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National Roller Coaster Day 2019

  • Wednesday August 7th 2019
  • Michael

National Coaster Day Rollercoaster Collage

The 16th of August is National Roller Coaster Day, our favourite day of the year!

Over 40 years, we have amassed over 30 incredible rides and attractions and among them…our 5 BIG coasters!!!

These 5 coasters have helped put Thorpe Park on the thrill seeing map and as a result, we are classified as the most THRILLING theme park in Europe, being joint 5thin the world for inversions!

Amazing in the day, even better at night! Make sure you pay us a visit over FRIGHT NIGHTS for a completely different experience.

We're like proud parents when it comes to our coasters, and proud parents love nothing more than bragging about their kids! Check below for some fantastic facts about our steel babies...

Colossus Rollercoaster Twist


Built in 2002 by Intamin, this was the coaster that put us on the thrill-seeking map. A Colossus is something or someone of tremendous size and power and with a 100ft drop into a range of intense inversions, Colossus more than lives up to its name.

At the time of its construction, Colossus held the world record for the most inversions of any coaster, 10 to be precise! Colossus can be found amongst the overgrown ruins of The Lost City.

Nemesis Inferno Rollercoaster


Younger brother to Nemesis at Alton Towers, Inferno takes you on an exhilarating ride through the jungle and into the heart of a volcano!

Built in 2004 by Bolliger & Mabillard, Nemesis Inferno is characterised by its inverted design and is the only inverted coaster to feature interlocking corkscrews on the same track. Can you stand the heat?   

Stealth Launched Rollercoaster


Launching guests at 80mph to over 200ft into the air, Stealth is an unforgettable experience…

A ride on this high-octane beast is a baptism of fire for thrill-seekers and we believe that if you can handle the intense speed and dizzying height, you can handle almost anything! 3…2…1…GO, GO, GO!

SAW The Ride Rollercoaster


Do you want to play a game? With horrifying ties to the Saw film franchise, we only advise the bravest of riders to take on the frights and thrills of Saw: The Ride!

Saw begins in a dark, claustrophobic warehouse, full of Jigsaw’s twisted contraptions. When you finally think you’ve escaped to the safety of the outside world, that’s when the real games begin. A vertical climb takes you to the crest of a beyond vertical drop into a blood-splattered spinning saw blade. Live or Die…the choice is yours.

The Swarm Rollercoaster


With some of the most impressive set pieces across the whole park, THE SWARM is our swooping and diving ride through the devastation left by an extra-terrestrial attack!

A Bolliger & Mabillard wing coaster, THE SWARM is a surprisingly elegant flight through graceful inversions and near-miss elements.


As we get closer to National Roller Coaster day 2019, we’d love you to share your stories, memories and fave pics and videos of the coasters at Thorpe Park.


Also, we have a fantastic Premium Pass sale on at the moment where you can get your hands on a Premium Pass for just £65! Usually worth £85, the Premium Pass is your ticket to 2019 PLUS:

Summer Weekends

Select FRIGHT NIGHTS dates

Bring a Mate for £15 on select dates

20% Discount at the Thorpe Shark Hotel

FREE Parking and Digital Photos



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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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