|Theme Park:||Thorpe Park (since 1979)|
|Part of the Resort Thorpe Park Resort|
|Operated by:||Merlin Entertainments Group|
Thorpe Park in Staines, Surrey near the English capital is one of the largest theme parks in the country. Founded in 1979, the theme park is currently operated by the Merlin Entertainments Group. On the Island like no other visitors can expect an extraordinary number of thrill-packed roller coasters and attractions. Its festival ambience is aimed primarily at a younger audience or families with older children, thus setting it apart from the nearby amusement parks Chessington World of Adventures and Legoland Windsor.
Fun Fact #2: For many years, the Colossus roller coaster held the record for the roller coaster with the most inversions, before it was superseded by The Smiler roller coaster in the sister park Alton Towers.