ride I do miss is the Black Hole at Alton Towers. It may not have been up to
the standards of the enclosed coasters at Disneyland Paris, but it was still
a great thrilling ride, which I personally have a lot of history with,
having first ridden it back in 1990. Here though is a ride which makes for a
It doesn't start off too
promisingly. It's entrance is located at the back of a building containing a
Splash Battle and a cafe, and sees you walking through an unassuming
entranceway. The theming in the queue and station also feels a little shabby
and tacky, so I didn't have high expectations of this ride.
The train deserves a special
mention as it must be one of the longest I've done on any coaster. I think
it has a capacity of 60 people, which must be one of the highest numbers
going. I got the back seat on one go, and it took 15 seconds just to get to
the front of the station.
The ride starts with a giant
spiral hill lift, which is where the ride picks up from the unpromising
build up. The spiral lift is enclosed in a large hall, in which some simple
but effective sound and lighting effects do a great job in creating an
atmosphere, and building up your anticipation for what's to come.
Then comes the ride itself. It's
a highly thrilling coaster which creates a great rate of speed you wouldn't
believe a ride with such a large train could achieve. Outside this would be
a good ride, enclosed with you going through tunnels and past lighting
effects it creates a great experience that comes highly recommended.