Firstly, I would just like to say a Massive Thank you to everyone on the Team for organizing this amazing event. You guys work so hard to make the day amazing and so I really wanted to thank all of you. Secondly, a big thank you to the staff at Thorpe Park for also making the day amazing. So THANKS!!!!!!
The event for me started on the Friday evening. The social at the Weatherspoons was so much fun. Catching up with old faces, and meeting new people and just chilling out before the Saturday was so much fun. The food was also really yummy, which is always a plus
The Saturday arrived, and I was so excited. My first theme park trip of the year, and the first SouthParks event. The team were really organised, and kept us informed about everything. Plus I got a SouthParks badge so I was very happy. We took the group photo (I'm pretty sure in the group picture it has loads of people squinting. Damn sun being in the wrong place) and headed for The Swarm. Front row with Dan was just amazing and I managed to do BIB too. We then headed to Stealth.
This was followed by Nemesis Inferno, Mr Monkey's Banana Boat, X, Rush, and many more. I have lost track on how many rides we got. TT took over the Rocky Express and Loggers Leap and despite an awkward on ride photo the morning was so much fun.
Lunch was Yummy and very socialable. Then we headed round more rides, and it was just a fantastic afternoon, with so many laughs. Then came the moment , I think, Everyone was looking forward to. The ERT on Saw- The rise and the behind the scenes tour. I managed 2 rides on Saw, before I became a victim of its head banging. Seeing the control room, and the maintenance shed was just amazing. A once in a lifetime experience. The highlight of the BTS tour for me, was finding out that Lionsgate had actually given them actual props from the Saw film, oh and seeing the barbed wire man from the top.
Then came the secret, special, and just totally amazing extra. We followed the old Canada Creek Railway into Saw and got to see the track from a different angle. Someone asked what the weirdest thing found here was and it was a Glass eye or prosthetic ear. Also there is a tunnel which we walked through and it came out of the first drop on Loggers Leap. We carried on following the track and got to see into the Train shed. The trains are still in there, and it looks really sad and I really hope they get to be used again, if not at TP but somewhere else, because they are beautiful trains. Then we walked up the Blair witch Project walk-through and round and into Angry Birds Land. Being able to see this was absolutely amazing. We got to see the cinema and the whole area.
We got back to the group and the day in the park came to an end. After such an amazing day we headed back to the hotel to get cleaned up after a hot day and headed to Weatherspoons. We didn't stay there long and the group staying at the
Mercure headed back and ended up staying in the bar just talking and joking till 2AM. The second day came and 6 of us headed back to TP. We spent most of the day together and just chilled out. Martin and John managed to get some Angry Birds Land Badges too, which made my day.
Overall, this event was just amazing, and the first SP event has put the bar high and I reckon things will only get better as time goes on. I could not recommend enough that people should attend a TT/SP event. It will be the best day you have ever had at a park.