Terms & Conditions

This acceptable use policy sets out the terms between you and us under which you may access our website thorpepark.com (our site). This acceptable use policy applies to all users of, and visitors to, our site.

Your use of our site means that you accept, and agree to abide by, all the policies in this acceptable use policy, which supplement our terms of website use.

thorpepark.com is a site operated by Merlin Entertainments Group Limited (we or us). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 5022287 and we have our registered office at 3 Market Close, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NQ.

PROHIBITED USES

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
• In any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation.
• In any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect.
• For the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way.
• To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards set out below.
• To transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam).
• To knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree:
• Not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our site in contravention of the provisions of our terms of website use.
• Not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
• any part of our site;
• any equipment or network on which our site is stored; 
• any software used in the provision of our site; or 
• any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

 

INTERACTIVE SERVICES

We may from time to time provide interactive services on our site, including, without limitation:
• Chat rooms.
• Bulletin boards.
• Photo/video galleries.
• Social media feeds.
• Customer service chat facilities.
(interactive services).

Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).

We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our site, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our site, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not foolproof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.

Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.

 

CONTENT STANDARDS

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it. 
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
Contributions must:
• Be accurate (where they state facts).
• Be genuinely held (where they state opinions).
• Comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
• Contain any material which is defamatory of any person.
• Contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory.
• Promote sexually explicit material.
• Promote violence.
• Promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
• Infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person.
• Be likely to deceive any person.
• Be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence.
• Promote any illegal activity.
• Be threatening, abuse or invade another's privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety.
• Be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person.
• Be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person.
• Give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.
• Advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

 

SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this acceptable use policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate. 
Failure to comply with this acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of the terms of use upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
• Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
• Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
• Issue of a warning to you.
• Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
• Further legal action against you.
• Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

 

CHANGES TO THE ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

We may revise this acceptable use policy at any time by amending this page. You are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we make, as they are legally binding on you. Some of the provisions contained in this acceptable use policy may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our site.

 

General:
For health and safety reasons wheelchairs and mobility scooters are the only transport device permitted within the Hotel. You are not permitted to bring any food and/or drink into the Hotel and only food and/or drink purchased at the Hotel can be consumed whilst in the Hotel. Deliveries of any nature are not permitted at the Hotel.


Our commitment to provide a service:
Merlin will endeavour to ensure that as many facilities as possible are available for use by guests at the Hotel. Merlin reserves the right, without prior notice, to change the operating hours of such facilities. Any special requests with regard to rooms need to be made at the time of making your booking. Merlin shall use its reasonable endeavours to accommodate such requests, although these cannot be guaranteed. Some requests may incur extra charges which will be notified to you by Merlin. Merlin in its absolute discretion reserves the right to close the whole or any part of the Hotel and/or any facilities within the Hotel at any time or to restrict the number of persons staying at the Hotel. The reason for any closure or restriction provided by this condition may include technical or operational reasons, capacity, special events or to ensure the safety and security of guests or if Merlin reasonably considers the circumstances so require. If the whole Hotel is closed for any of the reasons set out above Merlin shall use reasonable endeavours to notify you as soon as is reasonably practicable of such closure. Merlin reserves the right to offer a substitute booking on an alternative date in substitution for any other form of redress. Merlin reserves the right to amend a booking reservation but not to a lesser value or quality. You will be notified in writing as soon as reasonably practicable of any such amendment. If you feel dissatisfied with any aspect of your stay, please speak to the Guest Services Manager within the Hotel. In most cases, we will be able to help you immediately so that you can enjoy the rest of your stay. Where this is not the case, you must ensure that you record the details with the Guest Services Manager and then you should write, no later than 21 days after your departure from the Hotel, to the Guest Services Manager. All letters must be sent by the lead booking name on the reservation, as replies will only be addressed to this person.


Our right to remove you:
Merlin, acting reasonably at all times, reserves the right to refuse admission to the Hotel, ban from entry to the Hotel, or remove from the Hotel without any right to a refund any person whose presence or behaviour may affect the enjoyment and/or safety of other guests or staff or who acts in an inappropriate and/or undesirable manner whilst travelling to the Hotel whether by bus, coach or other means, where such behaviour has been reported to Merlin by a reliable independent source; has been convicted of a criminal offence relating to Merlin, or civil unrest at Merlin property/attractions; uses violent, aggressive, threatening, abusive, discriminatory or insulting words or behaviour or in any way behaves in a manner which may provoke a breach of the peace. Merlin reserves the right to initiate legal proceedings or prosecute any person found damaging or defacing any part of the grounds, fences, barriers, walls, exhibits, fabrics or buildings at the Hotel or has displayed any sign or visible representation of any kind which is, or could be reasonably judged to be, threatening, abusive or insulting or has previously acted in any manner which has caused any person to report that individual to Merlin; or is attempting to regain admission to the Hotel or has been found inside the Hotel without a valid booking reference. If any guest in breach of any of these Entry Conditions is a member of a group, then such group of individuals may also, at Merlin’s discretion, be denied entry or escorted from the Hotel without any right to a refund.


