The best thing of Hex is
that it isn't scary, and it doesn't aim to be, just a
mind-twister...First time you ride you think...'ok'...Now I re-ride it
just to hear people's reactions when it starts...Oh, and the music...
Why it hasn't got 5 is because the re-ridability
isn't great... Seen it once, seen it thousand times
Hex was fantastic...as a family ride. I couldn't help
but feel Alton Towers pulled a couple of punches with
the "scary" theming, but apart from that the
overall theming was brilliant, as you would expect from
Alton Towers. The ride experience played with your mind
rather than saying "you are going to be dropped
into oblivion!" which is a nice change I suppose.
legend! Won't be forgetting the story any time soon!
Hex is one of those rare rides that
the smallest detail has been carefully thought over. The
build up to the ride is amazing with a rich orchestral
score that fits the attraction so well.
The videos in Hex have been
filmed actually in Alton where the tree in chains is
located. Hex has well choreographed lighting and use of
special effects is done with great results. The first
time I went on Hex I was completely outstanded with the
"true" storyline and the dramatic ending. The
start of the ride is eerie and sets the mood well, you
always have something to look at in the queue line with
the attention grabbing videos and the recently excavated
artefacts that have been found deep within the towers.
The thing that I have noticed
about Hex that is different to other rides is that all
of the walls and scenery are real because they are the
real towers (well maybe not the last room!).
In conclusion Hex is well worth
a ride and beats other mad houses any day. if your
looking for whine knuckle thrill hex maybe isn't for you
but if you want something a bit different Hex is a ride
that will leave you spellbound!
As a big
fan of ghost trains/haunted houses Hex is a good ride. We went straight
through and l was a bit freaked by all those figures that were wrapped
in fabric and like the scenery whilst you waited as l thought that it
was going to do something but it didn't, thank god for that.
We went into the lab
part and the effects were very good the lightening, the dimming lights
and the curtains blowing in the wind. The only thing that I didn't see
was the ghost of the gypsy women as I was a bit freaked and weren't
looking and then we went up the stairs threw the bookcase and through
the hidden passage way to the vault.
I and the people that l
went with went in first so we were sitting at the end, and there was the
branch there with lights coming through it, the noise got louder and one
thing confused me, even though your mind thinks that the cart is moving,
it's actually the walls, but l didn't get was that thing was under the
cart that had the face. I was told that it was the tree, but why would
it be in the vault?
But overall, Such a
What I don't understand is why people don't appreciate
this ride. It is really fantastic because it doesn't rely on cheap
'monsters out of the cupboard' scares. If you want that, ride duel. This
ride is not scary but it plays with your mind and leaves you on edge,
which in my opinion is better than monsters out of the cupboard. The theming
is realistic. The one thing that lets it down (which Alton Towers cannot
help) is the signs outside, warning people with heart and back
conditions not to ride.
I thought Hex was rubbish myself -
sorry. Nicely themed, but pretty pants. A 'UK first' - a 'Mad House' is
just a well themed version of the Haunted Swings which have stood at
Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Pleasureland Southport and Morecambe (RIP) for
decades. And I reckon "Passaje Del Terror" at Blackpool
Pleasure Beach is miles better as an interactive experience.
must admit I am not the biggest fan of Hex, to say that Passaje Del
Terror is better is like comparing Apocalypse to the Bubble Works! Hex
is a family ride, and as it goes for the family market, it blows Passaje
Del Terror to bits. If we're talking about attractions that scare you,
then vice versa. Next time you leave Hex, hover around the door to see
people rhapsodise about it! It really is amazing!
I find it a bit
boring, although I am into thrill rides. I appreciate it is only a
family ride, and I do find the effects spectacular, I would just rather
pull some Gs on Oblivion!
first version of Hex was OK. The pre-shows were rubbish though, and made
it a very hard ride to go back and re-ride as the pre-shows were a bore.
