Attraction review: Winter Wonderland Hyde Park 2023

On the 26th of November 2023, four teenage reporters from London Mums Magazine had the opportunity to visit Winter Wonderland Hyde Park, the biggest Christmas market – luna park in London. They attended a special press event on its opening weekend, braving the chilly Sunday morning to explore the festivities. The Winter Wonderland is operational seven days a week from 10 am to 10 pm until 1st January, 2024, with the exception of Christmas Day.

Attraction review teens Winter Wonderland Hyde Park 2023 college

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park offers a diverse range of attractions, activities, entertainment, food, and beverages. From high-adrenaline rides to family-friendly performances, traditional festive treats to the latest offerings in London’s street food scene, and inviting fire pit bars to enchanting ice kingdoms, the event caters to a wide audience, ensuring there is something for everyone to enjoy during the festive season.

Our teenage reporters delved into the Winter Wonderland experience and shared their insights on the rides they experienced. The attractions included The Aeronaut Starflyer, Magical Ice Kingdom, Bumper Cars, and the Ice Slide.

Regarding the Aeronaut Starflyer, the teens described the exhilaration of being whizzed through the air at a height of 80 meters. However, they also noted some concerns about the ride’s safety, expressing discomfort with the spinning sensation and questioning the security of the safety belt. While recommending the ride for adrenaline enthusiasts, they suggested caution for those with serious acrophobia. The cost of £8 and perceived safety issues were raised as downsides.

The Magical Ice Kingdom, described as a walk through a mythical frozen world, impressed the teens with its expertly crafted sculptures and representations of Viking Ice Villages, Lands of Giants, Fire, and Ice. They commended the craftsmanship and deemed it a worthwhile experience.

The Bumper Cars, a classic fun fair ride, received positive feedback for its entertainment value. However, the teens cautioned that the ride could cause whiplash.

As for the Ice Slide, the lengthy wait time and the cold weather led the teens to forgo this particular attraction.

Two of our reporters, Elenya and Hamza, provided their overall impressions of Winter Wonderland. Elenya enjoyed the experience but highlighted the challenge of navigating the park due to a lack of staff assistance. She praised the Magical Ice Kingdom for its captivating sculptures. On the other hand, Hamza found the event fun with a festive vibe. While appreciating the tasty hot chocolate and churros, he raised concerns about the high costs of rides and games, deeming the overall experience too expensive.

Our 16-year-old teenager reporters had an enjoyable day at Winter Wonderland Hyde Park but expressed reservations about the high costs associated with the various attractions.

Situated in central London, Winter Wonderland Hyde Park is easily accessible by public transport, including the Marble Arch underground station and various bus services from across the capital, such as Paddington, Knightsbridge, Oxford Circus, Edgware Road, Victoria, and Kings Cross. Travelers are advised to check TFL prior to their journey for the latest transportation information.

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