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daveAT

Thorpe Park - Fright Nights

Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:21 pm

think I might come to this event either the 14th or 15 of October if I can, I only live just over an hour away from Thorpe.

- Has any one been to this event, can you tell me what it is like.

- How would I get to Thorpe, I will not be driving, I live in Essex, Near Lakeside and Dardford tunnel, I live in thrrock, any ideas how to get there

- What hotels are near Thorpe park


Anyone else going?
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:25 pm

Thar be a TTF meet on those days.

In terms of getting there, trains to staines are your best bet, then getting the thorpe park shuttle bus to the park.

The event is awesome. I'll be uploading more information on it here: Http://www.themeparkoverload.co.uk/fright shortly. Definately one to try and get to.
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:32 pm

There's a TravelLodge in/around Staines :)
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:07 pm

"Adz" wrote:
In terms of getting there, trains to staines are your best bet, then getting the thorpe park shuttle bus to the park.


It is quicker but slightly more expensive to get the taxi from Staines Station.
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:09 pm

Not really.

I've done both and the shuttle bus (now it's a single decker and can go under a bridge along the way) was 5 minutes quicker. :)
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:12 pm

But sometimes it can take a while to queue for it and for the bus to arrive if you just miss it especially for Fright Nights. But the shuttle is a suitable option.
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:14 pm

Well that's your own fault if you miss it. But the bus if you get it is faster, and usually half the price! :P

As a general rule, the first bus is always half an hour before the park opens. and then runs approximately every 15 minutes after that.
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:15 pm

when the shuttle then, what sation, sorry, last time I went with my family, im just going with a few mates, also what train would I need to get from where I live
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:16 pm

when the shuttle then


As above.

what station


Staines.

also what train would I need to get from where I live


What station would you be leaving from? and what time would you want to get there.
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daveAT

Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:19 pm

i live in south ockendon, which could either be ockendon station run by c2c trains, I would like to get there when the park opens to make it worth while, would also need to stay in a hotel
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:21 pm

The website for the hotel I mentioned earlier...
http://www.travelodge.co.uk/find_a_hote ... 46/Staines
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:23 pm

that really close to TP :D :D now I need to know how to get there :shock: :?
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 4:24 pm

Well National Rail gives the following route suggestion:

Ockendon dep 07:35
West Ham arr 07:56
West Ham dep 07:56
Underground
London Waterloo arr 08:25
London Waterloo dep 08:45
Staines arr 09:16


Which would get you to the park for just before 10am (opening time) once you include shuttle bus time and stuff at the other end.

However there may be some other routes and stuff, use www.nationalrail.co.uk journey planner for them. :)

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As for hotels, if you contact thorpe park they may be able to provide you with information on where to stay in the area.
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daveAT

Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:57 pm

ok I found how I can get there

ockendon - westham

westham - waterloo

waterloo - stains arrive at 9:15

stuttle bus at 9:30

but can someone help me with a hotel to stay, this hotel as sugguest is not ideal, i would have to get to roomhas it has just a dubble bed http://www.travelodge.co.uk/find_a_hote ... 46/Staines

any other ideas what hotel to go to, i have looked at TP site and there are no links to hotels
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:22 pm

You don't need to arrive to the park for opening on Fright Nights. Most people arrive around 1-2 and still get to ride all the available. The morning is a time when the park is at its emptiest.
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:29 pm

You don't need to arrive to the park for opening on Fright Nights


Nope but unless you enjoy 2 hour queues, It's advisable.
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:36 pm

im getting the ultimate fastrack so it dont matter, can someone please help me find a hotel near the staines station please, not the travel logue, it only got a double bed, I dont want to order two room, please help me find a hotel, I would head back, but I might as well go to chessigtion the next day and it really close, I will use free tickets I got from them as most ride were not working when I went there
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:54 pm

ok I found that you can have a family room in the staines travel logue.

how long does it take to walk to the station from there, in order to get the thorpe park bus

does any one know :?
 
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Sun Sep 17, 2006 11:43 pm

so how far is the travelodge from the staines station
who can you get a train from staines to chessigtion as I wiuld go there the next day has i have 4 free tickets to use
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