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Merlin Entertainments Group

Thorpe Park

Theme Park
  • John K.
    "Fast track for the swarm"(12 Tips)
    Alex M.
    "Stealth and Saw are by far the most extreme."(11 Tips)
    "Colossus breaks your skull, don't you dare go on it"(6 Tips)
    Omar a.
    "ultimate fast track ticket / skip all queues!"(3 Tips)
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  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithDecember 21, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Need a get away from all the chaos & noise, then there's a hidden garden with a couple of benches, beautiful landscape & a pond. Found behind Stealth, just to the left of the entrance of the queueline
  • Jack S.
    Jack SmithJune 20, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    September is the quietest • leave coasters to later in the day • eat little & often • visit restaurants at off-peak times • enter long queues with drinks • arrange meeting point • wear comfy shoes
  • Nouf Q.
    Nouf Q.August 24, 2014
    The park yeah a great place but this tip is solely for those freakin amazin steamin hot donuts ppl they are the best I've had in my life walah
  • Ellie J.
    Ellie JohnsApril 10, 2016
    I did thoroughly enjoy my two days at Thorpe park the staff are so incredible friendly, the prices are quite good as well. The only downfall is the wait for the rides, far too long.
  • Nora T.
    Nora TalksOctober 4, 2014
    Check the weather before going as rain WILL ruin your day. Not many signs inside the resort, so expect go get lost. Calculate your trip carefully as the restaurants get packed up quickly.
  • kristin k.
    kristin kalmuJuly 24, 2012
    Awesome way 2 celebrate bday! Don't party the day b4 though! :) And wear comfy sneakers- you'll be hanging up-side down under the sky! Oh, and there's a good chance 2 get soaking wet. :) FUN!
  • Sarah P.
    Sarah PageOctober 3, 2013
    Amazing day out don't go in any half terms of school hoildays go when park opens in the season and after summer hoildays there are no queues
  • Olivia
    OliviaSeptember 20, 2014
    Thursdays and Tuesdays are the best days to come. Less people. Come early and queue for the big rides before the queues build up..
  • Asraf Hanafi S.
    Asraf Hanafi SpearsOctober 26, 2015
    If you never been on a roller coaster, go for flying fish (not too extreme) then you can go for the rest. I've never been on a coaster and I passed out on the Swarm
  • Caro O.
    Caro OsorioAugust 12, 2012
    Leave The Swarm to last as its new and u will find yourself queueing for more than 2 hrs so definitely do Stealth and Saw first as they are 3x times better!!! Unless u get fast track!
  • Shirley C.
    Shirley CooneyJuly 8, 2012
    Get there early and go on saw first as it's far from the entrance and there's no queue at that time. Colossus is next door so you'll get two rides done quickly!
  • Omar a.
    Omar al-D 🇶🇦May 18, 2015
    Amazing on a sunny day - if your coming from far away i recommend the ultimate fast track ticket / skip all queues!
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen McGraneJuly 29, 2013
    If your local but a merlin pass it pays for itself in the visits and great for a fees days out in London and Lego land too.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FitzgeraldFebruary 11, 2015
    Had an amazing time! Thankfully no rides were broken and got on all the main ones! Also you should try out the frozen coke machine!
  • Alastair M.
    Alastair MaggsAugust 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you can, stay in the Thorpe Shark hotel! You get an hour of fast track passes included so you can skip all the queues!
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GordonSeptember 26, 2010
    Get here early but be prepared to go queue. Go for the ultimate ticket to allow you to queue jump if you can...well worth it. Hand driers in the toilets don't work though staff know about the issues w
  • Sarah H.
    Sarah HallJune 2, 2011
    Merlin Annual Passes save time & money and top up once in the park for Fast track on the bigger rides - on busy days straff walk around with fast track tickets
  • Orgest M.
    Orgest MillerAugust 13, 2014
    There's everywhere WiFi, a lot of really fun attractions. The queue can be really long and that's a minus. If you have money you could buy a more expensive ticket where you don't have to queue!
  • Areej Q.
    Areej QMay 18, 2012
    Best time of the year to go if you can catch a sunny day!! Unbelievably short queues and you can even get away with a couple of the wet rides :D Tesco is doing a 2 for 1 on tickets too
  • Russell E.
    Russell EnglishAugust 25, 2014
    Great day out. Fast passes are a must have! Go to the Swarm in the morning as it's less busy then!
  • Simon G.
