I thought Tidal Surge was breathtaking if I'm honest. Up with Loke (liseberg) as a favourite flat ride.
Cheers for the tip, we'd taken to using the free water refill points to get newly chilled water before leaving the parks.
Everyone we spoke to, ride ops, park management, hotel staff...
Day 2 - Part 1
Texas is VERY hot, if you can ever go I can only suggest hitting a Walmart ASAP and buying a crate of water bottles. Then put a few in your hotel fridge every night. The parks do have refill point but they can range between ice cold and tepid.
Anyways, after a decent nights...
Day 1 -
So due to the flight times changing and the later opening of Kemah Boardwalk and Galveston Pier (both 12 noon). We sadly decided due to time constraints as cool as doing a Gerstlauer on a pier would be we'd have to scrap those plans to fit in everything else we'd planned in the...
Day 0 - Aka Travel Day
So having gone to the effort of buying a covid test and barely leaving the house since the start of June the US decided to lift the requirement for a test starting from the day I travelled.
Anyhow as the verifly app still required the rest result on the Saturday morning...
Currently on holiday in Texas for the week. I'm attending the PBE American Dream event which starts on Sunday in Chicago. Obviously after 2 years of delays etc a few friends and I decided to make the most of the more expensive flights and go for early to visit some new parks and...
Visited the park today, still considering writing a proper trip report shortly.
Loved the park, Steel Eel lots of fun, almost Magnum esque bunny hills towards the end.
Best coaster hands down is Texas Stingray, another GCI triumph. Certainly hauls through the layout.
Tidal Surge is...
The water park at Duinrell all the slides were basically unstaffed and used the traffic light system of when to go. Just meant you'd not hang around once you hit the water.
They had a self operated trapdoor slide were you'd close yourself in and the button to lock and operate the trapdoor was...
Well from the video it would seem you cannot enter the slide area at the top until the person whose gone in front has exited the splash pool and pressed the button you see at the end.
Clearly the park/country trusts it patrons to stick to these rules.
Plus I remember as a kid going to all...
I think it's just down to luck, I visited late 2020 went on storm force 10 just around noon and came off pretty dry, then did it last thing before leaving and got a soaking off the backwards drop. I wasn't best pleased.
I remember my last visit staying in Hotel Matamba on my own, had a few drinks sat at the bar then when going the toilet having to make it clear to the bar staff I'd be back and wasn't trying to avoid paying the bill.
You have to say B and M have played a blinder with this.
Phase 1: Develop and sell stand up coasters to parks
Phase 2: Make money converting the majority of stand up coasters to sit down floor less.
Phase 3: Develop a new stand up coaster to sell to parks and start the process all over again.
SeaWorld Orlando have just confirmed the surf coaster for 2023 which looks like B and Ms New take on the stand up coaster.
Merlin have a great relationship with B and M. The ride can be marketed as unique to Europe. Gives the park a modern launch coaster.
Obviously merlin would need to come...