Taron - PhantasialandSamantha P. 1 year ago
Theming Launch Masterpiece Airtimes
Finally got to ride Taron after years of waiting !! It did not disappoint ! And I think it might have even taken the spot of my top coaster!! :D I love it! The themeing, the layout, the speed, the comfort, and its pretty intense the way it throws you round some of the corners. I love a launch coaster, the 2nd launch is just perfect in my opinion. I love the twists and turns. the interaction with its own track, the near misses. Its perfect I love it. Its just missing a bit more airtime for me, but I still love it. Awsome awesome ! I wish I lived closer so I could ride it all the time !
Raik - PhantasialandSamantha P. 1 year ago
Theming Too short Disappointing! Discomfort
I thought i would like this more than I did. it was my first time on a boomerang and I think I just don't like the backwards section.. i was expecting more from it tbh. I didn't really enjoy it. Nice interaction with Taron, but wasn't anything special.
FLY - PhantasialandSamantha P. 1 year ago
Theming Fun Duration Discomfort
Wow what to say about this! Having closely followed the construction it was amazing to finally be stood in this incredibly themed area ! It's amazing to see the mess of track everywhere, its so hard to see where the track goes sometimes ! So much interaction with the themeing and it twists and turns around itself so much in such a compact space! The color of the track looks epic against the black and gold steam punk themeing of the area. The queue line is ridiculously long ! takes 10 mins pretty much to just walk through it ! I wonder if they don't have a way to shorten it when the line isn't that long because it is a long way to walk when there is no line. Although you get amazing views of the coaster and the area while waiting in line. The system of how you load and how you twist into the flying position is so unique and much much better than other flying coasters out there. Of course the launches are not amazing, but the fact that you're in the flying position makes it really fun. the layout is awesome and you can never tell whats coming next, on the back row you really get whipped around its a lot of fun ! I sadly didn't get to try on the front, but that must be special. My first ride I was pleasantly surprised by the comfort of the harness and even the leg supports, very different to the B&M flyers. However I did have a terrible and painful 2nd ride on this which I was disappointed by. We were in row 2 and it felt like my restraint wasn't tight enough so the full pressure was resting on my lower stomach (I had a c section 1 year ago and the pressure on this area hurt a lot ! ) I constantly felt like I was slipping out of the seat and was in pain it was really not a pleasant experience. It nearly made me avoid it the next day as I was worried it would be the same. But luckily I found a better position and then really enjoyed my 3rd ride ! I'm not a huge fan of flying coasters, I much prefer faster launches and airtime but the overall theming and experience is pretty epic !
Colorado Adventure - PhantasialandSamantha P. 1 year ago
Fun Duration Discomfort
We rode this in the front, which wouldn't have been my choice, I would have liked to give it a go in the back ! But being in the front meant we were really waiting over the drops for the rest of the train and then got pushed over.. it meant for a weird type of airtime or at least out of seat time.. pushed up against the restraint wasn't very comfortable but was quite funny. Length is nice and the pace is fun. Wasn't expecting the dark sections!
Black Mamba - PhantasialandSamantha P. 1 year ago
Theming Location Smoothness Headbanging
You can't usually go wrong with a B&M invert for me so I of course enjoyed this :) Pretty smooth as with all B&M's, the theming was pretty impressive and the rockwork all around the coaster is kind of crazy.. its a bit mad that there is a coaster with 4 inversions in that location, you can hardly see where the track goes ! the loop is fun as are the other inversions.. the near misses with the surrounding rock work really make it.
Crazy Bats - PhantasialandSamantha P. 1 year ago
I kept the Vr on for the first section of the ride then took it off. I don’t like VR on coasters .. although it was perhaps the best I’ve seen as they sort of lay out the track in the VR film so it does at least match with what’s happening on the coaster. All in the dark, zero themeing and so strange that No one was making any noise it was so quiet ! I didn’t find it too uncomfortable though so overall not terrible.
Theming Nice surprise! Layout Discomfort
I loove this ! super super fun, has a nice speed in parts, some good fun drops and helix too :) was a surprise to see it went so far underground after the station ! was not expecting that and left me wondering where the track actually went ! could sit on this all day :) disappointed thought that the staff didn't let us re ride on the last train of the day when there were still people getting on but most rows empty .. i thought that wasn't very disney like..
This is a really cute little kiddie coaster :) I love the train design that some seats are inside animal cages like in the circus. The themeing around the ride is quite cute, with there being a mini version of a castle that you go around a couple times. I wouldn't usually give this 5 stars being a kiddie ride but it was the first rollercoaster I took my son on so it will forever be a special ride for me ! :)
Comfort Pace Fun
I really enjoyed this coaster :) the lines were huuuge though, I actually really wanted to ride it so I paid for the quick queue which I think was worth it.
