• Manuel G.

    Situación Launch Intensidad Vibración Demasiado corto Layout

    This was a positive surprise. It was great to feel that amazing of a launch with nothing below your dangling feet (going barefoot is recommended - nice footchopper moments). The rest of the ride to me is only great in the first row, but it is fantastic there. The hangtime in the inversion is as beautiful as the overall scenery and the speed is amazing. Layout-wise it is neither long nor interesting enough for a higher rating, but it is definitely one of those coasters that slam you into the brakes and you are just pumped and want to ride again. Just make sure to go front row. Did not try it in the very back just to see if it's really unbearable there, in the front it is very fine, if indeed not smooth at all.

  • Manuel G.

    Duración ¡Decepción!

    This ride has had its time. It is still fairly smooth, sits firmly in the most impressive coaster skyline in a European park and features good duration. But pacing-wise it is just not an exciting ride anymore. You really feel that it's just element after element with inconsistent speeds throughout the ride. Also it is very intense, but in a nauseating way. I always went of feeling slightly dizzy in the head in a way I had never felt before. For a ride of this magnitude, the ride experience is indeed kind of average.

  • Manuel G.

    Airtimes Lap Bar Suavidad

    This is difficult to rate for me, as it is obviously a high-quality flagship coaster, but nothing it does really excites me. The train design is great for a very open and exposed feeling, which the loose lap bars enhance that are safer than they feel. The views from the lift hill are fantastic and the Spanish climate also adds to the generally comfortable experience. Next in line is a pretty good drop accumulating a lot of speed, but then my problems with the ride begin. I was very excited to experience the floater hills everyone raves about, but I quickly realised I'm an ejector type of person. These hills do nothing for me but add at least a certain purpose to the gentle high-speed-cruising. The ampersand turnaround feels too long and the layout only got more of the same in store from then on. The "midcourse brake run" completely kills the coaster off too early and after each ride I was severely underwhelmed on the final brakes. I completely understand why people say they could sit on Shambhala all day, but for me I cannot only feel the comfort but also quite a lot of boredom. I would describe the ride feeling as gently bouncing on clouds, which this extremely smooth coaster does marvellously. It's just nothing I look for repeatedly in a coaster.

  • Manuel G.

    ¡Buena sorpresa! Fun

    Nice ride that presents an enjoyable combination of both typical water rides and coasters. Elevator is a cool feeling and the coaster part from the drop to the splash is pretty average but not too lame to be good fun. I enjoyed it a lot and it is a perfect definition of what a 3-star ride should be.

  • Manuel G.

    Comodidad Layout Tematización Launch

    Actually a great ride, comfortable and short but not too much so. Unfortunately, the launch tunnel is weakly themed and the launch itself is disappointing. What follows though is a layout that did not have a single weak spot in pacing. It even features more consistent pacing than the already great Lech Coaster in my opinion. Great coaster to take a ride on in between the major rides in the park.

  • Manuel G.

    Fun Arnés Intensidad

    A great family ride! Totally surprised by the pleasant ride experience. The lack of OTSRs for an inverted coaster feels great and the layout is fun und surprisingly strong in its positive G-forces. Of course it is quite short and nothing to rave about, but expected much less!

  • Manuel G.

    Intensidad Layout Vibración ¡Decepción! Incomodidad

    I was very excited to ride the most recent SLC in Europe in the hope of it being a lot better than its older peers. Unfortunately I was disappointed. I still think the layout is great and features incredible intensity - hence the 3 stars. But even with the new trains that eliminate all the headbanging, it still does not feel like a marvel of engineering. It is not smooth and features the same kind of stop-and-go movement SLCs are known for. Consequently, I have now lost hope in this model to ever surpass my standard rating of 3 stars, although I still believe the layout in general could be a 4-star ride.

  • Manuel G.

    Velocidad Suavidad Layout

    I have no words, this is the best coaster in Europe to me as of 2019. As stunning visually as it is as a ride experience. After you have conquered the much too long queue line, you are in for a serious treat, as soon as the coaster has warmed up for a few hours. First drop into the structure is amazing, especially in the back. As soon as you reach the bottom, you are shocked by the stupid amount of speed at an insane level of smoothness. Climbing up the turnaround-hill you get some good airtime before going down again. Then you get the zero-G-stall - not my personal favourite element, as I think the feeling is not so different from other similar conventional elements that it feels like something totally new, but it is immense fun. The following outbanked turn is very whippy here, the subsequent floater hill acts as a much needed breather point, but fortunately is not as long as Hyperions. A great inversion through the structure is followed by two amazing camelbacks with Untamed-quality ejector. My favourite part of the ride is the violent twisted airtime hill to the left that follows. Final inversion and then you slam in the brakes like crazy. Ride it and be amazed but wait for a couple of hours until the ride has reached its full potential. My current #1 in Europe.

  • Manuel G.

    Primera caída Intensidad Vibración

    Absolutely incredible and the first ride in Europe that's been an obvious full 5-star coaster from the start for my liking. You enter the beautiful station through the "O" in Hyperion and take a much too long walk through a neverending queue line. Held in place by the newest generation Intamin lap bars, you then climb up the lift hill and are sent into a first drop that is just so so good. From there on you are having a difficult time comprehending the speed and power of the coaster and you almost forget to enjoy the beautifully long first airtime hill - not the very strongest airtime but well-sustained and not weak at all. The twist and dive ends the first part very abruptly and rips you violently into the direction you were coming from. Now comes the even better part - the one close to the ground. The abrupt banking of the track that follows is so much fun that you cannot help but to continue with your hysterical laughter. The small bunnyhop after that is something I barely noticed, more so the big floater airtime hill following it. It provides exactly what it promises and presents a breather point in the layout. I agree that with more rerides this hill becomes slightly too boring compared to the rest of the layout (i.e. it doesn't match the overall purpose of the majority of the layout), though not enough though for me to take off half a star. The bunny-hop-banking combination after the turnaround is as great as the first time around and the following sharp corners at still very high speed give you some really really strong positive G-forces. The final hill provides great airtime and then you slam into the brakes at a speed other coasters would be happy to reach at any point of the ride. Totally amazing. I do admit that after a lot of re-rides it becomes slightly less exciting as opposed to Zadra in the same park that remains stupidly good each and every time you ride it. Still an obvious 5-star ride and it is still amazing to me how my personal two favourite coasters in Europe are situated in the same park that as a whole is far from being my favourite park in Europe. (Depending on seating position and point of time - I haven't quite decoded the exact relationship - this ride can have quite a rattle or non at all. I might have had luck with my rides, as other people in our group have been detracted by a strong rattle on some of their rides.)

  • Manuel G.

    Fun Vibración Capacidad Incomodidad

    One of those coasters that are so crappy they become fun again. At least reasonably. Capacity is crap, the state in which the ride is in does not match the pretty entrance design and the layout doesn't so much.