Fandom

Wikia Travel

Thorpe park

2,547pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share

Travel Information Edit

Where is Thorpe Park?

Thorpe Park is situated between junctions 11 and 13* of the M25. (*Note: Access from Junction 12 of the M25 is not possible).

Thorpe Park Staines Road Chertsey Surrey KT16 8PN

For a detailed interactive map visit Multimap.

Travelling By Train Regular South West trains run from Waterloo direct to Staines. The 950 shuttle link operates from Staines station to the Park running every half hour. Trains also run regularly from Reading and Guildford to Staines Station.

An alternative route is available to Chertsey Station (2 trains an hour to Chertsey from Waterloo via Staines except on Sundays when there is one an hour) then catch either 451 bus from stop marked B on the Eastworth Road, or 446 at stop D 2 minutes away (out of the station forecourt turn left and across the traffic lights) journey time 5 minutes with 4 buses per hour on each route except on Sundays one every 2 hours.

Call 08457 48 49 50 for Railtrack timetables. Also visit Southwest Trains for details on getting to Thorpe Park.

Travelling By Bus Staines Bus station is a 5-minute walk from the railway station. Buses for Thorpe Park depart from Stand 2, including the 950 Thorpe Park Express. Other services operate as follows.

From Woking: take the 426/446 to Thorpe Park. From Staines: take the 950/951/426/446/451/461/551 to Thorpe Park. From Chertsey (Heriot Road) : take the 451/426/461/446 to Thorpe Park. For more information call the Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.

Travelling By Coach There is a coach service from London Victoria to Staines.

Note to Drivers: There is an alternative route, avoiding the low bridge.

Travelling By Car Thorpe Park is within easy reach of London. From the M25 take junctions 11 or 13* and follow signs via A320 to Thorpe Park. Car parking is free.

If you require detailed directions we recommend using the Transport Direct free on-line Route Planner. This service provides a map and detailed direction traffic news via e-mail on the day of your trip. Simply follow the Transport Direct link below, fill in your postcode and ours, which is KT16 8PN and away you go.

Before you travel, check out the very latest travel news at the Highways Agency, or use the Transport Direct Route Planner.



== RIDES == Edit

'''Rides List'''

'Roller Coasters:' - Colossus - Stealth - Nemesis Inferno - X: No Way Out - Flying Fish

Thrill Rides: - Detonator - Quantum - Rush - Samuria - Slammer - Tidal Wave - Vortex - Zodiac

'Family Attractions:' - Canada Creek Railway - Depth Charge - Logger's Leap - Mr Monkey's Banana Ride - Pirates 4D - Rumba Rapids - Rocky Express - Storm In a Teacup - Neptune's Beach

'Children's Attractions:' - Chief Ranger's Carousel - Miss Hippo's Fungle Safari - Fantasy Fish - Wet Wet Wet - Galleo Race - Slippery Serpent - Happy Halibuts - Ollie Octopus - Swinging Seanshells - Up Periscope - The Showcase

Thorpe Park has too many attractions to describe individually so we have compiled a full list below.

Of course we are known for our Extreme Thrills, but guests with young children may also be interested in our wide range of family friendly rides for Young Thrillseekers.

Please note the minimum and maximum heights associated with certain rides.


EXTREME THRILLS The highest, fastest, loopy-est rides.

Ride Minimum Height Location Stealth (Upgraded for 2007!) 1.4m* Amity Cove Colossus 1.4m* Lost City Detonator 1.3m* Calypso Quay Nemesis Inferno 1.4m* Calypso Quay Quantum 1.2m Lost City Rush 1.3m Lost City Samurai 1.4m* Lost City Slammer 1.4m Canada Creek Tidal Wave 1.2m Amity Cove Vortex 1.4m* Lost City X:\No Way Out 1.4m Lost City

  • CHEST AND SIZE RESTRICTIONS:

For safety reasons guests must be properly secured in the seat, which may not be possible for some guests with larger Torso or thigh measurements. If you are unsure selected rides have test seats which may be used before entering the queue line.


THRILLING AND FUN Great rides for all the family.

