Eurofighters, with their 95 degree first drop are very popular at the
moment. Seeing how good Speed at Oakwood, and Rage at Adventure Island are
it's not difficult to see why. Bobbejaanland is home to this example, only
the second ever constructed, the first is at Bon Bon Land in Denmark.
Unfortunately in my experience the earlier examples don't always hold up
well to the more modern examples.
problem with this example is it is overly intense and nauseous. This may
a bit hypocritical if you've read my review of Speed at Oakwood. In
that I praise Speed for it's high level of intensity. The difference is with
Speed I can enjoy the ride, and a few minutes after riding I'll have my
equilibrium back. It's not one I can ride repeatedly, but will happily do
numerous goes on over the day. Here
it's the sort of intensity that leaves me with a headache after riding, and
not having any desire to do repeat rides.
It's a shame really as I'm
becoming a big fan of Gerstlauer's roller coasters, and I really wanted to
love this ride. It's compact layout would make it a great marketable
attraction for a park with limited space,
unfortunately it's level of
intensity limits it's appeal.
Looking back I have been pretty
hard on this ride. I think I should end by stressing it's it's not an absolutely terrible
attraction, it has some good thrilling sections. If it was part of a larger
park as a mid tier ride it would do the job adequately. Here though it
should be one of the parks signature coasters. Unfortunately it's lack of
rerideability means that it doesn't do this job adequately. For a
smaller park it could do this, but for a park the level of Bobbejaanland it
needs something more rerideable.