We will depart the University of Essex (Knowledge Gateway car park) at 08:00 with the aim of arriving at Thorpe Park at 10:00.
We will be travelling by coach, leaving in the morning and returning in the evening, meaning that you can make the most of your time and get a full day at the amusement park. After arriving we will have a short briefing session, after this you are free to go around the theme park. We will then meet back at the entrance at approximately 17:30 – 17:45, and leave Thorpe Park in hopes of arriving back at University of Essex Colchester campus (Knowledge Gateway car park) by 20:00-20:15.
Thorpe Park is a world famous amusement park located in Chertsey, Surrey. It consists of water rides, thrill rides and family rides, so there is something for everyone! It has a very lively atmosphere and is a great opportunity for thrill seekers to scratch that adrenaline itch! You will have an exhilarating experience like no other!
Rides and Attractions
Saw – the ride
The world’s first horror movie rollercoaster as you experience a ‘beyond vertical’ drop of 100 degrees from a height of 100ft.
One of Europe’s fastest rollercoasters. Prepare to be propelled from 0-80mph to 205ft in under 2 seconds and experience the same brake horse power of two Formula 1 cars
Experience speeds of almost 100km/h and G forces of up to 4.5 as you ride on the wings of THE SWARM, sat either side of the track with nothing above or below you but air!
Experience a massive ten exhilarating inversions including a vertical loop, cobra roll, double corkscrew and the UK’s only quadruple barrel roll!
Spin, dive and swoop over 750 metres of twisting track at speeds of up to 50mph to escape the heat of a steaming volcano.
Experience a super-soaking splash as you plunge 85ft into the waters below on Tidal Wave. A drenching awaits you – and any bystanders not quick enough to escape the wave – on our wet and wild thrill ride.
Detonator: Bombs Away
Get a bird’s eye view of the Resort at the top of our 100ft drop tower before plunging back to earth at 50mph in this exhilarating, faster than freefall ride experience.
I’m a Celebrity… Maze
Come face-to-face with the Jungle trials like the Holey Moley and the Chambers of Horror, and remember to save your energy for the Celebrity Cyclone finale!
Swing high into the air to 75ft at speeds of up to 50mph and experience the feeling of up to 4G’s as you swoop back towards the ground on our air powered speed swing.
Strap yourself into the mighty mechanical arm of Samurai and you’ll be spun through 360 degrees, creating forces of up to 5G while spinning 60ft above the ground.
Enjoy a ride down the Island’s rapid river!
Places to eat
Such as: AMITY BITES DONUTS; Donut Factory; Coffee Shack; Inferno’s Pizza and Pasta; Amity Fish & Chips; Hot Dog stands; Mexican Cantina; and many more!!
Many souvenir shops
Such as: Ghost Train shop; Flock ‘N’ Shop; The Megastore; Inferno shop; and many more!!
All times are given as a guideline and might vary on the day depending on unforeseen circumstances.
- Depart University of Essex (Knowledge Gateway Car Park) at 08:00
- Arrive at Thorpe Park at 10:00
- Short briefing session 10:00 – 10:10
- Free time to do whatever you wish 10:10 – 17:15
- Meeting at Entrance 17:30
- Depart Thorpe Park 18:00
- Arrive in University of Essex (Knowledge Gateway Car Park) at 20:15
- Students who are in groups of 3 and a maximum of 5 will be eligible for 10% discount.
- Students who are in groups of a minimum of 6 will be eligible for 15% discount.
The above offers are not valid in conjunction with any other offer.
Please contact us on 01206 589000 to redeem your discount.