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.