Congo River Rapids are probably the best non-major ride at Alton Towers.
I like Rapids anyway, mainly due to the fact that every ride is
different, and also that it is a very social ride where all the family
can go in the same boat, face the middle and just have a good old laff.
The intertwining of the Runaway Mine Train is a good feature, the
waterfalls are also just about perfect. It is also nice to get away from
the bustle of the park, something which although the Log Flume does
better, the rapids do in a more entertaining way. It isn't a ride I
would queue for, but is fantastic fun, something many rides strive to be
in my opinion.
it is called the Congo River Rapids, it's a shame that the theming
doesn't go further than the striped roof in the station, which is a lost
opportunity. It is quite fun though, but not wet enough.
Although it isn't particularly wet, I don't see why I
should go on a water ride and always know I'm going to get wet,
especially in Britain! I think it is far more fun to think 'am I going
to get wet?' and can dodge waves accordingly.
is by far the most fun 'normal' rapids I have been on. I agree with the
wetness thing, although I had no complaints about the Bilge Rat Barges
in Florida which had superb theming around the course. The wave pools
where the boat has waves going across to the side is most fun, and
to the max on the Congos.
ride is now too wet. On a recent trip I noticed the addition of some
hose pipes and water sprays that have been placed next to the camera
near the waterfalls and at the end of the ride just before the conveyor
last one has been cleverly placed so it at least gets one rider
completely drenched from head to toe. All
this happens underneath the bridge that previous riders seem to crowd on
and cheer every time some one gets wet. I was so wet that it took me 5
hours to dry off even though it was a very hot day
A very good ride, which lasts long enough to drench
every inch of you. Around ever turn is a new splash or some water pistols, and the
tunnel is really fun. I have always enjoyed rapid rides and this one lived up to
my expectations. But make sure you get on it early, queues get very bad
most disappointing ride in the park. Alton should replace it with
An okay ride, but similar
to many other river rapid rides. Don't wait too long for this one
is brilliant because it is unpredictable. It is always the one who preys
not to get wet that gets soaked. You always end up wanting to ride it
again, and it still always has a queue. The theming is quite good as
well. My only criticism is that the fountain never gets turned on and it
is in the wrong place - e.g is would suit the tunnel and it would take
riders by surprise as they cascade through in the dark.