A few weekends ago I asked my niece if she wanted to come to Thorpe Park with my husband and I. It turned out in the end that my sister and brother in law came along with my younger nephew so there was a nice group of us. It was nice to go with my sister as we haven't done anything together for ages.
I've never been a big fan of rollercoasters or extreme rides but for some strange reason I thought the saw ride wouldn't be that bad.... Oh how wrong was I! I went on with my niece, husband and brother in law, we sat in a row together. The moment I got on I was panicking about how secure the harness thing was that comes down around you. I knew it was a bad idea and then it was too late to opt out and we had set off plunged into darkness and then the first drop came! OMG... all the while I just wanted to get off and thinking 'it hasn't gone up yet or down that big drop!'... holding on for sheer life we reached the bottom of the vertical climb. It held us there for ages which was like torture for me and my eye lids were hurting from being clamped shut so tight. I just kept telling myself 'it's going to be over in a minute - just hang on'.. When the ride finally stopped my niece and husband kept telling me to release my grip as the ride had ended.. when I opened my eyes I looked down and my legs were shaking.. That ride did me in for the rest of the day. My sister said when she heard the screams she knew they were mine.
All in all we had a lovely time and my husband, brother in law and niece did all the extreme rides in the park and loved it.
I, on the other hand, stayed with my sister and nephew and we had just as much fun on the banana boat, runaway train, flying fish and log flume!
When we went on the log flume, my nephew was behind me, the log flume has a few climbs and drops and during the climb for the highest one all I could hear behind me from my young nephew was 'I'm going to die, i'm going to die'... he was fine as his dad was there holding him and it wasn't that high but it was really funny.
My sister and I went on the teacups, we sent my neice off to join the cup with her dad and brother in it as we knew she would spin the teacups too much. My sister and I had made a pact that we wouldn't spin it. For a joke I started to spin it a tiny amount that you couldn't really tell it was turning.. she thought I had declared war on her and declaring that I 'started it' she frantically started to spin the teacup faster and faster as I rolled about laughing so hard I was crying trying to stop her.... What a sight we must have been a 36 and 46 year old having a tea cup battle while the little kids looked on. We are not role models and what we did wasn't clever! lol
It really was a great day out and I had some side splitting moments of laughter but that Saw ride has confirmed I am not an extreme kinda girl!