Ride Minimum Height Location Canada Creek Railway Stn 1.4m‡‡ Canada Creek Chief Ranger's Carousel 0.9m† Ranger County Flying Fish (Back for 2007!) 0.9m† Amity Cove Depth Charge 1.2m†† Neptune's Kingdom Logger's Leap 0.9m† Canada Creek Miss Hippo's Fungle Safari 1.0m Ranger County Mr Monkeys Banana Ride 0.9m† Ranger County Pirates 4-D ** Calypso Quay Ribena Rumba Rapids 0.9m† Calypso Quay Rocky Express 0.9m† Canada Creek Storm in A Teacup 1.4m† Calypso Quay Canada Creek 2009 Roller Coaster


Thorpe Park have submitted a planning application to build a new roller coaster in the Canada Creek area of the park ready for 2009. The plans reveal that it will be a Euro-Fighter type ride (similar to Speed at Oakwood in Wales), include 3 inversions (zero-g roll, immelmann loop & dive loop), be themed around an Old Sawmill, and will be manufactured by Gerstlauer (with British designer John Wardley also involved).


    • Caution: May be a bit scary for the very young

†Anyone between 0.9m and 1.1m must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs or over). ††Anyone between 0.9m and 1.2m must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs or over). ‡Anyone between 0.9m and 1.3m must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs or over). ‡‡Anyone between 0.9m and 1.4m must be accompanied by an adult (18 yrs or over).


YOUNG THRILLSEEKERS Rides for smaller visitors.

Ride Maximum Height Location Fantasy Fish 1.3m Octopus’ Garden Galleon Race 1.3m Octopus’ Garden Happy Halibuts 1.3m (min 0.9m) Octopus’ Garden Neptune's Beach ††† Neptune's Kingdom Ollie Octopus 1.3m Octopus’ Garden The Sing Zone—Ranger County Sea Snakes & Ladders 1.2m Neptune's Kingdom Slippery Serpent 1.3m Octopus’ Garden Swinging Seashells 1.3m Octopus’ Garden Up Periscope 1.3m Octopus’ Garden Wet Wet Wet Various†††† Neptune's Kingdom

†††This area is for families with young children

=Food and drink - There are many different restaurants and cafe's around in Thorpe park, including Mexican Diner, Octopus Garden Donuts and Jumpin’ Juices.


Fright Nights Edit


Fright Nights return, creaking open Thorpe Park’s gates from 8–31 October for an adrenaline kick with a difference, with spine-chilling horror mazes, freakish entertainment and exhilarating rides all day and into the pitch black of night…

Dare you navigate the deadly sins as Se7en returns for it’s second year, leaving you disoriented and running for your life.

As hell is unleashed in the deserted gothic mansion, are you brave enough to find your way through the secrets of Hellgate.


Will your fear be the undoing of your sanity in The Asylum, with hidden corners and locked-up weirdoes lurking in the shadows, waiting to strike as the unsuspecting pass through…

And if that’s not enough, you can gasp at the caged freaks and sideshow acts of the world acclaimed Circus of Horrors, enjoy a freakish atmosphere and ride the unholy trinity of rollercoasters Stealth, Nemesis Inferno and Colossus in the dark as the park is open until late!

Repent for your sins by booking online now!

Annual Pass holders, guarantee your entry by booking your place for only £3 (this includes your booking fee). Book now!


If you can't wait for Fright Nights, then visit The London Dungeon and cower under the wrath of a vengeful 18th century judge and be condemned to the hangman's noose on Extremis: Drop Ride to Doom!

Transporting you back to London's most sinister and bleak times, will you make it through the grisly times of Jack the Ripper, escape the Labyrinth of the Lost and survive the burning hell of the Great Fire of London? Book now at www.thedungeons.com.


Facilities Edit

Buggies are available from Neptune's Shop on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that a maximum hire charge of £9 applies and a refundable deposit of £20 is required.

Wheelchairs Please ask a Host at the Turnstiles if you wish to borrow one of our wheelchairs, but please note that there is limited availability. A £25 refundable deposit will be required, and a rental charge of £5 for those guests not registered as disabled.

Medical Centre Manned by qualified staff located in the lower level of Atlantis.

Guest Services Guest Services (located in the lower dome, facing Depth Charge) are only too happy to help with the following:

Height Check For smaller guests, a one-time height check is available.

Parent Swap If your children are under the height restriction but Mum and Dad still want to ride, then why not try our Parent Swap, where one parent queues on behalf of both.

Lost Property Misplaced your property? It may have already been handed in and bought to Guest Services.

Disabled Access Guests who are registered disabled, please visit Guest Services to see how we can maximise your visit.

