I first went to Thorpe Park, and it was just called Thunder River
Rapids, I used to enjoy it as it was much faster and rougher than it is
now. The last time I went on it I nearly fell asleep on the ride. Very
bad decision of Thorpe Park to change it.
was actually a good rapids ride at the start of the season... until they
decided to run it on 'snail mode', my 10 year old brother can make more
waves than what this ride delivers.
The news of a Rapids Retheme got many excited. This would be the first
rapids ride in the UK that would have a more substantial theme then a wild west
river. People naturally compared the theme to that of the American theme park
rapids. Whilst nothing of this nature would ever be reachable, the result was
The worst aspect of the ride MUST be the new boats. With little to know comfort
of rails, kids slide along seats and get catapulted to the floor when the boat
hits the side or a rock.
The sharp jars hurt adult riders backs, and the boat simply is not in the
station long enough for eight riders to board.
The channel of water, in an attempt to liven up the right, has slowed boats down
as they struggle to traverse the completely un-natural water channels.
Wet riders will only be so due to a few hidden water jets that have nothing to
do with the theming that could be oh so easily accommodated to be interactive
with the boat.
People leave the ride not wet, not thrilled, not excited, not best pleased. The
photo booth showing hoards of pictures that have been off-time and only have
half the boat in shot does not do much to liven spirits.
To mimic the old Thunder River traits, Rumba Rapids does not help guests to
"have a Super Day".
A seriously poor attraction. Barely a ride, or
one of any calibre except for that tunnel which builds to a large
I've been on once- once too many. Typical
Tussuads really its a shame with Tidal Wave, Colossus and Inferno this
juts out like a cat on a coaster!
No Name Supplied
I don't see why you've
even bothered to review this ride. The re-theme was intended to make
this strictly a kiddy ride, and I find it unbelievable that so many
people fail to realise this. And, as a kiddy ride, I think they've done
it up quite well, although I agree it does stand out like a fluorescent
paint stain on a black wall.
Don't go on this. It is a
terrible ride. It sometimes has long lines. Most of the times I have
been on I have never got wet. The only bit where you can get wet is the
squirters next to the lift hill at the end. Since being refurbished the
theming is better but it is still a bad ride.
No Name Supplied.
Retheme wasn't intended to
make it a kiddy ride, hence the height restrictions. I see plenty of all
ages go on it, so not sure where you got that idea from.
The Ride isn't that bad at
all. The tunnel is good with a waterfall and pipes. The end is not bad
as well with sprays and a water tower. A very underestimated ride!
I actually think it's
quite a relaxing ride to go on at the end of the day. Rides don't always
have to get your kicker in a twist.
I think that this ride is
actually fairly well themed and I think that it is actually painted
quite well. Any way the contract with Ribena will run out eventually so
the berries might go. this is better than thunder river.
This ride is an absolute
joke! I went on once and when I saw the queue to get back on I began to
feel sorry for the people at the back. The ride was really short, there
was hardly many rapids and when I got off I was as dry as a bone. If it
was possible I'd give it no stars at all.