So I did Thorpe Park yesterday with my family (my young brother had never been before), it seemed pointless doing a trip report topic for it, so thought ill just put some of my thoughts here, as it was my first visit since Angry Birds Land opened.
Overall I had a very good day and the park was pretty quiet, longest we queued was about 20 minutes for Swarm and also Colossus. It really doesn't help with Thorpes way of just running all the coasters on one train all day (well except for Saw), if Swarm had been on two trains it would have certainly been walk on I imagine. But we got on everything multiple times, so it didn't really matter.
Now I may get shot down for this, but I really liked Angry Birds land. OK it looks horrible, it doesn't fit in with the area, they might as well not have bothered with Detonator. But other than that I liked it. I have never played the game, but the 4D was very good, with nice effects, proper seats and was 4D was really good, at times you really did feel like things were coming out of the screen. It is so much better than Ice Age at towers. Its a shame the 4D cinema was left for a few years with nothing in there!). As much as we all moaned about the dodgems, I really liked them and its one of those rides where you go round with a smile on your face (as you bump in to various people
), and with so many cars on the ride it was total chaos, which made it more fun! Thorpe needs more fun, none thrill rides like this.
In other news we had dinner at Pizza Hut (which is now cheaper than Pizza Pasta at towers at only £9.99. There was also much more choice than towers, with no end of different pizzas, and even some thin base "managers specials" that kept appearing.