Before you get too excited, expecting me to introduce some sort of celebrity ambassador, I should clarify that it’s me. You don’t get any season 3 Big Brother finalists or anything, just little old me.
OK, I know we’ve met before, so it’s not terribly thrilling for you, but it is exciting for me to have been chosen as one of Thorpe Park’s new team of blogger ambassadors. You will just have to live out all of your rollercoaster dreams vicariously through me.
(This is in fact not even true. You could actually just buy tickets and go yourself. That would be much more fun and to be honest would take the pressure off me a little bit.)
Happy Height Day
My first job as a Thorpe Park ambassador is to tell you about Happy Height Day. Happy Height Day was conceived on the back of research that highlighted just how important height is to kids. Did you know for example that 60% of kids would rather be taller than older? Belle certainly would. I think she is adorable but she gets annoyed about being small, particularly when it comes to things like theme parks where you have to be a certain height to ride the biggest rollercoasters. Last year when we went to Thorpe Park she wore boots with a heels especially, and at Disneyland Paris a couple of years ago she developed a trick where she sort of stood on tip toes, but inside her shoes. It was very clever.
Happy Height Day then is about celebrating reaching that elusive 1.4m and being able to join in the fun without cheating.
To celebrate the reopening of the park for a new season on March 20th and as an extra bonus for all those children that have reached the magic height of 1.4m, Thorpe Park is offering free admission to the first 500 children who measure between 1.4 and 1.5m, plus a guest, on both Saturday 22 March and Sunday 23March! For more information visit The Thorpe Park website.
If your kids aren’t quite up to 1.4m, don’t worry, there is plenty still to do! There are over 25 rides and anttractions throughout the park and from May there will be the brand new Angry Birds 4D experience.
(I’ve never been entirely sure what a ‘4D’ experience really entails, so will definitely be checking this out. Do you actually travel in time?? That would be pretty cool, but I suspect not.)
Packed with special effects it will form the unique centerpiece of the new character land, complete with 100ft rapid drop tower ride Detonator and ‘Red Bird v Bad Piggies’ dodgems. A must for Angry Birds fans.
Book now for up to 60% off
Between Monday 3rd and Wednesday 12th March 2014 you can buy tickets in advance online for just £20. That’s an almost 60% saving on full price tickets! Once you’ve booked online, you can upgrade your ticket to an annual pass on the day of your visit, for just £28, meaning you can visit as many times as you like for the whole season.
To take advantage of this awesome offer simply visit the website and book online before 12 March.
Disclosure: We are Thorpe Park ambassadors. We have received Merlin annual passes in return for sharing our news and views but all opinions are my own.