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Thorpe Park’s newest rollercoaster HYPERIA* launches to the public today

  • Saturday May 25th 2024
  • Thorpe Park

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Thorpe Park’s newest ride Hyperia- the UK’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster – launches today, 24th May 2024! With the launch date also coinciding with the park’s 45thanniversary, it’s set to be a Spring bank holiday weekend to remember! 


Neil Poulter, Divisional Director at Thorpe Park says, “Hyperia has been years in the making and we know our fans and followers from all over the world have been waiting with baited breath to take flight on Hyperia! We’re delighted that guests will be able to enjoy the UK’s tallest, fastest and most weightless rollercoaster from 24th May 2024 which also happens to mark Thorpe Park’s 45thbirthday! What better way to mark our milestone birthday than by unveiling our most epic and record-breaking ride to date! We can’t wait to celebrate our most thrilling season here at Thorpe Park with as many guests as possible.” 

Plus, Hyperia isn’t the only new addition at Thorpe Park this year! With the 2024 season marking the dawn of a new era for Thorpe Park, there have been a host of exciting new updates made across the park including brand new land Big Easy Boulevard where fun for the whole family is guaranteed. 

If a day of thrills isn’t quite enough and you’re looking to make it a short break, look no further than the Thorpe Shark Cabins. Located onsite and within the park’s gates, you’re literally only a stone’s throw away from all the theme park action! AND the park recently announced new additions to their thrilling-themed-bedroom line up - three BRAND NEW Hyperia Cabins including unlimited fastrack on a coaster of your choice**** AND a single-use Hyperia Fastrack ticket! With perks galore included in each stay, guests can choose to stay in a standard cabin or immerse themselves in one of five quirky ride-themed room types – choose from Colossus, The Swarm, Stealth, Nemesis or NEW Hyperia! Enjoy a thrilling staycation just steps from our iconic rollercoasters, with 2 day theme park entry included & early morning Fastrack. For more information and to book visit our website Theme Park Overnight Stay Offers | Thorpe Park.     

Want to guarantee yourself a whole year of thrills? We’ve got you! Look no further than a Merlin Annual Pass. PLUS you can now get your hands on a Limited Edition Merlin Annual Pass which has had a Hyperia glow up! Get yours here now! 

So if you’re ready to reach for the skies and Find Your Fearless, be sure to secure Thorpe Park tickets, hotel stays or annual passes now to be amongst the first to experience Hyperia’s unparalleled experience this Spring and beyond! 

For the 2024 season, Thorpe Park is open from 23rd March until 3rd November 2024**. Visit for more information and to pre-book your tickets at the best price, with tickets starting from just £29pp and Limited Edition Golden Tickets at £49.*** 

You can follow Hyperia’s full construction process documented here -  


*Minimum height of 1.3m for Hyperia and other restrictions will apply. Please see our website for more information. Hyperia is open to guests on 24th May 2024.   

**Thorpe Park is open from 23rd March to 3rd November 2024, with selected closed dates. Visit for details of opening dates and opening times as these vary throughout the season.  

***Single day tickets currently start from £29 per person when pre-booked online at  

****Unlimited fastrack on a coaster of your choice includes Colossus, SAW: The Ride, Stealth, The SWARM, Nemesis Inferno but does not include Hyperia. 

Notes to Editors 

About Thorpe Park  

Brave yourself to experience the UK’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster – Hyperia, along with Thorpe Park’s thrilling set of rollercoasters boasting a combined height of over 860ft. Brace yourself against an average of 4.5gs per coaster and get ready to twist and turn through 23 inversions all at Thorpe Park, Europe’s most intense theme park experience.  


2024 will see Thorpe Park’s most action-packed year yet full of record-breaking experiences and unmissable events for the whole family to enjoy! With an adrenaline-fuelled season ahead, you can experience its newest attraction, Hyperia, the UK’s tallest and fastest rollercoaster.  Prepare to be propelled 0-80 miles per hour in less than 2 seconds on iconic rollercoaster, Stealth and take on the UK’s first winged rollercoaster, The Swarm. Endure the searing heat of Nemesis Inferno as you twist through the scorching forces and lava-laden loops of this intense and volatile volcanic rollercoaster voyage before getting a super-soaking from the 85ft plunge of the water ride, Tidal Wave. Where else can you enjoy all of this alongside a variety of shows, attractions, exciting events, and the new Big Easy Boulevard – a land for the whole family to enjoy.  Pre-booking tickets in advance on Thorpe Park’s website is essential to ensure you guarantee your entry to the most thrilling amount of fun you’ll have this year. 



Getting to Thorpe Park  

Thorpe Park, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN  

Train: Staines Station is just 32 minutes direct from London Waterloo   

Bus: On open days a shuttle bus runs between Staines Station and Thorpe Park every 15 minutes. Alternatively, both the 950 and 951 buses get you right up to the gates.   


Follow us on social media: 

Instagram: @thorpeparkofficial  


Facebook: @thorpepark  


YouTube: @ThorpeParkOfficial  

LinkedIn: Thorpe Park  


About Merlin Entertainments 

Merlin Entertainments is a global leader in location-based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 140 attractions, 23 hotels and 6 holiday villages in 25 countries and across 4 continents. Merlin’s purpose is to deliver memorable experiences to its 67 million guests around the world, through its iconic brands and multiple attraction formats, and the commitment and passion of its c.28,000 employees (peak season).   


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