any accompanying documents yet to be posted alongside its listing on the council's website. Theme Park Tourist will continue to report any further details on Thorpe Park's plans as they emerge.

In other news, the park is planning on rolling out Eagle Eye technology to enable it to process vouchers delivered directly to user's mobile phones. This will allow the park to offer discounts and promotions without the need for paper vouchers, and will be supported by Thorpe Park's official iPhone application.

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