Ive been doing this hobby of mine for over 30 years now and this is the first time that a ride has blown me away enough for me to say its better than Nemesis. The Batman clones for example are fantastic rides and if they were like Nemmie ie heavily themed in a hole with near misses, tunnels etc, would probably be better than Nemesis for me.
However, OzIris is near nigh on perfection. If anything, it will only get better with age as some of the planting hasnt been finished yet and some areas look a little bare. How this will look in a few years time will be even better. My opinion of the ride is not just about the physical hardware, but about everything from the music, to the queueline entrance, to the placing of the queue, indoor section with the great themeing and then the station. The Experience
The ride itself is of course the main course and remembering back to my first ride on Nemmies opening day back in 1994 I can still recall how it was back then and believe me now, Nemmie rides better now than in 94. My first ride on OzIris was much better than my first on Nemmie.
This is not just "new ride syndrome", as if so I would have been blown away with Thirteen and The Swarm and some of the big new rides that I have ridden in the US, but I wasnt. This is something else, this is a complete package from queueline entrance to ride exit which is something we dont get all that much in the UK
I have been doing his for so long that it takes something special to blow me away and OzIris is certainly one of these rides.
As a side point I went to Thorpe Park yesterday to see how Inferno and Swarm compare and they are even more blah blah now than before I rode OzIris. The key point for me is when I ride Nemesis on Saturday (If we go), that will be the decider for me, having the opportunity to ride them so close together.
"The king is dead, long live the King"