These 3 areas are pretty good. Most of the models (apart from a few world
leaders) are pretty life like, and you are allowed to get close up and
interact with most of them, which adds an element of fun to the whole
It's after these 3 areas that the standards slip a little bit. The chamber
of horrors is next, which is a nicely themed, if a little on the small side.
The big let down when I went was a walk through attraction with live actors.
Although it's nicely themed the whole effect when I went was ruined by some
poor organisation. At the start when the rules where explained by a member
off staff I felt more like I was back at school, than going on paying
attraction. Also the timing of letting people in seemed a little random.
When we did it a lot of it was ruined because we could see what was going to
happen due to a few people shortly in front of us. I think this attraction
needs a bit of reorganisation in order for it to work better.
After this it was the spirit of London ride. This is a scenic ride loosely
based on the history of London. It's only of an average standard, and left
me feeling better could be done with it.
Finally you can visit the Planetarium, which usually has a pretty impressive
and spectacular show on, although some of them might not fully appeal to an
older age market, it's a nice way to visit of a kids visit.
Overall although there are a few dodgy aspects,
the good things do outweigh the bad things. The thing that stops me
recommending it completely
is the price. When I went it was almost £25.00, although this does go down
towards the end of the day. Still this is a little on the excessive for an
attraction of this nature, which your only likely to spend a maximum of 3 to
4 hours at, especially when you consider quite a lot space is dedicated to
pay extra attractions.
It's a good attraction, but I wouldn't say it's worth paying the entrance
fee for unless you have some sort of money off voucher, or a Merlin season
pass to keep the price down.