Lockers Due to the nature and speed of most rides, Thorpe Park strongly recommends you use the lockers provided as loose items cannot be taken onto the rides.


Disabled Guide Edit

General Policy Download the Full Disabilities Guide (143k) in Microsoft Word Format.

Large groups of Guests with disabilities visiting the Park are advised to contact our Guest Services Team (0870 444 44 66), ideally prior to their visit or otherwise on arrival, for further advice on access and facilities.

BALPPA Statement on Public Safety for Disabled People

Members of the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions (BALPPA) welcome visits by disabled people and will do all that is possible to ensure a safe and pleasurable stay. However, certain rides and attractions in our Parks can be physically demanding and vigorous. We therefore reserve the right to refuse admission to certain rides should we feel there is a danger to a particular individual or individuals for whatever reason.

We have been advised by the Health and Safety Executive that refusal on the grounds of health and safety does not constitute discrimination.

We hope that you understand and accept the decisions made in the interest of your safety."

This Guide will assist our Guests with disabilities to ensure that you have a safe and thrilling day out! We want all our Guests to get the most out of our Park and enjoy as many of our attractions as possible.

This guide has been produced to give you a full and realistic picture of our attractions, detailing access issues, ride restrictions, details of ride evacuations and the requirements for Helpers to accompany Guests.

Hopefully this, along with general ride restrictions detailed on signage at the rides, will enable you to assess your own abilities and make an informed decision about which attractions you are able to, or wish to use.

Parking When travelling by car or minibus, please use the first row of the Lakeside Car Park, next to the Admissions area. This is available to disabled badge holders only. Please ask a Car Park Host for directions if unsure.

Buying Tickets / Entering the Park Those who are able to provide documentary proof of disability (i.e. blue/orange badge or similar) will be able to purchase discounted tickets to the Park for themselves and up to a maximum of two Helpers. Several of our ticket booths contain induction loops - please look for the signs. If you need assistance with purchasing your tickets, please do not hesitate to speak to a Host at the Admissions area. Guests in wheelchairs should use the central gates at the turnstiles for wider access. Annual Pass Holders with a registered disability have the option of a free carer pass. See the Annual Pass web site for details. Wheelchair Hire

Please ask a Host at the Turnstiles if you wish to borrow one of our wheelchairs, but please note that there is limited availability. A £25 refundable deposit will be required, and a rental charge of £5 for those guests not registered as disabled.

Guide Dogs Guide dogs are welcome in the Park, however for safety reasons, dogs will not be able to accompany guests onto the rides. Guide dogs may accompany their owner as far as the loading point, but please ensure that guide dogs are left with another member of the group and not left unattended.

Toilets All toilet locations around the Park have toilets with access for guests with disabilities. Please see the Park Map for locations.

Medical Centre Located in the lower level of Port Atlantis Dome, we are able to cater for a number of special needs, including the cold storage of medicines. An induction loop is fitted for our guests using hearing aids. We are also able to measure the height of guests, where due to the nature of the disability, it may not be possible for this to be done at the ride entrances. Guest Services Located in the lower level of Port Atlantis Dome, we should be your first point of call during your visit! We will be able to offer advice on ride access and restrictions, issue preferential ride access wristbands, and offer further advice on facilities for guests with disabilities. An induction loop is fitted for our guests using hearing aids.

