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Leap Day 2024: Seize the Opportunity to Find Your Fearless at Thorpe Park

  • Thursday February 22nd 2024
  • Charlotte

Leap Day Hyperia

Every four years we're gifted with an extra day on our calendars – Leap Day. 29th February, a day that only appears on the calendar once every four years holds a special significance. It's a day of intrigue, rooted in ancient traditions and astronomical phenomena. But beyond its historical significance, Leap Day presents us with a unique opportunity to embrace the unexpected, take risks and perhaps even conquer our fears. What better way to celebrate this extraordinary day than by planning an extraordinary day out to Thorpe Park to challenge yourself, conquer your fears and ‘Find Your Fearless’ on Hyperia, the UK's tallest and fastest rollercoaster.  


The Origins of Leap Day 

Did you know, the concept of Leap Day dates back to the ancient Egyptians who first recognised the discrepancy between the solar year and the calendar year? They introduced the idea of adding an extra day to the calendar every four years to synchronise it with the earth's orbit around the sun. This practice was later refined by the Romans with the introduction of the Julian calendar and further perfected by the Gregorian calendar we use today. 


Why do we need Leap Day? 

The earth's orbit around the sun takes approximately 365.24 days, resulting in a misalignment between the calendar year of 365 days and the solar year. Without Leap Day, our calendars would gradually drift out of sync with the seasons, so by adding an extra day every four years we correct this discrepancy and ensure that our calendars remain accurate over time.  


Taking the Leap 

Leap Day symbolises a rare opportunity, a chance to break free from routine, challenge ourselves and embrace the unexpected. It's a reminder that life is full of surprises and that sometimes we need to take a leap of faith to experience something truly extraordinary. That’s where we, the most thrilling theme park in the UK come in! Home to record-breaking, world-class rollercoasters and totally thrilling rides, Thorpe Park is the ultimate location to break free from routine, challenge yourself and have a truly extraordinary adventure! 

Hyperia, the UK's tallest and fastest rollercoaster, offers the perfect opportunity to embody the spirit of Leap Day and embrace the thrill of the unknown. With its towering height, heart-racing drops and exhilarating twists and turns, Hyperia promises an unforgettable experience for every rider! Beyond the thrill of the ride, Hyperia represents more than just a rollercoaster – it symbolises overcoming fears, embracing uncertainty and seizing the moment. By taking the leap and boarding Hyperia, you're not just experiencing a thrilling ride – you're challenging yourself, pushing your limits and embracing the unexpected.  


Leap Day 2024 

As Leap Day 2024 approaches, let's embrace the spirit of adventure and seize the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it's conquering your fear of heights on Hyperia, testing your limits on our catalogue of extraordinary rides or embarking on a new journey in life, let this Leap Day be a reminder to embrace the unexpected and take the leap into the unknown. 


Until next time👋    



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