Booking Reservation:
THE HOTEL IS PRIVATE PROPERTY. All persons staying at the Hotel must have a valid booking reservation. Only persons authorised by Merlin are permitted to sell or offer for sale any items to guests within the Hotel grounds. All booking reservations are non-transferable, not for resale and will become automatically void on any transfer for value except as provided in the cancellation policy set out below. Bookings are only valid on the date printed on the booking reservation. Bookings will only be exchanged or refunded if Merlin, in its absolute discretion, chooses to do so. For the avoidance of any doubt, the total cost of a booking is non-refundable in the event that admission is refused or relinquished for any reason referred to in these Entry Conditions. Bookings made online will be delivered in accordance with Merlin’s delivery procedure. If booking a stay on behalf of other guests, the person that books the stay accepts these Entry Conditions on behalf of every guest and shall ensure that these Entry Conditions are complied with by each person in the group. Should you make a booking with us on behalf of a third party you will be held jointly and severally responsible to us for the total cost of the services/products booked. No child or children under the age of 16 will be admitted to the Hotel unless they are accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over and such child or children whilst on site must remain under the control or supervision of an adult at all times. Persons aged 16 and 17 years shall be admitted to the Hotel without being accompanied by an adult if they can produce a valid letter of consent from a parent or legal guardian. Merlin reserves the right, in its absolute discretion to change the age restrictions referred to in this condition, if any particular circumstances so require in the interests of safety and security.
Merlin requires large groups of 15 guests or more, school/college parties to apply in writing, addressed for the attention of Contact Centre Manager before a booking can be made. We require school parties or organised groups/societies bringing a party of children to have at least 1 member of staff to every 10 children in order to stay at the Hotel. We also require a letter from the relevant head teacher or chair of governors confirming that members of staff supervising the children have undertaken valid disclosure checks undertaken through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to refuse any booking, including a group booking.


Accommodation:
Bedroom accommodation at the Hotel is available from 3.00pm on the day of your arrival and must be vacated by 10.00am on the day of departure unless otherwise stated on the booking confirmation. The person making the booking shall ensure that all occupants of bedrooms shall be made aware of the emergency fire procedures in place at the Hotel. If using the bunk beds, the manufacturer’s recommendation states that no children under the age of six years should use the upper bunk. Where more than one room is booked, guest rooming lists must be received at least seven days prior to your scheduled arrival date. Merlin reserves the right and you hereby authorise us to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred to your room or the Hotel during your stay or for any items that are missing when you leave.


Your behaviour:
Unnecessary noise or any behaviour likely to cause annoyance to other guests or confusion of any kind is not permitted in any part of the Hotel. Smoking (including of e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited inside the Hotel and any guest seen smoking inside the Hotel shall receive a fine. Please conduct yourself appropriately at all times and comply with Merlin’s procedures and/or requests with regard to conduct and respect for Merlin’s property, its employees and guests and their health and safety. You shall not disrupt the comfort and enjoyment of other guests, the efficient running of the Hotel or cause offence to other guests. Merlin reserves the right to refuse accommodation or services or remove you and members of your party from the Hotel if, in Merlin’s reasonable opinion, this condition has been breached. Where this is the case, you shall have no right to a refund.


Your dress & appearance must be suitable for a family hotel:
You must wear appropriate clothing (including a top and shoes) at all times whilst inside the Hotel. If you are wearing clothing that is indecent or likely to cause offence in any way, you will be refused entry or removed from the Hotel.


Parking:
Vehicles are parked at the owners’ risk. We take no responsibility for damage caused to any vehicle using the car park and no guarantee is given as to the security of guests’ vehicles in the car park or any contents. Motor homes, camper vans, caravans or any other vehicle of a similar nature are permitted at the Hotel for the duration of your stay. No vehicles, including motor homes and caravans, are permitted to remain at the Hotel beyond the duration of your stay.


Security:
To prevent offensive weapons or dangerous articles from being brought into the Hotel, you are admitted to the Hotel subject to the condition that, if requested to do so, you will allow yourself and/or your belongings to be searched. It is prohibited to bring into the Hotel any weapons, fireworks, smoke bombs, glass bottles or other articles which may cause injury. The throwing of any article which could cause injury or affect the enjoyment of other guests is strictly prohibited. Any person found to be in possession of an article deemed to be offensive or dangerous will be immediately escorted from the Hotel without any right to a refund and Merlin reserves the right to make reports to the relevant authorities which may lead to prosecution. The consumption of intoxicating liquor is permitted only in authorised places within the Hotel. Accordingly, intoxicating liquor may not be taken into the Hotel and any persons found possessing alcohol, or who appear to be under the influence of alcohol may be refused admission to the Hotel or escorted from the Hotel without any right to a refund. The use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited and any persons found possessing, using or who appear to be under the influence of illegal substances will be refused admission or escorted from the Hotel without any right to a refund. CCTV cameras are used to assist in the proper running of the Hotel. However, we do not make any representation as to the extent of coverage provided by the cameras. All items, belongings and other property brought into the Hotel by you are at your own risk and we accept no liability for any loss or damage to such property. As such, we recommend that you do not bring valuables to the Hotel.

