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Tidal Wave (Thorpe Park), Chertsey | Tourist Information


Thorpe Park
Chertsey, United Kingdom

0871 663 1673

Tidal Wave is a giant water ride located at Thorpe Park in Surrey, England, UK. It was opened in 2000 and was Tussauds' first major investment in the park.When the ride was constructed in 2000 it was the tallest water ride in Europe and retained the title until 2002, when Hydro at Oakwood Theme Park was opened. From 2006 to 2009, the ride was sponsored by Original Source, and from 2010 by Dr. Pepper. The ride was temporarily closed on the 26th September 2015, but re-opened for the 2016 annual pass preview weekend.ThemeThe ride is set in a 1950s New England fishing village which has been hit by a tidal wave, named "Amity Beach". The surrounding area has a high level of detail to carry this theme. The ride's queueline is host to a number of partially ruined buildings, including a bathroom with a leaking shower, a toilet and a house with a boat stuck in its roof. The station is built at an angle to give the impression that the building has been damaged by the wave. The area's New England setting is only rough, as Storm Surge is set in Virginia.Upon leaving the ride, guests are led through a building, named "Pier 13", situated directly in front of the splash pool and above the track. As the boat hits the water, the wave travels straight towards this building and often continues on to the pathway behind. Two windows of the Pier 13 building have no perspex, presenting another opportunity for riders to get wet.Around the splash pool are several effects, such as a damaged gas tank which fires a large flame approximately every 10 minutes, a giant water tower which periodically releases a torrent of water, and the sound of an organ coming from the spire of a supposedly submerged church. As of 2006, the gas tank no longer operates because the cylinders that were used to fuel the flame were removed to make way for the construction of Stealth. The other effects are also currently nonoperational and have been out of order for several years.

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Thorpe Park. the Rocky Express
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Thorpe park
Chertsey, KT16 8

0871 663 1673

Loggers Leap
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Thorpe Park
Chertsey, KT16 8PN

0871 663 1673

Loggers Leap is a log flume ride in Thorpe Park, UK. It was the tallest log flume ride in the UK when it opened, and although the park does not advertise the fact, it regained that record in 2005 with the removal of "Nightmare Niagara" from the now-defunct American Adventure theme park near Derby. The ride is currently closed for 2016 for refurbishment and will reopen in 2017.HistoryLogger's Leap, opened in 1989, was manufactured by Mack and is located in the Old Town area of the park. The ride is themed around logging in the Canadian countryside and, as with others in the Old Town area, had a soundtrack of country and western music including 5,6,7,8 by Steps, Cotton-Eyed Joe by Rednex and 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton which plays outside the ride, in the outside queueing area and in the ride station itself. However, as of late 2011, the soundtrack has been changed to more current songs, featuring Lady Gaga amongst others.Logger's Leap visitors also hear a range of messages recorded by an enthusiastic announcer including one declaring Logger's Leap to be "the wildest ride in the wilderness", a feature which was added in 2004.Thorpe Park have recently confirmed via social media that Loggers Leap will cease operation for the 2016 season, due to essential maintenance. It is expected to re-open in 2017.Ride experienceRiders queue up in one of five queues at the front of the station, four for ordinary guests and one for Fastrack guests who have paid extra. Each Logger's Leap boat holds up to five people - two in the front and three in the back - meaning during busy periods small groups may be asked by a ride attendant to share boats to speed up the queue. Boats do not stop in the station unless there is an emergency and guests must take their belongings with them, apart from cuddly toys won in the park or photographs from other rides.

X/No Way Out
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Thorpe Park, Staines Road
Chertsey, KT16 8PN

Storm Surge
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Thorpe Park
Chertsey, TW20 8

0871 663 1673

THORPE PARK Official: Storm Surge
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
Thorpe Park, Staines Road
Chertsey, KT16 8PN

0871 663 1673

Tetley Spinning Teacups Thorpe Park
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Thorpe Park
Chertsey, KT16 8PN

Zodiac
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Thorpe Park
Chertsey, KT16 8PN

0871 663 1673

THORPE PARK Official
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Staines Rd
Chertsey, KT16 8PN

