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- 1 Thorpe Park
- 1.1 Thorpe Park History
- 1.2 Top 10 Rides at Thorpe Park
- 1.3 Thorpe Park Rides and Attractions
- 1.4 I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! Maze
- 1.5 Angry Birds Land
- 1.6 Website Links
- 1.7 Food and Drink
- 1.8 Thorpe Park Resort Hotel
- 1.9 Travelling to Thorpe Park
- 1.10 Attractions Near Me Offers
Located in Surrey near London, Thorpe Park boasts some of Europe’s most extreme rides. The park is mainly geared towards teenagers due to the vast majority of signature attractions being roller coasters and thrill rides.
Thorpe Park History
The Thorpe Park Estate was demolished in the 1930’s, turning the site into a gravel pit. Ready Mix Concrete originally owned the site and in the late 1970s, they decided to flood part of the site and create an educational theme park. In recent times this is where the “island like no other” slogan originates from. Officially opening to the public by the late Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1979, the park opened as a small attraction, slowly building up to their first large installation of “X:\No Way Out” in 1996. The Tussauds Group bought the park in 1998 and from the outset, the park started opening key attractions such as Tidal Wave in 2000, Colossus in 2002, Nemesis Inferno in 2003 and Stealth in 2006.
In 2007 Merlin Entertainments bought the Tussauds Group which included Thorpe Park. Merlin Entertainments already owned the nearby theme parks of Legoland Windsor and Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Legoland Windsor is mainly aimed at children and