ride has some of the most generic theming I've ever seen. It's in a
Wild West area, which is a generic theme for a theme park to start
with, but this one goes further. It's of a good scale and quality, but
it lacks any character due to the lack of any character models or sight
gags. Given this park has the rights to use the various Warner Bros
cartoon characters I'm really surprised they didn't think to include
some models of them dressed as cowboys.
Luckily this ride redeems itself in other ways, thanks to the two great
drops. The final drop is visible from the start, and is a good large
flume drop. It's the first drop though that pulls off the real
surprise. (Warning: Stop reading if you don't want to know what it is).
It sees you coming up a lift, and going
on to a turntable ready to do a backwards drop. This is reasonably
common in Europe, so I thought I knew what to expect. Instead of
dropping strait in to the water though you first drop down in to a dry
roller coaster style dip, and continue over a hump before
splashing back down in to the water. This is easily one of the best
elements I've encountered on any flume ride. This bit on it's own is
enough to put this ride up with some of the best flume rides I've ever
done. All it really needs is a few improvements to the theming to make
it indisputably the best.