Thorpe Park, is a magnificent amalgamation of a marine and amusement park situated between the towns of Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames in Surrey in London, United Kingdom. Owned by Merlin Entertainment, it is one of the major theme parks in the UK and now also features a resort.
Opened in 1979, it started as a water based theme park giving the impression of an island and thereby earning the slogan "island like no other". Spread across 490 acres, the park has 28 rides that are segregated into 7 main territories of: The Jungle, Swarm Island, The Dock Yard, Lost City, Amity, Old Town, Port and Basecamp.
Nemesis Inferno - Soar through the air and escape the heat of a steaming volcano as you spin, dive and swoop over 750 metres of looping, twisting and winding track at incredible speeds of up to 50mph on this epic rollercoaster with 4 inversions!
Mr. Monkey’s Banana Ride – Swing through a 180 degrees banana boat for a family fun ride akin to a swinging pirate ship ride!
Detonator: Bombs Away - Get a bird’s eye view of the resort at the top of the 100 feet drop tower before plunging back to earth at 50mph in this exhilarating, faster than freefall ride experience.
Rumba Rapids - Experience the chills and thrills of an exhilarating white water raft ride as you plunge down a churning waterway.
Angry Bird’s 4D Experience – Experience the world’s first Angry Bird’s 4D movie in a high tech movie theatre surrounding replete with darkness, smoke effects and bangs. Be transported to the world of the Angry Birds as they attempt to get their precious eggs back from the reprehensible King Pig.
King Pig’s Wild Hog Dodgems – Battle against your friends and family as Red takes on the Bad Pig in the family fun bumper car ride.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Maze – Come face-to-face with the Jungle trials like the Holey Moley and the Chambers of Horror, and remember to save your energy for the Celebrity Cyclone finale! Slither through a series of inspired challenges and compete for the prized star.
Stealth – An adrenaline-charged and Europe’s fastest rollercoaster, be prepared to be propelled from 0-80mph at a height of 205 ft in under 2 seconds and experience the same brake horse power of two Formula 1 cars.
Storm in a Teacup – Whiz and whirl in this classic family ride of spinning in a teacup.
Tidal Wave - Tidal Wave is one of the UK's tallest log flumes guaranteeing a whirlwind experience of thrills as you plummet from a huge 85 ft plunge into the waters below.
Storm Surge - Climb aboard a life raft and get in a captivating sky-high spinning water ride that descends to an astonishing 64 ft. Slip and slide your way down a spiraling flume to escape the rising waters of Amity.
Flying Fish - A beginners' rollercoaster for young thrill seekers, the classic Flying Fish is a family favourite.
Depth Charge - Race your friends and family for fun and excitement on this superior 4-lane super slide.
Wet Wet Wet - Hold on tight and take a fun-packed plunge down the wettest water slides around!
Colossus – With over 850m of winding track, experience ten nerve-racking inversions including a vertical loop, cobra roll, double corkscrew and the UK’s only quadruple barrel roll on the almighty Colossus.
Rush – Swing high into the air to 75ft at speeds of up to 50mph and experience the feeling of up to 4G’s as you swoop back towards the ground on the air powered speed swing.
Zodiac – A sensational gravity defying and stomach-churning ride, Zodiac throws you into a spin, hurtling you, upside down and back to the ground.
Vortex – A giant pendulum, experience cyclonic forces with 15 high speed rotations per minute reaching a height of 65 feet.
Quantum - Climb aboard Quantum for the magic carpet ride of your life, as you're whisked up and down through the air on a dizzying, disorienting trip with forces of 2Gs.
Saw: The Ride – Based on the horror movie ‘Saw’, experience a 'beyond vertical' drop of 100 degrees from a height of 100 feet in this gripping rollercoaster.
Samurai – Strap yourself into the mighty mechanical arm of Samurai and you’ll be spun through 360 degrees, creating forces of up to 5G while spinning 60ft above the ground.
Rock Express – This swift and speedy train ride full of climbs and dips is perfect for the whole family.
Timber Tug Boat - Watch out for the twists and turns of Timber Tug Boat.
Lumber Jump - Spring onto Lumber Jump and bounce high and low, reaching high into the sky!
UK's first winged rollercoaster, hurtle through a series of near-misses, spin 180° and plunge 127ft when you rip through the air as you experience speeds of almost 100km/h and G forces of up to 4.5.
The Dock Yard
The Walking Dead: The Ride – Located at the centre of the Island, navigate your way to the safety of the indoor bunker as the park is overrun by Walkers and there is but one goal: survive. Making it to the sanctuary of the Safe Zone is vital for salvation. Enjoy the latest attraction which is replete with sudden stops, lighting effects and haze.
Derren Brown's Ghost Train – With intense live action and thrilling physical effects, take your one-way ticket on a horrifying journey into the chilling depths of the unknown where the demon awaits.
Port and Basecamp
This area includes the main building which houses the Fins Bar and Grill restaurant, an arcade area, toilets, lockers, photo kiosks, a large souvenir gift shop, guest services, first aid, staff offices, a corporate events room, and a behind-the-scenes thrills workshop building for schools.
Thorpe Park also has several dining options to indulge in such as pizzas, burgers, fast food, ice cream, donuts etc. and replenish after an exhilarating and tiring day. Shop from the souvenir store to commemorate the day and take away cherished memories of the park.
Price (In INR approximately)
|Season Pass||INR 5,080|
|Standard VIP Package||INR 22,632|
|Platinum VIP Package||INR 27,252|
|Fastrack (5 priority accesses from designated rides)|
|Exhilarate||INR 1,108||INR 2,309|
|Adrenaline||INR 2,309||INR 4,157|
|Island Unlimited||INR 4,619||INR 9,237|
Interesting Facts About Thorpe Park
How to get to Thorpe Park
Regular South West Trains run from Waterloo direct to Staines, which is the recommended railway station for travelling to Thorpe Park.
Approximately 5 trains run per hour to and from London Waterloo, with a journey time of between 30 to 50 minutes. Staines can also be reached directly via other mainline stations:
Staines Bus Station (Elmsleigh Shopping Centre) is a 5-minute walk from Staines Railway Station.
The blue 950 Thorpe Park Express Bus is a frequent, fast shuttle service between Staines rail and bus stations and Thorpe Park and departs directly from Staines Railway Station running every 15-20 minutes and will also stop by stand 2 at Staines Bus station before driving directly to Thorpe Park.