2005 saw Thorpe Park push its increasingly stellar ride lineup with colourful imagery in its advertising, as seen in this poster displayed by the Park entrance.
Slammer was the first of two S&S Power rides to come to Thorpe Park for the 2005 season. Perhaps to this day one of the Park's most terrifying rides, Slammer is a prototype "Sky Swatter" ride, of which there were only 2 ever manufactured. The ride could now be considered unique, as its only copy (in the US) has since been dismantled.
As Slammer was constructed primarily over the closed season 2004 - 2005, Total Thorpe Park have only photos of the land as it was before ground was broken. As you can see, there was a large mound of earth behind X:\ No Way Out that had to be completely flattened, and trees removed, to make way for the construction of the ride. You can also see in the third photo how Slammer changed the skyline in quite a dramatic way!
The adverts the Park ran towards the end of the 2004 season showcasing their two new attractions for 2005.
Rush was the second of two S&S rides to be installed in 2005, although opened 3 months after its predecessor, Slammer (which opened at the start of the season in March). As with Slammer, Rush uses air power to generate the force needed to swing both swings up to its height of 21m. However, the ride type ("Screaming Swing") has proven far more popular than Slammer's, over 15 similar models popping up all over the world. Other examples include Skyhawk at Cedar Point, Ohio, USA, and Barnstormer at Dollywood, Tennessee, USA. Note how the artists' impression of the ride artwork differed from plans to reality - Rush's main pillars are entirely gold.
StuntzMania was the successor to the Spiderman Show that had been performed in the Arena for 2 years. It was a more traditional stunt show, with acrobatics, motorcycle stunts and high dives. It was replaced in the 2006 season with the similar "StreetXtreme".
With the original wheel having served the Park from 2000 - 2005, Thorpe Park replaced the Zodiac ride with an identical replacement (bought from Drayton Manor Theme Park) in the 2006 season. Unfortunately, this new wheel was not themed in any way like the previous incarnation - here you can see images of the original wheel as it was last seen in 2005: