I just wondered if anyone knew what days during July are the best/quietest days to visit the resort? I know there's likely school trips during July, but are there specific days that trips take place, or is it going to be pot luck? Any advice would be appreciated.
It is most likely going to be pot luck unfortunately. Weekends are probably your best bet since school trips don't tend to happen around then. However the park does get VERY busy during that time unfortunately, especially when there are school trips. This is just in my experience, some others may have more.
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My advice is don't go in July as for last year, it appeared to be far busier during July than August. School days will certainly be packed with lots of school trips
School trips generally take place on Wednesday and Thursday, and often you'll find the majority are in May and June. Whilst it's probably going to break an hour I wouldn't be too worried so long as you go just before the schools break up. Your best bet is probably Monday the 3rd or Tuesday the 4th!
Also keep in mind Ghost Train is fairly decent with queues and can drop down to even 30 minutes on busy days so it's an idea to use the Thorpe Park app which allows you to track the queue times!
Did want to go sooner rather than later, but unfortunately I can't go any earlier than early July, which is annoying. I remember vaguely going last year late July (think it was the 21st?) and from memory, it was packed with school trips, and without fastrack tickets, it was destined to be a frustrating day of queuing from the start (thankfully bought them in advance as they sold out on the day!). Managed to get the 5 big coasters in (even went on a couple of them twice), but most of the day was spent queuing (spent near on 2 hours queuing for DBGT last year, thankfully the queues aren't nearly as long for that this year.... so far!).
Last year was a last minute decision trip, so I had to fit it around when I could go, I didn't put much thought into what dates were the busiest, and ended up queuing for most of the day. If early July is likely to be a tad bit quieter than nearer the end of July, then I might give that a try. Thanks everyone for your quick responses