Thorpe Park or Alton Towers

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  1. Neoshoegal

    Neoshoegal would rather be in Walt Disney World

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    which one is better?
     
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  3. Natasha&Matt

    Natasha&Matt <font color=royalblue>I fancy Prince Eric<br><font

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    Well i have only been to Thorpe Park , its such a thrill seekers park and i loveee it its got the new saw ride which is amazin!!
     
  4. wilma-bride

    wilma-bride <<This space intentionally blank>> Moderator

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    Alton Towers, no question :thumbsup2 Air is, hands down, the best ride I've ever been on
     
  5. Pegasus928

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    I've never been to Alton Towers since they built the new Air ride, but I would love to got to Thorpe Pak just to go on Saw.
    Tricky one this as they both have something I really want to do
     
  6. mark&sue

    mark&sue <font color=teal>I keep trying to convert everybod

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    Alton Towers hands down - have been to both many times and soooo much prefer Alton Towers. Worth a stay at the hotels as well



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  7. Dimplenose

    Dimplenose <font color=red>Stranger from the outside<br><font

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    I like Alton Towers better as it is much bigger than Thorpe Park - (I don't know if there are more rides there.)
     
  8. Danauk

    Danauk <font color=green>I would be sitting on the patio

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    Another vote for Alton Towers. We go to both quite a bit but prefer the rides at Alton Towers more. I also agree a stay in the hotel is worth it (I love going to Caribba Creek.)
     
  9. joolz1910

    joolz1910 <font color=green>I would have gone down to recept

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    We stayed at Alton Towers last year in the Splash Landings hotel. It was really very good. The Sun ran a promotion for free tickets and 50% off hotels and you can currently buy these tickets on eBay. I think 1 full price adult ticket is about £36 and we got 4 tickets for £24!

    If you stay at the hotel, they let you into the park an hour early too.
     
  10. jjk

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    Alton towers is much better than thorpe park :thumbsup2
     
  11. Neoshoegal

    Neoshoegal would rather be in Walt Disney World

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    Thanks! We've got 2 for 1 tickets and are planning on going for my birthday. Looks like Alton Towers will be the one!
    Will check out those free tickets too on ebay

    :thumbsup2
     
  12. Tanzanite

    Tanzanite DIS Veteran

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    We are visiting next month from USA.Staying in Surrey West Sussex & Lndon where are these parks how easy to get to will have British Rail Pass for 15days .Are they doable in one day which is cheapest place to get tickets.:cool1::cool1::cool1:
     
  13. natalielongstaff

    natalielongstaff <font color=deeppink>I need a cup of tea and a big

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    Ive gotta agree with Joh, Air is an amazing ride !
     
  14. tennisfan

    tennisfan <font color=blue>Was told off for sliding down the Moderator

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    I know Thorpe Park is in Surrey & I think Alton Towers is in Staffordshire. Thorpe Park is easier to get to then Alton Towers by train.
     
  15. Dimplenose

    Dimplenose <font color=red>Stranger from the outside<br><font

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    I live in Surrey and Thorpe Park And Chessington World of Adventures are very close by.

    Chessington is a 10 minute walk from a railway station Chessington Directions

    Thorpe Park run a shuttle bus from the nearest station Thorpe Park Directions

    Alton Towers is about a 3 hour drive - I don't know about public transport. I've never done this as a day trip from Surrey - I always stay with family who are only an hour or so away from AT.

    All are run by the same company and are a good day out. Thorpe Park is has a reputation for being for teenagers and adults (although it also has kiddie rides) and Chessington is more for families (but my teenagers also have a good time here).

    If you have any under 10s with you then Legoland in Windsor is also not too far from London.
     
  16. Kymie

    Kymie Mouseketeer

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    The nearest train station to Alton Towers is Uttoxeter, Staffs, then its a taxi or bus to the park. To be honest its probably a 2hr train from London to Uttoxeter, then 20min taxi (not sure how often or how long buses take) but it is my fav park of the lot!
     
  17. Lizzybear

    Lizzybear <font color=purple>You fool! You gave cheese to a

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    I've only visited Alton Towers. Have considered Thorpe in the past but never thought it looked much better (possibly even not as good..) to justify the extra travel time, may try it in the future though.
     
  18. Tanzanite

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    Chessington zoo &Legoland are definites we want to go to thanks:cool1::cool1:
     

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