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2019 Season Opening – Part Three – The Launch of GameFX

  • Tuesday April 9th 2019
  • Michael

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Calling all gamers, GameFX has launched at Thorpe Park Resort and people are loving the gaming paradise we’ve installed in a cosy corner of the park. The official launch took place on Saturday and so far, guests have been blown away by the awesome scale and sheer number of awesome things to do!

Thorpe Park Resort has teamed up with e-sports extraordinaires, HYPD and over the weekend we launched GameFX! Our incredible gaming extravaganza features gaming old and new with some of the latest titles and consoles and a whole library of retro classics. Guests can also choose from a spectacular range of VR experiences and dive into the world of e-sports tournaments by entering the HYPD legends tournament!

Gamefx Red Carpet Guest

We rolled out the red carpet and popped a few corks in a series of exclusive launch events giving celebrities, influencers, the press and passholders the chance to enter the gaming arena before the general public! 

Coke Zero provided a great vibe with a couple of retro beach buggies and a fully decked out bar!

Gamefx Guests Playing Games

As VIPs entered the space, they were greeted with a cool PlayStation 4 chillout area, complete with comfy cubes, where they could enjoy some of the latest titles including: Minecraft, Spyro Reignited, Rocket League and Fifa 19.

In the opposite corner the mean, green, Xbox One machines lit up the marquee with a fabulous display of PES 19, Forza 4 and Lego Batman 2, creating an entire corridor of gaming.

Delicious canapés made their way round the arena and our Coke Zero bar made sure that glasses were always kept full.

Gamefx Guests Using VR

Dominating the centre of the marquee, a huge Virtual Reality section kitted out with the latest headsets and tools to help you immerse yourself in a range of scenarios. Screams and laughter could be heard over the music and gaming across the whole marquee from the brave souls taking on some of the most hair-raising VR experiences we’d ever seen! Our VIPs chose from walking the plank hundreds of feet above the ground, fighting off hordes of zombies and slicing through colourful flying cubes with lightsabres!

As if that wasn’t enough, VIP gamers could also test their skills on Fortnite, Fifa 19 and Apex Legends in the HYPD legends tournament! The scoreboard was on fire throughout the evening and those who made it to the top walked away with some fantastic gaming swag.

Surrounding the spectator area in-front of a huge influencer stage, an array of retro classics and the consoles that made them famous! Guests soaked up the nostalgia as they were transported back to their first steps into the world of gaming with iconic characters: Mario, Sonic, Lara Croft, Crash Bandicoot and many more…

It doesn’t matter if you live and breathe gaming or have never picked up a controller in your life, there is something for everyone at GameFX and you can get your gaming fix until the 31st May!




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Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Thorpe Park Resort until further notice.

Have a short break booked when the Resort is closed?
Following the latest Government guidelines (issued on 10th May), and given the continued uncertainty about when we will be able to reopen, we are now asking guests with short breaks booked between 1st June up to and including 3rd July to move your booking free of charge (subject to availability). Please visit the Manage My Booking site to rearrange your booking.

Have a Park ticket pre-booked when the Resort is closed?
If you have booked a ticket to visit Thorpe Park Resort during the closure period your ticket will be valid for use on any date during the 2020 season (excluding FRIGHT NIGHTS and pre-advertised closed dates as outlined on our website). Further information for guests with pre-booked and promotional tickets will be published on our website prior to opening.

We are determined to be here for you, your friends and your family offering otherworldly thrills and helping you create fantastic memories as we have done for decades and will continue to do for many more.

We’ll be sharing our full plans soon. In the meantime, please keep smiling, clapping and supporting each other. See you soon!

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