Yesterday (Friday 24th) I went to Thorpe Park for my first ever halloween event, and I absolutely loved it! I wont go into to much detail because I know that won't be interesting but I also know that many people will be visiting during half term so I should say a bit about my experiences.
Note that IT WILL be busy. You should expect queues of up to 2 hours for the rides during the day and even 2.5 hours for the mazes in the evening. Tips for rides:
-Get to Thorpe Park as soon as it opens! So that straight away at 10am you can get on 2/3 of the main rides with a minimal wait.
-Consider fast tracks. Fast tracks will not be 100% necessary to do everything but you may wish to get them (But note you are more likely to want to get fastracks for the mazes!)
-Stay right until 10pm and ride some of the main rides late in the evening. Rides become less busy later on and also you can ride them in the dark!
The mazes are pretty excellent. Personally, I think Cabin in the Woods and My Bloody Valentine are definitely the best mazes, so try and make sure you get on these. Also note that Studio 13 is not as good as some of the others, and is quite underwhelming, so don't queue excessively long for it! However Saw:Alive is the weakest in my opinion and is not very scary at all. (I didnt get to try Blair Witch but I've heard its pretty much just a walk in the woods)Tips for mazes:
-Start queuing for a maze by 2:30 or earlier. Studio 13 had a long queue by 2:15 and it doesn't open til 3pm! So make sure you are one of the first.
-Consider fast tracks. Mazes get very long queues and it would be wise to buy fast tracks for them. However you will still have to wait (due to bad management and large number of fast track sales).
I managed to get on all of the main coasters twice and most other rides, and all 4 scare mazes (including Cabin in the Woods a second time). I very much doubt you could have done this with just normal queuing, but I managed to do this because I went with a friend who has Type 1 diabetes, and we were eligible for a 'Easy Access' pass, which pretty much meant we didn't have to queue for anything! So my top tip
based on my experiences is that if you or any of your companions has a disability of any sort (even a minor one) to check with Thorpe Park to see if they are eligible for a disabled pass. If they are, most of the time its a simple task of getting a note from their doctor and going to guest services (underneath the dome), where you can retrieve a disabled pass.
I hope you guys have fun!!!