are just so much better than roller coasters. This is the best ride I
have ever been on so... its great getting and watching other people get
A very good ride. I recommend
you ride it first then "spin dry" on Nemesis Inferno or
A top ride, chaps, but for
a bit of a soaking but not a huge one try the front of the ride, crazy
as it may seem.
This is a fantastic water ride and is a lot
better than hydro at Oakwood leisure park in Wales for the following
1) Theming: Hydro's theming in my opinion is a
load of rubbish compared to Tidal Wave and is a lot more imaginative
(even the name, what kind of a name is hydro?)
2) Loading and queue: What I really hate about I
hydro is waiting to get on. There is only 1 boat on Hydro and to go
round once seems to take an eternity. Therefore the queue hardly moves
most of the time. This is made even more boring by not much to look at
and no music whatsoever. On tidal wave there is always a boat in the station, so
the queue is constantly on the move. You can see most of the ride most
of the time and they play really good music like Elvis' jailhouse rock
while you're waiting
Overall, the drop on Tidal Wave and Hydro are
about the same, and are both really good. However, I'm so bored by the
time I get to go on hydro so you feel like you've had a better time on
tidal wave, and is the best water ride I've ever been on! Well done Hopkins!
I love the theme for tidal wave. they should
release a CD in Thorpe Park for you to buy. I love all the tunes but
have no idea what they're called and who they're by. Does anybody know
some of their names?
Someone please tell me the names of these great
really mucked up their market research. In a park full of water rides I
see no need for yet another. Whilst the ride is probably the best in the
park, I am just a little bit bored of water rides in a country that is
too cold and wet for them.
the drop is good, the ride is just too short. It is like Oblivion
without the adrenaline. In it's favour though, it is great fun to watch,
more so than to ride.
does it need to be longer though? Anything else would just be floating
around a channel looking at nothing. I think length wise it is fine, the
drop is fantastic, and watching that splash is just incredible.
rides like this have two drops. The queue is quite clever having you
look at the remains of buildings, the start of the ride could be like
this. Whilst I wouldn't want five minutes of floating before a drop, it
would be nice to have a little substance to the ride.
I agree. It is too short. I love the ride though, it is just a shame
that it is over in a second. I think Oblivion is like this too, but that
works better as it scares the pants off you!
ride is absolutely fantastic it is one of the best water rides that I
have ever been on. It is not too short it is just right.
ride kicks ass. The height, the force that you are going at is so brill.
on a sunny day
loved it! I don't think this ride is too short, and if you want a more
"relaxed" ride, I'd suggest the Loggers Leap. There is plenty
of floating around there. The Tidal Wave is based on the short track,
the big drop and the even bigger splash and I quite like it that way
I think that Tidal Wave is a great ride, with brilliant theming. In the 'pier 13' hut,
it's great when the water hits the glass. The only trouble is that the poncho machine never seems to work!
I like the music!
Tidal Wave Is a fantastic
ride and has a great drop. I think its better than Colossus
An incredible ride. Lets
just say that what looks like a dense mist is actually gallons and
gallons of water. If you really feel the need to be hit by another
tsunami, you can wait for the next boat on Pier 13 (how cheesy!). For
proof of how badly hit Amity Cove was, look out for the wrecked KFC
A totally addictive ride
which rarely builds a massive queue. Great for cooling down or warming
up for some of the park's bigger rides.
A typical ride with more
than typical theming. It is good but gets you a bit too wet.
A fantastic ride but the long queues in
the summer months are horrendous.
However, I have a disability for which
I am entitled to a disabled parking badge. Go to customer services when
you arrive, fill out a form and get a bright orange armband and
four/five yellow for your "helpers", then you don't have to
queue for hours in uncomfortably stuffy and boring queues for any of the
rides. And dont forget to ask to get in as a disabled person with one
carer at a much lowered price (£10 last time I went for both us each as
opposed to the normal £20-£25)
However, you need proof that you are
disabled and if so then you can enjoy the park properly rather than
spend 2 hours waiting to go on a ride that turns out to be pants.