On paper this should be an inferior copy. There's no fountain finale. fewer
sight gags and not as many big scenes. Despite all this I think this is a
better ride. For a start the models are of a higher quality, most of them
being like new, unlike the Bubbleworks which looks shabby in places. This
helps contribute to what makes this a better ride, the immersion and
creation of escapism is more complete. As you look round this ride there's
almost nothing to spoil the illusion of you travelling around a cartoony
sweet factory. Unlike the Bubbleworks where there are some unfortunate
reminders that it's just a ride at some points.
I suppose it is possible that the Bubbleworks shower gel revamp could have
made it better, I haven't tried it myself yet. This seems unlikely though,
going on what I've seen and heard of it. Instead what we've got is quite a
rare example of a park copying ideas from someone else's dark ride, and
producing something superior to the original.