previous reviews I have discussed the analogy that if the money spent
on Nemesis was spent on a coaster located on a blank plot of land you
could build a ride twice as big, but it wouldn't necessarily be as good
due to the lack of environmental enhancement. Well this being a large
multi looping B+M coaster, on an empty plot of land, it feels like a
prime opportunity to test this theory out.
It should be noted though, that just because most of this ride is on an
empty plot of scrub land it doesn't mean there's no theming. A lot of
effort has gone in to theming the queue and station. It all fits the
starting with a recreation of the Daily Planet, before the main ride
station, decorated with scenes from various comics. It's a nice idea,
the trouble is it feels like just some random Superman stuff. It would
enhance the experience a lot more if more of a story was told.
Truth be told though this ride isn't in need of any enhancing. You
could do away with all the bells and whistles and it would still be a
great ride. It's not one that relies on being a high speed ride, it has
an unusual graceful feel as it glides around the track. Thanks though to a varied and unpredictable track layout you don't feel
the need for speed. As it takes the various ride elements at a
calculated pace it creates an enthralling experience. It may not be the
most thrilling multi looper out there, but it's one of the most fun. It
may not beat Nemesis to become my favourite steel coaster, but it puts
on a great performance, becoming one of my top 10.