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If weather affects the ride offering an hour or more continuously during your visit, you can return for free on selected dates. Only applicable on online tickets.
Colossus Rollercoaster Twist

What happens if weather impacts ride availability?

On occasion, conditions can disrupt our rides and attractions. In some cases, we have to close certain rides to ensure the safety of our guests. We cannot predetermine ride closures, but we will provide real-time updates on the Thorpe Park App. 

If parkwide ride availability is disrupted by more than an hour, you can benefit from our Island Return Guarantee. This means that you can return to the theme park another day, to enjoy your favourite rides.

Stealth Launched Roller Coaster Drop

Island Return Dates

Visitors to the park on the following dates are eligible for a free return visit:


  • 21st October

All Island Return dates must be used within the same season as your original visit date unless stated otherwise. Please note excluded dates include: March '24, 01/04/24, 14/04/2024, Fridays and Saturdays from 14/04/24-30/09/24 and October '24. Please check our calendar before making any arrangements.

Dates listed from 1st October 2023 onward will be able to book select dates in 2024. These dates will be added to our online calendar below before the end of 2023.

How to redeem our Island Return Guarantee

Please check above to see which dates are eligible for our Island Return Guarantee. If you visited the Theme Park on a relevant date and have retained your original ticket, you can organise a free return visit by pre-booking your new visit date here.

If you have a school or large group booking (10+) then please click here.

You must pre-book a slot to reserve your place for the day. On the day of your visit you need to exchange this for a physical ticket at the Island Ticket Centre (outside of the main entrance by the car park) in order to gain entry to the resort. You also need to bring all original ticket evidence so this can be verified. Failure to provide all required information may result in full walk-up price being charged for your entry.

All Island Return Guarantees activated before October 2023 are no longer valid for use.

Tidal Wave Water Ride Soaking Wet Guests Closeup

Prepare for the Great British Weather!

  • We advise guests to check the weather forecast before your visit, and to wear appropriate clothing and footwear
  • As Thorpe Park Resort is mostly outdoors, we recommend that visitors come prepared for wet weather
  • Lockers are available at several locations around the theme park, so you can store extra layers or a change of clothes
  • If the forecast is for warm and sunny weather don't forget suncream
  • If the weather catches you by surprise, you can purchase ponchos and suncream at any theme park shop

Terms & Conditions

The Island Return Guarantee excludes the following ticket types:
Car Park tickets, Accommodation (including THORPE SHARK Hotel stays), Fastrack, Bounce-back or VIP Experience tickets, any THORPE PARK Resort or Merlin Annual Passes visits. Tickets from School or Group bookings cannot be re-validated individually, and must be booked together.

Should it rain on your return visit, tickets will not be transferable and you will not be entitled to a further Island Return Guarantee.

No cash alternative is available, tickets cannot be sold.

The Island Return Guarantee cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. The Island Return Guarantee must be used within the same season as your original visit, unless dates are specified otherwise.  Thorpe Park Resort reserves the right to alter or remove the Island Return Guarantee at any time.

Car parking fee and park regulations apply. The Island Guarantee Return calendar will be updated every week.

At select times of the year Thorpe Park may offer Afternoon Tickets.  Afternoon tickets purchased ahead of the date of your visit are included as part of the Island Return Guarantee, however entry will only be granted on a like for like a basis, e.g. if your original ticket permits entry from 2pm on-wards then your return visit will be accepted from 2pm on-wards as well.


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