On a recent
trip with the European Coaster Club I had a very special ride on this. We
did an exclusive ride session after dark, with all but the station lights
out, and my last ride of the day was on the front seat. Queuing the front
seat meant I missed out on getting as many rides as I would have, but it was
well worth it. The front seat of Rita after dark is something else in terms
of ride experience. It's one
of the most exciting and thrilling experiences I've had at any park ever.
Even on a normal seat, during daylight hours the ride still has a lot to
offer. The hi-light of the ride is obviously the power launch. One second
your still, then the lights change colour, you hear the sound over the
Go, Go, Go, and you're doing 60mph. If you're unsure how fast that really
is, it works out at 27 metres every second. After the launch the train
continues to tear around the track, round some large banked corners, and
over a few bumps, with hardly any noticeable loss of speed.