Skycoastin Steve wrote:Fake splash downs on rides like Manta and Shambhala where you have a wall of water in front of/around you = awesome.
Trailing splash downs on rides like Sheikra, Griffon, Diamondback, Krake, etc., where you just have a stream of water behind you = pointless.
Depends what side you are on. From a rider, yes its pointless. From a watcher, not pointless at all. I do wish most parks would integrate the splash into a "splash zone" but it seems only a few have done this. But I love the huge rooster tail it creates. Makes for awesome photo ops.
So combining the two (if it still does that) is best of both worlds.
EDIT - Saw Hanno's picture, I wish it were doing both. Now Im a bit disappointed. Mainly because if that ever malfunctions, now you get nothing. At least the water scoops - unless they break off, guarantee a show each time.
But long as its up, still pretty sweet.