Thorpe Park Fright Nights slammed for '100+ minute queues'
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Thorpe Park Fright Nights slammed for '100+ minute queues'


The popular theme park located in Surrey, Thorpe Park, has been criticised for 100-minute queues on their rollercoasters and mazes, alongside actors who don't seem bothered, and mazes where there are not many actors in each room. Some were only able to get on two rides in a total of 11 hours, which I find hard to believe, there are many different rides that have 5-minute queues that could have been done to raise their ride count.


A small portion of guests was responsible for the problems, as rides that were closed temporarily were due to issues with guests causing problems. Thorpe Park blamed the popularity of Fright Nights, half term, the weather and the behaviour of guests for the disruption. Entry to the park may have taken a while due to the number of guests coming into the park, and many security measures in place.



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Image: The entrance plaza to Thorpe Park | Source: MyLondon


Queues for rides and mazes have to be expected at a theme park, it's just how things work, people who report queues should just avoid coming to a theme park if all they are going to do is complain.  Thorpe Park said: "On October 17, there were a very small minority of individuals who wished to cause trouble. They were swiftly dealt with by the park security teams and supporting police officers.”


The theme park is trying their best to deal with the overcrowding problems, but the company that owns many attractions and theme parks in the UK and around the world, Merlin Entertainments, are purely responsible for the overcrowding problem, and Thorpe cannot really do anything about that. 


However, looking at the queues now (11:41 BST on the 27/10/2021) the highest queue is Saw - The Ride with a 90+ minute wait, Colossus is 70 minutes which is not too bad, Nemesis Inferno is 65 and The Swarm is 60, so apart from Saw, which is a very popular coaster, the queues are average, which poses the question, has Merlin Entertainments finally solved the issue with overcrowding?


maxresdefault.jpgImage: One of the three mazes at Fright Nights | Source: Theme Park Worldwide


despite this, are you attending fright nights if you have the tickets, as they have sold out, to possibly prevent overcrowding?

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Diesel
4 weeks ago
Never been here cool
Yovanny
1 month ago
Nice article, never been in thrope park but it looks nice
Cal
1 month ago
i love thorpe park i wanted to go but i didnt get tickets cries
Adonis
1 month ago
#THORPEPARK
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