Colossus

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Robin Hill
Colossus
Robin Hill Retreat
Time Machine
Toboggan Run
Wooden Maze

Why do pirates take so long to learn the alphabet?
They spend all year at C.
What did the pirate get when it hit a skeleton?
A skull and very cross bones.
What's the difference between a hungry pirate and a drunken pirate?
One's a rumbling tummy, the others a tumbling rummy.

 

As you might have gathered from the pirate joke tradition I'm not reviewing the world's first 10 inversion coaster but a pirate ship. Well a pirate ship style ride, there's no obvious piratey stuff around it, so it could be another type of ship. I think it looks a bit like a Roman galleon, which would fit in with one of the parks exhibits.

I mentioned in the park review how impressed I was with some of the decor, and this is a prime example. Not only does the boat itself look impressive, but a lot of effort has gone in to decorating the station, and the areas around it, making the production values of this ride feel very high.

To ride it's pretty much what you'd expect from a pirate ship ride, and this one feels very much in the average middle in terms of thrills. It's not one of the larger more thrilling examples, which isn't surprising for a small family park, but it's not one of the tamer examples either. It's a fun classic thrill ride, that's not a stand out, but still merits a go.