is a ride that has lost some of it's novelty value since I first rode it,
although to be fair through no fault of it's own. When I first visited the
idea of a giant water slide, with a dingy holding a large group of people,
as opposed to
regular 2 person dinghies was a unique concept. Now it's a reasonably common
one with lots of places having giant water slides you descend in either a
dingy or a rapids boat. Despite the increased competition though this ride
stands out as one of the best examples of this genre of water ride.
thing that immediately puts it ahead of most of the competition is the
theming. It's a unique idea I struggle to even categorise. It has a hint of
Jules Verne sci-fi about it, but uses a much brighter colour scheme than you
would expect. The theme is of a creation of some eccentric scientist which
you board and ride.
thing that helps it stand out is the scale, the hill lift takes much longer
to climb than I'm used to on this type of ride, and rather than just being
in a small empty area as is the norm this ride takes place among a large
area of trees. The fact this restricts
your view from the top does take away from the excitement a little, but the
restricted view throughout the ride, meaning you don't know when it's going
to end does make up for this.
Overall then a good fun water ride. The fact this type of ride is now more
common has robbed it of some of it's appeal. I would be more likely to give
this a miss if the queue got to long or time was an issue, but under most
circumstances it's one I'd give a go when passing.