Thorpe Park Ambassador Again for 2017!

I am absolutely thrilled to announce I’ve been chosen as a Thorpe Park Ambassador again this year!

thorpe park ambassador 2017

We (my family and I) relished it last year and visited the Thorpe Park Island on numerous occasions. Sometimes with just Teen and friends, other times I took the younger kiddos too!

It’s a fantastic day out no matter how old you are as there’s something for everyone, but older kids/teenagers (and adults of course!), or younger ones that simply have no fear are the ones who will benefit most at Thorpe Park! It’s a thrill seekers paradise for sure!

I believe it has the best roller coasters around. A friend of mine went to Universal Studios in Orlando last Summer and she was telling me about the selection of roller coasters there, and I found myself saying… yes, there’s one the same as that at Thorpe Park! Pretty much every ride she mentioned that she loved had a twin ride at Thorpe Park! Which I think is pretty cool….. who needs to travel nearly half way round the world for amazing roller coasters when you have them right here? ;)

Rides like….

SAW

saw the ride thorpe park

SAW – The Ride, the world’s first horror movie rollercoaster as you experience a ‘beyond vertical’ drop of 100 degrees from a height of 100ft. One of my faves… so much going on with this ride and completely scary!

STEALTH

stealth thorpe park roller coasters

One of Europe’s fastest rollercoasters. Prepare to be propelled from 0-80mph to 205ft in under 2 seconds and experience the same brake horse power of two Formula 1 cars! This has to be ridden to be believed… it really is like no other, honestly couldn’t even begin to explain what this one feels like!

SWARM

swarm thorpe park roller coasters

Experience speeds of almost 100km/h and G forces of up to 4.5 as you ride on the wings of THE SWARM, sat either side of the track with nothing above or below you but air! Yes, this ride can be ridden facing forwards or going backwards! You decide! Swarm is one of the newer rides at Thorpe Park and has some amazing features like the helicopter crash and fire!

There are many other brilliant roller coasters, I’ll be here all day talking about every single one, but one of Teen’s favourite rides which has to be mentioned, that he says is the scariest is…

RUSH

rush thorpe park

Swing high into the air to 75ft at speeds of up to 50mph and experience the feeling of up to 4G’s as you swoop back towards the ground on this air powered speed swing. I have to be honest, I am too nervous to go on this! Even one of Thorpe Parks employees that I got chatting to last time we were there said this is the scariest ride! Not in the same way as the roller coasters, but scary in that you don’t feel safe! The single bar across the lap and the free falling effect means this is thrill seeking at it’s very best! Rush is incredibly popular and seems to be the one most people love…. I need shoulder bars though to be sure I won’t fall out… so I’m not sure I’ll be going on this any time soon! Teen tries to get me on every single time ha!

Now we can’t move on from the big thrills without talking about Derren Brown’s Ghost Train!

Following on from it’s successful opening year last year, this virtual reality combined with real action ride, has had a number of changes made this year, taking into account that people wanted MORE scares, but also there have been lots of tidying up of some technical loose ends.

Derren brown ghost train thorpe park

The Derren Brown Ghost Train takes you on a one way horrifying journey into the chilling depths of the unknown. With intense live action and thrilling physical effects, the grasp of the Demon awaits. Are you brave enough to come face to face with the Demon as it rises from the darkness? This attraction is not suitable for those under the age of 13, those who suffer from motion sickness, dizziness, psychological or neurological disorders… yikes!

I experienced this last year and I thought it was scary enough then! Teen went along to the opening night last month and saw the changes for himself… I couldn’t make it as my younger children were unwell and I couldn’t leave them. But Teen was one of those people that wanted more! He loved it last year but wanted more scares and could NOT WAIT to find out what the new additions were this time … he reported back that they certainly made it even better! Definitely scarier! I probably ruined the ride for him last year to be fair by grabbing onto him all the time! The virtual reality world scared me so much I had to know he was there beside me when the game played with my mind (of course it does, it’s Derren Brown after all!) and I thought I was alone! I will go on it again though when I visit very soon as I simply HAVE to see the changes for myself!

Away from the big rides, there’s plenty more on offer. There are a number of water rides including Storm Surge and Rumba Rapids…. both gentle enough for small children… we love these. There’s a 4D Angry Birds Theatre, the I’m a Celebrity Maze.. I haven’t been in this but Teen says it’s really good, there’s the SAW Horror Maze which of course isn’t for the faint hearted and there’s also lots of stalls and stands to play games on and loads of places to eat!

One of the best things about Thorpe Park in the Summer is Amity Beach. It’s wonderful for small children and a real get away from it all area. There’s gorgeous sand, climbing frames and a lovely splash pool. We plotted up for a while here on our visits last year…..

thorpe park amity beach

We’ve been visiting Thorpe Park rather frequently for years now as my Teen has been a massive fan since he was about 12 year old! He got me back into loving roller coasters actually, after years in the wilderness when the kids were very young! I think you forget how much fun they are, but once kids reach a certain age and want to try them, you have no choice but to get on the rides… and actually, it makes you feel young again! It’s also a wonderful feeling experiencing it all with your child. Seeing how excited and thrilled they get, this whole new world…. then there’s no going back!

As Teen got older, we have become regular visitors to the Thorpe Park’s Fright Nights! I wrote a review of our very first visit a few years ago and this event gets better and better each year! These nights are Halloween themed and are scattered throughout the month of October, when Thorpe Park erects a number of Horror Mazes for your entertainment! These nights are extremely popular!

If you haven’t been to Thorpe Park before I would without a doubt, wholly recommend. It’s situated in Surrey and is so easy to get to via the M25, and only 20 minutes from London. It’s definitely worth a visit if you live in the North and are thinking about travelling down. You won’t be disappointed.

What I love about Thorpe Park too is that, even though it packs a punch with the amount of attractions there are, the place doesn’t feel too big. Everything feels quite compact which means you can run back and forth to the different areas and don’t have to go on everything in order! Maybe because I’m used to it, but it doesn’t feel overwhelming like some theme parks where you can’t really get everything done in one day!

We absolutely had a blast last year and I can’t wait to make the most of our Annual Passes again this year, and tell you more news about what’s on at Thorpe Park as I find out!

Don’t forget, you can still buy Annual Passes and they’re worth every penny (59.99) and mean you get invites to Exclusive Events, 20% Off Food and Beverages, 20% Off Retail and up to 20% Off THORPE SHARK Hotel Stays!

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