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Thorpe Park: Last year he went to Thorpe Park and had the worst day of his life.

From daniel sears
Posted March 22, 2004 at 2:27 PM
i always go to thorpe park. last year i went to thorpe park and i had the worst day of my life.

we started at the entrance. the prices were apauling but we didon't let that spoil hour day

lost city

i love the lost city part of the park. i've been on it all. sum of the rides (eclipse and x no way out) don't really cata for the blind. also x was closed quit a lot due to tekinal problams with the ride apart from that the lost city is grate

ranger county

this part of the park is much smaller. it's rides are fungle safary the banana ride and the carasel

i only went on the banana boat. the safary was closed(some one had fallen out a car) and the carasel i didon't fancy. i think that ranger county needs investment.

atlantis

well what can i say. it's a dome and you have got to walk threw it to reach the park.

amity cove

this land only has one ride tidal wave. it's a grate ride with news reports playing in the exit.

once on the boat be prepared to get soaked

it's a grate ride and i hope to ride it this year

clipso que

this area is grate. it's got the flying fish rapids pirates 4d (now the haunted lighthouse) teacups inferno model world and sunken garden.

it's a good mix how ever there are 3 problems i came across

1. most of the time the features on pirates 4d are broken

2 there are to many steps on the rapids (i'm blind)

3 teacup twisters (now storm in a teacup) sum times anoy people with stupid anouncements

apart from that it's grate

p.s sleepy joes rib shack is not there in 2004. there building a pizza hut

canada creek

this is a grate area. it's got logers leap and rocky exspress.

logers is grate. board at the station while you hear country music (it doseon't stop by that i mean the ride) leave climb the hill get wet simple

rocky exspress is a kidy's ride really but i still went on it

i didon't go the other area's becaus i'm 17 and there bee nothing for me in those areas

all i have left to say injoy thorpe park


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From John Wallace
Posted March 22, 2004 at 10:31 PM
I hate for this to be my first post but I just couldnt help but point out the horrible grammar and spelling contained within this report.

From daniel sears
Posted March 23, 2004 at 3:10 AM
let's just say as long as it's there i don't care

From Coaster Enthusiast
Posted March 23, 2004 at 9:17 AM
I think the fact the writer is blind can account for the grammer.

I also think a further meantion of the sounds and smells would have been a cool way for the reader to (un)enjoy the critic's review. Tho, why he chose Haunted Lighthouse in 4-D when he could only enjoy two of the four 'D's is a little beyond me. But, I guess it would have been the same crappy movie had I kept my eyes closed.

From Ben Mills
Posted March 23, 2004 at 9:47 AM
I dont think I've ever seen such an ignorant and unnecessary post as John Wallace's. Daniel took the time to write a trip report, and all you can comment on is the spelling and grammar. Its irrelevant whether he is blind or not, you've never even submitted a comment, let alone a whole thread, and you feel it is your right, no, duty to complain about something as stupid as the words he has used. A diverse set opinions is what makes TPI, but a disgraceful lack of courtesy is what would destroy it.

Oh, and how about you learn how to use an apostrophe before you go bitching about other people?

Daniel, I'm pleased to see that you went on Rocky Express. Personally, I love it.

How helpful were staff? I've heard only good things about Tussauds' disability program, but it would be good to hear the thoughts first hand.

Welcome to the site. We're not all as ignorant and unhelpful as John!

From Jeff Arons
Posted March 23, 2004 at 10:02 AM
John, on some braille keyboards, there is no option for a capital letter, as I have been with a blind person who's keyboard had no captial letters option. That explains the bad grammar.

From daniel sears
Posted March 23, 2004 at 1:01 PM
well i hope you all are not as ignorant as john.

he really upset me when i read that post.

by the way the staff at the park are very helpfull

you know what if john goes on about gramar i won't post any more

From Adrian Walker
Posted March 24, 2004 at 7:49 AM
What was your favourite ride? PS don't stop posting because of one person.

From mark walker
Posted March 24, 2004 at 8:32 AM
How dare you insult this man John. It must have taken him ages to type up his opinions you self-centered slimy a** h***.

From daniel sears
Posted March 24, 2004 at 11:50 AM
thank you.

my faverote ride had to be vortex

From Ray Schroeder
Posted March 24, 2004 at 11:58 AM
Great report Daniel. Keep on riding and keep on reporting. The next time I'm in the UK I have to check the park out. Does management restrict you from any of the rides, or can you go on eveything?

