Free Wi-Fi coming to Thorpe Park

Theme park visitors will have wireless broadband access on their smartphone. Ideal when the ride queues are long!

Thorpe Park will soon be offering its visitors free Wi-Fi as a newly installed wireless broadband network is set to go live at the theme park next week.

It's great news for people with smartphones and tablets, as they'll be able to use the Wi-Fi hotspots to keep themselves busy and entertained while standing in line when the queues are long.

They could also use the free Wi-Fi to share photos and videos of their thrilling day out on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.

Jason Wills, marketing director at Thorpe Park, said: "We know that when visitors come to Thorpe Park they want to get online and share their experiences - whether that's uploading photos, checking in or simply using our app to plan their visit.

"The free Wi-Fi service is available across the park and we hope this will encourage people to make the most of their trip and ultimately have a great day out."

The Wi-Fi hotspots have been installed by wireless broadband provider The Cloud, which already has a free Wi-Fi service running at the Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire.

Vince Russell, managing director of The Cloud, said: "Demand for Wi-Fi is constantly increasing. This is especially true of venues such as theme parks where mobile users want to share their experiences and interact with friends as they go about their day."

Thorpe Park's Wi-Fi will also allow customers to be targeted with adverts and special offers for food, drinks and souvenirs as they wander around the park.

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