you had to pick the number one ride company in the world you would feel
pretty safe picking Intamin. Not only do they produce some of the best
roller coasters, but they've also produced some great water rides and
thrill rides. They do have an Achilles heel though, when it comes to
inverted coasters, this being only one of 2 they've ever made, the
other being at Särkänniemi
in Finland. Neither version lives up to what B+M can produce in terms
of ride experience, or even enough to justify purchasing an Intamin version over a Vekoma one, which I imagine would be cheaper for a park.
It doesn't help that the build up for this ride is uninspiring. It's
tucked away in a corner of the park, with nothing else in the same
area, plus the station and queue areas feel shabby compared to the rest
of the park. To ride it is rough, shaking you in your seat as you go
around. This neutralizes any sensation of speed, limiting the amount of
thrills from what wasn't that innovative a layout to start with.
this isn't a ride that doesn't fit very well in to the parks line up.
It isn't good enough to rank along with the signature coasters, and it
doesn't have a broad enough appeal to work as a support ride to the
signature coasters, and it's clearly not a family coaster. It's just
about good enough to mean it's one I'd do one ride when visiting if the
queue was short, but it's not one I'd be disappointed to skip.