You simply can’t call yourself a true thrill-seeker if you haven’t been on Stealth ride. Sorry, we don’t make the rules. It’s Britain’s fastest rollercoaster, accelerating from 0-80mph in less than two seconds. There is more to Thorpe Park Resort than white-knuckle speed though. Its island setting boasts a beach, rides like Rumba Rapids for younger kids, comfy digs and proper good food.
THORPE PARK Resort is currently closed and will re-open on 24-03-2023
Ages 8 and up
With our insider info, tips and "must-do's"
One of the best experience rides I’ve been on - it rivals a US attraction where they go all out from start to finish.
Definitely get the app and head to the shortest queue rides.
Pre book your parking as it’s a bit cheaper.
Right, let’s talk adrenaline. We’ve already covered Stealth (the fast one), then there’s over 30 other world-class rides (plus attractions and live events) like THE SWARM, the UK’s only winged rollercoaster. SAW – The Ride has a heart-wrenching 100ft ‘beyond vertical’ drop, Derren Brown’s Ghost Train: Rise of the Demon is seriously action-packed, and Colossus twists you through 10 inversions. At 45mph, no less. And that’s just a handful of them.
Younger ones aren’t let out the action – they’ll be busy riding junior coasters like Flying Fish, and rides like Zodiac and magic carpet ride, Quantum.
Thorpe Park is home to the UK’s wettest water rides too. Tidal Wave is a certified super-soaker with its 85ft drop, Storm Surge also has an impressive 64ft spiraling descent, and then Rumba Rapids is like a game of splash roulette.
If you’re not too queasy from the rides, grab stacked burgers at Infinity Bar & Kitchen, pizza and pasta at Inferno’s, or even a cold beer at The Huntsman’s Arms. And, if you want to stay over, the nautical-themed Thorpe Shark Cabins are proper comfy.
Thorpe Park’s a big’un. Over 200 hectares of thrills, to be exact. You can squeeze in most of the rides in one day (depending on the queue times), but if you want to make sure you don’t miss out on any then a longer stay is a good idea.
The park is open from March until October every day and usually opens at 10am and closes between 6 and 7pm - we recommend you check on the website.
If you have particular accessibility requirements, contact staff before your visit and they’ll create and Accessibility Day Planner that’s tailor-made for your group.
Just 20 miles from central London, you can reach Thorpe Park from the M25 via junctions 11 or 13, then follow the clear signposting on the A320. There’s a daily charge for car-parking but pre-book your tickets on the official site – disabled parking is also available next to the admissions area.
Staines Rd, Chertsey, Warwickshire
KT16 8PNGet Directions
Mon - Sun 10am - 7pm
Please note - all opening times are subject to seasonal changes.