Thorpe Park to Open Portable Hotel
Thorpe Park announced recently that a hotel will open inside the park next season, but it’s no ordinary hotel. The Crash Pad, a portable hotel (yes, portable), will offer guests affordable overnight accommodations in one of 58 pods that closely resemble shipping crates.
The portable hotel is a product of the Snoozebox company which is responsible for similar portable hotels at various festivals and sporting events in the United Kingdom. The Crash Pad will be the first portable hotel to open inside a theme park. The hotel can be set up within 48 hours of guests arriving.
The above rendering shows what the Crash Pad may resemble.
For £64 (around $102) per person (assuming 4 people per room), guests staying in the Crash Pad will be treated to two days at Thorpe Park with a night’s stay in the portable hotel in between, along with other benefits which are discussed below.
A statement from Thorpe Park reads: “The Crash Pad will offer visitors the ideal place to crash after a day of experiencing adrenaline-inducing rides. Thrill seeking guests who want to stay the night won’t have to go far as the hotel will be located within screaming distance of the Park’s newest and most extreme rollercoaster, THE SWARM.”
Although the “rooms” may resemble shipping crates, the Crash Pad will offer guests a number of amenities, some of which include:
- climate-controlled rooms
- flat-screen televisions in every room
- a late-night bar
- toilet and shower in each room
Thorpe Park states: “With 58 climate controlled rooms sleeping up to 4 guests in one double bed and 2 bunks, The Crash Pad is the ultimate overnight stay for groups of thrill-seeking mates or adrenaline-loving families looking to spend a couple of days trying out some of Europe’s most extreme rides such as the world’s most terrifying rollercoaster, SAW – The Ride, and the Unholy Trinity of Stealth, Colossus and Nemesis Inferno. All rooms will include an en-suite shower room and toilet, flat screen TV and a safe, and a dedicated reception and on-site housekeeping team will ensure guests are looked after and ready to take on a second day of stomach-churning rollercoasters.”
Visit the Crash Pad website for more information and to sign up for the priority waiting list.
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