Wet n wild review + pics

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Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Paulie123 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:45 pm

Hey guys.
Had a ball at wet n wild. As always.
Wet n wild was totally different from when i last went.. Which was in 04..
The H20 zone was completely new for me. Had a blast!
I LOVEEE TORNADO.
surfrider was closed =[
ah well. still had fun.
not too many ques.. longest wait was for kamikaze. 10 mins approx with 1 side only going! :]

heres the pics:

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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Hurricane » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:50 pm

You didn't miss much with SurfRider anyway... Now that the water jet's don't run the ride has lost anything that was good about it IMO.
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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Top Gunner14 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:58 pm

How come they don't run them? Looks fantastic and would be different aswell for me as I haven't been there in ages, again thanks for the photos. Tornado looks awesome as does kamikaze

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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Hurricane » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:07 pm

Many reasons as to why SurfRider's jets were turned off PERMANENTLY. One of them was the water jets kept on hitting the computers, causing unexpected breakdowns and delays. Not even water resistant covers were able to protect them. The chlorinated water didn't go well with the ride either, there was rust and the paint had faded BADLY within 6 months of opening. Almost to the extent of what The Claw looks like today. The Decision was then made by management to stop the water effect's in hope that the ride would start running better, which it hasn't.

The ride is plauged with Mechanical issues and has often gone down for prolonged period's of time. Weather it be a whole ride failure, or one or even 2 sets of the rings seizing up and not spinning properly. Hell just after the ride the staff had a brekkie and got to ride the surfrider, thing is one of the groups got stuck on the ride, the ride finished and they couldn't get the floor to come back up so they could walk off the ride. The ride was stuck for over an hour so the staff were stuck in the hot sun, they got them drinks and towels to cover themselves from the sun. The opening of the park was delayed because most of the front gate staff were stuck on the ride, so when some replacements were found the park opened.

One week after the ride opened, it went down for over 2 weeks for an "Unexpected Technical Delay" also. This was NOT good for the park considering the extensive advertising for the parks going on at this time. Parts even had to be ordered in from overseas to get the ride running. It was also closed from July 2007 - Late October 2007 for "Maintenence" The ride just doesn't seem to be worth the effort that Warner Village have put into it. With the money they have spent on the ride, they should have got something like the Claw instead. It is a similar if not better ride experience with half the issues!
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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Zamperla » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:34 am

nice photos Paulie - the first I've seen of the new Intamin coaster.

Looks like typically perfect weather

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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby princess » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:44 am

Weather here is perfect, for W&W or any other water park, Love it.

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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Top Gunner14 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:41 pm

Wow, thats a shame the Surf rider has been closed. thanks for the info Hurri

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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Hurricane » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:10 pm

SurfRider = Lemon. :lol:
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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Top Gunner14 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:53 am

Lol yeh by the sounds of it a very big one

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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Hurricane » Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:12 am

Well... When my mum was looking for me one day when I was in the park. She called me and went "I'm at the Watermelon Ride" and I was going WTF?! Since then it's been nicknamed the Watermelon ride. :lol:
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Re: Wet n wild review + pics

Postby Top Gunner14 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:33 pm

Haha alright, thats a good name too


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