I am really getting annoyed about having people complaining about chavs. I find it no worse than Chessington, or where I live (Streatham). But then again, people coming from village or something, then it may be bad. But people go on about it. It's not as if you are going to be stabbed.
Yup, that'd be why security there don't wear stab vests just like the other Merlin parks... oh, hang on...
Seriously, though, the general clientèle of Thorpe is definitely far more skewed towards less desirable individuals. That's not for a moment to say that all guests to Thorpe should be tarred with the same brush, there are plenty, plenty
of perfectly lovely visitors. Nor is that to say that the other parks are perfect - Towers on a 'Traveller' day is far worse than Thorpe is 90% of the time. It is, however, patently clear that the atmosphere and type of people at Thorpe in very general terms is not as pleasant as Chessington or Towers.