Well X... hmmm
Went this evening, everything in the park had 5 min queues or less so we decided to do X. This was the biggest mistake and I will not be repeating this again.
we waited outside in the cold for 15 mins, then we were let in. I was impressed with the lighting in the corridor the new speakers were great. Then we got to the ramp, and waited and waited, then moved slowly then waited and waited, 25 mins later I got to the baggage drop. By this time I had waited so long my blood was boiling. I entered the building all optimistic and I had not even put my bag in I had waited sooooo long that all I wanted to do was get out, but I was stuck inside with screaming teenagers.
I spoke to the baggage attendant and asked why the throughput of the ride was so poor, I was told:
"We only have two of the four trains as the others are still in the Nederlands" If I had known this, I would not have queued for 45 mins..... At this point it didn't matter what they had done to X I didn't want to go on it and I wasn't going to enjoy it.
After leaving X I managed to get Stealth in twice, Swarm Twice and Saw in just 30 mins.... Not an effective use of time, hence my frustration and anger
Now I have had time to calm down...
The place looks nicer with a good paint job
The speakers as you walk down are the right volume and create a good atmosphere, but only half the corridor had been fitted out with speakers, so when you get to the end of the corridor where it zig zags and the poor lighting is, there is no sound
Still the signs needs updating
Good to see the old TVs and Power plant which didn't work removed
All new new LEDs look fantastic
Going forwards, didn't really improve the ride experience IMO
The 1M height restriction is fantastic for younger ones
The cars are comfortable and the new lap bars work ok
The smoke totally works
The central light column looks good
Love the lasers too
Music should have been louder IMO
The lights need a little work some of the effects are wow, others are disapointing
Strobe lighting might be a good addition
There are moments where there isn't much music
Now there is light inside you see the supports and just how tight the ride is, so you get a few near misses
The brake sections, brake section 1 worked well, the second brake section where it went back then stopped, this jolted us badly, it would be better is the ride just stopped rather than trying to go backwards then forwards
I would not queue more than 10 mins for this, it is good to get out of the rain, there has been an improvement, but not enough to make me wanna go back on in every visit.
For a low investment year and for a ride which has been badly neglected, they have done a good job.
Quote from somebody else collecting their bag "Its just like the flying fish, but in a nightclub."
If you go down to the woods today