Most of my
experiences with coaster counting have been positive. It's
encouraged me to visit quite a few parks which I might have
otherwise have passed over. It's been good to discover smaller
parks, that may not have the drawing power of the larger parks with
bigger rides, still have a lot to offer. Harbour Park is a prime
I had thought about popping over to this park for a
while. Apart from a few small collections of kiddie rides this is
the second nearest park to me after Brighton Pier. It was the
addition of a new coaster, along with the fact it's cheaper to pay
for a train from Brighton to Littlehampton and buy a book of ride
tickets here than it is to buy a wristband on the Pier that finally
convinced us to make the trip over. We're now kicking ourselves for
not having visited earlier.
There aren't really any major rides here, but there are
a nice selection of traditional fairground style rides, and a couple
of nice hidden gem like rides such as the old fashioned Waltzer and
the Horror Hotel.
Another plus point is the presentation of
the park. It's not all perfect, as some of the rides feel a little
plain and uninteresting, but it does feel like some thought and
effort has gone in to presenting the rides and decorating the
interiors of the park buildings.
What we really liked about
this place was the great atmosphere of the park. All the staff where
friendly, which was a strong contributing factor in giving the whole
park a fun and inviting atmosphere.
The lack of any major
rides means it's not one I can recommend going out of your way for. There's part of me
that wishes this could expand out on to a pier or in to an ajacent
field to allow for a more competitive ride line up. This part is
overruled by the part likes having this very enjoyable little park a
short journey from where I live, and wouldn't want it to change
from the small friendly park it currently is. If you're in the area,
it is worth trying to visit.