The improvements are much better, and with the final room being quite so
spectacular, it is now a really good family attraction with a great
agree. I used to find this type of thing really, really boring. I see
that Hex is not only an illusion, but a really well produced attraction
with some fantastic effects, gorgeous music and an atmosphere to make
Mardi Gras look boring!
can't help but think Hex would be much better if it did actually turn
over. I don't get the point of just watching turning walls.
it turned over, it wouldn't be a family attraction. You just explained a
who want it to flip over, why? Why does everyone think the whole ride is
just turning walls? Do they not see the smoke effects? The light
effects? Do they not hear the music? I don't go into Poseidon's Fury and
say 'why don't the walls turn?' do I? Its the same thing.
found Hex at Alton Towers very disappointing. While I admit it has a
clever effect of spinning the room around Its not very exciting. I was
expecting something else to happen after all the build up. Not worth
queuing for in my opinion if you are seeking thrills.
I thought Hex was
OK, nothing that spectacular. The queue
was huge but there was plenty to keep your interest. The theming was
excellent. The ending of the ride was wicked, quite disorientating!
Brilliantly executed idea but with what
I considered to be two flaws:
1) the story was good but was never
concluded, did the earl get rid of the curse?
2) there was no explanation of how it
worked at the end, I came out of it with a mate arguing whether it actually
flipped over or not (I said not, and found this site to prove my point)
would like to go again to see what it was like knowing what was going to
happen but I would find the intro a bit of a bore second time round.
Cool experience but long intro is very boring
Ok, so the effects were well done, but
was the ride at all believable? No! I thought it was pants, and I was
really bored - even though I hate scary rides! It's not exactly the
best, it could've done with being perhaps a little faster to be more
This ride is the best ride Alton towers have
ever added to the endless supply of attractions in their park. The theming
and style of the ride matches to the gothic ruins of the towers and in certainly
an experience like no other. The music used for this ride is superb,
it's dramatic build up to it's final is just amazing. The way that the
ride is based upon the actual legend is something I have never
encountered before and seems very unique to me. Having never ridden
Villa Volta which is the rival of Hex I can't comment on the differences,
but the style and atmosphere that Hex creates is wondrous. The music
always reminds me of Danny Elfman's style of gothic orchestral music,
him being my all time favourite composer.
On my first ride of Hex I was overwhelmed at
what it made me feel, and somehow every time I ride it I notice
something that I never have before.
This ride is truly an amazing experience and is
the b far the best ride that I have ever encountered. I would rather
ride Hex that a white knuckle coaster, although they are my second
favourite types of ride.
Hex a truly unique experience!
A must see. It uses spectacular special effects
with a good theme and large capacity. Don't miss it!
A truly surprising mind bending
experience. A must if you have never been on a similar ride before. I
still can't get my head round the immense feeling of gravity in my head
and legs and the disorientation you feel. Warning - anyone who suffers panic
attacks stay well away! I must say though I'm still talking about this
ride to friends two days later so it must be worth a visit. If your
looking for G's then Nemesis or Oblivion in that order. Air? Nahhh!
OK. I am a freak. I went on it once and
I was hooked. My holiday lasted 4 days and I went on it on a grand
total of 13 times! The movie can get kinda boring after a while and you
can read "begger" wrong (snort) but the music is
sooooooooooooooooooooo cool! it has been 3 months now and I still
Very good ride to scare your
friends before going on, if you don't tell them the ending they are
always shocked! Good use of the towers!
Walking through the story part of the ride really is very very scary,
especially the blowing curtains. The ride part is VERY confusing. I
really thought we were going all the way around!
A triumph of a ride, and when all in working order, the most polished
and unique attraction at the park.
Effortlessly atmospheric, brilliantly conceived, unique and right out
creepy, Hex is easy to get drawn into. Pretty unmissable.
I was disappointed with Hex and didn't really understand what was
going on but it seems it was experiencing technical problems as we just
stood in the octagonal room watching the TVs in silence, wondering what
the hell was going on until a techy guy opened the door with a torch to
try and fix the thing (that scared me more than the ride!).
Safe to say because we missed out on half the story the whole thing didn't
make much sense and was pretty much a waste of time.