This ride is great for the family to enjoy. If you want to spin the cup, make sure you sit in one with on the round blue platforms which hold 3 cups. There are other cups outside of the platforms which do not spin. There is a ride height restriction in force and be warned the operators will not let your child ride with you if they fail to meet the required height. I saw countless crying kids that could not go on this ride because of this! Personally I wouldn't take a small child to Thorpe Park and not one under 1.2 metres as there is just not enough for small children to do there.