Ride Access

Guests with disabilities who are unable to use the normal queue lines, may visit our Guest Services Office where they may be able to receive preferential ride access wristbands (documentary proof of disability will be required). These wristbands allow preferential access to most of the rides via entry points designed for ease of access. Please note that Helpers/companions will not be allowed preferential access unless they are accompanying a guest with a disability onto the ride. Please make yourself known to a Ride Host on arrival at the access points, or use the yellow courtesy phones where provided. For safety reasons, the number of guests with disabilities permitted on certain rides at any one time may be limited. Therefore, you may be asked to divide your party into smaller groups, and possibly experience a wait before you board. In certain situations (such as extreme weather conditions, mechanical problems or power interruptions), it may be necessary for guests to be evacuated from the rides, possibly from the highest point. The icons C and X are used in the table overleaf to indicate what is involved in evacuations and whether particular rides are suitable. Ride Safety This guide contains extra information that may be relevant to Guests with disabilities, and it is in addition to general ride restrictions (including height, size, and loose item restrictions) that are applicable to all Guests. These are detailed on information boards at the entrance to the rides, and it is the responsibility of all Guests to check these before deciding to ride. Several rides are unsuitable for guests with heart, neck, or back conditions, or expectant mothers, and we strongly recommend that guests who have had recent surgery or an injury do not ride certain attractions. On many of our rides, guests will need the ability to brace themselves in an upright position. These restrictions apply to most rides and are detailed on signage at the ride entrances where they are applicable, and the icons B and H overleaf indicate on which rides they apply. All rides require guests to keep their arms and legs inside the ride carriages, and remain seated at all times. Not all rides are suitable for all guests. Each ride has strict operating requirements that all riders must meet. Please do not ask our Hosts to break these rules as they are there for your safety! As well as taking note of the ride restrictions, we strongly suggest that you watch our rides in motion before making a decision on whether to ride. Helpers / Companions For safety reasons, Guests with disabilities are required to have at least one Helper over the age of 16 accompany them onto the rides. Disabled guests who are unable to walk unaided, require two carers to accompany them onto a ride. One of the carers must be at least 14 years of age. Carers must be apble to assist disabled Guests with loading and offloading (including their transfer from wheelchairs). Helpers accompanying Guests with disabilities onto the rides are required to sit in the same carriage, boat, seat or row as the disabled Guest they are assisting. Helpers must be able to assist disabled Guests with loading and offloading (including their transfer from wheelchairs). Our Hosts will give full instructions, but for everyone’s safety, we will leave all lifting to the Helpers. Helpers must also be able to communicate any safety restrictions and messages, and assist with any emergency or evacuation procedures, which may involve the lifting and transfer of the disabled guest from the ride carriage into an evacuation chair at high level. Please refer to the guide for further information on number of Helpers/Companions allowed at the same time. Restaurants & Shops If you require any assistance when visiting any of our shops or restaurants, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance from a Host, and we will be happy to help!

Download the Full Disabilities Guide (143k) in Microsoft Word Format.




== Accommodation ==




If one day of thrills just isn't enough to feed your adrenaline addiction, book a short break to visit THORPE PARK before 25 July and for a limited time we'll give you entry on the 2nd day absolutely free!

Enjoy 2 days for the price of 1 at the nation's Thrill Capital and see how many times you can take on our 'Unholy Trinity' of rollercoasters; Stealth, Colossus and Nemesis Inferno. The only question is - can you handle it?

THORPE PARK welcomes the most fearless thrill hunters as well as family adventurers, offering high-speed thrills and big splashes. Unleash the dare devil within and take on the loops, spins, vertical drops and incredible speeds of the nation's Thrill Capital!

Ideal for young adults and groups, THORPE PARK offers great rides and special events for an unforgettable short break. Get the most out of your trip to THORPE PARK with a hotel near to the Park, enabling you to relax and recuperate after a day of thrashes and splashes!



AccommodationEdit





If one day of thrills just isn't enough to feed your adrenaline addiction, book a short break to visit THORPE PARK before 25 July and for a limited time we'll give you entry on the 2nd day absolutely free!

Enjoy 2 days for the price of 1 at the nation's Thrill Capital and see how many times you can take on our 'Unholy Trinity' of rollercoasters; Stealth, Colossus and Nemesis Inferno. The only question is - can you handle it?

THORPE PARK welcomes the most fearless thrill hunters as well as family adventurers, offering high-speed thrills and big splashes. Unleash the dare devil within and take on the loops, spins, vertical drops and incredible speeds of the nation's Thrill Capital!

Ideal for young adults and groups, THORPE PARK offers great rides and special events for an unforgettable short break. Get the most out of your trip to THORPE PARK with a hotel near to the Park, enabling you to relax and recuperate after a day of thrashes and splashes!



Prices Of Entry Edit




Ticket Prices You can save money and time by buying Thorpe Park Tickets Online. Check out our Ticket Prices below.

PLEASE NOTE: If booking in advance please ensure that you book tickets at least 24 hours in ADVANCE of your visit. Thorpe Park accepts Visa, Mastercard, Switch, JCB, Delta, Solo, Electro. We do not accept American Express. Call Centre prices may vary.

Ticket Prices Individual Tickets Book Online.

Please ensure that you book tickets at least 24 hours in ADVANCE of your visit.

