this is a rapids ride, as you ride through a channel of water in a river
rapids boat. It's nothing like any other rapids ride I've ever ridden
though. To see what I'll mean you'll need to have a look at the drop in the
second photo. Not what you find on a typical rapids ride.
These drops are one of the most
exciting elements I've done on any water ride. No matter how much you
reassure yourself this has all been tested, and is perfectly safe you still
feel a sense of danger and excitement as you plunge down a large number of
these drops located around the ride.
So why have I only given it an
8? The problem isn't the drops, but what occurs between the drops, which is
not a lot. It moves at an O.K. pace, but not much happens as it moves, with
no features and major rapids other than the drops. This isn't necessarily a
problem, it could be seen as a log flume style ride, with a slow pace
between the drops, but this means something is needed to provide amusement
between the drops. The outside of the ride is well themed as a large castle,
but as you go around the ride there are no models, and not much to see other
than concrete walls.
does hold the ride back a little. I reckon if you could incorporate a number
of these drops in a faster more traditional rapids ride, and put in some
decent theming, it could be the best water ride ever. Currently this is
still a good ride, and is a must do as it offers some fun and thrills your
unlikely to come across anywhere else.