| n. Small electrically powered car with rubber bumpers all round.
Battle against friends and family as either the Red Birds or Green Pigs on King Pig's Wild Hog Dodgems!
||Thrilling and Fun
|On Ride Photo
||Min 1.1m (under 1.3m with an adult)
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Dodgems are a staple attraction in many funfairs, amusement parks and theme parks, and deservedly so: they appeal to a wide demographic (both young and old, thrill seeking and less adventurous) and are a lot of fun. King Pig's Wild Hog Dodgems are no different: driving around in one of the ceiling-powered cars bumping into other guests at every turn just can't fail to raise a smile.
Thorpe's dodgems are actually a travelling fair version from Italian manufacturer Bertazzon, but have been permanently installed at the Park as part of Angry Birds Land. Theming on the ride is functional but on the sparse side: the cars are unfortunately not custom designed (standard Bertazzon shells with Angry Birds vinyls on the front) and the external fascias are pretty basic 2D affairs, showing only the range of Angry Birds characters that feature in the games.
The Park have done well, however, to not be unnecessarily "safety conscious" in running the ride: although head-on bumping is not allowed, guests are free to drive around as they please, bumping into as many other fellow drivers as they like. The cars are comfy (although larger people will find that leg-room is slightly lacking), and the large padded lap-bar means that even the strongest bump won't send you flying out of the vehicle. Music for the ride is taken from the Angry Birds Go! racing game, which is a nice touch and apt given the ride itself.
Wild Hog Dodgems represent a basic but fun attraction that, unsurprisingly, has been a huge hit with guests - particularly from the younger demographic. Loading times can be slightly painful, but more often than not the fun to be had on the ride itself outweighs any previous grumbles about the queue!
- A lot of fun!
- Novel Red Bird vs. Green Pig car set-up
- Theming is sparse and basic
- No head-on bumping allowed!
"I went on these Bumper Cars yesterday - it's considered a good time-passing ride in my party. I was in a bird car and was against my other 2 friends. I like how fast they actually go! Overall a good family ride; 7/10!"