Jungle Coaster: disappointing. The first
drop is all right, but after that the trim brakes ruin the experience for
me. Once the car shows any signs of picking up any sense of speed, the
ride is killed by the evil trims. Following the obligatory hairpin style
top section, the ride goes through a couple of standard, non-memorable
bunny hop hills, then goes through another painfully slow hairpin section
before crawling into the breaks.
Theming wise, the interactive fountain
feature at the bottom of the first drop is imaginative and interesting,
but apart from that I found the area to be extremely bland. Walls of logs
with basic face paintings on them, a ride area that has simply been turfed
over (of course, despite the ride being called JUNGLE COASTER), a station
that has no theming what-so-ever and a queue line consisting of some
information boards are not what I would expect from Legoland.
In conclusion, the ride itself is neither
memorable nor exciting, and the theming does not break the boundaries of
imagination. I think the criteria of 2 stars fits this ride perfectly.