• Daniel Stark

    First Drop Harness Inversions Discomfort

    I hate boomerangs. Not the family ones, nor the Giant Inverted Boomerangs (I love those GIB). But the normal ones are horrible. At least the one at Walibi Holland has some theming and better restraints. This is, so far, the worst coaster I've ridden. It looks nice from the outside, those tracks going nowhere, the queue in the middle of the ride, the cobra roll intimidating park visitors... Great thrill ride to appeal some fearless GP. However, once you ride, you find out it was a trap. The only "not bad" thing is the drop, which is fun and builds a lot of anticipation lifting backwards. The following is simply not good. The trains and OTSR are some of the worst out there. And that backwards loop is just too intense for me. I can´t like a coaster if it leaves me feeling sick for a long time.

  • Daniel Stark

    Theming Nice surprise! Pointless

    As far as I can remember, this is the best SLC I've ridden. It's definetely the best themed one, at least (which isn't saying much). I like the look of the station, even though it's below the new theming standards of the park. However, it is an SLC. I don't get the hate against this model. I didn't find the ones at Movie Park or Walibi Holland to be painful. My issue with this coasters is that they are pointless for my taste. No airtime, whip, laterals, hagtime... Only positive Gs (which I'm not a fan of), and even that was scarce. Vampire did feel quite shaky and hurt a little bit, but that's precisely why I liked it more; at least it felt aggressive in the inversions. Call me weird if you want. Besides, the fog in the trench was a nice surprise.

  • Daniel Stark

    Theming Fun Discomfort

    Don't kill me, but I think I prefer this one to Colorado Adventure at Phantasialand. It's said. Yeah, the coaster itself is worse, tamer, but the theming makes up for that. I would have never thought Phantasialand could be beaten at theming: Colorado Adventure is one of the least themed rides at the park, whereas Calamity Mine has that gorgeous rockwork and water, and the coaster interacts a great deal with the scenery, making it a lot of fun to ride. Of course, it's not nearly as good as a BTM, but still a great family coaster. Besides, the fact that it's tamer than Colorado means that those shaky transitions and horribly hard trains are less uncomfortable.

  • Slovis Celery

    Inversions Fun Discomfort Dead spots

    Manta has some really fun moments, a visually impressive ride with suprisingly whippy corkscrews, and a great - while overrated - pretzel loop. Even the ride's slower turns seem more interesting as you swoop over the paths. The ride was comfortable during the layout, but while on the brakerun, I found the attraction incredibly uncomfortable when mixing the slow operations with the unforgiving harness - however this doesn't really take too much away from the ride as a whole.

  • Slovis Celery

    Airtimes Harness Smoothness Capacity Dead spots

    For what this ride lacks in dynamic elements and pacing, it makes up for in endless charm, and suprise moments of great ejector airtime, which is paired with a minimalistic lap bar and a smooth layout, making the attraction easily re rideable - if you're not burdened by the appauling 1 train operations and long ride.

  • Slovis Celery

    Theming Fun Dead spots

    Wickerman has incredible theming, which elavates the ride in the minds of a lot of people, the ride experience feels fast, with light laterals and some faint airtime, with the highlight being John Wardley's reprofiled S Curve as the second drop being suprisingly intense. The ride rides rough in spots, but I find that makes the ride more entertaining, as it creates intensity where the ride would just be meandering. The ride is overall fun, with an incredible and immersive theme, however let down by it's scale and layout.

  • Slovis Celery

    Airtimes Pace Capacity

    White Lightning offers a well paced flurry of forces, lots of small pops of airtime and laterals being crammed into the punchy little layout, that while ends quite quickly, is overall very satisfactory for what this ride should deliver.

  • Slovis Celery

    Inversions Intensity Rattle Theming

    Kraken is a great B&M looper. Good pace through the elements, fun amounts of forces, a nice sprinkling of whip, all coming together to create a great all around rollercoaster, and while not in the prettiest location, the new paint looks great,

  • Slovis Celery

    First Drop Inversions Intensity Dead spots

    The ride features an impressive drop, and 5 brilliant vertical loops, all incredibly powerful and very intense - however, whenever you aren't being hit by a wave of positives in the loops, the ride tends to meander, providing little forces and just a few headchoppers - which is a shame, as the loops are some of the most powerful inversions in the world, but they're let down by the lackluster filling around them.

  • Slovis Celery

    Launch Intensity Too short

    The ride packs a punch with an incredible launch, great positives in the valley, and great airtime cresting both hills. The rapid sucession of all these strong forces creates a breif but entertaining rush.