LONDON TAXI TO THORPE PARK
First time at Thorpe Park? Or are you returning to the Park and want to have an even better day than last time? Either way, here are some tips that will save you both time and money.
To make the most of your day, set off early. It can get very busy around the Park, and roads can (and often do) get congested. Go early, get a good parking space for the car, and beat the queues for entrance tickets. Make sure you know the exact opening time for the day you are going on, and get there just a bit before that time to ensure a good first hour enjoying the smaller queues! The big ‘coasters and water rides (on hot days) get especially busy after lunchtime.
Why pay for full price tickets when there are tons of deals available. There are so many offers and vouchers around that can be used, so don’t plan a trip to the Park without researching what’s available. Have a look online for excellent ticket deals and short break offers or try Martin Lewis’ MoneySavingExpert for the latest vouchers available.
Everyone in the Park will consider having lunch at the same time. Don’t rush to Burger King, Pizza Hut or any other Park restaurant between the hours of 12:30pm – 2.30pm; everyone will be there. Go early (before 12pm) or late (after 3pm) – or eat your lunch whilst queuing for a ride. Get something quick, and have a bigger meal later. Taking ages having lunch can be a waste of your day at Thorpe; think about how many rides you’re losing out on riding because you’re having a long lunch!
Ticket prices at Thorpe Park are subject to change. For the best prices and for extras please visit:
If you are arriving by car, please follow the signs to the SHARK Hotel Car Park, where there are designated disabled spaces. To use these spaces, you must display a valid blue badge in your vehicle. Please be aware, parking charges still apply.
Disabled guests are entitled to a free helper ticket. Please book a ticket and bring proof of entitlement to the Annual Pass Building, where there is a dedicated disabled entrance. Such proof includes a blue/orange badge, Attendance Allowance book etc. Please note this is for Admission to the Resort only and does not guarantee entitlement to a disabled Ride Access Pass. If you require assistance when purchasing your tickets, our Admissions hosts will be happy to help.
Guests registered as disabled, can use the dedicated disabled entrance at the Annual Pass Building to purchase/collect their tickets.
Entering the Resort
For guests using wheelchairs, when entering the Resort please use the middle gates at the turnstiles as they are a wider access point.
Annual Pass holders with a registered disability have the option of a free helper pass. Please see the Annual Pass website for full information. Please book an Annual Pass as appropriate and bring proof of entitlement to the Annual Pass Building, where there is a dedicated disabled entrance. Such proof includes a blue/orange badge, Attendance Allowance book etc. Please note this is for Admission to the Resort only and does not guarantee entitlement to a disabled Ride Access Pass. For more information, please visit the Merlin Annual Pass website.
Ride Access Passes
Disabled guests who are unable to queue may be eligible for a Ride Access Pass for themselves and up to three helpers.
The wristband given will allow the disabled person and the helper to bypass the queuing system usually via the exit or designated entrance designed for ease of access. Proof of entitlement will be required before the Ride Access Passes are given. Such proof includes:
– A certified NHS Letter from your doctor or consultant clearly stating why you are eligible for the policy
– A letter from a professional body (e.g Nurse, Bupa Healthcare Advisor) clearly stating why you are eligible for the policy
– A DLA, DWP or PIP letter stating you are entitled to higher rate mobility allowance – please note we will only accept higher rate mobility allowance for a Ride Access Pass, no other letters will be accepted.
– A blue badge along with an additional form of photographic identification
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT WITHOUT PROVIDING THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION A RIDE ACCESS PASS WILL NOT BE ISSUED TO YOU.