Looks like I'm visiting Thorpe Park next week for the first time since 2010! Been a long while since I've been, been meaning to get a trip in for a while back but kept putting it off due to other commitments, so will be good to be back! Hoping to get in a ride (or maybe two) on DBGT during the day... I know the ride opens a little later than the park does, but does anyone know what time the ride normally opens, and the average queue time for the ride?
The Swarm alone is worth a trip since your last one!
Oh definitely! Have wanted to go on that for a number of years since it opened, but I've just not had the chance to do so!
11am usually, hugely packed with school trips at the moment so anywhere between 1-3hours.
Thanks - I'm going near the end of the week, so I'm pinning my hopes on the fact that not many schools will organise their end of year trips right on the last couple of days of term! Have purchased a "Full Throttle" fastrack in advance (prior to posting my original post - never brought fastracks before, but considering the potentially large queuing time I didn't want to risk it on the day for some of the rides) so hopefully that helps with reducing the time spent queuing!
Expect a peak of 2 hours and a minimum of an hour and 10 minutes.I'd recommend getting fastrack on park after seeing if it's necessary based on queue times at the park. Definitely go to Saw and Colossus first! I can't emphasise that enough, then Ghost Train is on the way through so you may get to hop on it early depending on when it opens.THE SWARM is very tempting to run to straight away, but this won't have queues as bad as the other rides later in the day!
Also, this website
is quite useful for tracking when Ghost Train is open and queue the mess across the resort!
Advice noted - thank you very much! Based on everyone's posts, I think the plan of action will be to head to Saw/Colossus first, and then pop down to DBGT to try and get an early ride in on it (if it's open/near opening). Then work the way round the rest of the park.... hopefully I'll have enough time to revisit some rides at the end!
Looking forward to experiencing DBGT as well - have followed the hype from quite early on through this forum, and thus far, I've managed to avoid spoilers (not sure how!) so I've no idea what to expect, which I guess makes it all the more exciting!