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Not for thrill seekers!
Lightwater Valley (North Yorkshire)
Member Name: mewson
Lightwater Valley (North Yorkshire)
Advantages: Some good rides, fine for a free day out.
Disadvantages: Food, prices, park seems dated and scruffy.
So... Lightwater Valley. Situated near Ripon, it's the North Yorkshires "local" theme park.
I often get free tickets here, but the prices are:
Over 1.3m in height £17.95
Under 1.3m in height £15.45
Under 1.0m in height Free
Senior Citizens/ Disabled/ Only 2 carers £8.95 per person
Family ticket for 3 £46.50
Family ticket for 4 £62.00
Family ticket for 5 £77.50
Family ticket for 6 £93.00
Family ticket for 7 £108.50
Family ticket for 8 £124.00
So, it's pretty expensive. But it is worth it?
The answer sadly, is no. I am a teenager, but this place fills me with dread! If you've never been before, I think you would be better off with Flamingo Land, or Alton Towers.
It's only an hour away from where I live, and armed with free tickets I decided to go, even though I have been there a million times before.
- The Rides-
THE EAGLES CLAW - The best ride there. A claw shaped ride, where you are strapped in the harness, it rises and literally flings you about like no tomorrow. Great for adrenaline, and often lasts a good while. It spins, twirls, lurches and curls. Fun! 5/5
FALLS OF TERROR - Something I would expect in a swimming pool. It has 3 different water slides, and you get seated into a rubber dingy with a friend, and away you go! Quite fun, but terrorlicious? Nah. 2/5
THE ULITMATE - The parks most infamous ride. At 2.4km in length, it's pretty darn long! But oh the pain. There are steep drops, tunnels, twists and turns... but the pain is not worth it. You get tossed all over the place, with bruises you didn't imagine could appear there! It whacks your head about from side to side like no tomorrow. It is fun, fast, and furious, and on a quiet day you can go again and again and again, but beware the headache to follow! 3/5
THE RAT - A dark inside ride. You are seated into a large rat car and away you go. Through the entrance, the ride is in complete darkness (sort of!) There are some good drops and they are unexpected, but it's not very scary. However I love scary rides so I might be being a bit unfair! 3/5
TRAUMA TOWER - You're are taken high into the air before being dropped without any warning, but it's not exactly traumatizing. A slight tummy drop is all. 2/5
BLACK WIDOW - You are locked in a cage, behind or in a front of a friend, and pretty much spinning upside down! Great fun. 4/5
THE TREETOP TWISTER - A twisty coaster. You are in a circle car with approx. 4 people, and you go up slowly at first, then come the twists and turns. It's pretty fast, with very sharp turns up very high, and it feels like you are going to go flying off the edge, so I love this one! It also spins when you are going down the coaster and get ready to say cheese for the photo! 4/5
THE WAVE - A large boat and goes backwords and forwards quite high. A stomach lurcher. Watch out for spitters! 3/5
THE HORNETS NEST - Never open when I'm there.
I think I've remembered them all!
Bring a pack lunch, the food its awful. Plenty of snack bars, doing pasta, burgers, chips etc. Expensive, and not much point eating until the end anyway, unless you want to lose your lunch. :)
EXTRAS - Plenty of little kiddie rides, so young children will have a great time (however I am much to big now to sample these!!!!) There are various fun fair like stalls, with hook a duck, football, darts, etc. There is also go-karting, a carousel (a classic!) and dodgems, so it's also like a mini permanent fun fair.
Overall, not bad..... but it needs updating, and not great for thrill seekers! Rides are very far apart, and photo keep sakes are 'spensive!
Summary: Better parks around.
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