Hop aboard Mr Monkey's Banana Ride for a fun swinging time!
|Theme Park||Thorpe Park|
|Park Area||The Jungle|
Hidden away in the middle of The Jungle is Mr Monkey's Banana Ride, an unusual take on the usual pirate ship ride. Rather than climbing aboard a large boat, in this incarnation riders sit inside a giant swinging banana, piloted by Mr Monkey himself.
Despite being small in comparison to most swinging pirate ships, Mr Monkey's Banana Ride is still good fun. Of course, part of the appeal are the countless opportunities for innuendo when riding Mr Monkey's giant banana.
The ride arrived at Thorpe Park in 1994, in the days when the park's mascots were the Thorpe Park Rangers. A model of Mr Monkey can be seen beside the ride, still wearing his green and yellow Rangers uniform. There used to also be another model of Mr Monkey on top of the ride, although this has been removed in recent years.
Ride information sign
Mr Monkey is still popular - an hour long queue!
How many giant bananas do you get to ride every day?
The Mr Monkey model is one of the only remaining references to the Thorpe Park Rangers
When it opened Mr Monkey's Banana Ride was one of the tallest rides in the park ... now it is towered over by nearby Nemesis Inferno
Mr Monkey's Banana Ride: providing innuendos since 1994