the UK’s version of the theme park…and what a hoot.
Daughter was well chuffed spending the two days upside down, round about, squealing, shrieking, and stopping for a breather occasionally.
Not only that, we were staying in the “chocolate express” room, which lived up to its name; decked out like a railway train carriage, with chocolate stashed in many places, waiting to be found.
And then of course, there were the rides. The big kahuna thrill rides had names like:
* Spinball Wizard
with a couple slightly more delicate ones thrown in for good measure.
As you’ve no doubt guessed, a fab time was had by all. Daughter was very sad leaving, not only the park, but all her new found buddies as well. She has all these mates in England now. Good luck to her I say!
The reason we had this adventures “finale” at Alton Towers was because it was our friend Geraldine’s 50th birthday, and she obviously wanted to spend it as child-like as possible. Can’t be too serious @ 50 surely? As a result, we all got a chance for our inner child to come out for a mighty romp!
Excitedly enough, we’ve received an invitation to another 50th, this time to be held in Bali in May 2010. If this keeps up, we’ll get to continue to swan around the world just doing birthday parties… excellent! Aren’t we lucky we have such creative birthday thinkers/planners friends…
Leaving Alton Towers began our 6-leg journey back to Melbourne…