 

Animals: Pets or animals of any nature are expressly prohibited in the Hotel and Theme Park (except for guide dogs, hearing dogs and registered assistance dogs) and, for the avoidance of doubt, should not be left in any vehicle parked at the Hotel. Merlin reserves the right to contact any relevant authority to make and be responsible for any decision in relation to any animals that are left unsupervised or that are found to be in distress.


Photography:
Unless it is expressly prohibited, you are permitted to take photographs and recordings within the Hotel provided that these are solely for private use and are not sold or used for any commercial or public purpose. By accepting these Entry Conditions, you acknowledge that Merlin may on demand have access to photographs taken and video footage captured by you and request that certain photographs and/or footage are deleted if they are deemed to invade the privacy of or be offensive to other guests and/or staff. By accepting these Entry Conditions, you agree not to intentionally photograph and/or capture video footage of any individual (other than family and friends) without that person’s permission and you must adhere to all photography/filming restrictions in place whilst within the Hotel. From time to time Merlin or other authorised parties carry out photography and/or video recording in the Hotel, which may feature guests. Entry to the Hotel is deemed acceptance of these Entry Conditions, and you therefore agree that Merlin or any authorised party may use such images in perpetuity in any promotional, advertising or publicity material in any format whatsoever. You further agree that copyright in these materials rests with Merlin or such authorised party (as the case may be).
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Payment:
When a booking reservation is made more than 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date:
- Payment for online bookings must be made immediately in full by credit or debit card; and
- Payment for telephone bookings require either a 50% deposit of the total cost of your stay together with full payment of any extras pre-booked or a single payment of the full cost. Should you decide to do the former, the remaining balance must be paid at least 30 days prior to the date of your scheduled arrival. You may authorise us to charge the balance to the same credit or debit card as used to pay the initial sum by either advising the Hotel at the time of making the booking or by telephoning [ ]. If you do not give us authorisation to take payment, we may cancel the booking.


When a booking reservation is made less than 30 days prior to the scheduled arrival date, payment for both online bookings and telephone bookings must be made immediately in full by credit or debit card.
We will send to you a reservation confirmation within 7 days of your booking.
Please note that theme park tickets booked as part of your stay together with an arrival pack will not be issued until full payment has been received.


Any extras incurred during your stay, including dinner, will need to be settled by you on departure from the Hotel. If a credit or debit card has been provided on check in then any such amounts will be debited on departure.
VAT at the rate at the time of your visit is included in the price, although we reserve the right to amend prices if there is a change in VAT rates.


Credit and Debit Card Payments:
Credit and debit card payments will normally be authorised and charged to your account the same day as the booking or the next working day. No receipts will be sent. We require your credit or debit card details so that we can collect payment for your booking. We may retain these details in the event that we need to process any refunds or payment for any additional expenses incurred during your stay, including but not limited to restaurant visits, spa treatments, use of mini bar and any damages.


Other Payment Methods: All cheques and postal orders must be sent by recorded delivery and shall be made payable to [ ]. All cheques and postal orders shall have the reservation written on the reverse and be accompanied by the signed payment form if relevant.
Amendments, Cancellations and Refunds:
If, for any reason, you would like to amend your booking after it has been confirmed, we will use all reasonable endeavours to assist you. The rate of an existing booking will not be reduced in the event that rates have changed. If you wish to amend your booking and you provide us with more than 7 days written notice prior to the scheduled arrival date, then no charge will be made. If you provide us with less than 7 days prior written notice, then the cancellation charges set out below will apply. If, for any reason, you have to cancel your stay you should contact the Hotel immediately on [ ]. You will be given a cancellation number which you should record. We will consider any reasons for cancellation sympathetically and, if requested by you, we will attempt to offer you a stay on an alternative date. Please note that any change of date may involve a change in the price of your stay and you will be required to pay any additional amounts immediately. Any refund due to you will be paid in accordance with the refunds policy set out below. You may transfer your booking into someone else’s name provided that we are advised of, and are in agreement with, the changes, for which there is no administration fee payable. Please be aware that a number of security questions will need to be answered in order to confirm the booking transfer.
If you choose not to accept a stay on an alternative date and wish to cancel your booking, or if you amend your booking with less than 7 days’ written notice prior to the scheduled arrival date, the following charges will apply:
- Between 7 days and 1 day before the scheduled arrival date: 50% of the total cost of your stay as stated on the reservation confirmation.
- Arrival date or no show: 100% of the total cost of your stay as stated on the reservation confirmation.
Where a refund is to be made by the Hotel, all payments made by credit or debit cards will be refunded via the same card number less an administration fee of £25. All other payments will be refunded by cheque made payable to the person named on the reservation confirmation.

