|Location||Chertsey, Surrey, England|
|Place||Blue Sky Park|
Thorpe Park is a theme park located in Chertsey, Surrey, United Kingdom. It was built in 1979 on the site of a gravel pit which was partially flooded with the intention of creating a water based theme for the park. The park's first large roller coaster, Colossus, was added in 2002. In 2007, Tussauds was bought out by Merlin Entertainments, who now operate the park on a lease from Nick Leslau. In 2007, the park had 1.7 million visitors, making it the third most visited amusement/theme park in the United Kingdom, after Alton Towers and Pleasure Beach; and 13th most visited in Europe.