The view is magnificent, over there we can see the London Eye, to its left, the Houses of Parliament and over in the distance the BT Tower. Unfortunately our panoramic view of the Capital city won't last for long as within the next thirty seconds we will plunge 66 feet down to the ground.
The Power Tower, a vertical drop for only those with nerves of steel, is just one of the many attractions one will find at this years' Christmas Wonderland in London's Hyde Park. If you fancy a smoother and gentle ride why not try the carousel or the Alice in Wonderland cups & saucers?
With all the fun of the fair London's Winter Wonderland is the perfect build up to Christmas Day and a welcome break from the over-populated streets full of festive shoppers. As well as the thrill rides the attraction includes an ice skating rink, Zippo's circus, a giant observation wheel and last, but no means least, Santa Grotto.
It’s not just us normal folk who enjoy the wintery delights, a host of celebrities including Matt Cardle, Jenny Frost, Jeff Brazier, Danny Dyer, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson and Gareth Gates all joined the guests at this year’s launch night.
From a disabled visitor's perspective, the Wonderland attempts to cater for those with all forms of limitations. Of course, it would be wrong to assess a travelling fairground ride to meet the needs of those with physical limitations, but when attentions are drawn to other attractions, such as the circus, we couldn't see any specific disabled viewing areas.
On a more 'merrily' Christmas note, disabled guests will take comfort in knowing that there's various ramps around the park providing easier access to the bars and restaurants. If you feel the need to show-off wheelchairs are allowed on the ice rink and the Giant wheel has spacious pods so you can 'wheel' yourself on and off with ease.
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Another 'Christmas bonus' is that blue badge holders can park free of charge at the Grosvenor Gate, Cumberland Gate and Alexandra Gate of the park itself.
The Hyde Park's festivities are becoming an annual treat to match the lights in Oxford Street, Santa's annual residence at Harrods and the dreadful Carol singers which you will no doubt bump into over the next four weeks. With just 27 more shopping days until the big day itself we recommend that you pay a visit to the Winter Wonderland before it melts away on Christmas morning.
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