Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

Is anybody planning on going to Thorpe Park before September? Watch

    • PS Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    Don't bother, really.

    I went yesterday, thinking "Well, only the Year 11s and 13s, and uni students are off, it can't be that bad". Oh, how naïve I was. The place was absolutely packed. There was a 2+ hour wait for coasters, 1+ hour wait for the best non-coasters, and even waiting times of almost an hour for rides like the Rumba Rapids and teacups...

    We bought one fast track ticket to Nemesis Inferno, and we still had to wait half an hour.

    Also, it takes about an hour to get into the park now, because security has become ridiculous. I don't know how long this has been in place, but now everybody is frisked and shoved through a metal detector, their bags checked, etc.

    Just a friendly heads-up.

    (Oh, and I didn't even get to go on SAW. :mad:)
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    same for alton towers i went there on away day and we only managaed to get on 2 rides and only realised after we should have got fastrack
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I live next to it :o: so i go during school days
    Didnt know it had such strict security now
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    Oh, damn it!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I went in May at the weekend and it was the same. Took over 2 hours to queue for the Saw ride, and over and hour and half for the other rollercoasters. Still good fun though
    • PS Helper
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    (Original post by fox_the_fix)
    I live next to it :o: so i go during school days
    Didnt know it had such strict security now
    I went on an inset day in Year 10 (it was October, I think). Completely empty. I loved it. Perhaps I'm just comparing a more typical day of yesterday to an extremely rare occurance back then, but still.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Went the other day, sat on 8 rides, had a sick time.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I went there the day before you did, for a maths trip. I thought it would be the same.
    It pissed it down with rain.
    I waited 2 hours for nemesis inferno in the pouring rain.
    The ride broke down, just as it was my turn to go on it.
    FML
    • PS Helper
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    PS Helper
    my friends went last week and managed to get 6 rides in, for 35 pounds (including travelling) its not worth it at all, im so glad i had no money and was working at the time.
    Offline

    7
    ReputationRep:
    I went on a bank holiday one half term a few months ago, was booming busy!

    I live like 15mins away so can go when I fancy it.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    It's because your a noob.

    Everyone knows if you go to a them park in summer, you HAVE to get fast track.

    I went Alton Towers about a week ago, bought fast track along with all my mates, for £8, and ended up going on: Air, Oblivion, Nemesis, Hex, Rita, Spinball Wizard and Logflume.

    Next time, as a rule of thumb, if it's packed buy fast track!.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    my friends went last week and managed to get 6 rides in, for 35 pounds (including travelling) its not worth it at all, im so glad i had no money and was working at the time.
    saw was worth it!
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    It probably didn't help that it's a Friday.

    I went on a Friday in mid-June - like you say, it was PACKED.
    Some of my friends went on the Tuesday before and they said it was really really quiet, hardly any queues.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jakeee)
    Went the other day, sat on 8 rides, had a sick time.
    Maybe rides are just not for you... :eek:

    I hope you cleaned up after yourself...
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    PS Reviewer
    I find it boring tbh anyway. plus the last time wasnt fun. o well
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    I remember the time when it was so empty I could go on Samurai 5 or 6 times in a row.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Best time to go is when it is horrible weather
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    im going in the near future, erghh, but i guess the hideously long waits are worth it at the end....;p
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by scott202)
    Maybe rides are just not for you... :eek:

    I hope you cleaned up after yourself...
    i dont clean cos' im mean.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I went about three weeks ago.

    Did Stealth twice, Saw once and loads of others.

    Longest queue was Saw (about 2hrs).

    Shortest was Stealth (walk on).

    Was good fun. Makes a change from Alton Towers n Drayton Manor, at least.
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What's your favourite Christmas sweets?
    Useful resources
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.