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Best theme park in the country
Alton Towers (Staffordshire)
Member Name: OJEtchells10
Alton Towers (Staffordshire)
Advantages: huge rides, huge park
Disadvantages: weather permitent, expensive
There are three top theme parks competing for top theme park in the UK. That's Alton towers, Thorpe park and drayton manor But in my opinion Alton towers takes the trophy. It is by far the largest park of the three, the one with the most rides, the most green space and unlike Thorpe park (situated near Heathrow) it's in a nice place in the English countryside.
Upon entry to Alton you will see a lake and a the castle that got the park it's name. Its clear that the effort has not only been made to make the scariest, biggest and fastest rollercoasters (which, lets be honest is what everyone comes for) but also to create a beatiful park that even the older population like to visit. There is a large valley within the park of winding paths that descend into the woods to an oriental themed area. Because it's in a valley you can hardly hear the screams on either side of it. It's actually peaceful inside a theme park.
But anyway the rollercoasters. Everyoneones heard of Nemesis (if you havn't its one of the first and main attractions of Alton towers). Because of a limit in the local areas there is a height restriction on all rollercoasters. The only options are build low or build down. Nemesis is a rollercoaster built through a maze of tunnels dug into the ground with streams of blood runnin through them. The theme part of this park has had no conrners cut. Money has been poured into every detail of the park. Other rides include oblivion (vertical drop coaster), Air (lying down coaster) which s the comfiest rollercoaster i have ever riden and many more.
The only downsides of the park i would say is that the prices for food or indeed anything inside the park are very expensive but you can't avoid that if your going to a theme park. Also i did not find the staff particually friendly. I don't expect them to chat to me but a smile wouldn't hurt every now and again.
Summary: Still the best park in the country
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