Ok, here goes...
When recently visiting Chessington,
Dragons Fury put me in a good mood-it was a good fun family coaster-just
what the park needed. Then we went to Rameses.
At first we were
getting excited because one of the guys operating it was giving quite
long, intense, wet rides. This meant the queue was qoing slow but we
didn't mind because it should have meant we got a better ride. But the
go before ours, a lady took over who put it onto an automatic program,
which was really short and really rubbish.
I ended up sitting next
to a couple of girls, and (not meaning to be sexist here) even THEY were
saying "come on, SPEED!"
Later in the day,
(actually last ride of the day) we decided to give it another chance.
And I am really, REALLY glad we did.
Not only did the ride
operator run it on manual, he did some of the most intense movements the
ride could carry out, and some fantastic tricks with the water. And as
it was the very last ride of the day, he did it about 5 or 6 times after
us all shouting again and clapping. And its not like each individual
time was short-they were all long. So I reckon we were on the ride for
nearly 10 mins in total. I was soaked but didn't care because not only
was it a great ride, but the water was really warm!
The best movements he
did was to lock the gondola, take it over and upside down 2 or 3 times
then suddenly unlock it so it would swing head-over-heals about 3/4
times. Even better when he did it the second time backwards-amazing.
So in conclusion, when
run on the program, the ride is average, not bad, but definitely not
that good. And if you are unlucky enough to have the same experience in
the queuing as we did first time, the ride seems very disappointing.
But for an amazing
ride, go on a hot sunny day, and if you really want to have the
experience we did, wait about half an hour at the entrance before the
park closing time, and just as they are coming to close the entrance,
get into the queue, and (like me) ask the ride operator if you could
have a really long ride. And enjoy. Might I add that we were actually
just lucky as we ran to the ride from Rodeo with about 3 mins to spare
when we got there-lucky or what eh?!
(based on normal
(based on second