Along with the good and
bad points listed at the foot of each review, our five-star ratings are
a general summary of the reviewed ride or attraction.
Do not use
ratings to compare rides head-to-head
ratings and reviews award rides based on their own individual
merits. Whilst one inverted coaster may get five stars and
another four, it does not automatically mean that the five star
attraction is the better ride, although it is the better one in
situe - this means we take account of factors like the way
the attraction is operated, how well it accomplishes it's
criteria and how well the attraction fits into the park in terms
of the sensations it offers.
Bear in mind
We try and rate a
ride bearing in mind its average performance. Dark rides with
unreliable effects will receive a lower overall rating even if
it is a five-star attraction when all in working order.
have a tendency to become rough if not maintained properly. Our
rating is based on our experiences of the attraction when
we rode it so please bear this in mind before flying across the
world to experience a five-star attraction that we haven't
If we feel a
review has become unrepresentative of a ride, we will simply
remove it until such a time we can re-ride the attraction.
meets all expectations, fits its criteria perfectly and
entertains those who its aimed at.
attraction, but just misses out on a full rating due to a few
negative points or just general inconsistency.
A good ride. Is
generally enjoyable and certainly worth going on, but misses out
on entertaining its target audience.
Worth a go, but
generally uninspiring and not worth queuing for. Don't expect to
be running back to the start of the queue.
the mark, and is generally a displeasure to ride. Normally
painful, often just a general waste of time with no
gratification for those who the ride is aimed at.