This is the
ride that put Oakwood on the map. It's what transferred it from a small
local park, from a park roller coaster enthusiasts as far away as America
come to visit.
Is it as good as the hype attached to it makes out? I would say it's one of
the best examples of this type of wooden coaster you're ever likely to ride.
When I say "this type" I'm referring to the feeling of the ride experience,
as opposed to the twister vs. out and back track design debate enthusiasts
will be familiar with. I'm thinking of the classic family woodies, one of
the best examples is the Grand National at Blackpool, the modern age smooth
runners, woodies that speed smoothly round the track. Finally you have the
category Megaphobia falls in to, the bone shakers. Megaphobia is the king of
the bone shakers.
How much of a bone shaker is it? Well I noticed the usual warning telling
anyone with back problems not to ride. I reckon that includes anyone who
does the back seat more than once a day.