Dubbed “the UK’s most thrilling theme park”, Thorpe Park Resort is a major attraction which welcomes upwards of 1.8 million visitors every year. Situated between the towns of Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames in Surrey, the park features more than 30 “thrill rides”, including the UK’s fastest rollercoaster, Stealth, a themed on-site hotel and it also plays host to live events throughout the year.
Brentwood Communications has been supplying two way radio solutions to Thorpe Park for a number of years. The attraction’s owners, Merlin Entertainments, first approached us to carry out a review of their on-site communications equipment and make recommendations for improvement.
One of the key challenges was establishing a system which delivered reliable communications to staff across the whole site. Covering some 490 acres, the park is built on the site of an old gravel pit and includes extensive lakes and other water features.
As well as supplying a permanent two-way radio set-up for day to day operations, Brentwood has also been asked to support one-off events by hiring out additional equipment from time to time to boost capacity.