From daniel sears
Posted March 24, 2004 at 12:44 PM
yes you can go on what ever how ever you need a special ticket for colosus

From Philip Curds
Posted March 25, 2004 at 9:43 AM
There is no point going to Thorpe Park this season, maybe when they finish building that Rocket Coaster in 2006 or 07. Try your luck at Chessington (I know) or maybe just buy yourself a Ryanair/Easyjet ticket to Madrid for Warner Bros. Movieworld or Strasbourg for Europa Park. Otherwise, really guys, don't visit a park, where there new attraction is 'the old one from Chessington, re-named and re-themed', talk about Tussauds cost-cutting. Don't reward a park with money, when they just re-theme/or re-name an old ride.

From Ben Mills
Posted March 25, 2004 at 11:11 AM
Good advice.

Samurai hasn't even been renamed or rethemed. An extra splodge of paint on the main arms is all that's changed. Dragon's Fury might be ccol, though.

From John Moore
Posted April 7, 2004 at 5:32 PM
Where is that Mondial Top Scan from Chessington going to go? I know it's going to Thorpe Park, but where are they putting it?

From daniel sears
Posted April 20, 2004 at 12:25 PM
they have put it in lost city

From dereck pawle
Posted April 25, 2004 at 8:14 AM
john wallace is a self centred so and so a great report my favoroite ride is tidle wave happy posting

From joanne roxburgh
Posted May 4, 2004 at 5:27 AM
I'm planning go in may on a off peak day in the middle of the week,as hopefully ques will be down,providing this is the case and hopefully it might be sunny,is it really worth goin its goin to be just me and four mates?

From daniel sears
Posted May 4, 2004 at 10:06 AM
yes i guess so.

it's just for kids and teens really but i think you're enjoy it

From Adrian Walker
Posted June 30, 2004 at 6:18 AM
Speeking of John Wallace, is he still on this site after receiving overwhelming criticism?

From mark walker
Posted July 2, 2004 at 1:11 AM
We hope not.

From daniel sears
Posted November 14, 2004 at 1:13 PM
becaus i seem to have problems posting new articles i've decided to revew ride by ride

atlantis:this is a dome.

it is now called port atlantis but it is still nice

amety cove:

tidal wave:this is a grate ride in the entrence you can hear news reports and old tunes.

once you've voarded the boat though be prepared to get wet.

we went on a nice day this year so it was okay

calipso que

flying fish:this ride is nothing special voard a train and zoom round a fast longish track.

inferno:grate ride. i love it
haunted light house:this is a far better show than pirates 4d how ever it still has more problems that pirates

teacups:it's sickly

detinator:this atraction is a nmust for thrill seekers. there's this really cheesy count down and you are plunged a long wqay down

canada creek

loggers leap:this ride is old but still good

board at the station go round the track get wet get back to the station jump out the boat befor you're whisked away and buy your photo

rocky exspress:this is a ride that travels threw the rocky mountains. when i went this year i rode 4 times

lost city

vortex:cool ride not for the faint hearted

zodiac:grate ride too

x:this was closed but i'm sure it's good

colosus:this must be the fastest coaster in the park.

eclipse:a nice slow ride around the park

quantum:grate magic carpet ride

ranger county was good

can't revew it i'm afraid

gotta fly

dan

From Jason Lester
Posted November 14, 2004 at 3:30 PM
Sounds cool. I love Thorpe Park.

From Jason Lester
Posted November 14, 2004 at 3:33 PM
Did you go on Nemesis Inferno?
That's a really cool coaster.

From daniel sears
Posted November 25, 2004 at 1:57 AM
yep...went on that!

you're rite about cool coasters!

From Martin Hopwood
Posted March 16, 2005 at 6:10 AM
Hi, yer this park is getting better and wont b long till its as good as alton towers but they still need to work on thier theming when the park grows and what the hell is going on in lost city, its a good land with lots of good rides but its got way too big now with 8 rides! they should split it up into 2 seperate lands and knock down X no way out cos thats just sh*t to make room for a new coaster or something.

From daniel sears
Posted March 20, 2005 at 1:42 PM
thorpe park are closing X in 2008!

until then we'll just have to put out with it!

From lotty c
Posted October 2, 2005 at 2:04 PM
leave it out .. r all enthusiasts english xperts or smit ? it stil says da sme even dow it may nt b gramaticali correct .. as an a* english student .. its effort 2 type in longhand .. so meh .. its da report da counts memba

From Kirsty Franks
Posted April 24, 2006 at 11:24 AM
Has anyone been on the new rocket coaster: Stealth?

Love the review, daniel. I hope you had a great day!

From miley cyrus
Posted June 11, 2007 at 8:53 AM
hey ive been on stealth loads of times when ive come to englad for a holiday its great and plus i was in the first group to go on it. dont be scared, someone had fallen out of it but dont let that stop ya! as long as you fit the seat right then dont let anything stop ya!
have a great day
mileyxxx

From Paul Hill
Posted October 8, 2007 at 10:07 AM
Hi Guys, don't know if you can help. Just wanted your views on the suitability of the park for my 14 yr old daughter and her friend to visit on their own.

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