UK theme parks from another point of view!

 
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What Themepark Do You Live Closest Too???

Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:20 pm

Read the title!

If gullivers MK counts then there but if not Thorpe park or adventure Island, same distance, AI slightly longer :)

Write your nearest themepark now!!!
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Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:21 pm

Towers :D
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Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:29 pm

Towers is 3hrs on the A1 for me. I live RIGHT next to a M25 junction, less than a minute away so I have good transport.
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Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:54 pm

Drayton manor
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Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:25 pm

If you could class fantasy island at ingoldmells a theme park then there. Its got the odyssey coaster which I honestly love apart from the banging headache it gives after a few rides  :?
I'm about 90 miles to towers  :D
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Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:29 pm

M&Ds  :(
 
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Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:47 pm

Probably adventure island (southend). It's about half an hour by train.
 
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Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:03 pm

I live less than 2 miles from the towers and can see the fireworks from my house, absolute heaven!!!  :D see where not all grumpy locals, most people around here actually love the place it's a shame it's only ever the bad side of it that gets publicised!!!
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Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:24 pm

Local Park - Brean Leisure Park. Local 'Theme' Park - Thorpe... Or Oakwood. The latter is geographically far closer, however it takes a full 1/2 hour longer to get there than it does to get down to Chertsey. Despite all of this though, I still consider my 'home' park to be AT. :W
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Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:26 pm

Gullivers Kingdom, but i much prefer alton towers even if it takes twice as long to get there :)
 
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Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:13 am

Drayton Manor only 30 mins away and Alton Towers is an hour ..... Good Old wolverhampton
 
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Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:34 am

I'm about an hour from Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and Legoland. I used to live in Woking which was dead handy for all of those! I'm also an hour from Adventure Island (not a theme park, but they do have a Gerstlauer Eurofighter there) depending on traffic on the Dartford Crossing.

I'm quite lucky in that I also have a good friend who lives within an hour of Alton Towers and family within an hour of Oakwood which makes trips to these distant parks a lot easier without incurring the cost of a hotel.
 
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Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:35 am

I live less than half a hour drive away from Drayton Manor. Alton Towers is around a hour and a half as it's all A and B roads for me to get there.
 
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Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:28 am

Oakwood, and that's still a good 1-2 hours away  :(

The southwest definitely needs more theme parks!
 
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Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:06 am

Lightwater Valley - it's only a half an hour drive away. Then it would have to be Flamingo Land but that a good hour and a half's drive.
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Re: What Themepark Do You Live Closest To???

Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:14 pm

Blackpool Pleasure Beach is 20 mins away. Used to be my favourite til all the Thompson's that cared passed away  :(

AT is an hour and a half away, but never feels that far!

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Re: What Themepark Do You Live Closest Too???

Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:42 pm

Chessington, Thorpe and Legoland are 1/2 hr - 45min drive away from my house.
 
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Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:44 pm

M&d's  :evil: :evil: :P :oops:
 
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Re: What Themepark Do You Live Closest Too???

Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:38 pm

About 15 minutes drive away from Oakwood
 
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Re: What Themepark Do You Live Closest Too???

Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:28 pm

I'm exactly the same distance from my house to Thorpe and Alton (112.5 miles) which I thought was a bit creepy.. Not something I chose either!

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