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Himalaya

 

 

The Himalaya  was at Pleasureland Southport from 1995 until 2002.

 
Old Review: 7

This ride is very similar to a thrill ride that's at my local funfair every year called Thriller. Both are examples of rides commonly known as Matterhorns. It has pods that spin in a big circle very fast. The circle also has several up and down bumps. The pods are able to swing left and right, meaning they swing out at the top of the bumps.
It's a lot more thrilling than you might initially imagine, especially when it reaches it's top speed. Sadly it didn't do this on every ride, it seemed to depend on what mood the operators in.
It's not up there with the more extreme thrill rides, but it's a great thrill ride for the family market. It's a shame you don't see them in more larger parks, outside of funfairs.