12 April 2016

Missed out on Thorpe Park’s 12p tickets? Here’s your second chance!

Last month Thorpe Park dished out a limited number of 12p tickets, but a glitch in the system released tickets too early. Now, they’re trying to make amends…
rollercoasterTo celebrate the opening of Thorpe Park’s latest ride, Derren Brown’s Ghost Train, the theme park announced an epic deal of 12p tickets to the first 1,871 thrill-seekers to register. However, disaster stuck when a technical glitch caused the tickets to be released too early, resulting in thousands who were patiently waiting for the release date were left disappointed.

Thorpe Park initially issued an apology, but claimed it was pretty much a matter of ‘tough luck’ for those who missed out. However, it seems the theme park have had a change of heart, announcing that they will be releasing another 4,000 tickets for 12p!

Thorpe Park have emailed all those who registered for tickets the first time round but were unable to get anywhere – so check your junk folders immediately!

You won’t have to lift a finger or even set your alarm this time, as all names registered will be entered in to a draw on Monday 18th April, and winners will be notified the following day and sent a code to claim up to four tickets. If you no longer want your tickets, you must reply to their email with the phrase ‘REMOVE ME’ before midnight on Thursday 14th April.

Good luck!

Saving money at theme parks

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If you didn’t register the first time around or miss out on the 12p tickets from this batch again… we’ve got you covered with a few other ways to save on theme park visits.

  • Look out for 2-for-1 vouchers! A lot of Kellogg’s cereals and snacks currently have a ‘Grown Ups Go Free’ voucher printed on the pack – you get a free adult or child ticket with a full priced adult ticket at 32 attractions, including Thorpe Park and Alton Towers. The voucher is valid until 30th June 2017
  • Don’t forget your student discount. Thorpe Park offers students 40% off, but Alton Towers only occasionally offers a discount so keep an eye out for this
  • Book online. You can save up to 30% by booking tickets a few days in advance
  • Bring your own lunch. You’ll find that the food offered at theme parks is really expensive. Bring your own food and drink and find a nice picnic spot to enjoy it!
  • Don’t stay at the resort’s hotel. If you’re staying overnight, it may be tempting to stay at the resort’s hotel. Yes, it’s really close to the park… but it’s also crazy expensive. Look for hotels slightly further out and you could save a bomb. Most theme parks will have B&Bs or a Travelodge nearby
  • Get to the park early. Might sound obvious, but try to get to the theme park just after it opens so you get to enjoy as many rides as possible! Getting there just after the park opens helps you to avoid the first rush. Also, avoid going during school holidays if you can as it’ll be crazy busy!

Hopefully with these tips you’ll be able to save a pretty penny on your next theme park trip! Looking for more cheap day trip deals? Get 2-for-1 cinema tickets for a year, or sign up to our newsletter to get a heads up of the best deals for students when they’re available.

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