All prices stated are subject to change at any time.

THORPE PARK - TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Merlin places great importance on the safety of its guests and endeavours to ensure that its high standards are met by all persons visiting the Attraction. Please assist us in ensuring our Attraction and its facilities remain a safe place in which to enjoy fun and exciting experiences. In these Entry Conditions, the following definitions shall apply: Attraction: THORPE PARK Resort or any part of it; Merlin/Us/We/Our: Merlin Attractions Operations Limited (Company No. 6272935) whose registered office address is at 3 Market Close, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NQ;

 

You are admitted to the Attraction subject to the following Entry Conditions.  If you do not comply with them you may be removed from the Attraction by Merlin personnel, security or police officers, without any right to a refund.  This is without prejudice to any claim that we may have against you or arising out of your actions.  Whilst inside the Attraction, you must comply with any reasonable instructions given to you by our personnel or any third party instructed on our behalf. Merlin, acting reasonably, reserves the right to vary these Entry Conditions at any time without prior notice. By entering the Attraction, you accept that you have a duty to take reasonable steps to ensure your own safety, taking into account any personal medical conditions.  All persons in and around the Attraction should behave in a safe manner at all times.

 

General:

For health and safety reasons (due to the topographical features of the Attraction), wheelchairs and mobility scooters are the only transport devices permitted within the Attraction. For the avoidance of doubt, hoverboards and/or any similar devices are not permitted within the Attraction.

 

Our commitment to provide a service:

We will endeavour to ensure that as many rides and attractions as possible are available for use by guests at the Attraction.  However, we reserve the right, without prior notice, to close and change the programme of rides and attractions and/or the Attraction's operating hours.  Merlin in its absolute discretion reserves the right to close the whole or any part of the Attraction at any time or to restrict the number of persons having access to the Attraction.  The reason for any closure or restriction provided by this condition may include technical or operational reasons, capacity, inclement weather, special events or to ensure the safety and security of guests or if Merlin reasonably considers the circumstances so require. If the whole Attraction is closed for any of the reasons set out above, we reserve the right to offer substitute tickets for admission to the Attraction on an alternative date in substitution for any other form of redress.

 

Our right to remove you:

Merlin, acting reasonably at all times, reserves the right,  to refuse admission to the Attraction, ban from entry to the Attraction, or remove from the Attraction without any right to a refund any person whose presence or behaviour may affect the enjoyment and/or safety of other guests or staff or who: acts in an inappropriate and/or undesirable manner whilst travelling to the Attraction whether by bus, coach or other means, where such behaviour has been reported to us by a reliable independent source; has been convicted of a criminal offence relating to Merlin, or civil unrest at Merlin property/attractions, which, in our opinion, is likely to affect the safety and/or enjoyment of other guests or staff; uses violent, aggressive, threatening, abusive, discriminatory or insulting words or behaviour or in any way behaves in a manner which may provoke a breach of the peace; climbs or stands upon fences, barriers, walls, safety fences, rock arrangements, ride structures, exhibits or any other buildings at the Attraction; enters or attempts to enter any part of the Attraction which is a restricted or prohibited area as determined by Merlin including, ride areas, workshops and changing rooms.  We reserve the right to initiate legal proceedings or prosecute any person who: is found damaging or defacing any part of the grounds, fences, barriers, walls, ride structures, exhibits, fabrics or buildings at the Attraction; or has displayed any sign or visible representation of any kind which is, or could be reasonably judged to be, threatening, abusive or insulting; or has previously acted in any manner which has caused any person to report that individual to Merlin; or is attempting to regain admission to the Attraction or has been found inside the Attraction without a valid ticket; or has purchased or obtained any tickets or discount vouchers from a ticket tout or Merlin reasonably believes that they have purchased a ticket from an unauthorised source.  If any guest in breach of any of these Entry Conditions is a member of a group, then such group of individuals may also, at Merlin’s discretion, be denied entry or escorted from the Attraction without any right to a refund.

 

Tickets/admissions:

THE ATTRACTION IS PRIVATE PROPERTY. All persons entering the Attraction must pay for admission or hold a valid ticket. All persons under 3 years of age may enter the Attraction free of charge. The sale of tickets/vouchers by anyone other than Merlin is strictly prohibited. Only persons authorised by us are permitted to sell or offer for sale any items to guests within the Attraction grounds. All tickets are non-transferable, not for resale and will become automatically void on any transfer for value. Tickets purchased are only valid on the date printed on the ticket. Tickets may not be valid for special events or concerts which may attract a separate admission fee. Tickets will only be exchanged or refunded if Merlin, in its absolute discretion, chooses to do so. For the avoidance of any doubt, pre-booked tickets are non-refundable in the event that admission is refused or relinquished for any reason referred to in these Entry Conditions. Non-dated tickets booked in advance do not guarantee admission to the Attraction, especially during busy times or on specific days when there are special events. Tickets booked online will be delivered in accordance with our delivery procedure. If tickets are bought on behalf of other guests, the buyer accepts these Entry Conditions on behalf of every guest and shall ensure that these Entry Conditions are complied with by each person in the group. If re-entry into the Attraction is required, an appropriate hand-stamp or ticket must be obtained before exiting the Attraction, which must be shown at the time of re-entry to regain access.  Tickets must be retained at all times and submitted for inspection if required by Merlin.  No child or children under the age of 12 will be admitted to the Attraction unless they are accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over and such child or children whilst on site must remain under the control or supervision of an adult at all times. Merlin reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to change the age restrictions referred to in this condition, if any particular circumstances so require in the interests of safety and security.

