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Thorpe Park is a theme park located in Chertsey, Surrey, UK. The park was built on the location of a gravel pit which was flooded to create a water themed theme park. Thorpe Park opened its first ride in 2002, and was aptly named, Colossus.
Thorpe Park was purchased by the same company who owned Madame Tussauds in 2007 and has since increased its popularity, to such an extent, that it now rivals Alton Towers as the leading theme park in UK.
Some of the major attractions at Thorpe Park include:
- Nemesis Inferno – Europe’s first inverted roller coaster with interlocking corkscrews
- Colossus – The world’s first ten-inversion roller coaster
- SAW: The Ride – The world’s first horror movie themed roller coaster and the world’s steepest freefall drop roller coaster
- Stealth – A launched roller coaster which accelerates to 80 mph in less than 2 seconds.
- X:\ No Way Out – The world’s first and only backwards in the dark roller coaster.
- Loggers Leap – The tallest log flume in the UK from 1989–1993 and from 2005–present
Each year, Thorpe Park attracts close to two million visitors, making it the third most visited theme park in the United Kingdom, after Alton Towers and Blackpool Pleasure Beach. For the full history of Thorpe Park, visit the Thorpe Park page on Wikipedia.
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The Thorpe Park theme park is one of the UK’s best known and best loved theme parks.
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Thorpe Park is located in Surrey ( see map ).
Thorpe Park Resort Rides
Thorpe Park is split up into eight distinctly themed areas.
Thorpe Park Zone 1 – Port Atlantis
Port Atlantis has a marine theme and is the area to find key places such essentials as guest services, shops, toilets, lockers etc.
Thorpe Park Zone 2 – Lost City
Lost City is the largest area in Thorpe Park and is based around a Mayan theme.
- Colossus – a roller coaster with 10 inversions. When it first opened in 2002, it broke the world record for the roller coaster with the most inversions. The ride currently jointly holds this record along with an identical ride in China.
- Vortex – a 32-seater park-based model of the KMG Afterburner
- Quantum – a Fabbri Magic Carpet ride
- X:\ No Way Out – is the world’s first and only backwards in-the-dark roller coaster
Thorpe Park Zone 3 – Calypso Quay
- Nemesis Inferno – an inverted roller coaster, it is marketed as the ‘sister’ ride of the original Nemesis at Alton Towers
- Detonator – a Fabbri drop tower in which riders are hoisted up 115 ft, with legs dangling, and launched down by pneumatics
- Time Voyagers – a 4D cinema with water and vibrating effects in the seats
- Rumba Rapids – a river rapids ride which was updated from Thunder River in 2002
- Storm in a Tea Cup – this ride was rethemed to look worn down and damaged to fit with nearby Amity Cove’s Tidal Wave theming
Thorpe Park Zone 4 – Canada Creek
Themed around a Canadian creek, this area is home to:
- Loggers Leap – a log flume, featuring two drops (one indoors/underground). The larger of the two drops contains a straight section (double drop) which adds airtime to the ride. Currently the tallest Log Flume in the UK
- Rocky Express – a small, circular roundabout-type ride for younger visitors
- Canada Creek Railway – a miniature railway that runs through Canada Creek and around Loggers Leap, offering views of forest land and the lake the park is built inside
Thorpe Park Zone 5 – Amity Cove
- Tidal Wave – a ‘shoot the chute’ style ride on which riders are carried in a 4-tonne reinforced hull to a height of 85 feet. The boat is then dropped down a track into the lagoon with an impact force of 1.5g forcing 3 tonnes of water into the air
- Stealth – one of Thorpe Park’s newest roller coasters. Stealth is an Accelerator Coaster that features a hydraulic 80 mph launch
- Flying Fish
Thorpe Park Zone 6 – Ranger County
- Mr Monkey’s Banana Ride – a small swinging ship type ride, themed to a banana
- Chief Ranger’s Carousel
- Miss Hippo’s Fungle Safari – cars travel around a short track through figurines and shrubbery
Thorpe Park Zone 7 – Neptune’s Kingdom
- Depth Charge – a 40ft tall four lane water slide, in which riders sit in dinghies
- Neptune’s Beach – two large paddling pools for small children with various fountains and an imitation sandy beach
- Wet Wet Wet – 3 water chutes differing in height
- Sea Snakes and Ladders – just 1.2m in height, ideal for young thrill seekers
Thorpe Park Zone 8 – Octopus Garden
Located in the area between Port Atlantis, Amity Cove and X:\No Way Out. Octopus Garden is a small aquatic-themed area with several small rides for very young children. There are seven rides:
- Swinging Seashells – a small Ferris wheel which contains seashell themed cars, each seating four children
- Fantasy Fish – a small carousel type ride which contains individual fish which the children can sit on top of (like carousel horses although they don’t move) and fish that two children can sit inside. The ride then rotates at a slow speed
- Galleon Race – a round ride with boat shaped cars. The ride rotates round, and as the ride rotates the boats move over small bumps
- Happy Halibuts – another round ride with suspended fish shaped cars which are free to swing. The ride rotates and lifts to an angle, with the cars being free to swing under centripetal force. This ride is the only ride in the area to have a minimum height restriction, which is 0.9m.
- Ollie Octopus – a round ride with one continuous ring shaped car which the children sit in. The ride rotates slowly and lifts at an angle
- Up Periscope – a round ride with submarine shaped cars. The cars rise and the ride rotates
- Slippery Serpent – a small track based ride, with a small train which moves slowly around the track
An annual Thorpe Park ticket would make ideal Christmas gifts for people who visit the park several times per year and who enjoy going back time and time again.
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