It's White Knuckle Time As Theme Parks Open Up For 2008 Season17 March 2008
March and April sees all the major theme parks across the UK opening up for the summer season. As the weather warms up, thrill junkie all around the country can enjoy all the latest rollercoaster rides and for the younger members of the family, parks such as Legoland Windsor are an ideal choice. Short break specialist Superbreak www.superbreak.com offers special value for money packages to a range of theme parks, including hotel accommodation and family passes from as little as £139 per family of four.
Here is a rollercoaster run-down selection of some UK theme parks, when they open and family hotel and attraction packages from Superbreak.
Chessington World of Adventures & Zoo boasts a new Sea Life Centre for 2008 with the chance to explore a secret world under the sea with over 20 marine life displays from shrimps to sharks! Plus there is a brand new children’s zoo and a variety of rides to enjoy including the ‘Vampire’ which wakes from its winter slumber and ‘Dragons Fury’, ideal for children under 12 years.
When does it open? It opened on 15 March.
Superbreak sells tickets to the park, in conjunction with many hotels in the local area. Priced from £205 to include a one night stay at the three star Travelodge Chessington on a room only basis for two adults and two children (under 11) and a two day pass into the park for the whole family. Valid for Saturday stays in April.
Legoland Windsor is a family theme park with a range of attractions based on Lego and Duplo products, including models and over 50 interactive rides. New for 2008 is a brand new section, ‘Land of the Vikings’ with two brand new rides including ‘Vikings’ River Splash’, a wet and wild voyage through a hilarious Viking world built from thousands of Lego bricks and the ‘Longboat Invader’ for help finding those sea legs.
When does it open? It opened on 15 March 2008.
Superbreak sells tickets to the park, in conjunction with many hotels in the Slough/Windsor area. Priced from £215 for a one night stay at the three star St Giles Hotel, Heathrow for two adults and two children (under 15) with breakfast and including a two day pass into the park for the whole family. Valid for stays on a Saturday in April.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach is home to over 125 rides and attractions including, ‘The Pepsi Max Big One’ and ‘Infusion’, a whirlwind water experience. It has more rollercoasters than any other amusement park in Europe and new for 2008 is the 12 hole Adventure Golf Course, with a figure eight spectacular on hole 9 – a first for the UK.
When does it open? It is open daily from 21 March 2008.
Superbreak features a range of packages in Blackpool and they are priced from £215 to include one night’s accommodation for two adults and two children staying in a family room at the three star Carousel Hotel. Price includes one-day wristband passes to the Pleasure Beach. Breakfast is included for the adults, children pay locally. Valid for Saturday night stays in April.
Camelot Theme Park in Lancashire is a land of twisting, turning thrill a minute rides for tots to teens. Its latest rollercoaster ‘Knightmare’ is two minutes long and is one of the longest in the world plus there are daily jousting tournaments, wizards sorcery galore and much more.
When does it open? It is opens from 21 March
Superbreak sells tickets to the park, in conjunction with many hotels in local area. Priced from £139 for a one night stay at the three star Park Hall Hotel and Village near Preston for two adults and two children (under 16) including a one day passes into the park for the whole family on the day after arrival. Breakfast is included for the adults, children pay locally. Valid on selected weekends throughout the summer.
Alton Towers Theme Park features famous rides including ‘Nemesis’, ‘Oblivion’, ‘Rita – Queen of Speed’ and ‘Air’. Families can go on an unforgettable adventure into the world of Willy Wonka with the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride.
When does it open? It opened of 15 March 2008.
Superbreak sells tickets to the park, in conjunction with many hotels both in the local area and on site. Priced from £217 to include a one night stay at the three star North Stafford Hotel for two adults and two children (under 12), with a two day pass to the park for all the family. Breakfast is included for the adults, children pay locally. Valid for Saturday night stays in April.
Superbreak also offer stays at the onsite hotels at Alton Towers which include priority access to many rides and early ride times at the park, as well as entrance to Cariba Creek Water Park, built exclusively for use of guests from both hotels, and family entertainment.
For more information or to book call Superbreak on 0871 222 3055 www.superbreak.com
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