may think the lack of mechanical rides would make this a forgettable
park. Far from it. Although it lacks much to appeal to the thrill
seeker, there's a lot to please the family fun seeker. The only
comparison to another park I could think of was the last Friday of a
we spent at Disneyland Paris, when the queues got really bad, so
rather than spend 90 minutes queuing for rides we'd already done a
few times we spent most of the day looking around some of the themed
areas. There's quite a bit of stuff you could miss in the upper
floors of buildings, and around Adventure Land. We had quite a
time just looking around this stuff. Here you spend the day doing a
similar thing, exploring areas themed around dinosaurs, or cowboys,
or giant bugs, or fairy tales or nursery rhymes.
of the attractions match the spend the day exploring without queues
approach. Most of them are walkthrough style that you can just step
strait in to without having to queue. Once inside you can walk
around looking at the models.
quality of the theming is generally good. A few feel a little shabby
and dated, but those are the exception, and don't spoil you
enjoyment of the good ones. One thing I was impressed with was how
models blended together. When you consider some are over 40 years
old, and some only a few years old you'd expect some bad clashes.
Instead everything fitted together well. There wasn't anything I'd
call modern and exciting, but the whole place had a fun nostalgic
a shame really this park isn't in a more accessible location. It's
location on the South coast of the Isle of Wight, which you need a
ferry to get to, makes a day trip with a car more hassle than most
and a big logistical undertaking if you plan to use public
transport. If it was in a more accessible area it would be worth
visiting just for the curiosity value. As it stands it's not quite
worth making the trip just to do this, but it's well worth a visit
if your planning a visit to the Isle of Wight.