Advantages Excellent rides, something for everyone
Disadvantages Queue times can be a nightmare at the peak of summer
I have been to Thorpe Park at least twice a year for the last two years and it still remains one of my favourite theme parks. It is also only a 90 minute drive from where I live making it easily accessible.Location
You can purchase your entrance ticket either online in advance or on the gate on the day of your visit. You can save money if booking online but what we prefer to do is to use a buy one, get one free voucher which can nearly always be found on a Google search.
Just to give you an idea on prices, if you book online, an adult ticket will cost you £26.52. Whereas if you pay on the gate on the day of your visit the price goes up to £40.80 so its certainly worth booking online if you don’t have the buy one get one free vouchers.
Car parking is also charged at £2 per car for the whole day.
The park is divided into seven sections; Amity Cove, Lost City, SAW Island, Calypso Quay, Neptune’s Kingdom, Ranger Country and Canada Street.Amity Cove is designed to look like an old fishing village which has been battered by a storm and has been left with lots of water damage. In this section you will find the following rides;
Storm Surge – This is Thorpe Park’s newest ride and only opened in 2011. It consists of a huge water slide. You ride down the slide in a circular boat / dingy which fits 6 people inside. You start your journey by climbing a rather large slope which takes you all the way to the top of the slide and then the boat is released from a height of 84 feet and you travel on your journey to the bottom with the boat is spinning madly round and round. To be honest, I wasn’t overly impressed with this ride. It was enjoyable but I felt that it lacked the certain amount of excitement I like from theme park rides.Tidal Wave
Stealth – this is probably my favourite ride here. It is a rollercoaster which is designed to look like a 1950’s American car. You start the ride on a track as if you are beginning a race. One the ride starts you travel up to a speed of 80mph in just 1.8 seconds – making for a very attractive ride photograph!! You travel along the track and reach a height of 200 feet, the rollercoaster twists and then you plummet straight back down again. This ride certainly leaves your heat racing!The Lost City section has the following rides;
Samurai – Samurai is not one of my favourites if I am honest.
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