Thorpe Park

Trip Start Jun 20, 2012
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Trip End Aug 05, 2012


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The park was huge, but developed with churning through a massive turnover in mind so didn't fully satisfy. The wasn't much charm around the place and the atmosphere was was one of expected privilege and ungrateful wanting. The woman in KFC was taken aback when I asked her how much tap water cost; not because I was expecting to have to pay, but because of the rarity of being asked for water. I was rudely I wouldn't find anywhere to fill up my bottle when I asked in one of the many gift stores. Restaurants, eateries and gift stores out numbered the rides at least two to one. I found a lovely quiet corner to sit and eat my packed lunch.

Detonator - takes you up too high and drops you just once. Terrifying

Stealth - roller coaster that propelled us straight up and straight down. Went from 0mph to 80mph in 2.3 seconds. It was over very quickly, but otherwise fun.

Nemesis Inferno - cork screw roller coaster over marshes and jungle and through caves. Great.

Mr Monkey's Banana ride in Ranger County - a small swinging ship. A nice breath of air after the three before.

Storm in a Teacup - small ride in spinning teacups

No Way Out - a jolting indoor roller coast going backwards through levels of a blackened, apocalypse-themed hall. I went three times; it was soft core but enjoyable.

Colossus - the line moved quickly, but was so long it snaked through the gardens. I kept my eyes open! A roller coaster which stretched on impressively.Exciting rather than scary.

Samurai - I watched it, but then it closed down for service.

I chose not to go on the Saw Ride - it was an indoor/outdoor roller coaster and apparently the concept is that you watch scenes from the many Saw films. It was rated MA.

Rush - spinning arms rush you backward and forward. Same concept as the swinging ship ride, without the ship.

Zodiac - a spinning, lifting, twisting ride
 
Vortex - a bigger version of the Zodiac

Quantum - ship ride - faster and without the ship


Lunch alone in the sunken garden. I sat on a bench in the shade of a vine-roofed walkway which circled the sunken garden.
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withintheforest
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It sounds and looks both terrifying and exciting. Thanks for the pictures! My favourite sounding one was Nemesis Inferno.
I used to be terrified of roller coasters. I remember being in primary school and going to the Royal Show (this was a huge event in our childhood). Zach wanted to go on a roller coaster but I opted to stay on the ground and watch from afar. I felt the adrenalin pumping through my body as he boarded the craft and started chugging away, and I screamed as he went up and down at terrific speeds, and when he did the loop the loop, I cried. I am definitely more tolerant now, but if we were at Thorpe Park together I definitely would have needed your hand to squeeze.

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