insights, outtakes and observations from our sabbatical year in England
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Duncan and Steve take a trip to Alton Towers
Next weekend, Dad and Alex get to go to Bournemouth for a big rugby tournament (140 teams in the same age group). So... this weekend, dad and me took a trip to Alton Towers.
The worst part of the whole weekend was having to get up at 5 in the morning to make it to the train.
it looks like a castle, but...
Alton Towers is supposed to be the biggest theme park in England, but when we got there, this is what it looked like.
A stupid castle?!
But then you get to the other side....and it huge!
view from the mono-rail
It is a real mansion or something, and they turned it into a theme park.
So you have all the old buildings, and old trees, and lots of grounds to walk around.
how is THIS for a roller coaster?
But there are also amazing rides, and rollercoasters, and waterparks for indoors and outdoors (in case it is cold or rainy) and videogame arcades and restaurants and other stuff.
going UP the waterslide
For example, there is a tube slide in the indoor waterpark that shoots you UP the slide instead of just letting you slip down. it is also covered by a net so you don't go flying right out of the slide! You can also go two at a time with the tubes, so that is fun!
getting a pint of slurpee in a tube cup
My mom will make me tell more stories about it later, but for now, here are some of the pictures dad took.