The Flying Fish Roller Coaster – Thorpe Park

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If you’re looking for something to knock your socks off, then Thorpe Park is the place to be. Full of adrenaline-pumping, terror-inducing but fantastically fun roller coasters ready to challenge you! And a key favourite is the Flying Fish roller coaster – the first one with a trip on a fish!

Thorpe Park – A fantastic day out

Thorpe Park is one of the best theme parks in the UK and the most thrilling park in the UK! It gifts you a day out like no other, especially with 26 thrilling rides, fabulous attractions and fun-filled events perfect for the family – you could spend all day here. Maybe even a short break too?

It’s no doubt that Thorpe Park is one of the most popular theme parks, it’s a place where you can reach new heights on rides such as Stealth (the UK’s fastest roller coaster) or mind-bending, twisted rides like the SAW – if you’re daring enough.

Up to the challenge of taking on the UK’s first winged roller coaster? Then feast your eyes on The Swarm! Reaching speeds almost to 60mph, you’ll be travelling through a post-apocalyptic world, trying to escape from an alien invasion. For any thrill seeker level, there’s a ride here for you.

The Flying Fish

You may think Thorpe Park is a place for older kids and adults who love adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, BUT there are plenty of rides for the younger ones. And a family favourite is the Flying Fish roller coaster. A colourful, fun and fast coaster, hitting speeds of 19mph – it’s the perfect ride for younger thrill-seekers.

Whether they’re just starting out on roller coasters or fancy something smaller, this ride will have you screaming with excitement and you’ll be leaving with big cheesy grins! It actually first opened up in 1984 as an indoor ride in outer space called Space Station Zero!

Originally The Flying Fish travels through a garden packed with dense foliage and zooms around the track. Now it zooms around tall reeds and fun ponds, with a speed that the younger ones will love. If you find yourself wanting to have a laugh while zooming on a fish above water – this is the one!

The Flying Fish ride info –

Minimum of 0.9m, riders between 0.9m and 1.1m must be accompanied by an adult aged 16+.

For Younger Ones

But that’s not all that’s available for the little ones. There’s also the Mr Monkeys Banana Ride, where you zoom up and down on a giant banana – fun for all ages and remember to sit tight. Why don’t you have a go at the King Pigs Wild Hog Dodgems? Bump your components in a green pig and battle against the bad piggies – it’ll have you laughing and not wanting to come off!

Or how about the Playground? An adventure playground that is made for the thrill-seekers in training, to let off some steam and it’s built with accessibility in mind. So, the equipment can be played with children of various abilities.

So, if you fancy taking a ride on The Flying Fish roller coaster, a ride perfect for little ones who live for a bit of speed, but also love to have super amounts of fun, then try this one on your next trip here!

Looking for more thrilling days out? Check out the things to do near you, and plan your next day out! And if you want to eager for a theme park break, try Alton Towers, LEGOLAND or Drayton Manor!

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