 

Your behaviour:

Unnecessary noise or any behaviour likely to cause annoyance to other guests or confusion of any kind is not permitted in any part of the Attraction. Smoking (including of e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited other than in the designated smoking areas identified on the park map.  All rides, attractions, amusements, transport systems and any other facilities located at the Attraction must only be used in accordance with the relevant manufacturer’s or operator's instructions which may include restrictions in relation to users’ height, weight and size.

 

Your dress & appearance must be suitable for a family attraction:

You must wear appropriate clothing (including a top and shoes) at all times whilst at the Attraction. If you are wearing clothing that is indecent or likely to cause offence in any way, you will be refused entry or removed from the Attraction.  Stilettos and loose clothing are not allowed on some rides due to health and safety reasons.

 

Parking:

Vehicles are parked at the owners’ risk. We take no responsibility for damage caused to any vehicle using the car park and no guarantee is given as to the security of guests’ vehicles in the car park or any contents. A parking fee applies. If you lose your car park ticket, you will have to buy a new ticket. Motor homes, camper vans, caravans or any other vehicle of a similar nature are not permitted anywhere within the Attraction. No vehicles are permitted to remain in the Attraction outside the Attraction’s normal operating hours.  

 

Security:

To prevent offensive weapons or dangerous articles from being brought into the Attraction, you are admitted to the Attraction subject to the condition that, if requested to do so, you will allow yourself and/or your belongings to be searched.  It is prohibited to bring into the Attraction any weapons, fireworks, smoke bombs, glass bottles or other articles which may cause injury. The throwing of any article which could cause injury or affect the enjoyment of other guests is strictly prohibited.   Any person found to be in possession of an article deemed to be offensive or dangerous will be immediately escorted from the Attraction without any right to a refund and we reserve the right to make reports to the relevant authorities which may lead to prosecution. The consumption of intoxicating liquor is permitted only in authorised places within the Attraction.  Accordingly, intoxicating liquor may not be brought into the Attraction except with the express permission of Merlin and any persons found possessing alcohol, or who appear to be under the influence of alcohol may be refused admission to the Attraction or escorted from the Attraction without any right to a refund.  The use of illegal substances and/or legal highs (including, but not limited to, laughing gas) are strictly prohibited and any persons found possessing, using or who appear to be under the influence of illegal substances and/or legal highs will be refused admission or escorted from the Attraction without any right to a refund. CCTV cameras are used to assist in the proper running of the Attraction. However, we do not make any representation as to the extent of coverage provided by the cameras. All items, belongings and other property brought into the Attraction by you are at your own risk and we accept no liability for any loss or damage to such property. As such, we recommend that you do not bring valuables to the Attraction.

 

Pets:

Pets of any nature are expressly prohibited in the Attraction (except for guide dogs, hearing dogs and registered assistance dogs) and, for the avoidance of doubt, should not be left in any vehicle parked at the Attraction. We reserve the right to contact any relevant authority to make and be responsible for any decision in relation to any pets that are left unsupervised or that are found to be in distress.

 

Photography:

Unless it is expressly prohibited, you are permitted to take photographs and recordingswithin the Attraction provided that these are solely for private use and are not sold or used for any commercial or public purpose.  You are prohibited from taking photographs and/or recordings whilst on any ride and/or attraction. Please note that harnessed or fixed cameras including, but not limited to, GoPro or similar brands are not allowed on any ride and/or attraction in any circumstances. By accepting these Entry Conditions, you acknowledge that Merlin may on demand have access to photographs taken and video footage captured by you and request that certain photographs and/or footage are deleted if they are deemed to be offensive to, or infringe the privacy of, other guests and/or staff. By accepting these Entry Conditions, you agree not to intentionally photograph and/or capture video footage of any individual without that person’s permission and you must adhere to all photography/filming restrictions in place from time to time whilst within the Attraction. From time to time Merlin or other authorised parties carry out photography and/or video recording in the Attraction, which may feature guests. Entry to the Attraction is deemed acceptance of these Entry Conditions, and you therefore agree that Merlin or any authorised party may use such images in perpetuity in any promotional, advertising or publicity material in any format whatsoever. You further agree that copyright in these materials rests with Merlin or such authorised party (as the case may be).  

