Here is my 2005 park review!!2005 park reviews
Alton Towers – Trips 14
It’s been a really good season of trips to Alton Towers during 2005. I only got there 3 times last year, so I defiantly upgraded this year and only two of them trips I had my annual pass. I hadn’t been on Nemesis and Ripsaw (obviously not Rita but that’s new) before 2005 so I had to do them at some point of the season. I managed to do Nemesis during my first visit of the year, it was really enjoyable and led me to a year of fantastic rides on Nemesis. Also did Ripsaw, but that took a while and it wasn’t even that good. Top 5 rides
1) Nemesis – 9/10
2) Oblivion – 8/10
3) Spinball Whizzer – 7/10
4) Air – 6/10
5) Rita – 4.5/10 I am afraid that this ride was the biggest let down of 2005, it really is a crap rollercoaster. Blackpool pleasure beach — Trips 14
In my eyes it’s still the best park in the UK, tradition, history and the wonderful atmosphere moves it ahead of any other UK park. I went on Spin Doctor and Bling for the first time during the season. I was really scared during my first ride on Bling, but since then I’ve loved the ride where as with Spin Doctor its not so great and it’s never really lived up to how scary it could be when I’ve been on it. Top 5 rides
1)PMBO – 9/10 Still amazing, it may be rough but not all coasters are meant to be smooth, you can’t expect that every record breaking coaster will be smooth.
2)Grand National – 8/10 This ride is great for air time and even better when you don’t have the lap bar down!
3)Bling – 7.5/10 If your lucky you will get a really good cycle on Bling and on many times I have, that’s why I love this ride so much.
4)Big Dipper – 7/10 Quality classical BPB woodie that deserves the credit it gets. Nice air time and a nice layout.
5)Log Flume – 7/10 I prefer BD just a bit more than this, but this really is a great log flume the best in the country IMO, it never fails to give you any fun. DMP – 1 trip
I only managed to fit in one visit to this good little park but that was because of crappy transport to the place, thankfully I got a lift there which wasn’t crappy at all. I’d never been on anything there, so going on Shockwave, G-Force and Apocalypse was quite an experience. I found my trip to DMP as one of best I’d had all year, was a really good day out, I think it has to be one of my top 5 trips of the year. Top 5 rides
1)Apocalypse 8/10 – I vote this my favourite because I’ve never been so scared in my life. It’s a really scary feeling standing on a ride 200ft in the air, it was a very very scary experience but one I enjoyed.
2)Shockwave 7/10 – For the small budget DMP had when designing this coaster; they’ve done a bloody good job. The vertical loop is really good and it’s the only UK coaster to have a zero G inversion or whatever it’s called.
3)Stormforce 10, 6/10 – Ah what a cool water ride, it certainly does the trick if you plan on getting soaked.
4)G-Force 6/10 – Just manages to get a 6 this one, its layout is crap and the restrains don’t feel safe at all or they are down to tightly and give you gut pains. It’s OK, but nothing special.
5)Buffalo ride 5/10 – It’s a cool kiddie coaster, just had to include it in my top 5. Thorpe Park – 1 trip
2005 I got my visit to Thorpe Park, finally! In my opinion this park WILL become better than Alton Towers, they keep the queues moving and it’s a really good park. It’s a shame its only got two coasters, but soon Stealth will be opening, that will be a treat! Tidal Wave was shut on my visit, I must get a ride on that next year! Top 5 rides
1)Nemesis Inferno – 9/10 I loved this ride so much and it’s so much different in layout and theme terms compared to Nemesis at Alton. The rides don’t deserve to be compared, so leave them alone there both amazing.
2)Rush – 8/10 Ah another ride I loved, the air time was awesome and the restrains don’t make you feel safe at all. Great ride!
3)Samurai – 7/5/10 Ah what a fun ride this was, intense settings and a real cracker. Shame the restrains are a better dodgy.
4)Colossus – 7/10 I liked this ride, but the fact that the seats are so dodgy and uncomfortable knocks its score right down. It was far to rough for my liking.
5)Vortex – 6.5/10 Not as forceful as I expected, but it was a fun ride, dodgy restrains though.
Oh and heres my end of season video to go with it, plenty of AT and BPB footage.www.patmagic.net/coasters/End%20Of%20Se ... 202005.wmv