Ok- UG land prior to rita was one of the best themed ideas areas on the park, but some of the themes didn't make sense to me- Boneshaker made sense But while UG Swingers and Corkscrew had great theming, it didn't make much sense with the name apart from it was swings in UG land and a generic name for corkscrew- look at flamingo lands dinosaur themed lan- pterodactyl works as a name to fit in the area- you get the feeling you are flying like a pterodactyl! the name corkscrew doesn't fit in with dinosaurs much at all. Then Rita came along... Need I say much more? The name- while it is a coincidence- Alton towers Intamin Rollercoaster, Rita Queen of Speed, when has there ever been a queen at that time, and when have you ever heard about drag racing cars in the dinosaur times? Admittedly it was meant to be zany, but it would have been better if more realistic
Now onto the Dark Forest, yes it has scaffolding everywhere, yes Rita is barely themed but the scaffolding near rita is due to H&S- when the launch cable snapped the needed to go to extra measures to make sure no one gets injured- the theme makes sense now, it is about a possessed forest, taken over by the wraiths, but it is themed quite recently, rita has vines taking over parts of the area, the stalls have vines and rita is themed around escaping the demons/wraiths/dark forest, not about racing, the dark forest is not themed to an age, it's themed to the possessed Forrest taking over. Rita is themed to an escape from the dark forest, not drag racing thousands and millions of years ago, also it fits in with thirteen- Now onto thirteen
Thirteen, personally the second best themed coaster on park, next to nemesis which if built on flat land, would be worse themed than thirteen, the queue has theming like the van, the skeletons, the eerie music- then the station is amazing, the writing on the walls, the roof, the dispatch annoucements and then, the tesla- such an amazing, yet quite simple piece of theming. The actual ride is one of the best family coasters around, smooth as glass, and looks great. Then when it gets to the crypt the initial drop is always a suprise, and the wraiths, the sound effects of the floor crumbling, and the first time Riders
the way it is so dark, and the wraiths surround you with a little bit of light is brilliantly executed, like they're possesing you. Then you drop! The wraiths surround youand you go backwards, the theming before it goes backwards is good as well, and it is very thrilling!
Overall the area fits in better than UG land, the rides are better themed, I like the dark forest theme and they have two top quality coasters!