 

Our Liability

Merlin accepts no responsibility for any loss and/or damage suffered by you as a result of any event outside our control (including any distress, inconvenience, anxiety or loss of enjoyment arising from the evacuation of the Attraction). This does not affect your statutory rights.

 

RAINY DAY GUARANTEE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If it rains at THORPE PARK Resort on the day of your visit between 17th March 2016 and 2nd November 2016. You will be entitled to return for a FREE like for like visit. If you purchase a Theme Park ticket online at THORPEPARK.com for a specific date, excluding any closed dates you will be able to visit between Thursday 17th March – Saturday 30th April 2016 and Thursday 1st September – Sunday 2nd October 2016. If your rainy day was from 10th September onward you can come back to the Resort anytime from 23rd March – 2nd April 2017. 

Free tickets will only be given upon presentation of the original ticket from your first visit. Photocopies and original booking references are not acceptable. Offer only valid when it rains heavily, continuously for one (1) hour or more and has a negative effect on the availability of our rides and attractions. Weather conditions will be recorded by THORPE PARK Resort and our decision will be final.

No cash alternative is available, tickets cannot be sold. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, Promotion or online deal. Return visit is subject to availability see website for opening dates and times (Please note return visit are on Thursday 17th March – Saturday 30th April 2016 and Thursday 1st September – Sunday 2nd October 2016 and 23rd March - 2nd April 2017 for those who had a rainy day from the 10th September onward. Free tickets will be issued like for like – An adult ticket in exchange for an adult ticket and a child ticket in exchange for a child ticket. Should it rain on your return visit, tickets will not be transferable. Car park charge and park regulations apply. Excludes; those who did not pre book their ticket, Schools, pre-organised events, corporate discounted tickets, park buy-outs, Merlin's Magic Wand tickets, open dated tickets, two day open-dated tickets, tickets purchased using third party reward loyalty points, Car Park tickets, Accommodation(including THORPE SHARK Hotel stays), Fastrack, Bounceback or VIP Experience tickets and any THORPE PARK Resort or Merlin Annual Passes.

Please note THORPE PARK Resort reserves the right to withdraw, amend or cancel the Rainy Day Guarantee at any times.

BOUNCEBACK TERMS & CONDITIONS

Please be aware that Bounceback tickets can only be purchased on the day of your original visit. Bounceback ticket prices are subject to change at any time without notice at the discretion of THORPE PARK Resort. Bounceback tickets cannot be purchased when entering the park on any free tickets.

Please note: Bouncebacks are currently unavailable to purchase. 

TWO DAY/NEXT DAY RETURN TICKET

1. A valid entrance ticket must be shown.

2. Not valid on the day of purchase.

3. Only one Bounceback ticket per person.

4. Not valid for Annual Passholders.

5. THORPE PARK have the right to refuse purchase.

6. This offer can be withdrawn at anytime.

7. Not valid for the THORPE SHARK Hotel.

RETURN ANY DAY TICKET

1. A valid entrance ticket must be shown.

2. Not valid on the day of purchase.

3. Only one Bounceback ticket per person.

4. Not valid for Annual Passholders.

5. THORPE PARK have the right to refuse purchase.

6. This offer can be withdrawn at anytime

7. Not valid for the THORPE SHARK hotel

ALL DAY DINING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All Day Dining is valid at all restaurants featured in the Park map ‘food and drink’ section excluding Burger King, Ben & Jerry’s, Pizza Hut and KFC. Food and drinks must only be consumed by the VIP guest. Sharing or misuse is prohibited and may result in confiscation and withdrawal of the service without compensation. Canned/bottled drinks, alcoholic drinks and Innocent products are not included. All carts/mobile selling units, vending machines, shops and retail kiosks are excluded. Food and drink must be consumed before leaving the Theme Park. This service can only be used when the participating Restaurants/Outlets are open. All Day Dining is only valid on the day of purchase. The last transaction must be carried out before the advertised ride close time. THORPE PARK Resort will not accept liability if you feel that you have not made satisfactory use of the All Day Dining offer. No refunds or compensation will be available.

THORPE PARK RESORT NECTAR POINTS

Nectar Points used at the THORPE PARK Resort location have a maximum value of £45 (4’500 points) per transaction when purchasing a standard Resort Entry ticket.

 

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FASTRACK TERMS & CONDITIONS

FASTRACK TICKETS - ONE SHOTS & PACKAGES

1. Tickets must be used during the allocated timeslots.

2. If a timeslot has passed, please speak to a rides host at the ride or attraction.

3. Fastrack tickets are non-refundable, transferable or replaceable if lost.

4. Rides and attractions are subject to availability.

5. If a ride is closed for the day you purchase your ticket, a replacement ride will be made available.

6. If the ticket gets wet take it to a Fastrack & Information unit with your receipt.

7. Chest, height & age restrictions apply on all rides and attractions.

8. Fastrack tickets do not give you access to the Resort without a valid entry ticket or Annual Pass

ULTIMATE FASTRACK

1. Ultimate Fastrack is for one guest only and can not be transferred between guests.

2. You must have a wristband and ticket to access the rides, which must be shown to staff at the attractions to be able to board.

