UK theme parks from another point of view!

What is the number one water ride in the UK at the moment?

Congo River Rapids (Alton Towers)
15 (12%)
The Flume (Alton Towers)
2 (2%)
Battle Galleons (Alton Towers)
2 (2%)
Tidal Wave (Thorpe Park)
13 (10%)
Logger's Leap (Thorpe Park)
7 (6%)
Bubbleworks (Chessington)
2 (2%)
Dragon Falls (Chessington)
7 (6%)
The Lost River Ride (Flamingo Land)
5 (4%)
Splash Battle (Flamingo Land)
1 (1%)
Pirate Falls (Legoland Windsor)
2 (2%)
Hydro (Oakwood Park)
6 (5%)
Stormforce 10 (Drayton Manor)
19 (15%)
Valhalla (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
42 (33%)
Spongebob's Splash Bash (Pleasure Beach Blackpool)
3 (2%)
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UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:11 pm

Well, we all love to get wet at our favourite UK theme parks, but what's your favourite?
3 votes each, to decide the best UK Water Ride, based on;
1). Levels of wetness.
2). Theming.
3). Fun.

Here are some pictures if you're not familiar with them.

1). Congo River Rapids:

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2). The Flume:

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3). Battle Galleons:

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4). Tidal Wave:

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5). Logger's Leap:

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6). Bubbleworks:

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7). Dragon Falls:

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8). The Lost River Ride:

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9). Splash Battle:

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10). Pirate Falls:

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11). Hydro:

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12). Stormforce 10:

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13). Valhalla:

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14). Spongebob's Splash Bash:

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Happy voting, peeps!
Keep on whistlin', folks.

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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:21 pm

Viking River Splash, Legoland.
 
AstroDan

Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:23 pm

Valhalla. By a mile.

Although Congo River Rapids is great.

:)
 
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:25 pm

Valhalla, with SF10 a (fairly distant) second.

For me, Valhalla is the definition of a world class water ride, and is the best non coaster ride I've been on. It is epic on so many levels.
 
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:31 pm

Stormforce 10. You can't beat that themeing (with merchandise profits actually going to a good cause), plus it has a backward chute - what more do you want? ;)
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:38 pm

I voted for 3 and went with:

1. Valhalla - Excellent themeing and effects and truly does get you wet, perfect water ride, no wonder it's one of the best in the world!

2. Tidal Wave - Does what it says on the tin, Gets you soaked and has brilliant themeing.

3. Dragon Falls - More or less Nostalgia for me, it can provide a laugh and I love the drops and themeing.

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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:39 pm

Storm Force 10 is a much better ride than Valhalla. The most overrated dark ride ever.
 
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:43 pm

I agree with Sam, I don't really feel smitten with Valhalla. Maybe the refurb this year will breathe some life into it.

I had to go for the Lost River Ride as one of my choices but now I feel filthy.
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:50 pm

A draw between Logger's Leap and Tidal Wave for me.

Logger's Leap for the nostalgia, escapism, themeing and funniness.

Tidal wave, well, do I have to explain?
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:51 pm

Charlee wrote:
Tidal wave, well, do I have to explain?


Yes.
 
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:52 pm

Sam wrote:
Charlee wrote:
Tidal wave, well, do I have to explain?


Yes.


You get wet, really wet, really really really wet.
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:53 pm

It's certainly Valhalla.

While I don't get why you can vote for three if your asking what we think is best, I chose Lost River and Hydro as my other two choices.
 
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 9:56 pm

Why is Bubbleworks there, but Charlie not?

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UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 10:03 pm

I like Dragon Falls as it looks all pretty. I suppose Valhalla is probably the best though , but I don't really like getting wet on rides!
 
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 10:26 pm

Valhalla, hands down. You must be insane to think not. Valhalla gets you drenched, where-as others aren't entirely designed to get you drenched, apart from Oakwood's "Drenched" but that's in Wales so doesn't count anymore.
 
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 10:32 pm

Chose Valhalla, Stormforce 10 and Tidal Wave (though I was trying to fit lost river ride somewhere in there).

Theming, theming, theming. And occasional ridiculous amounts of wetness. Perfect rides to just never go on.
 
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Sun May 20, 2012 10:45 pm

AstroDan wrote:
Why is Bubbleworks there, but Charlie not?

:)


I think that unless a water ride actually has the intention of getting you wet, then it doesn't really class as a water ride at all. Because then you'd not only have to add Charlie, but Riverbank Eye Spy as well and all similar rides to that.

But I say that, Ripsaw gets you wet but clearly it's a flat ride!

So, to be a true water ride I think an attraction must actually use water as a means of transporting the ride and have the intention of getting the rider wet at the same time.

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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Mon May 21, 2012 12:20 am

1) Valhalla - Simply amazing! Love the theme, layout and everything about the ride!*
  *when all effects are actually working

2) Tidal Wave - It creates a whole area of brilliant atmosphere. Fun theming, great music, makes me wet...

3) Loggers Leap - The only reason Loggers deserves 3rd is because of the brilliant double-dip. With a boat full of leapers, that double-dip has a great airtime effect! :)
 
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UK's Best Water Ride?

Mon May 21, 2012 1:05 am

1) Valhalla - My favourite by a mile - whilst getting too wet is a an issue, the recent renovation has improved some key areas, and the new frontage looks fab.

2) Congo River Rapids - An all over favourite which varies with each ride - however I find your fellow riders can reflect on how good your experience actually is.

3) Loggers' Leap - Been a long while since I've been on it, but it is the most enjoyable Log Flume I've been on to date.
 
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Re: UK's Best Water Ride?

Mon May 21, 2012 5:53 am

See, I want to say Valhalla but for me I find the ride too wet to enjoy. Around half way round I start regretting my decision to board the boat (or swimming pool, as it's usually become by that point).

This sounds like such a cop out (considering my fear of water, it probably is) but my favourite would probably be Congo River Rapids. I love the typical rapid style seating arrangement as it allows riders to interact throughout the ride, I love the 'will we/won't we get wet' factor of the ride. It's a brilliant ride to experience with friends and, on the occasions where I've shared a boat with strangers, I've always ended up being temporarily befriended by said strangers. Let's face it, it's funny when someone takes the KFC mega wave to the face ;).
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