Thorpe Park

Attraction Information

Thorpe Park is one of the UK’s largest and most thrilling theme parks, located in Surrey, England. The park spans across 400 acres (160 hectares) and offers over 30 rides and attractions for visitors of all ages. It is a popular destination for adrenaline junkies, as it boasts some of the most exhilarating rides in the country.

The park is known for its world-class roller coasters, including the UK’s fastest roller coaster, Stealth, which can accelerate from 0 to 80mph in under 2 seconds. Another standout ride is Saw – The Ride, the world’s first horror movie-themed roller coaster, which features a vertical drop of 100 degrees. Other popular roller coasters include The Swarm, The Vortex, and Colossus.

In addition to roller coasters, Thorpe Park offers a range of thrilling attractions, such as Detonator, a 100ft drop tower ride, and Rush, a gravity-defying ride that takes you on a journey through the air. The park also has a number of water rides, such as Tidal Wave, which is sure to soak you head to toe.

For those seeking tamer attractions, Thorpe Park has plenty of family-friendly options, such as Mr Monkey’s Banana Ride and Flying Fish, the first fish-themed roller coaster in the sky. Visitors can also enjoy live shows and events, as well as a variety of food and drink options throughout the park.

Accessibility Information

This attraction does have a dedicated car park

This car park has 43 Disabled spaces and 500+ General Spaces

The distance from the furthest disabled space to the entrance is roughly 220M

The grounds throughout Thorpe park are level

The attraction is wheelchair accessible however those in wheelchairs, people with mobility issue’s Or those missing limbs may not be able to experience the full attraction.

Those with missing limbs can refer to the Ride Access PDF to confirm which rides are suitable for them.

The Accessibility Kiosk located to the right of the turnstiles (after security checks, and is open from 9:15am-12pm for collection of Ride Access Passes, wheelchairs, ear defenders, and Radar Keys.

Located outside The Dome is the Island Help & Information point , this should be your first point of call if you require any further assistance on the day. The team can offer advice on Resort access and restrictions, height measuring, wheelchair access for collection of a Ride Access Pass (after 1pm), wheelchair hire, RADAR key hire, lost property and further information on available facilities across the Resort. 

This attraction offers a Ride Access Pass see the tab below for more information.

There are:

  • 7 Accessible Toilets
  • 1 Changing Place
  • 1 Quiet Room
  • 1 First Aid Room
  • Hearing loops at important points

for the locations of these please refer to the Accessibility Map PDF or download the Thorpe Park App

There are 7 accessible toilets within Thorpe Park these are located in the following areas:

  • Lower Dome
  • Admissions Entrance
  • Changing Place Toilet Within The Dome
  • The Swarm
  • The Detonator
  • Black Mirror
  • Megastore

All of the above toilets feature the following:

  • Wide Entry Doorway
  • Lowered Wash Basin with a lever-style tap
  • Transfer Space to the side of the Toilet
  • Emergency Pull Cord
  • Pull down rail to the side of the toilet
  • Fixed hand rail to the side of the toilet and wash basin
  • Paper towel dispenser
  • Disposal Facilities

These facilities requires a Radar key to open if you do not have your own you can hire one from the Accessibility Kiosk or the Island Information Desk it is advised to purchase one before your visit they can be found here – Radar Key

The changing place is located within the Dome and features the following:

  • Changing Bench
  • Hoist
  • Lowered Sink
  • Toilet

This facility requires a Radar key to open if you do not have your own you can hire one from the Accessibility Kiosk or the Island Information Desk

Wheelchair Hire

A limited number of wheelchairs are available for hire from the Accessibility Kiosk on a first-come, first-served basis. A £50 refundable deposit is required. 

Wheelchairs are subject to availability so we suggest that guests who need a wheelchair to travel around the Theme Park take their own for ease and certainty. Please take extra care when using them and speak to a staff member in Island Help & Information for further information.

Pushchairs and Buggy Hire

A limited amount of Buggies are available from The Island Shop in the Dome. The buggie rental is £10 for a single buggy, £15 for a double buggy, and a refundable deposit of £10 is required.  Prices are subject to change. Buggies must be returned, at the very latest, 30 minutes prior to the advertised Park closing time to guarantee that the deposit is returned.

Buggies cannot be taken through any queue lines and therefore must be left outside the entrance of the rides, keeping the entry point clear.

Ear Defenders

Ear defenders are available to hire for a £20 refundable deposit from Guest Services or the Accessibility Kiosk.

The Ride Access Pass removes the need for our guests to wait within the main ride queue lines, and enter by a dedicated entrance for Ride Access Pass users. 

They have partnered with Nimbus Disability to process the Ride Access Pass applications, who will individually assess your needs and determine if you are unable to queue. You can then collect your Ride Access Pass on your first visit to Alton Towers Resort, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, LEGOLAND Windsor Resort or THORPE PARK Resort which will be valid for 3 years.

Please note that having a registered disability does not mean you automatically receive a Ride Access Pass.

See the Access Card Tab on how to apply for a Ride access Pass.

For information about the ride access pass on each individual ride including how to enter the ride and restrictions please download the app onto your smartphone if you do not have a smartphone you can download the PDF here –

Ride Restrictions, Ride Access Pass Entrances & Step Free Access

For full information including terms and conditions please see the Thorpe Park website here – Ride Access Pass

  • Applications will need to be submitted through their partner, Nimbus Disability, a social enterprise and an organisation run by and for disabled people and is recognised as a lead authority on accessible ticketing in the UK.
  • The team at Nimbus Disability will process your registration within 72 hours, you will not be able to link your application to a Merlin Ride Access Pass until it has been approved.
  • You will be provided with a unique reference number which can then be used to link to the Ride Access Pass system.
  • During your free registration there will be an opportunity to upgrade to an Access Card which is the best solution available for communicating your access requirements and nothing more across a range of different venues outside of Merlin Entertainments.

Once you register, Nimbus Disability will handle all your details securely and safely without Merlin Entertainments viewing the reason why you require a Ride Access Pass.

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Opening Hours

10AM -6PM 

Times may vary throughout the year dependent on the season or special events. It’s best to check the website before your visit.


All Ages 3+: £64
Carer : Free ( Evidence required on arrival | DLA or PIP Paperwork, Blue Badge, Nimbus Card, Carer’s ID)


Thorpe Park,
Staines Rd,
KT16 8PN

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