Abismo

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Judging just by this rides ground footprint and ride layout it seems like there has been a major injustice. This is a thrilling landmark providing coaster in what is a compact ground footprint for a potential signature coaster like this. It therefore seems like a major injustice that this is the only copy there has ever been made of this ride, especially when you consider there are over 20 suspended looping coasters (Infusion at Blackpool) out there. It's not to hard to spot the problem though. This ride can only have one train on the track at any time, and that can only hold 12 people. It doesn't take a mathematical genius to work out that would be a problem for a lot of parks.

If you went on a busy day would this be worth the inevitable long
queue? I reckon it would. It uses the same quarter loop hill lift, that tips backwards, turning you upside down at the top, as found on G-Force at Drayton Manor. This is much taller than G-Force though, meaning your tipped upside down high, high, above the trees, and the rest of the park. This is followed by a thrilling set of drops and hills, which when combined with the thrilling hill lift would be enough to provide a great ride. This ride has one more trick up it's sleeve though. Instead of stopping at the station you continue through it, back up the vertical hill lift, until you come to a stop with the train in a vertical position on the lift. From there you are winched backwards back to the station. This is a great idea, and provides a unique thrilling finish to what is already a great ride.

It's a shame the capacity of this ride is a problem, as if it was larger this would be a great potential addition to so many parks. As it is it stands out as one that's well worth doing, even if there is a queue when visiting the park.