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Storm Surge at Thorpe ParkSubmitted by SilPho on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 20:42
Storm Surge is a spinning rapids water ride and opened at Thorpe Park in March 2011, having been moved from the closed Cypress Gardens theme park in Florida. Located in the Amity Cove area of the park, the ride is more family-friendly than many of Thorpe Park's other attractions.
Storm Surge sees groups of up to 6 riders clambering into rubber rafts, which are then carried by a conveyor belt to the top of a 64-feet-tall lift hill. They are then propelled by water down a spiral chute, with panels in the slide causing the rafts to spin rapidly during their descent. After splashing down into a channel at ground level, riders can be soaked by onlookers using wind-up water cannons.
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Reader reviews of Storm Surge
We were particularly disappointed with this ride. It brings nothing different to Thorpe Park and the boarding and disembark time is horrendous which in turn makes the queues longer than they need to be! We were lucky as we arrived at the park early and had no queue time. I noticed the queue's throughout the day were particularly long, probably because of the "new" element. The rapids and loggers leap are far more enjoyable rides.
storm surge is a good adishon to thorp parks water rides and is the sort of ride i wood think about riding after my lunch as it is not to stonch cherningand is genrily a fun ride however if the queue line is longer than 45 minets then it isnt worth the wait