With less than three weeks until the United Kingdom goes back to the polls for another general election, Thorpe Park this weekend launched a ticket offer with a difference - £20 tickets for anyone aged 18-24 who registers to vote.
The offer represents essentially £10 ($13) off a standard online ticket, or £32.50 ($42) off the gate price – the kind of offer you'd expect to see in the first couple of months of the season anyway. So any noble intentions aside, it's a savvy bit of headline-grabbing, and one that side-steps the slight desperation of headless monks, missing limbs and naked riders.
But it could in fact genuinely make a difference. Only 43 per cent of those aged 18-24 voted in the 2015 general election, lower than any other age bracket. And while the political landscape in the UK is definitely shifting, it is still widely accepted that younger voters are more likely to back opposition party Labour than the Conservatives – who are currently on track to a landslide victory and a return to government. (Not to mention that Thorpe Park is located in Surrey, a Conservative heartland.)
The deadline to register is midnight on May 22nd, with the offer valid through May 25th.Tweet
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