Splash Canyon


Drayton Manor
Ben 10
Buffalo Coaster
Cranky's Drop Tower
Diesel's  Locomotion Mayhem
Drunken Barrels
Golden Nugget Wild West Shoot Out
The Haunting
Jolly Buccaneer
Pirate Adventure
Splash Canyon
Storm Force 10
Troublesome Trucks

Thinking about it, this ride is over a decade old, yet I think this is one of the countries most recently added sets of rapids. There's been a few new sets with the plastic style rivers, but very few with the concrete chutes. This comes as a bit of a surprise considering the trend for making a lot of parks more family orientated. I would have thought a good set of rapids would be a good choice of ride for a family park.

It's one of the most recent, and I think one of the best. Personally I think it's between this one, and the set at Alton Towers, and I'd give this one the slight edge.

A few of the original features have been taken away, but I don't think a lot of them mattered that much. Most of them were just random water jets and sprays, and I don't think they achieved that much towards the overall ride experience, other than getting you a bit wetter.

What it does do is set a great pace around a well themed area over a good selection of bumps, rapids and other features, set in a nice Wild West themed area, with Shockwave overhead. It's a simple formula for a good ride, but one it's been achieved masterfully.