    Simon GreenMay 29, 2012
    2010, free parking. 2011, £2. 2012, £4!? Also like how the standard ticket price has doubled so the 2for1 deal is a trick. Spendspendspend!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HJuly 22, 2013
    Make sure you freeze a bottle of water to keep you cool on the hot days!
  • Jason O.
    Jason O'LearyMay 13, 2016
    The rides, all the rides! Never arrive with out a voucher. Quiet days would be mid week in may or September.
  • Debbie T.
    Debbie TimminsJuly 10, 2010
    Ladies, bring a change of clothes and some pound coins for the lockers. You WILL get soaked through on some of the water rides but they are totally awesome! Read more
  • Michael E.
    Michael EasterbrookJune 25, 2010
    Arrive before opening, and then ride the big rides first (eg Saw) as queues will build up during the day. Food is mostly fast food including Burger King, KFC, and Pizza Hut.
  • John K.
    John KingSeptember 19, 2012
    Fast track for the swarm, it's only five pounds and you save yourself an hour and a half in queuing time, well worth it!
  • Alice C.
    Alice ChauvelSeptember 14, 2015
    Really good amusement Park with fun, varied rides. The Swarm was our favourite!
  • Dominic F.
    Dominic FrancisAugust 8, 2013
    Get there by 9:30am, ride the big rides first (Saw, Collossus, Nemesis Inferno, Stealth, and The Swarm) and then leave early; queues are at their worst around 4-5pm!
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LeyJuly 12, 2016
    Be prepared to queue queue queue! But some fantastic rides here, great day out.
  • Kuba G.
    Kuba GołackiJune 21, 2015
    Prepare for hours of waiting for every ride if you don't buy Fastracks. Still, it's worth the time.
  • B-Better Hiphop Company
    The iDance UK hiphop Championships were held here in June 2011, featuring special guest judge, Shabba-Doo. On the first day was sweltering heat, the second torrential rain! Winners compete in Vegas
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GoateAugust 30, 2014
    Everything is amazing!! Get here early to make the most of your day!!
  • Rich L.
    Rich LeighApril 2, 2010
    Had an awesome day here (1st April 2010) - 1 hr 20 mins in the Q for Saw the Ride - but probably the best ride I've been on in years. Also recommend: Nemesis Inferno, Saw Alive and Rush. Read more
  • Маргарита М.
    The park is not big but there are a couple of nice rides for adrenaline seekers, not many places to eat though
  • manal87
    manal87August 20, 2015
    loved the park , try going early befor gets too busy ,
  • Phil H.
    Phil HaynesMay 27, 2014
    Head for The Swarm first, queues get long quickly. THE best ride in the park.
  • Printed B.
    Printed BalloonsJune 28, 2012
    Check online for offers. Book at least ten days in advance for cheaper prices.
  • Tom P.
    Tom PayneMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cleanest, least busy toilets are tucked away next to The Swarm
  • Laura D.
    Laura DonaghySeptember 6, 2014
    Love this park. Until you get someone behind you in a queue who thinks they're above the no smoking rules. Seriously people, it's not nice for the rest of us.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MAugust 17, 2014
    Go early to avoid really massive queues. Stealth and Saw are by far the most extreme. Colossus is good, but overrated in my opinion.
  • Cat H.
    Cat HJuly 10, 2012
    Fantastic day out. Don't underestimate the little rides, some of them are decent
  • Teri D.
    Teri DoyleAugust 18, 2016
    Park is not equipped for huge crowds so don't waste your money by going at weekends or in school holidays.
  • Shahad A.
    Shahad AlshubailyJune 29, 2013
    Beautiful entertainment city, amazing fantastic rides.
  • Lee S.
    Lee StoneMay 23, 2010
    Pay with nectar points if you can. Works out cheaper than buying online and is better value than using the points on your shopping!
  • Swaminathan P.
    Swaminathan ParamasivamSeptember 22, 2013
    Best place to hangout with friends it was gr8 fun :-)
  • Maryam S.
    Maryam SSeptember 6, 2015
    Fun rides with different levels of excitements that suited everyone in the family
  • Nitzan L.
    Nitzan LindenbergJuly 24, 2015
    Bring comfortable shoes, lunch from home, go straight to Stealth and then to Swarm.
  • Ed R.
    Ed RelfMarch 20, 2011
    Do saw, stealth, nemesis in this order when you arrive otherwise you'll be queuing for hours later in the day.
  • Chris W.
    Chris WJune 17, 2013
    Free WiFi ubiquitous throughout park, provided by 'The Cloud'. Free registration required.
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BudderyMay 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid during last 2 weeks of July as its Schools Week and gets crazy busy!
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