| n. A small cup used with a saucer for serving tea.
Storm in a Teacup is an established fairground favourite, and one of the few rides on
Park where riders can alter the intensity of their ride, making it
accessible to all.
||1986 / 2004
||Thrilling and Fun
|On Ride Photo
||Min 1.1m (under 1.3m with an adult)
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Storm in a Teacup was built in 1985, and was rethemed from Teacup Twisters in 2004. It's a common ride found in fairgrounds and Theme Parks the world over. Riders walk onto the ride platform, choose a teacup, sit in it with the others in their party, and the floor and cups start to rotate. You can rotate the cups faster if you so desire, by turning the wheel in the middle of the cup.
The ride can make guests very dizzy, and it's fun to watch everyone else's reactions and facial expressions as you whizz around. The ride lasts a couple of minutes, and depending on how much the wheels in the middle of the cups was turned, riders walk off feeling quite dazed.
Storm in a Teacup is a fun ride to experience with family or friends, and because the intensity of the ride can be altered, it's one of the few rides that Mum, Dad, Grandparents and kids can go on together. It's not particularly unique, and it doesn't equal the majority of Thorpe's other rides for thrills. It can be great fun to ride though, and is noteably prone to sending riders into fits of giggles. All in all, a good "filler" attraction in Thorpe's lineup.
- Riders can control the intensity of their ride.
- Well themed for a standard teacups ride.
- Ride experience is no different to the many other teacups rides in other Parks.
- Can become too intense with some enthusiastic wheel turning!
"Storm in a Teacup is great! Perfect for families and the young thrillseeker!"
SJ, Esher, UK.
"Probably went on Storm in a Teacup 10 times when the main rides' queues were too long. Great fun & good backup ride."
Jessica, London, UK.