you base you rankings on which rides look the best this is easily one of the
best rapids rides going. Not only is it phenomenally well themed, it also
incorporates two amazing looking ride elements. The first sees the boat
mounting a Ferris wheel style structure, that takes you to the top of a
large strait drop. The second sees the boat descending down a concrete
channel around the edge of a whirlpool following an incredibly steep twisty
path. Just looking at these elements defies belief, it's hard to believe the
boat will take them safely. Don't worry, they do.
great news is these ride elements deliver on their promise. They deliver
some of the most thrilling, hair-raising moments on any water ride anywhere.
You may consequently wonder why the ride only then gets an eight. The
trouble is this ride is a two trick pony. When not in these sections the
boats route feels very predictable, due to the fact it's heading down a very
narrow water channel. If anything it goes a bit too fast in these
If it slowed down between the major elements you could take in the rides
great theming more, and I think it would improve the rides pacing, and add
to the anticipation of the major ride elements.
In the end though with two ride
elements this good I can't complain too much. It's not the ride I've been
hoping to find since River Quest at Phantasialand of a wide out of control
feeling rapids that incorporates these types of elements in their course,
but this ride has some very thrilling moments which make it a must do.