Thorpe Park is way too advanced to take the twins along but I knew my niece Rosie, 13 and nephew Billy, 11 would love it so I put the idea to their parents first and they all jumped at spending some family time together and reviewing Thorpe park for Mari’s World. Here’s an account in their own words of their Thorpe Park experience and check out the great savings at the end of the post too
Photo credits: Rosie Whooley
Rosie’s thoughts – age 13
When I first heard about the opportunity to go and review Thorpe Park I was ecstatic (I was literally counting down the days)!
When I first got there I rushed straight to The Detonator. The feeling that you get when you drop down is so fantastic, such a high!
I was then forced onto my first roller coaster. Ever. In the queue I was so scared but when I sat down I honestly enjoyed it so much! The rush gave me such an exhilarated feeling. I loved it so much I went on it another 3 times, that must be a record right? Although I loved it my mum came off as white as a sheet. She then vowed to me to never go on it again! It was pretty hilarious!
Although if you are not a thrill seeker like my mum Thorpe Park has attractions such as Storm in a Tea Cup, Rumba Rapids, Mr. Monkeys Banana Ride and Flying Fish. Thorpe Park really caters for everyone.
The other thing that made my experience even better was the sets Thorpe Park has created. My favourite was the crashed aeroplane and overturned ambulance when you walk towards Swarm, it brings the experience alive!
All-in-all Thorpe Park is a great place to go with family or friends. The rides are amazing and there is definitely something for everyone. It’s truly a great day out although if you are planning to go in the holidays I suggest buying a fast track pass to rides such as Saw as Colossus as the queues were very long.
I urge you to get down to Thorpe Park today and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Rosie writes her own blog My Head and Me and she’d love some visits.
Billy’s thoughts – aged 11
To Auntie Mariane
Our trip to Thorpe Park last saturday was spectacular! Every ride was exhilarating, and although they definately weren’t for the fainthearted, everyone loved them-even mum!
Towards the last hour of the park’s opening time, the size of the queues reduced dramatically, which allowed us to fit in a few extra rides . Although the gift shop items were overpriced [£8 for 1 photo ], the merchandise was great. Overall, I would rate the day 10/10, and I will reccomend Thorpe Park to all of my friends.
Thorpe Park is the perfect day out for those of us with older children, but DON’T disappoint them by chickening out of a rollercoaster – hellish but worth serious street cred with your kids! Best things about Thorpe Park; variety of rides (as well as food & drink outlets), short queues (5 to 20 mins long, although we avoided a couple of rides which permanently had queues of more than an hour); general design – parts of Thorpe Park feel like being on a film set (especially The Swarm), and general friendliness and professionalism of staff. Worst things: fearing for your children as they ride Stealth…
A great way to spend a happy day with the whole family. So good in fact my teenage daughter was nice to me all day!
We all enjoyed the rides but my favourite was The Swarm; sitting on a winged roller coaster is great fun. No one would come on Stealth with me which was the one I wanted to go on the most but queueing alone is no fun.
We went last Saturday and luckily did not have to queue too much, I would recommend a fast track pass if it was a busy day though.
My one critisism would be the lack of sign posts. I am suffering with a bad knee and would have been much happier walking directly to each ride rather than going down blind alleys and doubling the distance.
Save money at Thorpe Park
- Pick up a Frijj to take advantage of a 2-for-1 coupon offer when booking tickets. Check out more information on their Facebook page
- Book tickets 7 days or more in advance to save 30% – adults from £30.24, children from £23.52 (under 12)
- Get 2-for-1 tickets courtesy of Coke
- If travelling by train, head to South West Trains to get online discounts on entry
- Feel like one day isn’t enough? We now offer over-night stays at the park in our newly opened ‘Crash Pad’ accommodation from £64 per person which includes 2 days at the park and breakfast
We were given four tickets for our Thorpe Park review. Thank you, as you can see the family had a brilliant time even if mum’s still recovering!