Going to Thorpe Park in the Rain - can the day still be good?

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Hello Everyone

This is the situation. Me and 3 of my friends have got tickets to go thorpe park for the day (got them when they had the £22 promotion). However, when checking the weather it said that it will be raining for most of the day. For anyone that this is happened to, were the queues short and were many people there, were any of the rides shut down due to the rain (drizzle), and were you still able to have fun.

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Its sick cos less people go which means shorter queues and more rides
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I went to Alton Towers in the rain once, it was still really fun! I think only one or two rides were shut there, but not sure if that was due to rain or maintenance. Ring Thorpe Park in the morning if you're unsure.
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fun is what you make it
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Thorpe Park :awesome:
It rained a little when I went one day last year, but it wasn't heavy or continuous. No rides were closed (besides Samurai which always seems to be breaking down!), but guess it might depend on how much rain there is. I'm planning to go first week of April I certainly won't let a bit of rain spoil my fun!
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When I went in the rain the big ones were shut =(
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(Original post by CKin2U)
When I went in the rain the big ones were shut =(
When you say the big rides, was it all of them. If they were, did u get a refund?
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when i went in the rain all the good rides were still open. and shorter queues! so yes, it's still fun.. !!
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When you say the big rides, was it all of them. If they were, did u get a refund?
um like two/three - collosal was shut and the other ride that goes really high and comes down steeply. And nope, no refund
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The rides shutting down probably has more to do with the fact that they're deathtraps, not the rain.
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When I went once it started drizzling after we'd been there for a while and some of the bigger rides were shut down. We didn't get a refund but they gave us free tickets which could be used at any time for the rest of the season.
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If it rains heavily then they may shut stealth because it'll get too slippy and won't work properly/will kill you.

But it is good, as long as you're not moaning about being wet.
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We went in the rain and had a great time, we went on one of the roller coasters in the lashing rain and it was brutal.

It wouldnt surprise me if some of the bbiest rides had to close tho
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Rainy theme parks are awesome.

There's barely anyone there if it's really bad. Some of the bigger 'coasters may close, but most things will still keep chugging along and the queues will be miniscule

Also, rain is relaxing, so if you want to take a break from adrenaline, you can just sit and watch stuff as rain hits it

Legoland in the rain was fun.
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Thorpe Park :love:

Most of it will still be open, but water rides such as Tidal Wave may be shut :dontknow:
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I've been to thorpe park about 7 times and samurai was only opened once lol

I went there in the rain and its cool! But it wasn't pouring down though, not sure how safe that might be but i'm sure you would get a refund if anything.

also, it saves you worrying about tidal wave coz you'll be wet anyway .. have fun and go on saw and stealth twice!
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(Original post by CKin2U)
um like two/three - collosal was shut and the other ride that goes really high and comes down steeply. And nope, no refund
Collosus is shut rain or shine, its probably the worlds most unreliable rollercoaster
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Thorpe Park :love:

Most of it will still be open, but water rides such as Tidal Wave may be shut :dontknow:
Excuse me if I'm being stupid, but why would they shut the water rides, because it's wet?
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Hello Everyone

This is the situation. Me and 3 of my friends have got tickets to go thorpe park for the day (got them when they had the £22 promotion). However, when checking the weather it said that it will be raining for most of the day. For anyone that this is happened to, were the queues short and were many people there, were any of the rides shut down due to the rain (drizzle), and were you still able to have fun.

Thanks
Don't worry nothing more than usual will be closed. They do make things like rides to be waterproof you know, especially in Britain it rains for almost half the year! Get there early and get on saw, bit of a crazy ride with HUGGGE queues. But yeah thats about it, should be orite.
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Excuse me if I'm being stupid, but why would they shut the water rides, because it's wet?

I went in the rain once and Tidal Wave and Loggers Leap were shut. Maybe because it's freezing cold and no one wants to walk around soaking wet when it's raining. :p:
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