a rare occurrence that I'll suggest something in a review, and it happens.
Last time I visited I said the ride needed a makeover to fit in
with the theme of the Metropolis area. Well thanks to a new paintjob (I've
still only got photos of the old one so they're out of date) and new cars it
now fits in to the area.
It may seem like a
themed version of a pretty
standard coaster at first glance, which you could dismiss as behind the
times with it's lack of spinning cars. It's true it has a feeling of being from a past decade, but that's
not to say everything was worse back then.
One of the hi-lights of the ride has to be the first drop. It's only a small
one of about a metre, but it goes strait in to a 90 degree turn, where it
does create the illusion for a split second that the car is going to run
over the edge, an illusion that just isn't carried off on the more modern
versions of this ride.
It does a good job on the rest of the ride as well. Although the perception
of speed never reaches more than a medium level it hits all the u-turns,
drops and bumps at a good rate. Another hi-light of the ride has to be a
point where it hits a u-turn, then goes strait in to another 90 degree
then strait in to a drop. It's a ferocity of track design you don't get on
the more measured designs of a lot of modern wild mice.
This ride may not be the most modern, but it has a fair amount to offer,
thanks to the makeover with the theming it fits in well as part of
Flamingo Lands line up and and hopefully will continue to provide good family thrills for
years to come.