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8 Hours For Thorpe

  • Tuesday February 21st 2017
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Just over a month to go until park opening and as you can imagine we’ve been very busy little bees making sure all the finishing touches are in place ready to welcome you back to the Island Like No Other! As part of this final part of the closed season, our new Divisional Director Dominic Jones challenged every employee here at the Resort to give up 8 hours of their working week to pull on some overalls, grab a paintbrush and make sure we were all doing our bit to make the Island look spick and span!

8 Hours For Thorpe

8 Hours For Thorpe Team Photo

8 Hours For Thorpe Entrance

Employee fixing a picnic table

Employees cleaning The Swarm theming

Employee holding up a bag of litter

Employees cleaning

So that’s exactly what we did! From Marketeers to Accountants to Recruitment Officers, over 148 members of THORPE PARK Resort staff as well as others from the Merlin Magic Making and Merlin Technical Hub teams rolled up their sleeves and used some elbow grease to give the park a final refresh before the 2017 season begins.

Employee repainting a bin

Employee repainting a bench

Employee repainting an archway

Employees taking a selfie whilst cleaning the entrance to the X rollercoaster

What’s awesome about this is it frees up our Engineering and Facilities staff to focus on making sure all of our rides are ready to go for opening day on March 23rd. See you there!

Until next time Islanders,


Official THORPE PARK Resort Blogger

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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