Thorpe Park Help Needed...NowThorpe Park: Hi guys. Can you (but not literally) give a fellow TPI a hand?!
From Mark WalkerHello fellow TPI’s. It’s not often that I say this, but I need help with a particular theme park, and who better to ask than you guys? Let me explain the situation…
Posted March 10, 2007 at 10:59 AM
1). On the 16th, the park is open from 10:00am – 5:00pm. Crowds should be light because although it’s the day after a two week half-term (Easter) finishes, everyone else (except us!) should be back at school. We want to be early, but how early? Should we arrive when the gates open or before that?
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From Mark WalkerI forgot to add, I will probably compare Thorpe Park to my Drayton Manor trip and my latest visit to Islands Of Adventure (if that's possible...) just so you Americans have something to comment on. (Don't worry, I didn't forget about you guys!)
Posted March 11, 2007 at 6:36 AM
From Mark WalkerBen Mills, Jason Lester, Hannah Maclean, Daniel Sears, Gareth H (etc.), I know your there, please respond!
Posted March 12, 2007 at 5:53 AM
From julie YARNALLIn my opinion 16th April is far too close to the school holidays. Different schools have different holidays and you are bound to meet more than the average number of kids on this day. Having said that easter holiday days at to tend to be quiter than other holidays I think as people haven't yet got round to realising its open!
Posted March 19, 2007 at 3:54 PM
You get tickets for £21.60 if you have a group more than 10 online but far better to visit Woolworths at the mo! They are doing their yearly offer of spend £10 in store (easy done with easter coming) and they will give you a two for one offer. A much bigger saving.
I'd say getting to the park early is definately worth it and go to the back of the park and get on stealth first. 9.30 should get you in early enough.
Hope this helps. Enjoy your day.
From Mark WalkerThanks Julie, appreciate it!
Posted March 21, 2007 at 12:28 AM
Any other help or advice would be great!
From Mark WalkerBad news guys, we have postponed the date and we will be going much later, so don't expect a trip report anytime soon...
Posted March 24, 2007 at 1:17 AM
I would still like advice though!
From Adrienne McDonaldI've never been to the park but if you don't mind me putting my two cents worth in, if the group is divided on which direction, why not just split up those who want to go one way, go that way & vice--versa. I realize the want of doing things all together as a group but it would save a lot of arguing & both 'sides' will get what they want. You can then schedule a time & place to meet for lunch or if no lunch, then schedule a time/place to meet later on to catch up or meet to leave for the day. Get some walkie-talkies if needed, one for each group. That way you can still keep up w/each other but still do what you want too, they're not that expensive & very portable. We recently purchased walkie talkies & they do come in handy. We've used them on two different occasions so far. Last time was at SFFTx & they do come in handy. Anyhoo, it's just a thought. Good luck w/your trip, I hope everything goes as planned.
Posted March 26, 2007 at 12:33 PM
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