lot of this comes from knowing very little about the park before going. I
couldn't find a park website, (it has got one since my visit) and all I could find online was a few photos
of the parks roller coaster. I saw an advert for it in a local guide, but it
just mentioned the amusements and some traditional favourites like the
Twister, Waltzer, Jump n Smile and Dodgems, giving the impression of a
generic seaside amusement park. I was very surprised to find a park that
exceeded these expectations.
theory I have is that a great amusement park (not theme park) is just as
much about fitting as much as possible in the space available, as it is
about it's top attractions. It should be noted we skipped some of the more
generic rides, due to the fact we had some non coaster fans in the group, so
didn't want to hold them up too much, which is why they're not reviewed. I
can though recall at least 18 rides at the park, which is an amazing
achievement in a park you can walk around in 2 minutes.
pleasant surprise was some of the rides I didn't know about until we got
there. There are some good seaside resort classics like the Paratrooper and
the Roulette, a travant style ride. There are a few rides which are
historical curiosities like the Loop o Plane, and Nightmare, the ghost train. This is also
one of the better fairground ghost trains I've been on in the UK.
I've heard some criticism of
this park, mostly it's more of a funfair than a proper amusement park. This
does show in how there are no wristbands or tokens, you just pay cash for
each ride. I would say the lack of wristbands does bring up some issues of
cost and value, but I think the individual cost per ride is reasonable
enough for this not to be to major an issue.
I agree the ride line up is that
of a funfair, but it's the line up of a good funfair. It's not quite up to
the standards of a major British funfair, but it's a good mid sized one. I
would get excited if a fair like this came to my home town.
Overall it doesn't have the
major rides for it to be a must do, but if you find yourself in the area
it's worth making the effort to seek this out.