Thorpe Park (London) – The Place for Young Adrenaline Seekers

Thorpe Park is full of firsts with the world’s first horror movie themed rollercoaster, the UK’s first winged coaster and much more.

Whether you are into thrill, shows, water or maze experience, there is always something for everyone at Thorpe Park.

 Thorpe Park is a definite pleaser for young adrenaline seekers to put the thrill back into the holiday mood. Incorporating specialised themed areas namely Port & Basecamp, Amity Beach, The Jungle, Old Town, Lost City, Swarm Island, Angry Birds Land and Thorpe Junction are sure to make a heck of a day out.

Amity Cove is themed as a 1950s American fishing township that has been left devastated by a tidal wave. This popular Tidal Wave is sure to leave you wet and wanting more. When the ride was created in 2000, it was the fastest and the tallest water ride in Europe. It is themed so convincingly that you feel like you are immersed in the setting. The station is constructed at an angle to give an impression that the tsunami has impaired the building.

For a spookier encounter, Derren Brown’s Ghost Train is a must visit. The attraction integrates virtual reality motion simulation and illusions designed in collaboration with British illusionist Derren Brown. It is themed as an abandoned old Victorian Train Yard, and it was opened in July 2016.

Fright Nights, previously known as “Fright Nites” is Thorpe Park’s yearly event, that has been running at Thorpe Park celebrating Halloween with the park extending its opening hours to the night. You will find costumed actors roaming around and a range of temporary Halloween attractions.  

 After a day of a lifetime in Thorpe Park, you can relax in the Thorpe Shark Hotel themed around a shark with lots of fun perks. Thorpe Park can take a definite place on your kid’s bucket list.

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  • Thorpe Park is full of firsts with the world’s first horror movie themed rollercoaster, the UK’s first winged coaster and much more
  • Thorpe Park is a definite pleaser for young adrenaline seekers to put the thrill back into the holiday mood
  • Whether you are into thrill, shows, water or maze experience, there is always something for everyone at Thorpe Park
  • Thorpe Park can take a definite place on your kid’s bucket list

Category 

Amusement theme park

Transport from central London

Thorpe Park is located approximately 25miles(50min using Toll) South-west of Central London. Public transport using Bakerloo and South West Trains will take 1½hrs from Central London to Thorpe Park. Visit Transport For London to plan your trip.  

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Car Park

There is a large reasonably priced paid car park available.

Address

THORPE PARK Resort, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 8PN

 

Phone no

0871 663 1673

 

Website

https://www.thorpepark.com/

Opening times

Depending on the time of the season, Thorpe park opening times varies from 9.30-10:00am and closing time from 5.00-6.00pm.

 Most of October and during the Fright nights events Park is open from 10am to 10pm. The season starts from Mar/Apr to Oct/Nov.

Click here to download the park map.

 

Age group

Thorpe Park is a fun theme park for teenagers and all adults. Many rides such as the Ghost Train, Stealth, Tidal Wave, Nemesis Inferno and others, are aimed at older children, but it is a big park with many rides for littlies too.  

 

Activities

Apart from lots and lots of rides, other activities include an artificial beach, games arcade, Halloween Fright night and more. There is also other corporate events like Christmas parties, BBQ thrill days, weddings, VIP experience and other events.

Visit duration

Visit duration varies depending on the queue length, repeat experience of the rides.

Approximately, it should be around 4-6hours to 2-day.

 

Best time to visit

Summer is usually mild in London compared to many other countries, so to experience such outdoor activity March to November the best time.

Food & Drink

If you are hungry, you are in luck as Thorpe Park offers a wide variety of snacks and meals. There are several restaurants and cafes, where you can have a quick bite, or you can book a meal.

Services and Retail

The Park has buggies for hire as well as four baby changes. A radar key will be required to open the infant changes. These keys can be borrowed from Guest Services for a £10 refundable deposit.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort.

There is locker available on premises for the cost of £1.

In addition to these, there is also accommodation which offers many features including free unlimited fast track till 11 am.

There are many stalls mainly at the exit of major rides that sell a large variety of fun merchandise, soft drinks, and snacks.

Nearby sites

Nearby sites are Royal Holloway in Egham Hill, Savill Garden in Englefield Green, Great Cockcrow Railway in Chertsey are some.

Windsor Castle and St.George’s Chapel are a little further away approximately 9miles(20min) away by private transport.

 

Things to note and safety tips:

  • It is not uncommon to see youngsters jumping the queue.
  • Although there are drying stations, change of clothes may be a good idea on a cold day.
  • Peak hours see long queues; it might be wise to organise fast track tickets to enjoy more.
  • Keep in mind that there are height and chest restrictions and some of the rides can look daunting for young children.
  • Plan your trip early to beat the queue and enjoy more.

 

 

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