Advantages Wide range of rides
Disadvantages the map! The queues! Easy to get there but only by car - and then you pay extra for carparking
Thorpe Park is located in Chertsey, Surrey near Staines. It is the second most popular park in the UK, Alton Tower is the most visited.You can reach there either by car or train but the best way to get there really depends on where you are heading out from. The park is located west of M25, where you can turn of junction 11 and follow the brown signs: postcode KT16 8PN. Car parking is £2.00. If by train, get the South West trains from Waterloo to Staines and bus 950 (every half hour) to the park. The buses are a bit of an annoyance though as you need to keep checking the timetable and make sure you come out of the park in time to catch the right bus so that you don’t miss your train back.
Tickets can be bought either on-line or on the gate. You can make a saving on the ticket price if you buy online, although the cheapest way to get into the park is probably by waiting until the day you decide to go, and then pay at the gate and with your 2 for 1 voucher.The online price for an adult ticket is £30.60 however if you want to use the 2 for 1 voucher, this will be based on the gate price. The gate price is £40.80 – so with a 2 for 1 voucher it will be £20.40 each for you and your friend. Nice! The cheapest option there is...
My main aim when going to theme parks is to try and avoid the crowds and the most busiest times. The worst time to go to any theme park would be during the summer holiday months when kids are off of school and its summer so everyone enjoying the season. I would just avoid the end of July, all of August and the beginning few weeks of September. It doesn’t leave much choice but it is worth going to the park during May or June. The park opens around the end of March in spring but the weather is normally really unpredictable then and if it rains its likely to ruin the whole day – but if you keep a watch of the weather and know a good weekend is due in April then that may be a good time to visit. During the end of the year, its best to go at the end of September as it quietens down by then.Some years we end up going during months of July or August and every time we do we just end up regretting it and wished we had just planned better, so make sure you choose the right time to go to avoid getting really annoyed!
Thorpe Park is divided into seven sections all with different names. These locations are: Lost City, Amity Cove, Calypso Quay, SAW Island, Canada Street, Neptune’s Kingdom, Ranger County. Below, I’ve listed a few rides you may find in each section.1) SAW Island:
This region of the park is themed around the SAW horror movies. It’s attracts a large number of people. As soon as you arrive around the SAW Island area, you will not miss that SAW drop. The theming in both of these SAW attractions are probably the best in the park.* SAW the Ride – SAW the ride is an incredible rollercoaster and my favourite of the park, it takes you on an exciting nightmare journey - the gruesomeness and tenseness it provides is perfect.
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