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Check out the Thorpe Park blog for the latest theme park news and events, as well as tips for planning the best family day out or thrill seeker adventure.
John Burton, Merlin Magic Making Creative
  • Tuesday November 20th 2018
  • Michael

Introducing: John Burton

Dreaming up, designing and building a Theme Park attraction is often a long, intricate process that requires many people and departments. We sat down with Merlin Creative Lead for Resort Theme Parks, John Burton to talk about working in the industry and the birth of new attractions…

Colossus Rollercoaster Covered In Snow
  • Tuesday November 13th 2018
  • Michael

Do Theme Parks Hibernate Over Winter?

So the gates have closed here at THORPE PARK Resort until March 2019 (although We do still get the odd guest arrive at around 9am asking if we’re open (please, please, PLEASE check the website before any visit, guys!)).

Is that it though? Do we just sit and twiddle our thumbs during these long, grey days? Why do theme parks have closed seasons and what happens during that time? We’re glad you asked!

End Of Season Photo Collage of the theme park
  • Tuesday November 6th 2018
  • Michael

Thank You for an AMAZING 2018 Season!!!

Well…that’s it for another year. We know! We would say ‘time flies’ but it doesn’t, it stays at a constant rate and is actually a man-made concept, but that’s not important. What is important is that it seems like only yesterday we opened our gates for 2018. As the evenings become longer and the temperature drops, let’s grab a hot chocolate and reminisce about this fantastic season past.

A Job Like No Other
  • Wednesday August 29th 2018
  • Michael

A Job Like No Other

Have you ever been to a theme park and thought…’I’d love to work here!’? Well today is your lucky day because THORPE PARK Resort are hiring!

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  • Tuesday August 21st 2018
  • Mike

This Bank Holiday weekend, life’s a beach…

All this week, get entry to The Island Like No Other for £27.50...

Rollercoaster Collage
  • Tuesday August 14th 2018
  • Mike

Coaster King of Thorpe Park 2018

The 16th of August is National Roller Coaster Day and one of our iconic coasters will be crowned the coaster King of THORPE PARK Resort. Which one, is up to you…

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  • Tuesday August 7th 2018
  • Mike

How to Survive 12 Hours at Thorpe Park

For most people, 12 hours in a theme park is a dream come true! Hour after hour of thrills, chills and laughs.

Others aren’t that fussed. Those people are wrong and you shouldn’t be friends with them…

Love Island Lates stars posing for a group photo
  • Tuesday July 31st 2018
  • Mike

Love Island Lates has Landed!!!

With the help of some of the stars of the reality phenomenon, we launched Love Island Lates, the UK’s only authentic Love Island experience....

Zombie Hunt, group standing ready with guns and zombies lurching towards them
  • Tuesday July 24th 2018
  • Mike

The Hunt Is On!

You know when there’s so much going on you don’t even know where to begin?! That’s this week on the Island Like No Other...

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  • Tuesday July 17th 2018
  • Jordan

The Lowdown on Love Island Lates

We don’t want to be cliché and tell you it’s going to be a long, hot summer, but guys…it’s going to be a long, hot summer. Join us for Love Island Lates starting 26th July.

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  • Friday June 29th 2018

THORPE PARK Resort annouces FREE entry for Armed Forces

30th June 2018, THORPE PARK Resort offers FREE entry to all British military personnel for Armed Forced Day!

Changing Places, facilities for disabled guests
  • Wednesday May 30th 2018
  • James

Changing Places at THORPE PARK Resort

We’ve opened a brand new Changing Places facility here at THORPE PARK Resort