Red Force - Ferrari LandSamantha P. 3 years ago
Nice surprise! Launch Fun Too short Theming Capacity
I loved this ride, the first time was soo much fun! And quite a shock to the system.. wasn't expecting to be on the front row for the first time but it happened and it was epic! The speed is just insane and the launch just keeps going then suddenly you're shooting up the hill and the view from the top is awesome! Then facing directly to the ground.. crazy. A lot of fun and a really snappy launch. The queue line sucks though, couldn't be more of a cattle pen.. and it's a bit rough on the rows nearer to the back of the train, but front row is great.
Shaman (1985 - 2020) - GardalandSamantha P. 3 years ago
Intensity Harness Discomfort
Restraint was painful on the shoulders, and i'm not a huge fan of that train design where you have limited space for your feet.. but i actually enjoyed it, I got a night ride which was fun. The loops are intense when sat at the back of the train .. the helix was quite intense near the back too.. just a shame the harness is painful (as I've ridden the newly refurbished Python at Efteling and found those restraints ok..)
Oblivion - The Black Hole - GardalandSamantha P. 3 years ago
First Drop Theming Too short
The best part of this coaster for me is actually the queue line! Amazing theming (although not sure i would want to wait ages in that line.. the wait was max 20 mins when i was there so the wait started at the bottom of the main stairs up to the station). Now, I am a huge fan of dive coasters, I normally really love them.. but, I was disappointed by this one.. The first drop of course was good, but then I thought the tunnel lacked theming, they could have put lights in there or something.. and then the airtime hill seems a bit pointless there to me personally, only got airtime if i left the restraints super loose. And as with all dive coasters It was over waay too quickly. I'm also not a fan of the all white track and supports.. Theming around the drop is great though. I would take Valkyria at Liseberg and even Baron at Efteling (i love the baron :P) over this anyday.
Mammut - GardalandSamantha P. 3 years ago
Nice surprise! Fun Duration Rattle
I actually quite enjoyed Mammut, didn't know much about it going in and was surprised by the length of it when we came round to the 3rd lift hill! Good fun family coaster :-)
Fuga da Atlantide - GardalandSamantha P. 3 years ago
Theming Comfort Dead spots
I liked the individual seats and seatbelts for this style of ride rather than a bench and lapbar, I felt more free than on a typical 'bench' style seat. The theming is great! First drop was a bit disappointing, the final drop was fun though. Didn't really get wet except for the waterguns at the end where people had paid to soak us :P Fun ride, good length although a bit boring in places..
Blue Tornado - GardalandSamantha P. 3 years ago
Intensity Rattle Headbanging Discomfort
I was actually expecting this to be a bit more painful than it was, maybe because I was expecting it to be rough I was able to brace myself more and avoid the savage headbanging :P The double corkscrew was a killer though, and you get thrown into every element without really knowing what just happened .. glad I got the credit, but ouch my ears hurt afterwards!
Raptor - GardalandSamantha P. 3 years ago
Fun Smoothness Hangtime
This was my first wing coaster, and I loved it! The B&M smoothness, the theming, the train design.. all awesome :-) Rode it first time near the front and found it super floaty and really fun, but felt it lacked some intensity. But then rode it at the back and the first drop was much better and the helix more intense .. deff a back row coaster for me :) Love all the near misses and it takes that last inversion soo slowly the hangtime is crazy! Top 10 coaster for me purely because of fun factor :)
Silver Star - Europa ParkSamantha P. 3 years ago
Airtimes Fun Smoothness Intensity
Ahh you gotta love SilverStar! Once the tallest in Europe is not a bad title to have ;) It looks epic towering over the skyline of EP. I remember when it first opening being soo impressed by it (I was pretty young) but I still love it, soo much fun everytime, I could sit on it all day ! Theming is alright.. Not too keen on the video being played on the main screen in the queue line now.. Not the best interview from Lewis Hamilton .. Any one else remember the song that used to play in the station? "The silver, silver staaar.. the Silver silver staaar" hahaa must have drove the staff mad ! But yeah.. SilverStar is still awesome ! Edit July 19': I've been back to EP a few times recently with it being my home park.. and I still love this coaster! No it's not the best of its kind, not the most intense but its just soo much fun ! Big smiles all the way and its deff a back row ride for me :-)
Alpenexpress Enzian - Europa ParkSamantha P. 4 years ago
Theming Fun Discomfort Dead spots
Where did the dragon go ! It's still there in the mine walkthrough you can do, but if i remember you used to come very close to the dragon breathing fire on the ride.. shame they changed that.. Not really sure why they put the VR on here.. A classic from my childhood though! Can't go to EP without a ride on the runaway train (as we always used to call it!)
