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London, the vibrant capital city of the United Kingdom, teems with an array of world-renowned attractions, from its historic castles and palaces to its eclectic nightlife and diverse cuisine. One such unmissable attraction is the Thorpe Park Resort, a dynamic theme park that merges thrilling adventures with immersive entertainment. Nestled in the verdant Surrey countryside, Thorpe Park is an emblem of London's commitment to providing leisure and excitement for all ages. It boasts a rich history since 1979, and its evolution from a humble educational park to one of Europe's leading entertainment destinations is truly compelling. Thorpe Park is particularly famed for its heart-stopping roller coasters and captivating live events, making it an essential stop on any London itinerary.

On this page, you'll discover a plethora of information about the park, including ticket options, essential tips, and in-depth details about its attractions, ensuring your visit to Thorpe Park Resort is as thrilling and fulfilling as possible.

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Duration: 1 full day

  • Enjoy an adventurous day filled with an adrenaline rush as you visit the Thorpe Park Resort, a must-visit theme park in London.
  • With your Thorpe Park Resort ticket, you'll have access to over 30 rides, live events, and attractions that will provide thrills, chills, and loads of fun!
  • Experience exhilarating rides such as THE SWARM, STEALTH, and Nemesis Inferno. Don't miss out on exploring the land of Angry Birds or staying at the Thorpe Shark Hotel.
  • Even the little ones can have a great time with rides like Flying Fish, Quantum, and Zodiac. Thorpe Park Resort offers something for everyone.
  • Uncover the mysteries of the Atlantean civilization in The Lost City or immerse yourself in the charming American fishing village of Amity Cove.

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What Is The Best Way To Buy Thorpe Park Resort Tickets? Book Online

The most convenient and economical way to purchase Thorpe Park Resort tickets is undoubtedly online. This method offers several compelling advantages:

  • Advance Booking: Secure your spot and avoid the disappointment of sold-out dates by booking tickets ahead of time.
  • Convenience: Skip the long queues at the ticket counter and save time by booking online at your comfort.
  • Discounts: Benefit from special online rates and promotional discounts not available for on-site purchases.

Rides At Thorpe Park London

The rides at Thorpe Park can be broadly divided into roller coasters, thrilling flat rides, family flat rides, water rides, dark rides and other rides.

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Roller Coaster Rides

The Thorpe hosts a large collection of unique roller coasters. The UK’s fastest- Stealth, UK’s only winged- The Swarm, and also a movie-themed ride- The Saw. Others include the Nemesis Inferno- an inverted roller coaster and the colossus with a colossal 10 loops. The roller coasters at the Thorpe are filled with enormous vertical plunges and giant loops. For a brief moment at the top, most of these rides offer you a bird’s eye view of the entire park.

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Thrilling Flat Rides

The Samurai, Zodiac, Vortex, Detonator, and Rush are among the famous flat rides at the park. On the Samurai, you’ll get to experience forces up to 5G as you spin around on the Samurai’s mechanical arm. The vortex spins at 15 RPMs. While this may not seem much, when you’re on the outer edges of its arms, you’re in a cyclone. The Zodiac is another gravity-defying ride that’ll put you upside down repeatedly. The detonator gives you a glimpse of the park from the sky.

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Family Flat Rides

Looking for fun rides with family? Thorpe Park has got you covered. Ride the giant banana boat on Mr. Monkey’s Banana Ride. If that’s not for you, try out the storm in a teacup. Hold on tight as you get swirled around like tea. Don’t forget to head over to the boardwalk at Amity Cove to hit a top score on the high striker. Yet another ride is the bumpy cars with an angry birds theme- the King Pig’s Wild Hog Dodgems.

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Water Rides

The Tidal Wave, Rumba Rapids, Depth charges, and storm surge are among the most sought-after water rides at the park. All of them drench you head to toe. The tidal wave plunges you into the water from a height of about 85ft. Similarly, in the storm surge, you’ll find yourself in a spinning raft, spiraling from a height of 64ft. The Rumba rapids are milder and can take the younger members of your family with you. The depth charge or the super slide also allows kids.

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Dark Rides

Thorpe Park has one of the best theme-based dark rides. The Walking Dead rollercoaster is one of a kind. Located in the center of the park, you’ll find yourself in indoor bunkers filled with the undead. The entire place is pitch black apart from the frequent scares and shrieks. Yet another ride is Derren Brown’s Ghost Train. The physical effects on the train are accentuated with VR headsets. The black mirror labyrinth is yet another adventure. Once you get in, figuring a way out is extremely difficult.