Type of Ticket Coaster Crazy Price (3rd-30th Sep) Standard Online Price On-the-day Children Under 1 metre (go free) - - - Young Thrill Seeker (1 metre – 11 years) - £16.00 £20.00 Thrill Seeker (aged 12+ years) £20.00 £24.00 £32.00 Family of 4 (2 Thrill Seekers + 2 Young Thrill Seekers) £65.00 £76.00 £88.00 Family of 5 (2 Thrill Seekers + 3 Young Thrill Seekers) £82.00 £89.00 £105.00 Disabled/Helper - £14.50 £16.00 Senior - £16.00 £20.00 Thorpe Park and Chessington or LEGOLAND Combination Tickets Book Online.

Please ensure that you book tickets at least 48 hours in ADVANCE of your visit.

Family tickets for Thorpe Park and LEGOLAND are not available.

Type of Ticket Online Price On-the-day Young Thrill Seeker (1 metre – 11 years) £28.00 n/a Thrill Seeker (aged 12+ years) £35.00 n/a Family of 4 (2 Thrill Seekers + 2 Young Thrill Seekers) £100.00 n/a Family of 5 (2 Thrill Seekers + 3 Young Thrill Seekers) £130.00 n/a Groups 5+ Group of 5 or more people - price only available if you book online and in advance.

Type of Ticket Coaster Crazy Price (3rd-30th Sep) Standard Online Price On-the-day Young Thrill Seeker - 5 to 9 people (1 metre - 11 years) - £15.00 n/a Thrill Seeker - 5 to 9 people (aged 12+ years) £19.00 £22.00 n/a Young Thrill Seeker - 10+ people (1 metre - 11 years) - £14.40 n/a Thrill Seeker - 10+ people (aged 12+ years) £18.00 £21.60 n/a Fastrack Tickets Jump to the head of the queue of your favourite rides! Price only available if you book online and in advance. On-the-day prices may vary. You must be over 1.4 metres to enjoy Fastrack.

Type of Ticket Online Price On-the-day Extreme (Colossus, Nemesis Inferno, X:\No Way Out, Tidal Wave or Loggers Leap) £9.00 n/a Adrenaline (Rush, Samurai, Slammer, Vortex) £7.00 n/a Stealth £4.00 n/a Ultimate (Unlimited Fastrack rides all day!) £50.00 n/a

Freedom Pass Freedom Pass The Freedom Pass offers guests 30 days entrance to the park.

Type of Ticket Price Individual Freedom Pass £45.00

Annual Passes Annual Passes Valid for 12 months from date of issue, entry to top Tussauds Group attractions including Madame Tussauds London, Warwick Castle, Alton Towers, Chessington World Of Adventures, Thorpe Park.

Type of Ticket Price Individual Annual Pass £95.00 Family Annual Pass £285.00


Shopping Edit

The Megastore

Thorpe Mega Store is located in Amity Cove next to Tidal Wave. It’s the largest shop at Thorpe Park, with a large range of gifts including its own exclusive Twisted Pleasure range. It also stocks an extensive range of clothing brands you won’t find on the high street such as Bench and Punky Fish.

Prices start from only 49p!

Sweets & Souvenirs - NEW! Sweet tooth? Sweets & Souvenirs is sweet heaven with over 200 tubs of Pick ‘N’ Mix plus a large range of other sweet delights. There is also a large range of souvenirs in this new shop which is the final chance to spend before you leave! Located in Port Atlantis, next to the Photo Collection Point.

Amity Drop & Shop Forgotten something? Amity Drop & Shop caters for all those forgotten items, and also offers the perfect Thorpe Park souvenirs! Kids Buggies are available to hire from here at a small charge and deposit. Its location is next to Detonator at the centre of the park.

Colossus Shop The Colossus Shop can be found at the ride exit of Thorpe Park’s 10 looping rollercoaster ‘Colossus’. You can find a wide range of gifts and refreshing drinks to calm a sore throat from all that screaming!

Nemesis Inferno Shop The Nemesis Inferno Shop is located at the exit of the infamous Nemesis Inferno ride. If you can stomach all those twists and turns, there is a large selection of confectionary goods and souvenirs on offer.



Opening Times Edit


Opening Times Our season starts on Saturday 17 March and ends on Sunday 4th November. Opening times vary throughout the season so take a look at our calendar when planning your visit.

September 2007 | October 2007 | November 2007


September 2007 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

         1 2 

3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 October 2007 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 November 2007 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

     1 2 3 4 

5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.