Vogel Rok - EftelingSamantha P. 4 years ago
Lap Bar Pace Headbanging Discomfort
I was looking forward to this ride.. although actually found it pretty painful, and it made me feel a bit sick.. i love the huge vulture statue out the front tho! ;-)
Python (1981 - 2017) - EftelingSamantha P. 4 years ago
Harness Intensity Theming Capacity
So I was dreading riding this because of its age (and we all know Vekoma's don't really age that well ;-) .. but having said that I rode in dec 2018 (so after it's refurb, new restraints and new track..) and I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable it was !! I think the new restraints made a big difference.. and it was actually pretty intense in some places.. It was ok. Not my fav style of ride tho.. i prefer bigger drops and launches ;)
Joris en de Draak (Vuur) - EftelingSamantha P. 4 years ago
Pace Fun Intensity Headbanging
I'm not normally a huge fan of woodies.. but I actually really enjoyed both sides of Joris! The pace is insane! Throws you around the corners (and into the person next to you ...) the first drop on both sides is a lot of fun, quite a lot of airtime there.. a bit rough on the back section.. but overall pretty fun :) Just the cars are a bit uncomfortable.. i felt very squashed in.
Vliegende Hollander - EftelingSamantha P. 4 years ago
Theming Lap Bar Nice surprise! Dead spots
I wasn't too sure what to expect from this.. but I was pleasantly surprised.. The dark ride section is pretty cool.. nice themed queue line.. the outdoor coaster section was actually pretty fun, even got a bit of air time at one point ! :P I like that you don't get soaked.. and its pretty cool to see the track is actually under the water.. pretty unique and makes for a cool off ride look :)
Bob - EftelingSamantha P. 4 years ago
Rattle Headbanging Discomfort
What the actual **** was this! I was terrified the whole way round it was going to come off the track or something.. can this really be classed as a coaster? more like a bobsled gone wrong! It was super painful and no fun at all !! Tear it down !!
Baron 1898 - EftelingSamantha P. 4 years ago
First Drop Comfort Fun Too short
I'm a huuge fan of dive machines so this is probably a bit biased :P But I really really love the Baron :D It's soo comfy and soo smooth! (I rode in Dec 2018) .. I got 5 rides in a day, 1 night ride (which was awesome looking up to the stars on the lifthill!!) It's unique to not have the turn around section at the top.. but i think i prefer it with the turn around.. of course its big let down (as with all dive machines) is that its over waay to soon !! But I still love it and is up there with my top coasters just cuss i enjoyed it so much ! (and the theming and track color is pretty awesome!)
Montanha Russa - Aquashow Family ParkSamantha P. 4 years ago
Its just a copy of Europa Parks's Poseidon .. minus the theming! But it works in a water park as you dont mind getting wet.. and I think its cool to have a coaster at a water park.. Just lacks the theming!
Valkyria - LisebergSamantha P. 4 years ago
First Drop Comfort Smoothness Too short Intensity
I have to give it 5 out of 5 because I really enjoy dive coasters, although of course they're always too short! This is unique in that the lift hill start straight out the station.. no little corner or anything to prepare.. looks quite impressive sitting in the station seeing what you're about to go up. The theming is awesome! Love the cauldron type lights in the station. The restraints were actually more comfortable than expected and didnt take anything away from the ride. The first drop is awesome! And epic views! On the front row it seems to hang you pretty far over the edge.. and the drop into the mist is awesome as you can't see whats coming next. The pace is good, no midcourse breakrun so you're thrown into every element one after the other.. the banking over the river is awesome! Final inversion gives alot of hangtime.. its a super fun coaster, just over too quickly! 30 seconds of ride time probably not including the lift hill!.. Nice to see a single rider line.. although that also was advertised as a 60 min queue! (of course to be expected during its opening month though!) Solid coaster and a good addition to Liseberg.. :)
Lisebergbanan - LisebergSamantha P. 4 years ago
Nice surprise! Location Fun Theming
I really enjoyed this! wasn't expecting lots and thought it might be quite rough.. but it was surprisingly smooth and comfortable ! Normally on these style rides i'm hanging on to whatever I can so i don't bash my knees or elbows.. but on this I was hands up all the way round! :) Some nice airtime, not a bad speed.. really good fun :) And the interactions with Helix are awesome!
Balder - LisebergSamantha P. 4 years ago
Airtimes Fun Smoothness Theming Dead spots
I'm not normally a massive fan of woodies.. but i'll make an exception for Balder! Unfortunately only got to ride it once on the front row (queues then got to over 1h, so i chose to wait for helix instead!) so I think this might get 5 stars on the back row as It must be much faster. It felt a little slow at places on the front.. buut.. airtime ! Yes! So fun.. and surprisingly smooth :) Lots of 'head choppers' .. good solid ride :)
Helix - LisebergSamantha P. 4 years ago
Comfort Masterpiece Layout
Wow ! If I could give this 10 stars I would ! Shame i can only add 3 main pros because it has them all!: Air time, hang time, layout, launch, fun, comfort, smoothness... its just epic!! First row is awesome for views.. back row is more intense, and it gets more intense during the end of the day. Night rides on this are epic!! Absolutely love the length of it, the variation of elements .. feels like you're always out your seat with the air time and hang time.. Love the first element straight out of the station, thats awesome! the location of this on the hillside is awesome! Such an amazing coaster!! Wish it was closer to home so i could ride it all the time !! TOP COASTER !!
Corkscrew - Alton TowersSamantha P. 4 years ago
Headbanging Harness Discomfort