Things To Do At Thorpe Park London

Thorpe Park London has a wide ranging option to try. From high energy roller coaster rides to laid back eateries, the park is packed with opportunities.

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Rides And Attractions

Thorpe park has amongst the best roller coasters in Europe. It has unique theme based rides like the walking dead or the Derren Brown Ghost train. Apart from this numerous water rides like storm surge, tidal wave and depth charges dot the park. The park has something for people of all ages. For the younger guests, the new playground and the Amity beach is a delight. 

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The top restaurants at the park include the Vibes Bar and Kitchen, The Huntsman’s Arms, Inferno’s Pizza and Pasta Buffet, and others. Apart from this numerous places offer good snacks like Ben & Jerry, the coffee shack, colossus hot dogs, and others. The numerous bars in the park allow you to grab a pint and relax between rides.

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The park also has gift shops and souvenir stores. The megastore, the island shop, colossus shop, inferno shop, Ghost train, SAW store and Flock ‘N’ shop are the shops in the park. These shops are theme-based or ride based. The Ghost train shop for example has exclusive Derren Brown collectibles that you might want to take home.

Plan Your Visit To The Thorpe Park London

Getting There
Park Rules
Food and Drinks
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  • Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM (any changes to this are reflected in the calendar here.)
  • Best Time To Visit: 
    The Best time to visit Thorpe Park is during the British summer. While the British weather is always rainy, the summer months offer a brief respite. However, the summer months are also the times when the park gets crowded. To avoid crowds, we suggest you come to Thorpe Park during the weekdays and on days when there are public holidays. While winter months are relatively less crowded, it comes with unpleasant weather.
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Address: THORPE PARK Resort, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN

Find on Maps.

  • By Train: South Western Trains| 5 trains per hour run from London Waterloo to Staines.
    Nearest Railway Station: Staines railway station
  • By Bus: The 950 bus service provides a shuttle service between Staines railway station to the park.
    Nearest Stop: Thorpe Park
  • By Car: Distance from the airport- 10km to Heathrow Airport.
    Nearest Parking: The park also has a paid car parking facility, with charges of £7.
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  • Guest service facility: It is located in the lower dome, facing depth charges. You can get your height checked, retrieve or deposit lost property, obtain child wristbands, try parental swaps during rides or even obtain accessibility information
  • WiFi: Free WiFi is available everywhere in the park.
  • Lockers: They cost only £1. We recommend using lockers as most rides don’t allow loose items.
  • Praying area: The park does not have designated praying areas. But, quiet areas like the green area near the vortex and the grass area of the Lake Marquee can be used for praying.
  • Cash Points: Cash points are available throughout the park. However, some machines charge a premium on withdrawal. 
  • Seating areas: There are benches all over the park to rest between rides.
  • First aid center: The center has trained professionals. It is located in the Lower Dome area, opposite depth charges.
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  • Thorpe park management makes the park accessible to all its guests. 
  • The park has different ticketing options for persons with disabilities to make things easier.
  • The resort is easy to navigate on a wheelchair. Most queue lines have been adapted for people on wheelchairs and are also provided with an alternative entrance.  
  • Wheelchairs can be rented by depositing a refundable fee of £50 in the island help & information center. 
  • Persons with visual and auditory challenges should consult members of the ride team or guest services for evacuation procedures before boarding the attractions. This is to ensure safety.
  •  The park allows disabled guests to be accompanied by a helper, provided the helper is older than 14 years of age. 
  • The park also allows assistance dogs to accompany persons with disabilities.
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  • Pets other than assistance dogs are prohibited.
  • Each ride has height, age and health requirements. They are to be followed. 
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed in the park.
  • Children under 16 years should be accompanied by an adult.
  • If you’ve undergone a recent surgery, if you have high blood pressure, motion sickness or pregnancy, you should avoid going on strenuous rides. 
  • If you leave the park in the middle, make sure you have a hand stamp to allow re-entry.
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Thorpe park resort has numerous restaurants, cafes and bars. They have a wide ranging menu to choose from to suit people with different tastes. 

  • Full meals: For full meals you can try out the Vibes Bar & Kitchen, Wilderness Bar & Kitchen, Amity Kebabs, Inferno’s pizza, and peckish. If you want to try a few vegetarian options you can check out the veggie box. 
  • Fast Food: The park has outlets of KFC and Burger King. Apart from that, you can try Sombrero's street food.
  • Cafes: You can take a break from the rides at the coffee shack, thorpe perk express. Delicious ice-creams are available in Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop.
  • Snacks: For some quick bites, you can grab some donuts at Amity Donut Bites, and donut factory; hot dogs from colossus hot dogs; waffles from wilderness waffles, churros, waffles and coffee, and chocolate & waffles.
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Thorpe park resort has its own Thorpe Shark Cabins. The rooms here are compact and comfortable. The place also has coffee making facilities, and interactive TV. An overnight stay package at the Thorpe shark cabins includes 2 day theme park entry, unlimited fast track entry on the second day, free car parking and free WiFi.

