Top Tips

  • TicketSave yourself some money by booking your tickets online in advance, as well as being cheaper you will save time by not having to queue at the park entrance - Thorpe Park Tickets
  • ListThere are a limited number of Wheelchairs and Pushchairs available for hire, these are available on a first come first served basis and a charge applies, speak to a member of staff when you enter the park.
  • UmbrellaThe weather can be an important factor, try to dress accordingly to avoid getting too hot, too cold or too wet! It can also be pretty unpredictable, if it ends up being a wet day there are ponchos available to help you stay dry.
  • StarWear sensible footwear to avoid feeling uncomfortable after a long day, it's also important to make sure shoes are fastened securely when going on some of the more intense rides to make sure that they don't fall off!
  • InfoGuest Services can be found on the Lower Level of Port Atlantis (the dome), they can help with lots of things including lost property and issuing wristbands, a Medical Centre is next door.
  • ExchangeChildren can be given a wristband which you add your name and mobile number to, if a member of staff finds them unaccompanied you will be contacted so that they can be reunited with you.
  • PointIf you're visiting with a group of friends it's a good idea to agree on a place to meet up just incase you get seperated and have trouble finding each other.
  • GiftThere's plenty of great gifts available from shops all over the park, the largest selections can be found at the Colossus Shop (Lost City), Nemesis Inferno Shop (Calypso Quay) and Thorpe Mega Store (Amity Cove).
  • FloatIt's best to avoid doing the wettest rides at the end of the day otherwise you might not be able to dry out before the journey home.
  • FilmRide photos are nice souvenir of your day so look out for the cameras and don't forget to smile, if you decide to buy any ask for them to be taken to the collection point near the exit to save you carrying them around all day.
  • LockIt might be a good idea to make use of the lockers around the park to avoid carrying too many things, the locations of these are shown on the Park Map.
  • CardThorpe Park accepts all major credit/debit cards, there are also ATMs located around the park, although some of these do apply a charge to each transaction.
  • ClockYou can join a ride's queue right up until it's closing time, it is the queue that closes then and not the ride.
  • Timing - Generally it's best to do the biggest rides in the first hour that the park is open, at lunchtime, or in the last hour that the park is open, as the queues tend to be the shortest at these times. Plus, you can often beat the crowds by starting at the back of the park and working your way towards the front.
  • Electronic Boards - These are located in various places around the park and display the latest queue times for many of the rides in the park, make sure you check these out to help you plan when to visit each ride.
  • Parent Swap - On busy days parents with small children can get a special pass which allows just one of the parents to queue, when the first parent has been on the ride the second can go on without having to queue again.
  • Single Rider Queue -  If you're at the park alone or don't mind who you ride with, you might find that joining the Single Rider Queue reduces your waiting time. Available on Stealth and Flying Fish. 
  • Fastrack Tickets - These provide reduced waiting times for an extra charge: Extreme Fastrack £10.50 (Colossus, Nemesis Inferno, X, Tidal Wave or Loggers Leap), Accelerator Fastrack £10.50 (Rush, Samurai, Slammer & Vortex), Hydration Fastrack £7.50 (Storm Surge, Tidal Wave, Loggers Leap & Rumba Rapids), Ultimate Fastrack £70 (SAW - The Ride, The Swarm, Colossus, Nemesis Inferno, Stealth, X, Tidal Wave, Loggers Leap, Rush, Samurai, Slammer, Storm Surge & Vortex) 

Height and other restrictions apply to each attraction, full details of these can be found at the entry point of the attractions, here's a summary of some key categories:

  • Minimum Height 1.4m - Colossus, Nemesis Inferno, Samurai, Slammer, Stealth, Vortex, SAW - The Ride, The Swarm
  • Minimum Height 1.3m - Detonator, Rush
  • Minimum Height 1.2m - Tidal Wave, Logger's Leap, Quantum
  • Minimum Height 1.1m - Zodiac, Storm Surge
  • Minimum Height 1.0m - X
  • Minimum Height 0.9m - Rumba Rapids, Flying Fish, Depth Charge, Mr Monkey's Banana Ride, Storm in a Teacup, Rocky Express
  • Have a think about when you're going to eat, trying big thrill rides immediately after lunch may not be wise!
  • Most of the outlets tend to get busy between 11am and 1pm, try to avoid these peak hours to avoid a wait.
  • There's a wide range of outlets across the park, there are vegetarian and healty options available at many of them. 
  • If you're looking for popular chains, try Burger King at Canada Creek and Calypso Quay or KFC at Amity Cove.
  • It's well worth trying some of the many themed outlets too, like Fin's Bar & Grill in The Dome, Inferno's Pizza & Pasta and the Mexican Cantina in Calypso Quay, Amity Fish & Chips in Amity Cove and Bush BBQ in Ranger County.


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