Thorpe Park

  • March 29, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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Day trip to Thorpe Park http://www.thorpepark.com/

The park is open between 10am - 6pm.

Tickets are £24.99 each on the website. Do not print these yet I will find 2-4-1 vouchers closer to the date.

I hosted this event in September and it was one of the best meetups I've done so far, was so much fun so have decided to do it again for 2014!

Trains run to thorpe park from Waterloo which takes about 40 mins and a return ticket would cost £9.70 off peak. We will meet at Costa Coffee at Waterloo station at 10am like last time and get the train to Staines, which is about 3 miles away from the theme park. There is a shuttle bus link (number 950) which operates directly from Staines Rail station to Thorpe Park approximately every 15-20 minutes. This shuttle starts running at 9am from Staines Rail Station and stops running from Thorpe Park an hour after park closing time. The Shuttle bus for return journey costs £3.50.


I would expect we will split into groups again as this worked very well last time, we can all meet for lunch half way through then regroup at the end of the day to grab the train back home near closing time. Fast-track tickets can be bought on the day from booths in the park for £3 a ride if there are really long queues for certain rides.

I picked the 29th March as the park is now closed until mid-March and I thought pay-day weekend would be a good shout :) 

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  • Suhail

    DAMN. Can't make it! How about another Thorpe Park social in the next 2 weeks!?

    March 29, 2014

    • Zo Zara H

      Thorpe Park is better

      1 · March 29, 2014

    • Liz R.

      I'd definitely be interested. I missed the last two :(

      April 12, 2014

  • Tanvi

    Hi everyone! Had a great day yesterday, was lovely meeting you all. Must do Alton towers sometime soon-ish :)

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Zo Zara H

    Hey guys hope your all having fun at Thorpe Park. Just wanted to say I have 30 ticks to paintballing East London area . If any one wants to go holla at me.

    March 29, 2014

    • Suhail

      Yep

      March 29, 2014

    • Ridwan

      My ones are delta force down upminster VIP tickets worth 30 quid each charging 20 to 25 quid comes with 200 paintballs with it free so lemme me know guys

      1 · March 29, 2014

  • Viktor

    Was a pretty nice day out! Shame about the 1hr+ wait each time but the rides were fantastic and comany was good :)
    Thanks for organising!

    2 · March 29, 2014

  • Ana Mora A.

    A really funny day! Hope to see all of you soon! :D

    4 · March 29, 2014

  • Ridwan

    What an eventful night everyone loved it!!!

    3 · March 29, 2014

  • Jess B

    Few of us in 360 pub. Has everyone left? Are we planning to leave as a big group or in our clusters?

    March 29, 2014

  • Ashleigh

    Adam is in bar 360 in the done if anyone wants to join him.

    March 29, 2014

  • Viktor

    Some us are going to the banana boat

    March 29, 2014

  • Ashleigh

    For any late comers, the plan is to meet in the Dome at 2pm to regroup and get something to eat.

    March 29, 2014

  • Ashleigh

    Hi everyone. Adams phone went for a ride of its own so now he is not contactable. Please call me of you have any queries. [masked]
    We are currently by the vortex, soon to move on. X

    March 29, 2014

    • Jenny

      What happened to Adams phone?

      Are you gonna be out in London after? Let me know and I'll come and meet you!

      March 29, 2014

  • Fahim

    I'm here ! Any of you guys queuing for a particular ride so I can meet??

    March 29, 2014

    • Ridwan

      Vortext man

      March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We are at stained now.

    March 29, 2014

  • Andrew

    10.20 reading train if your running late grab the next one and meet at the park

    March 29, 2014

    • Tanvi

      Hi, I just got my ticket. Where could I meet you all?

      March 29, 2014

    • Andrew

      Give Adam a call when you get to the park

      March 29, 2014

  • Andrew

    I'm waiting out the front of costa, get your tix before you arrive £10 off peak anytime to Staines

    March 29, 2014

  • Ridwan

    At costa look for a orange tshirt and I'm tall with sunglasses on

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So a couple of us are here, look for an orange shirt on one and a grey hat on the other by Costa :p

    March 29, 2014

    • Ridwan

      Which one are you I'm with the orange shirt and sunglasses on

      March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are we meeting at Costa then buying our train tickets afterwards or will we need to purchase train tickets before we meet up at Costa?

    March 28, 2014

    • Andrew

      Buy before to save the lines

      March 29, 2014

  • Toyin L.

    Hope the weather is good. Should be good fun though!! Looking forward to it.

    1 · March 29, 2014

  • Zo Zara H

    ; ( awww wish I could come but it's ok maybe next time. Hope you all have fun x

    March 28, 2014

    • Asif

      Yea hopefully next time! Im sure you'll have an awsome time in france

      March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys my number today is 07782264020. See you all there.

    2 · March 29, 2014

  • Ridwan

    Too many people are backing out. :(

    March 29, 2014

  • Rolo2014

    Sadly can't make. Next time. Maybe Alton towers in bank Hol weekend. Anyone up for that?

    March 29, 2014

  • Ridwan

    See you all tommorow at Waterloo station :D

    March 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to meet up at Staines, what time do you think you'll be there? It's quicker for me not to go via Waterloo.

    March 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd say we will be at staines for 10:40 but with people running late etc I would thing it will be 11am

      March 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks. I'll be at the bus stop at Staines station around[masked]

      March 28, 2014

  • Viktor

    Booked my ticket online. They have gone up to £29.99
    :(

    March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Only just got a chance to look at this properly in a while, just wanted to check, does 'meet at Waterloo' mean waterloo underground?

