is a review I'm not even sure I should write. This is a ride that's had rave
reviews, and has even been voted Europe's best dark ride in some polls. I
personally didn't find it matched these expectations, but I think a lot of
this is to do with the circumstances of my visit.
visit was on a busy day when the queue was over an hour. This normally
wouldn't turn me against a ride, but in this case it brings up some issues.
One is due to the fact the ride is designed with several endings, depending
on how well you do in the ride, although it wasn't apparent exactly what you
had to do to get the good ending. When riding we got the bad ending. When
reading about the alternate endings I assumed the bad ending was an
alternate scene, instead it's just a premature ending to the ride, with you
going down a plain corridor. After an hour of cattle pen style
we were annoyed to find out we were missing out on the full experience.
The other big problem arises
from the fact we couldn't really do any repeat rides. The problem is we
struggled with the gun game aspect of the ride. We weren't exactly sure
where we were pointing, and when we were hitting a target. I remember on
Duel at Alton Towers how I wasn't impressed at first, but after a few goes,
and picking up more about the gun aspect I
to like it a lot more. I have the feeling if I went on a quiet day, and did
some repeat goes to get more use to the gun game aspect I would like this
ride a lot more.
I can see why this is rated so
highly. It has some of the highest quality theming on any European dark
ride, it even holds up to Disney quality. It also creates a good atmosphere
as well. I'm sure on a quiet day with several repeat rides I would start to
like this ride, I don't think I would do this ride again unless I knew I
could do this.