many ways I have to wonder why Hyde Park didn't fare as well as it should on
paper. Take the line up of signature coasters, an intamin wooden coaster, an
intamin power launched, and two steel coasters from B+M. On paper that
sounds like one of the best line ups of roller coasters your
to find anywhere. In reality, although the coasters all deliver to an
extent, none of them really blew me away, and gave an experience that made
me want to return to the park at a later date.
worst offender has to be this one though. It's a B+M wing rider, like Swarm
at Thorpe Park, where the seats stick out from the side
the track. To look at it looks like a great ride, set on a large scale,
tearing around a large area, with a number of interesting elements,
including a half loop style first drop.
To ride though it just doesn't deliver on it's promise. It never gathers
enough pace to ever feel thrilling, at most points it feels like it's just
going through the motions, at some points it just becomes boring.
To be fare this isn't a criticism just aimed
at this coaster. Quite a few wing riders have had the same problem, it
appears to be a problem with this type of ride as a whole, thanks to the
size and weight of the cars. It's a shame really, I know from riding Raptor
at Gardaland that a good example of this type of ride can really blow you
away, but it's not an easy thing to pull off, meaning your not guaranteed a
good coaster for your investment. In this case you've got a coaster you
could happily skip on a visit to the park.