Apart from the above option, you can check out the following list of hotels to stay close to Thorpe Park Resort.

  • Great fosters- 5.3km away
  • Savannah Bed and Breakfast- 7.5km away
  • The Swan Hotel- 3.3km away
  • The Flower Pot- 10km away
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The park has numerous gift shops and souvenirs shops.

  • The Megastore is located in the center of the park in Amity. It has numerous park themed merchandise, pocket-money presents  and others. 
  • The colossus shop is based on the colossus roller coaster. The shop has roller coaster based souvenirs to take home.
  • The Inferno shop is for the Nemesis Inferno. The shop offers memorabilia to remember the time you spent on the inverted roller coaster.
  • The Ghost train shop has a range of Derren Brown souvenirs, collectibles and gifts. It also has a levitating train.
  • The SAW store has a wide collection of gifts to buy after you finish riding the SAW.
  • The flock N shop has numerous angry bird merchandise and gifts.

Visitor Tips And Guidelines

Visiting Thorpe park is not always hassle free. Here are a few tips to have the best experience. 

  • Weather: The British weather is usually wet. It's always a good idea to be prepared for unexpected rains. 
  • Ideal time to visit is during the weekdays to avoid long queues. 
  • Wear footwear that can be securely fastened so that it doesn’t fall off during rides. 
  • Avoid doing the wettest rides towards the end of the day so that you have enough time to dry yourself before heading home. 
  • Don’t forget to smile when the ride photos are being taken. 
  • Make use of lockers. Most rides don;t allow carrying loose items with you. 
  • If you’re with a group, decide on a place to meet up in case one of you gets lost. 
  • Do the most popular rides in the first hour of the park’s opening or the last hour before the park closes. This is to avoid long queues.

Frequently Asked Questions About Thorpe Park London

What is Thorpe Park London?

Thorpe Park is an amusement park located southwest of London. It has unique roller coaster rides and thrilling flat rides.

Where can I buy Thorpe Park London tickets?

The best place to buy Thorpe Park London tickets is online.

Where is Thorpe Park London located?

Thorpe park is located 32km southwest of London near Staines.

What are the Thorpe Park London opening hours?

10am to 9pm (any changes to this is reflected in the calendar here.)

What’s the best time to visit Thorpe Park London?

Weekdays are the best time to visit Thorpe Park London to avoid crowds. To avoid the British rains, try visiting during the summer or spring months.

How much time do you need at Thorpe Park London?

You can spend anywhere from 3 to 12 hours at Thorpe Park London, depending on how many rides you want to go on and how long you want to spend in each queue. If you're just interested in going on the most popular rides, you could probably get away with spending 3-4 hours. But if you want to experience everything the park has to offer, you could easily spend 12 hours or more.

Are there lockers and storage facilities available at Thorpe Park London?

Yes, there are lockers and storage facilities in the premises of the park. The lockers cost £1 per day.

Can I leave my children alone at Thorpe Park London?

No, you cannot leave your children alone. All kids below 16 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.

Is there a parking space inside Thorpe Park London?

Yes, Thorpe park has a paid parking facility.

Are food and beverages allowed into Thorpe Park London?

No, outside food and beverages are not allowed inside Thorpe Park London.

What type of restaurants does Thorpe Park London offer?

Thorpe Park London has many restaurants which offer full meals, snacking options, ice creams, desserts and others. The numerous bars within the park allow you to grab a pint between rides.

Are strollers and wheelchairs available inside Thorpe Park London?

Yes, strollers and wheelchairs are available for rent within the park.

Can I get First Aid at Thorpe Park London?

Yes, Thorpe Park has a first aid facility manned by professionals. It is located in the Lower Dome in front of depth charges.

Is there a baby room inside Thorpe Park London?

Yes, there are 3 baby-changing facilities in Thorpe Park London. They are located near the admission area, the Calypso, and the Old Town.

Is it worth visiting Thorpe Park London?

Yes, Thorpe Park is worth a visit. It has many unique roller coasters and flat rides. The numerous themed attractions add to its charm. The park has everything for everyone- from Gen-Zs to Boomers. It is also highly accessible.