3. The wristband and ticket can only be used on the day of purchase.

4. The wristband must be securely attached to the guest’s wrist at all times.

5. FastTrack tickets are non-refundable, transferable or replaceable if lost.

6. If the wristband becomes loose or tears off then take it to a Fastrack & Information unit with your receipt.

7. Rides and attractions are subject to availability.

8. Chest, height & age restrictions apply on all rides and attractions.

9. If a ride is closed for the day or for part of the day this does not reflect on the price.

10. Ultimate Fastrack is valid on all Fastrack rides for unlimited use plus one shot on Detonator.

11. Ultimate Fastrack does not permit entry to the Resort without a valid entry ticket or Annual Pass

 

VIP TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By purchasing a THORPE PARK Resort VIP Experience ticket you are deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions of use. Purchase and use of a VIP Experience ticket is in accordance with the regulations of THORPE PARK Resort, a copy of which is displayed at the attraction or can be obtained online at www.thorpepark.com. Please ensure that you agree to be bound by the regulations before purchasing your THORPE PARK VIP Experience.

1. Refunds are not available in any circumstances; this does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer. Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be replaced if lost.

2. Physical Restrictions for Coaster Climb:

2.1 For some Coaster Climb options, participants must be fully secured into a full-body harness. This may not be possible for some guests with a torso measurement in excess of 128cm or thigh measurement approaching 75cm.

2.2.Guests must wear appropriate footwear; we cannot allow heeled shoes or sandals.

2.3.Guests must be able to walk unaided, including up and down steep stairs.

2.4.Guests found to be intoxicated will not be allowed to participate in the Coaster Climb.

3. Size, height, age restrictions and medical warnings apply to certain rides and/or attractions.

4. The purchaser of a VIP Experience ticket must be 18 years or over.

5. Visitors younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult 16 or over.

6. A valid VIP Experience ticket must be shown to gain entry to THORPE PARK and/or any booked VIP Experiences.

7. THORPE PARK Resort will not use the purchaser’s details for marketing purposes unless the purchaser has opted in to receive such information at the time of purchasing the VIP Experience ticket.

8. THORPE PARK Resort may contact the purchaser post-visit for feedback purposes.

9. Payment for a VIP Experience will be taken at booking.

10. THORPE PARK Resort is entitled, in its absolute discretion, to change the price payable for its VIP Experience tickets at any time and for any reason and may from time to time offer pricing or promotional offers at the Attraction, online, via telephone or through third party channels.

11. Unless otherwise stated, VIP Experience tickets do not include Early Ride Time.

12. THORPE PARK Resort reserves the right, in their absolute discretion, to refuse entry and to close and/or alter all or any part of the facilities, including closure of rides and/or attractions for technical, operational, health and safety or other reasons including over capacity.

13. Possession of a VIP Experience ticket does not guarantee immediate entry to THORPE PARK Resort during peak times.

14. 'Personal VIP hosts' will be provided for up to 8-hours with the purchase of a package including this element, unless otherwise agreed in writing.

