s at the end of films is important, as the park changes what films
are showing throughout the day. I can't believe more parks don't do
this, as it's a cheap way to add appeal to the ride, and offer more
value to a visitor. Bearing in mind the park gives you access for a
week when you buy a ticket it also adds an incentive to make a
second visit to the park, as the film line up changes during the
The best extra effort though comes in the form of the rides theming.
They could have just placed the ride in a building and be done with
it, with a perfectly acceptable ride for a small park. Instead
they've gone to the extra effort to make a full themed experience.
The ride is themed around a trip in a time machine in an eccentric
scientists lab. This starts out in the queuing area that's been
decorated with various signs and lighting effects to fit the theme.
It reminded me a bit of the walkthrough area of x:nowayout at Thorpe
Park, or at least what it would be like if a half decent effort was
made with it.
After the wait some extra effects go off, and the door to the next
section opens. This is a black room with a number of laser effects
operating. Your only in the room briefly, walking through it to the
main ride area. Thinking about it though with a few extra effects
this could be turned in to a pre show to enhance the ride further.
It's hard for me to to comment on the films themselves as they use a
number of films, so what happens is dependant on what film you get.
You may recognise some of them as they appear as part of the package
with a lot of other simulators. I recognised (and was rather pleased
to see) the Astro Canyon roller coaster film I did many times on
Brighton Pier when I was growing up, plus there was a volcano themed
one later in the day. The fact they're so common doesn't make them
bad films though. In fact given some of them
be getting on for 20 years old they hold up surprisingly well
visually, and are still fun to do all this time later.
It may not be an expensive world class ride, but for a ride at a
small park, done on a budget it's of a very high standard. If your
visiting the park at least 2 rides on this (to see at least 2 films)
is a must do.