I've obviously never been on Samurai at TP on a busy enough day. All the times I've been on it it's been absolutely outstanding, incredibly violent and yet very satisfying.
Reviewing Samurai is hard. Firstly,
I never experienced it in its original home at Chessington. Secondly, I
have never been on any other Top Scans - the closest being Bling at
Pleasure Beach Blackpool.
The queue is quite deceptive, not looking too
long and at first offering some views over the lake. After queuing for at least
40 minutes, we finally boarded this Japanese warrior. The row numbers on
the platform really do save a lot of time on a ride where - at least
when I went on it - the loading times were slow at best.
My seat taken at the end of the row, I pull down
my restraint, which isn't the definition of comfortable, but isn't bad
either. And so, the ride begins.
Some of the visuals are fantastic, I loved it
when it went over the trees and then over the lake. The ride lasted for
a good length of time, I was surprised at how long it was.
Well, I came off happy and slightly dizzy. The
rest of my group came off saying it was an Ok ride, but somewhat
Although I've only been on once, comparing my
views of Samurai to my groups views, sitting on the end of a row
probably enhances the ride experience by a long way.
*Long ride time
*Poor loading and long queues
*Programme could be a bit more intense
*The colour scheme is a bit off
The programmes on a quiet day aren't
incredible Andrew Crook [below]. Ride Skater in Germany or Extreme in
France and then you'll experience incredible!
Excuse me?! How can anyone possibly take digs at
the Samurai? Yes, the Samurai did have a better ride and better scenery
at Chessington, but the ride is still great!
The program for Samurai is slow and the theming
doesn't suit the ride, but the programs are getting better. On a quiet
day the programs are unbelievable!
Tries its best, but frankly
isn't even up to the standard of sister ride Zodiac. Frankly appalling
ride, and such a shame to trample over the reputation off its former
self at Chessington and any other operating top-scan
Not Just disappointing, but just
I loved this ride at Chessington it was
utterly wild. Now it's utterly lame and boring. The queue sucks and
Thorpe Park keep messing around with the music. I'd have more fun on a
How to ruin a brilliant ride in 3 easy
1) Move it from its original location
to another thrill heavy park
2) Make no attempt to disguise this fact
3) Run the ride less intense than at its first home
Basically, Thorpe have not only met the
criteria, but taken it to new levels. Samurai is slow, short and boring,
it looks plain and its theme music does not suit it. It is not themed in
the slightest and is really only there to fill a gap in an empty year
and to add to Thorpe's extensive collection of flat rides. An OK ride as
it is, Rubbish compared to its former self.
Maybe I shouldn't give my opinion on
this ride because I went on it when it was at Chessington but here are
my thoughts: Samurai is absolutely awful! There is absolutely no point
to this ride! Capacity is low, queue doesn't seem to go anywhere anytime
fast, and all it does is throw you all over the place like a rag doll.
Me and my dad came off a bit dizzy with a headache that lasted about
half an hour. Why Thorpe Park ever wanted this ride I'll never know. The
only thing good about it is the name Samurai, because it chops you up!
Look, reviewers, Samurai is not
rubbish, it is a purely wonderful ride. That is because we went in the
summer months & it was a quiet day, the only big queues being Colossus
& Tidal Wave, Samurai's was about 5 mins, when Mum & Rachael
were at the farm, I tried the Samurai seat & it was nice. Since Colossus
had broken down, we decided to watch Samurai because the first time we
saw it was closed. The ride lasted about 4 1/2 minutes & it was
insane. People, reviewers, spin ride haters, don't be harsh on Samurai,
it is a brilliant attraction. Thank you for your time:
Music is brilliant
Mixes in with Colossus
I have yet to notice one