Thorpe Park: Your Ultimate Guide to Visiting Thorpe Park
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The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Thorpe Park

Looking for a one stop guide to Thorpe Park? Look no further! You'll find everything you need to know about visiting the theme park here, including information on Thorpe Park tickets, discounts, rides, parking and where to stay.

Buying Thorpe Park tickets

By booking in advance, you can save money on your Thorpe Park ticket. Ticket prices start from £32 and vary depending on whether you want a day pass or an annual pass. Children under 3 go free, and student tickets start from just £22 – but remember to bring your student ID.

Psst, don’t forget that members of the Camping and Caravanning Club get discounts on day passes to Thorpe Park! To find out more, join the club or get your Thorpe Park Resort day pass discount here.

If you're a thrill seeker but not a fan of waiting, you can skip the queue and purchase fast-track tickets online. Prices start from £40 and include Thorpe Park's most iconic rollercoasters and water rides.

For more information on tickets and fast-track passes, click here.

Thorpe Park rides

Ride in Thorpe Park

Boasting over 30 rides, from thrilling roller coasters to fun family friendly rides and water rides, Thorpe Park offers something for everyone.

Here are some popular rides you'll find at the theme park.


Labelled the ‘UK’s fastest rollercoaster’, Stealth takes you from 0-80 miles per hour in less than 2 seconds! You’ll experience the horsepower of two Formula 1 cars in this extremely fast drag race.

  • Rides top speed: 80mph
  • Rides height: 62.5m high
  • Height restriction: rider must be at least 1.4m
  • Max torso restriction: 51in
  • Fast track is available


One of the world’s first 10-loop rollercoaster, the Colossus has 10 inversions, including a vertical loop, cobra roll, double corkscrew and the UK’s only quadruple barrel roll.

  • Rides top speed: 44mph
  • Rides height: 98ft high
  • Height restriction: rider must be at least 1.4m
  • Max torso restriction: 51in

The Swarm

A ride that’s not for the faint-hearted, Swarm is set in a post-apocalyptic world where riders burst through billboards, fly under a crashed plane wing and escape the blades of a helicopter before skimming past an explosive fire engine.

  • Rides top speed: 59mph
  • Rides height: 127ft high
  • Height restriction: rider must be at least 1.4m
  • Max torso restriction: 51in

Ghost Train

A new ride that’s hit Thorpe Park is the ultimate thriller. Passengers of the Ghost Train go on a spooky journey into the unknown. The Ghost Train is one of the UK’s longest ride experiences featuring live actors and multisensory effects to create a truly frightening attraction.

  • Height restrictions: rider must be at least 1.3m
  • Age limit: recommended 13+

Tidal Wave

On Tidal Wave, thrill seekers plunge down an 85ft spiral drop and get drenched. They aren't the only ones to get soaked, as bystanders can't escape the crazy splash too.

  • Rides top speed: 80mph
  • Rides height: 62.5m high
  • Height restriction: rider must be at least 1.2m
  • Max torso restriction: 51in
  • Fast track available

The Walking Dead

Inspired by the popular TV series, The Walking Dead, Thorpe Park has created a chilling rollercoaster where your one goal – survive! This indoor, live-action rollercoaster will keep you second-guessing what’s around each corner and fearing every second of it.

  • Height restrictions: rider must be at least 1.4m

For more daily friendly and adult Thorpe Park rides, click here.

Thorpe Park shops and restaurants

If you're feeling peckish between rides, you can bring a packed lunch or dine at one of the many restaurants in the park. There are also bars, cafes and shops where you can purchase snacks and drinks.

Before you leave, don't forget to check out the gift shop, where you can purchase memorabilia, snacks and other fun gifts.

Thorpe Park events


Depending on what time of year you visit Thorpe Park, the theme park hosts many special events. Here's some information on the most popular ones.

Fright Nights

When the sun goes down, Thorpe Park comes to life with its Halloween special, Fright Nights. The theme park transforms into a haunted playground with spooky surprises lurking around every corner. You’ll be able to ride rollercoasters at night, explore scare zones, take on the freaky maze and watch horrifying shows.


For colourful and breathtaking entertainment, visit Thorpe Park during its Carnival event. Watch many live circus acts, including free runners, contortionists, hoop divers and aerial artists. Also, enjoy circus-style street food, and explore the dark side of the circus, where you’ll find a creepy maze you must escape.


Taking over the theme park on selected dates is Octoberfest! Enjoy some tasty German treats, including traditional beers, whilst you take on all the thrilling rides Thorpe Park has to offer.

For more information on events at Thorpe Park, click here.

Where to stay at Thorpe Park

Book a stay at our Chertsey Club Site, which is located 9 minutes away from Thorpe Park. The campsite accommodates all units, is family-friendly, welcomes pets, and it has public transport links nearby for easy commuting. So you can enjoy both the theme park and get a quiet night's rest in the beautiful outdoors.

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Parking at Thorpe Park

If you're travelling by car, all directions to the car park are signposted upon arrival. Make sure you book a parking space in advance as there is a parking fee.

Caravans and motorhomes can park at Thorpe Park in the coach car park, which you'll find on the right-hand side when driving into the Resort.

Please note: Overnight car parking is not permitted.

Opening and closing times

Thorpe Park opens at 10 am and closes at 7 pm from Monday to Sunday. After 7 pm, all queues are closed but don't worry if you've joined a line at the last minute because you'll still get the chance to enjoy your last ride.

How to get to the park

Thorpe Park is located in Surrey, 20 miles from London. If you're staying at our Chertsey Club Site, the theme park is just a 9-minute drive away.

If you're travelling via public transport, there are several ways to reach the theme park, including the 950 fast shuttle bus service that takes you from Staines station to the theme park.

Age and height restrictions

All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over.

Height restrictions vary depending on the ride. In some instances, those who do not meet the height requirement can be accompanied by an adult who is 18+. For more specific details and restrictions on each ride, click here.

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