Thrills, chills and spills at UK theme parks
As all the major theme parks open their doors for the 2010 season and with the Easter and half-term holidays fast approaching, what better way to enjoy a short break than combining it with a trip to a theme park to try out the latest new attractions.
This year sees a new th13teen rollercoaster at Alton Towers, a whole new pirate themed land at Legoland Windsor and the new SAW Alive horror maze at Thorpe Park to name but a few. Short break specialist Superbreak combines overnight accommodation with tickets to the parks for the ultimate thrill packed break.
What’s new for 2010
Alton Towers – New Ride Th13teen
The ultimate rollercoaster, Th13teen, launches on 20th March 2010. Th13teen will be based on the discovery of an unearthed burial site in an area of unexplored woodland known as the Dark Forest. Built on the site of the old Corkscrew rollercoaster, visitors will be invited to take a petrifying ride on Th13teen, venturing into the seemingly living and breathing Dark Forest. There they will face an unknown horror that has been unleashed from the ancient crypt The Ride has been developed with the world’s leading coaster and thrill consultants who have collaborated to combine the ultimate elements of physical and psychological fear – to create what experts are dubbing a ‘psychoaster’.
A package costs from £173 per family of four (two adults and two children sharing a room) staying one night at a supersaver mystery hotel in Stoke on Trent on a b/b basis with two consecutive day entrance ticket to the park. Children aged 4-11years. Valid from 20 March onwards.
Legoland Windsor – New land for 2010 – Pirates Landing
Enjoy a whole new land where visitor can try out their swashbuckling, seafaring skills at the Pirate Training Camp, an interactive adventure play area with so much to explore. Or climb aboard for a breathtaking ride on the new swinging LEGO galleon, the Jolly Rocker – the first ever pirate ship in any Legoland park, swinging to an incredible 18 metres high! Then set sail for a soaking and follow the pirates on a hunt for treasure on the “explosively” enhanced Pirate Falls Dynamite Drench. With new interactive water cannons, it’s one adventure that’s bound to go with a splash! There is also a new pirate-themed live action show for 2010, ‘the Pirates of Skeleton Bay’, the first in the park’s history, featuring death-defying acrobatics and swashbuckling.
A package costs from £201 per family of four (two adults and two children sharing a room) staying one night at the three star Premier Inn London Heathrow on a room only basis with a two consecutive day entrance ticket to the park. Children aged 4-11years. Valid from 2 April – end of May at weekends.
Thorpe Park - New for Spring 2010 - Saw Alive
Set to be the world’s most extreme horror attraction, Saw Alive will test visitors to Face their Fears in a new, year round live horror maze featuring 6 iconic scenes from the terrifying 'SAW' films! This theme park is aimed at adults and thrill seekers and many rides are not recommended for young children. And don’t forget – there is also the ‘SAW – The Ride’ which opened in 2009 and is the world’s first ever horror movie-themed rollercoaster with a ‘beyond vertical’ drop of 100º from a terrifying height of 100ft.
A package costs from £155 per person staying one night at the three star Premier Inn London Heathrow on a room only basis with a two day entrance ticket to the park. Valid from 2 April – end of May at weekends.
For more information and bookings, visit superbreak.com.