Planning permission has been granted for a new flat ride at Alton Towers. Dubbed “Project Ocean,” the ride will sit on the former Ripsaw site and is said to be a similar Top Spin attraction.

The proposal is as follows:

“The proposal is for the removal of the existing Funk n Fly ride and to replace it with an attraction that sits atop a concrete structure that has an approximate overall height of 18m.”

Interestingly enough, Ripsaw was also 18m tall. It closed in 2015 and was afterward replaced by temporary attractions Forbidden Sweep and then Funk n Fly.

While no other mention of the theming or features of the ride has been revealed, fans are excited about the prospect of a Ripsaw-esque ride returning to Alton Towers.

Thanks to Towers Times, we now know that this project has been approved and construction should be underway in a matter of weeks.

It’s believed that the construction period for this ride would be 15 weeks, which means we could be seeing another new attraction at Alton Towers in 2024, after Nemesis Reborn’s colossal success.