Thanks to HorshamTreesurgeons.co.uk, I won a prize draw to Alton Towers last year. It was brill – George and I were able to spend a great weekend up in Staffordshire, riding some of the UK’s best roller coasters.
Heavens knows how I even came across the draw. It was probably through Facebook, but I do know the top prize was a week at the Gold Reef City Theme Park in Johannesburg. Unfortunately I didn’t get that, but it was pretty exciting to be the runner up.
It was a weekend for two so I invited my mate George. We stayed in a luxury hotel for a couple of days and had passes and a special VIP tour on Saturday. Everything was paid for so we enjoyed a couple of really nice meals too and of course a couple of pints on Saturday night!
The highlight of the weekend for us was the awesome Oblivion ride. I say highlight, but we actually rode it 7 times! It’s scary and doesn’t get any less scary the more you ride it. It has a vertical drop of 180 feet! That’s high and you just have to look over the edge. You hang there for what seems like an age, before you just drop. I guess it must be like bungy jumping – which I’ve never done, but it’s on my bucket list.
Here you can see how you plunge straight down on the Oblivion.
We had a great weekend that I don’t think we’ll forget, but I’d like to go back with the kids when they’re a bit older.
We also went on every other ride at Alton Towers and it’s not a bad place to spend a couple of days!
I’m hoping I’ll come across another draw with such awesome prizes.