On the hill lift it does make a big difference on which row you sit in. On
the front you can see what's coming, which creates a strong feeling of
anticipation, especially when you see the spectacular view from the top of
the tower. If you sit in the back row your view is more restricted, but this
creates a different type of anticipation from the fear of the unknown, as
you can't see everything that's going on.
The drop and the way the rest of the track is designed reminds me a little
of the Cobra at Paultons Park, on how it's been designed to be non stop
passing from one fun ride element strait in to another fun element
without letting up. It goes from the thrilling drop, into a big air time
hill, into a 90 degree banked horseshoe corner, then into a big loop. I
thought the ride would let up after the loop, but I was proved wrong as it
kept up the standard through the inline twist and the group of helixes.
Unlike the Cobra though, this isn't a fun family ride.
This is an
ultra intense thrill ride, and when I say intense I mean it. At the time of
writing I've done 156 roller coasters, and there are some where I'd limit
the number of goes I'd do in a day due to them being rough or unpleasant.
This is the first one I've done where I'd limit the number of goes because
the ride is designed to provide such an intense ride. I've known thrill
rides to do this by repeating the same trick several times, but for a
coaster to do this with a variety of tricks is phenomenal. It's an absolute
must try on a visit to Oakwood.