    March 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Costa coffee is waterloo station. I think it is inside the tube station. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

      March 27, 2014

    • Andrew

      not the tube it is where all the fast trains leave from as that is where we will be getting the fast train from

      March 27, 2014

  • Suhail

    Hows the weather looking?

    March 27, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It says sunny so please make sure to bring a rain coat. Temperature 17 but feels like 13. Hope that helps.

      March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys I've been away with work. Will answer all your questions tonight when I've sat down.

    March 27, 2014

  • Rolo2014

    Sounds good. May join you for this. Love a bit of Thorpy! Stealth anyone?

    March 26, 2014

  • Tanvi

    Hi everyone! I'm new to this group, really excited to go to Thorpe park! I'm getting my tickets now, and assume we could get the bus ticket to get to and from the park once we're there?

    March 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be getting the bus and train ticket on the day. Just make sure to have cash on you. Looking forward to seeing you there.

      March 26, 2014

    • Tanvi

      Thanks, looking forward to it!

      March 26, 2014

  • Asif

    ticket booked see you on the day!

    March 26, 2014

  • Asif

    I'm going to be driving there if anyone wants to car pull with me, I live in West London..

    March 14, 2014

    • chris c.

      So u gonna let me know how were gonna meet up?

      March 23, 2014

    • Asif

      yep just need to sort out my phone will let you know on wednesday

      1 · March 24, 2014

  • chris m.

    can we pay tickets on the day? Or5 does it HAVE to be done online?Chris

    March 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Normally you get stuck in a queue and pay more buying on the day.

      March 23, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Chris if you buy on the day it will more than likely cost £49 but if you buy online it will cost £25.

      March 24, 2014

  • Toyin L.

    Ticket bought people!! Hope everyone is still going - less than a week to go.

    March 23, 2014

  • Chris G.

    Got my ticket! See you all there.

    March 21, 2014

  • Tash

    Sorry. Had to pull out as am moving house. Have fun

    March 20, 2014

    • Zo Zara H

      There's always next time

      1 · March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ticket Purchased! Looking forward to seeing you all on the day. Any issues please contact me on 07782264020. Link to ticket purchase: https://www.thorpepark.com/prices/tickets.aspx

    March 19, 2014

  • Fahim

    Isn't someone gonna get hold of 2 for 1 vouchers we can use on the day??

    1 · March 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      The 2 for 1 vouchers are exactly the same as the £24.99 offer in the post below. If you see something any different let me know.

      March 18, 2014

    • Fahim

      Oh alright cool!

      March 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    All,
    I've just had a look for Half price tickets I think the £24.99 is the cheapest. Any ideas? Please post a link if you have found it cheaper. Additionally we might as well start buying the tickets now as we need the early ones and to gauge numbers. I will purchase mine tomorrow and post it. I really do hope to see you all there. Looking forward to the even. I've never been thorpe park eeeekkkk

    March 17, 2014

  • Cristal C.

    Hello, I've just joined this meet up group and wanted to say hey! Hope you have fun at Thorpe park.

    March 16, 2014

    • Zo Zara H

      Aww yh I get you . No worries enjoy ur party hun x

      March 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think thorpe park on a hangover is the best thing and it if its a good after party it should finish just before we are set to head for the park which is perfect. There are loads of events so make sure to come to another one!

      March 17, 2014

  • Aditya S.

    ooh, really looking forward to this one - incidentally my first meetup with this group in more than a year!

    March 17, 2014

  • Asif

    5) Don't pay for fast track its a waste of money and they can only be used on selected rides.

    6) There are screens all over the park that let you know the approximate queuing times for each ride.

    7) Try the doughnuts and hot chocolate!!

    8) If your scared of the rides go on the most scary looking one first and you will be cured! 9) HAVE FUN!!

    March 16, 2014

  • Asif

    As someone who has been to Thorpe Park many times I thought I'd just offer up some tips.

    1) DO NOT have a heavy breakfast as this will make you feel sick and will ruin your day. Ideally you want to go on the biggest rides before lunch, as again you will feel sick if you don't. 2) Bring a change of clothes (Especially an extra pair of socks!) and a towel as you will most likely get wet.
    (They have big lockers that you can store you stuff in for about £2, depending on size which I think you get back).

    3) Bring a small waterproof plastic jiffy bag that you can store you phone and wallet and a wear something with a pocket that you can close to stop you things falling out.

    4) They normally have places where you can put your handbag or bag before going onto the ride.

    March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Boating on the river this day. Maybe next time! Alton towers watch this space..

    1 · March 15, 2014

  • Zo Zara H

    Did we get our own tickets online ?

    March 14, 2014

  • Cíara

    I have a Merlin pass which means I get free in etc , so if that's ok I would love to join (even though I hate roller coasters ) . :)

    2 · February 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Does your Merlin pass have half price entry for anyone else? Just a cheeky ask ;-)

      March 14, 2014

  • Toyin L.

    Hope the weather is good. Should be good fun though!! Looking forward to it.

    March 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Course it will be sunny have you seen it outside lol I'm hoping for a heat wave.

      1 · March 14, 2014

  • Zo Zara H

    Hopefully I'll come because I love Thorpe Park :)

    March 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you can make it too. Going to be a mega day with lots of fun.

      March 14, 2014

  • Srikanth R.

    hello, do we get the tickets on the day or buy them online..

    March 8, 2014

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