When you go
on a new ride for the first time I will often have certain expectations of
it. Not only might I have heard about if from various sources, but I'll
have also have seen pictures and looked at the ride, and expect certain
things from it.
Some times rides don't come up to my expectations, some times they're matched, and sometimes, as with this
ride they're exceeded.
What I expected from this ride was for it to be very similar to Vortex at
Thorpe Park, as it's a similar ride set up, only you face outwards instead
of inwards. It has you swinging out on a pendulum while you spin around
slowly causing you to be lifted out your seat at the top of each swing.
What really made this ride exceed my expectations is the view you get from
facing outwards. Not only do you swing past things, and above things, but
the best bit is when your near the top on the swing, and your lifted out
of your seat and all you can see is the sky. This is a thrilling magical
moment, that recreates the experience of flying better than Air at Alton
Towers does. This ranks up there highly as one of my favourite thrill