Could anyone tell me how the queue line works for this ride? I'm heading to Thorpe Park for the first time in July with 3 friends and obviously, we want to get on the same train (same row doesn't really matter) does anyone know if this is possible?
The queue's entrance leads into three queues - normal, fastrack and the old "brave it backwards" queue. Presumably, you'll be in the normal queue, which heads to the right (it's clearly signposted). From there, the queue is fairly standard (and unnecessarily long). If the extension queue is open (and I've only ever queued in the extension once), you'll have to go over a bridge which travels under the ride's lift hill, only to come back over it later. Eventually, you reach a point where you hand in your bags and any loose articles before entering the station. Due to the nature of the ride, the station has two sides as each row of four is separated by the track, meaning that it would be impossible to load all four seats from one gate. As you enter the station, the queue splits, with the right-hand queue heading over a bridge to the far side of the station and the left-hand queue heading in a straight line. Sometimes, you are given the choice as to which side you pick, but not always. Whenever possible, I choose not to cross the bridge, as I find the ride more enjoyable if I board from the nearside station. Whatever happens, you should all choose the same side. After a short queue in the station, you will reach the air gates (the gates you wait in prior to boarding), which can hold 4-6 people. Each gate represents a numbered row from 1-7. At this point, you will need to choose your rows. As two people board each train, the four of you will need to split into two pairs and wait in different rows. In order to be on the same train, you should ensure that there is an equal number of trainloads in front of both pairs (eg 4 people in front of each pair). All being well, you should all end up on the same train and should all be sitting next to one other person from your group.
Hope I helped!