Thorpe Park has always been a great theme park for teens and young adults, its latest attraction Angry Birds Land, heralds the way for Thorpe Park to stake it's claim on the family market. It now provides more activities and adventures for younger visitors.
At the launch Angry Birds Land, we started with a trip to the Angry Birds 4D Experience. Sitting in the darkened cinema with our 3D glasses on in very large comfortable chairs, we waited eagerly for the action to start.
We were literally catapulted into the action, as suddenly the chairs tipped back and forward again. Blasts of air and water (much to the delight of our four year old) hit you in the face ,bubbles, flashing lights, leg ticklers (we won't spoil what they represented) and smoke blasts put you in the heart of the action. You feel part of the Angry Birds team as they try and rescue their precious eggs from the dastardly King Pig.
The new land also featured the much loved Angry Birds characters coming home to roost on Detonator: Bombs Away – the Resort’s 100ft 50mph rapid drop tower ride Choose to be a ‘Red Bird’ or a ‘Bad Piggies’ and go bump to bump on a brand new King Pig’s Wild Hog Dodgems.A great chance for family members to spend some quality time together we teamed up and battled it out. There are seven giant size Angry Bird sculptors around which make for great photo opportunities.
With the addition of themed retail stores and catering outlets there are plenty of places to go if it is a wet day - after all his is Britain
The new attractions are great fun for younger family members making Thorpe Park a family destination. Currently, we would recommend that there is plenty for children aged 4 - 5 upwards.
You can now also stay at Thorpe Park at the Thorpe Shark.
This is not your usual hotel and is a unique experience not to be missed. We are already planning to go back there. It may not sound like a luxury stay, being in a container but certainly the room's facilities were.
From the outside, it looked very square and not very interesting but once inside, you are whisked inside your imagination. You could be on a submarine, though truth to tell, you have far more room here than you would in submarine.
You could also be adventuring in space driving your own private space-craft. With it's high tech feel inside and coloured mood lighting, we spent the whole evening on a mission into space. Stopping only to play the Angry Birds App on the television.
Surprisingly, you have plenty of room in the bathroom with a fantastic rain shower to enjoy.
The staff were very helpful and accommodating, breakfast is over at the dome. (You are already inside the park)
I think the age appeal on this is unlimited. Whether a couple fo teens staying over using teh WiFi, TV films and such or a family of 4 relaxing after a hard days play - The rooms are surprisingly attractive and the beds comfortable.
With over 30 thrilling rides, attractions and live events to enjoy, THORPE PARK Resort is the ‘must do’ destination for thrill and chill seeking families and friends – located just 10 miles from Greater London. NEW for 2014, fans can experience ANGRY BIRDS Land and 4D experience before settling down for a night in the Resort’s uniquely themed accommodation, THORPE SHARK Hotel, situated in the heart of the action. Brave iconic rides such as the UK’s first winged rollercoaster THE SWARM, SAW – The Ride, the world’s first horror movie themed rollercoaster, STEALTH, one of Europe’s fastest and tallest roller coasters and COLOSSUS, the world’s first ten inversion rollercoaster, as well as attractions such as RUSH, the world’s largest Speed Swing. Younger theme park fans can grab their adrenaline apprenticeship as they ride on junior coasters X and The Flying Fish, before enjoying rides like the gravity defying ZODIAC and magic carpet ride QUANTUM. There are also FIVE water rides to excite the whole family, including the ultimate super-soaker TIDAL WAVE, STORM SURGE and LOGGER’S LEAP.