PIZZA HUT RESTAURANTS 2 FOR 1 TICKET - Terms and Conditions

This offer entitles holder to one FREE ENTRY when purchasing a full paying gate priced Adult/ Individual entry ticket. To redeem this offer please visit www.THORPEPARK.com/pizzahutrestaurants 
1. If the holder of the Voucher buys a fully priced Adult/ Individual entrance ticket to THORPE PARK Resort then s/he may take with him/her one other person who will enter THORPE PARK Resort on the same day free of charge. Lowest price entry will be free. This offer can only be redeemed against the attraction gate price. This promotion is not valid for use in conjunction with any other offer, concession or attraction website/call centre booking. The Voucher has no cash value. The Voucher is automatically void if sold, offered for sale or if any attempt or offer is made to transfer the Voucher for value. 
2. The offer is valid UNTIL 2 November 2016 at THORPE PARK Resort. Offer EXCLUDES the following dates: 21st October – 31st October 2016. 
THE OFFER IS VALID FROM THE FOLLOWING ATTRACTION OPENING DATES: THORPE PARK Resort opens 17th March 2016.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING 2016 SEASON END ATTRACTION CLOSURE DATES: THORPE PARK Resort closes on 2 November 2016.
3. CHECK OPENING DATES AND TIMES BEFORE YOUR VISIT ON THE RELEVANT ATTRACTION WEBSITE. PLEASE NOTE YOU CANNOT BOOK ONLINE THROUGH OUR INDIVIDUAL ATTRACTIONS WEBSITES.
4. The offer is not valid at any secondary attractions. Offer can only be used for standard entrance tickets and cannot be used for priority entrance. The Offer is not valid for any combination tickets. Offer does not entitle Early Ride Time.
5. The offer is not valid for accommodation including but not limited to THORPE SHARK Hotel at THORPE PARK Resort - an additional cost applies. Please check www. THORPEPARK.com for additional costs. 
6. The Voucher and the unique code remain the property of Merlin at all times and Merlin reserves the right to take possession of the Voucher at any time. Tickets purchased with Vouchers must be presented and surrendered at the attraction entrance and cannot be presented on electronic devices.
7. Adult is 12 and over at THORPE PARK Resort. 
8. Entry is free for children under 3 years of age at THORPE PARK Resort. Any person who is not an Adult (specifically in relation to each attraction) but is of an age/height for the applicable child entrance fee to be paid.
9. Visitors under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult aged 16 or over at THORPE PARK Resort. 
10. Offer can only be used as stipulated. The Voucher is non-transferable/not for resale. Any purported transfer or sale of the Voucher will render it void. Offer is only valid in the United Kingdom. Photocopies will not be accepted. Admission prices are subject to change. Voucher cannot be used in-conjunction with any other offer or concession (e.g. senior citizens, family tickets), reward/loyalty program, pre-purchased tickets, Combination tickets, 2 Day Pass, Annual Pass, online tickets, Q-bot or Fastrack tickets, rail inclusive offers, on secondary ticketed events, hotel events or concerts or for Group/advance bookings. 
11. One free entry per unique code or per cut out voucher per pack.
12. THORPE PARK Resort reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to refuse entry and to close and/or alter all or any part of the facilities including closure of rides and/or attractions and removal of figures for technical, operational, health and safety or other reasons including overcapacity.
13. Please note that some attractions operate a chargeable car parking policy including, but not limited to, THORPE PARK Resort.
14. Size, height, weight, age restrictions and medical warnings apply to certain rides and/or attractions 
15. All attraction information is subject to change; please check the website below before your visit for the latest information. 
16. For further queries on Voucher terms please call 0871 423 2190 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras). For attraction information please visit www.THORPEPARK.com, 
17. Entry into any participating Merlin attraction will be subject to the individual attraction’s terms and conditions of entry, which can be found on the websites listed above.

EXCLUSIVE ANNUAL PASS SUMMER NIGHT 2016 Terms & Conditions
1. The Promoter is Thorpe Park Resort, Staines Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8PN, registered as Thorpe Park Operations Limited, 3 Market Close, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1NQ
2. The prize draw is open to all Standard, Premium and VIP Merlin Annual Passholders and Standard and Premium THORPE PARK Resort Annual Pass Holders aged 18 years or over, except employees of the Promoter, their families, agents or any third party directly associated with administration of the prize draw.
3. All entries must be submitted by visiting thorpepark.com/summernight2016 and completing the registration form. Entries must be submitted by 10am on 25 July 2016 (the Close Date).
4. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries not successfully completed due to a technical fault [technical malfunction, computer hardware or software failure, satellite, network or server failure of any kind. Any incomplete purchases will not be considered valid for entry into the prize draw. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries which are not completed for any reason.
5. A winner will be chosen by random draw performed by a computer process on 25 July 2016 ("Draw Date").
6. The winner/winders will receive up to 7 tickets to Summer Night 2016 5 August 2016 6.30pm-10pm.
7. Entrants must select the number of tickets needed on the registration form. Tickets can only be claimed for Annual Pass Holders. The number printed on each Annual Pass (Annual Pass Number) must be provided at the time of entry. For example, if 7 tickets are required, 7 Annual Pass Numbers must be provided on the registration form.  The winning entrant will receive the number of tickets selected on the registration form subject to a corresponding number of valid Annual Pass numbers having been provided.
8. Only one entry per Annual Pass. An Annual Pass Holder will not be eligible to submit their own entry if their Pass in listed on another entrant's entry. Prior to entry, the entrant must obtain permission from all Annual Pass Holders whose Annual Pass they intend to include as part of their entry.
9. The winner/winners will be notified by 1 August 2016.
10. The prize for the winner is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered.
11. The decision of the Promoter regarding any aspect of the prize draw is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into about it.
12. The winner's name and county can be obtained by sending [a stamped addressed envelope to the Promoter within 30 days after the date of the closing date of the prize draw.
13. Participants are deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions upon entry. The Promoter reserves the right to refuse entry, or refuse to award the prize to anyone in breach of these terms and conditions.
14. The prize is subject to THORPE PARK Resort's normal terms and conditions of entry and the Annual Pass terms and conditions.
15. The Promoter reserves the right to hold void, cancel, suspend, or amend the promotion where it becomes necessary to do so.
16. Insofar as is permitted by law, the Promoter, its agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by the negligence of the Promoter, its agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.
17. If you are the winner of the prize draw, you agree that the Promoter may use your name, address and town or county of residence to announce the winner of this competition and for any other reasonable and related promotional purposes.
18. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions, the Promoter may, as its sole discretion reserve the right to exclude you from participating in the competition.
19. The prize draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the prize draw submit to the jurisdiction of the English courts.

 

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