0871 663 1673

Make sure you never miss out on all of the latest THORPE PARK Resort news. Why not go and follow us on all our other social media pages! Instagram: @thorpeparkofficial Twitter: @THORPEPARK Snapchat: realthorpepark Youtube: THORPE PARK Resort For more information visit THORPEPARK.com THORPE PARK Facebook Page Terms & Conditions - Treat others, as you would like to be treated. Abusive language, aggression, and bullying are not allowed (whether aimed at users, individuals, THORPE PARK, Merlin Entertainments Group or other companies). - We will try to help you with any queries, but to respect your privacy we cannot ask for personal contact details on this page. It may therefore be necessary to ask you to contact us directly. - To safeguard the privacy of individuals any postings including personal information that may identify individuals offline (addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) will be removed. - Please keep feedback constructive. Unhappy with your experience at the park? Why not get in touch with our Guest Services team directly at [email protected]? They are always happy to help. - Duplicate or spam postings by the same user or groups will be removed as they clutter up the page for other users. - Comments subject to legal issues will be removed. - Content with overt religious or political bias intended to incite others will be removed. Aggressive lobbying that disrupts the community for other THORPE PARK users will be removed. - Content containing unverified or false claims about products will be removed. - Please do not use our page as a notice board – advertising for businesses or items for sale will be removed. - While we love to see your photos and videos, it is dangerous to hold phones and cameras while on our rides and is strictly prohibited. - THORPE PARK does not necessarily endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy of any remarks, opinions, comments, suggestions and other information expressed or included in user comments and posts on our social media pages. - THORPE PARK may change the House Rules (in whole or part) at any time and without prior notification. - THORPE PARK will only engage with people who have a Facebook account and therefore are deemed by Facebook's terms and conditions to be at least 13 years of age Finally, THORPE PARK retains the right to remove content posted to Facebook or block users from posting to this page for any other reason deemed necessary to create a helpful community. Please respect all of Facebook’s terms and conditions http://on.fb.me/hix5Xa

Stealth - Thorpe Park
Distance: 0.0 mi Tourist Information
Thorpe Park, Staines Road
Chertsey, KT16 8PN

Sunny Thorpe Park
Distance: 0.2 mi Tourist Information
Staines Road
Chertsey, KT16 8

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THORPE PARK Official
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Staines Rd
Chertsey, United Kingdom KT16 8PN

0871 663 1673

Make sure you never miss out on all of the latest THORPE PARK Resort news. Why not go and follow us on all our other social media pages! Instagram: @thorpeparkofficial Twitter: @THORPEPARK Snapchat: realthorpepark Youtube: THORPE PARK Resort For more information visit THORPEPARK.com THORPE PARK Facebook Page Terms & Conditions - Treat others, as you would like to be treated. Abusive language, aggression, and bullying are not allowed (whether aimed at users, individuals, THORPE PARK, Merlin Entertainments Group or other companies). - We will try to help you with any queries, but to respect your privacy we cannot ask for personal contact details on this page. It may therefore be necessary to ask you to contact us directly. - To safeguard the privacy of individuals any postings including personal information that may identify individuals offline (addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc.) will be removed. - Please keep feedback constructive. Unhappy with your experience at the park? Why not get in touch with our Guest Services team directly at [email protected]? They are always happy to help. - Duplicate or spam postings by the same user or groups will be removed as they clutter up the page for other users. - Comments subject to legal issues will be removed. - Content with overt religious or political bias intended to incite others will be removed. Aggressive lobbying that disrupts the community for other THORPE PARK users will be removed. - Content containing unverified or false claims about products will be removed. - Please do not use our page as a notice board – advertising for businesses or items for sale will be removed. - While we love to see your photos and videos, it is dangerous to hold phones and cameras while on our rides and is strictly prohibited. - THORPE PARK does not necessarily endorse and is not responsible for the accuracy of any remarks, opinions, comments, suggestions and other information expressed or included in user comments and posts on our social media pages. - THORPE PARK may change the House Rules (in whole or part) at any time and without prior notification. - THORPE PARK will only engage with people who have a Facebook account and therefore are deemed by Facebook's terms and conditions to be at least 13 years of age Finally, THORPE PARK retains the right to remove content posted to Facebook or block users from posting to this page for any other reason deemed necessary to create a helpful community. Please respect all of Facebook’s terms and conditions http://on.fb.me/hix5Xa

The Swarm (roller coaster)
Distance: 0.1 mi Tourist Information
Thorpe Park
Chertsey, United Kingdom KT16 8PN

0871 663 1673

The Swarm is a steel Wing Coaster at Thorpe Park, a theme park in the United Kingdom. The Swarm was the world's second Wing Coaster designed by Swiss roller coaster manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard and the United Kingdom's first Wing Coaster. Construction commenced in May 2011, and the coaster opened on 15 March 2012. Starting in 2013, the last two rows of each train face backwards, while the first five rows face forward. This was removed in 2016, with all riders facing forward once again.The 775m ride stands tall and features five inversions. On the one-minute twenty-five second ride, riders experience speeds of up to and 4.5 times the force of gravity. A marketing campaign for the ride began 11 months before The Swarm was opened to the public. The ride has generally been well received, ranking highly amongst other roller coasters of its type.HistoryPlanning and announcementIn 2010, planning for The Swarm began behind closed doors. The ride was codenamed Project LC12 in the early process of its planning and construction. On 31 January 2011, Thorpe Park submitted a planning application for their 2012 ride to the Runnymede Borough Council. The website gave further information about the new ride's theme, that of an apocalyptic battle.Construction and openingAt the time of the ride's announcement construction was already underway. The track for The Swarm was complete by 18 November 2011. Clearance testing started almost immediately; the first operational test run was completed on 17 January 2012.