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Going to Thorpe Park!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WantoN, 20 Jun 2006.

  1. WantoN


    Joined: 11 Jun 2003

    Posts: 10,706

    Location: Hampshire

    Hey fellas, me and the little lady are going to thorpe park for the day.

    Anyone been, got experiences? I've got the Extreme Fast Track Package for 2 and I've booked in advance.

    Any advice or recent experiences? Looking forward to Stealth, although I've not got fast track ;)

    So, suggestions on what to do there e.t.c Taking a basket and we'll have a very cheesy picnic :)

    Ant :cool:
  2. DeFrEaTs


    Joined: 8 Apr 2004

    Posts: 760

    Location: Japan

    I go there relatively often. Food there can be expensive so I tend to take a bag with a couple of sandwiches from tescos in etc. There are lots of nice places to go to eat, even the train that takes you to the zoo area would be a good place.

    My advice is to go on that vertical drop thing. It's the best and worst ride I have ever been on... well worth a go, but never again :D
  3. qwerty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,351

    Stupid question but you'll save me 30 secs googling:

    How much is it to get in? My little lady's been nagging to go for a while...
  4. gjc10212

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2005

    Posts: 1,226

    Location: London

    Go on the best rides before it gets too hot, three of the rides closed due to heat/technical problems (nemesis, no-way out and Colossas)

    I went on the 9th June, when Jn 8-10 of the M25 decided to close on the way out of the park! :mad: Get Sat Nav too. Great day out though!
  5. DJammyRasta


    Joined: 28 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,826

    Location: London

    stealth was funky... preferred samuraiz (or however they spelt it)

    good tihng about thorpe park is its not as popular as alton towers... so the queues are usually not as bad... if u can go when the weather is a bit rubbish then they are even better

    they have tidal wave there, which will literally soak you from head to foot... so as long as its warm it doesn't matter if it rains as you cant get any wetter :D

    oh and they have teacups... a classic if u spin the thing in the middle really fast ;)
  6. DeFrEaTs


    Joined: 8 Apr 2004

    Posts: 760

    Location: Japan

    I think it's £20-30 per person.If you google around you are highly likely to find buy one ticket get one free offers or something similar though. (I happen to have about 20 of those lying around at home)
  7. WantoN


    Joined: 11 Jun 2003

    Posts: 10,706

    Location: Hampshire

    Crap :(

    Ant :cool:
  8. Mackass

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Jan 2005

    Posts: 1,196

    Location: West London

    The last time I went Thorpe Park, me and my friends purchased our tickets beforehand through an agency site, and they didn't even check the tickets upon entry! :eek:
  9. RandomTom


    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 8,541

    I've been quite a few times in the past, the fast track system was called '4play' which was a bit erm, y'know, where the 4 main rollercoasters had a quicker queueing system - the 10 loop roller coaster is great, and so is the nemesis copy, I think that you'll have a decent day out, but try stay away from the kid oriented beach it looks a bit 'unclean' sometimes.

  10. Smit


    Joined: 6 Mar 2003

    Posts: 6,224

    Location: West Lothian

    Went there in October and it was a good laugh. Queues were very long at that time of year though
  11. loopylou

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Aug 2005

    Posts: 1,337

    Location: Essex

    Don't go on the strange pyramid shaped ride, the worst ride I have ever been on ... it was just weird.
  12. Sputnik II


    Joined: 5 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,547

    I went a couple of months ago. Was worth getting the fast track for stealth.
  13. Kell_ee001


    Joined: 19 Oct 2004

    Posts: 12,387

    Location: Jesmond

    The worlds first backwards roller coaster in the dark called X:\ No Way Out :)

    Used to go everyday in the holidays when I was younger but I used to live about 10 mins bike ride away :p Was handy as we used to get free tickets with older brothers ans sisters working there or when we were much younger, going in through the Zoo for free :D
  14. Amp34


    Joined: 25 Jul 2005

    Posts: 28,867

    Location: Canada

    Haha your my kind of person! The teacups are by far the best ride at the park! :p

    I went there last june, 30+ degrees all day and the longest queue was less than an hour. Try and get there for just before it opens then do all the big rides straight away when there is no queue then the smaller rides during the main part of the day and then the big ones later in the day when everyone is going home, the majorty of the queues we were in were no more than 10 mins because of this.

    Tidal wave, make sure you do it earlier on in the day.

    Friend: it doesnt look like you get too wet
    me: yeah it doesn't
    on the ride and the wave surrounds the entire boat
    friend: Hey look its missing us completly
    me: Oh yeah i though we would get quite we...
    50million gallons of water fall on us
    friend: ah... :p

    X no way out isnt too bad, take it as an oldie instead as a major new one and ths quite good. Collossus on the other hand isnt brilliant, its ok but nemesis inferno is better by far.
  15. JoeBoi


    Joined: 29 Dec 2005

    Posts: 4,842

    Location: Orpington

    My girlfriend went there last week and told me that stealth was really good, she went on it twice and wants to drag me there next time :D