Prater does represent a very large mix of rides from across the ages. It's
home to some very modern thrill rides on the one hand, on the other it has
some historical rides, including this one, one of the Worlds few remaining
Of all the
scenic railways I've done (6 of the remaining 8) this is the most scenic.
The whole ride is themed as a mountain range, which is also the home to some
magical creatures, well a load of garden gnomes. The whole idea of using
gnomes is one that could end up feeling cheap and tacky, but here it's
pulled off with a fun charm.
There are two
ways you could look at this ride. It could be seen as a disappointingly tame
ride, but I prefer to think of it as the Worlds best kiddie coaster. There
are no lap bars on this ride, and it never reaches a high enough level of
speed to make it unsuitable for even someone
old enough to walk yet.
For kids it's
a great ride, and a great introduction to the World of roller coasters. For
adults it's not a ride of note in terms of thrills, but when you put
together it's historical significance, and it's charm it still offers a fun
experience, making it worth seeking out for a go.