Lewa Adventure Park Trip Report

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Lewa Adventure Park Trip Report

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Thu May 19, 2016 1:01 pm

After a year of Purdue Engineering it's finally time to shut my brain down and make some dumb decisions a.k.a. allowing myself on Chinese knock-off coasters. So my mom, my grandma and I flew to Xi'an for a short vacation and did some culture here and there because guess what? I'm not an uncultured piece of sh*t even though I'd rather ride T3 5 times in a row than going to a museum unless it's dinosaur exhibition.

Xi'an was the capital of China for god knows how many dynasties and we felt like we were in another world because Canton, where we live, really doesn't have many things from 3000 years ago. The famous Terra Cotta (thousands of broken clay warriors inside of a Soarin' over California building) is an hour from downtown Xi'an and Huaqing Pond, another tourist place that’s actually nice, is 10 minutes away from Terra Cotta. That area is full of ancient stuff, which also includes a god awful dark ride with "ancient" technologies that tells the story of a bunch of tomb robbers entering the tomb of the emperor of the Qing dynasty and trying to escape. If any of you are the kind of tourist that feels like your life is more complete after you see Terra Cotta, definitely go check out that dark ride for shits and giggles. They only have information in Chinese though. Link

Now let's talk about Lewa. Here's the thing, when they first announced the park, they said they were building something like 15 coasters and they posted photos of them signing contracts with Intamin, Mack, Maurer, Vekoma etc. Plus leaked photos showed an Expedition GeForce clone so of course I got so excited about it and posted a ton of stupid stuff on the forum. And as usual, the final project including a Mack and like a hundred knock-off rides. The location of the park is absolutely awful, it's an hour from the city, you need to drive through a huge market, some rather sketchy area of the city, and some 2-lane underground tunnel from the 80 and worst of all, there's no Uber around! The park itself is surprisingly decent, theming is not at Happy Valley level but the staffs are all very nice and friendly instead of talking to you like they want to scoop out your eye balls with their ice cream scoop.

Flash, or Lightning, or Miley Cyrus, whatever that tall red and yellow loopy twisty coaster is called, is the only rideable (SURVIVABLE) coaster at the park. It’s the only Mack hyper coaster with the tallest inverting loop in the world. It is not the most incredible thing evahhhhh, but I feel like Mack is on the right track aside from installing THREE trim brakes. Temperature really makes a huge difference to the ride, in the morning it is Diamondback level floater air and in the late afternoon it is hauling through the course giving some pretty sweet ejector air. One thing I’d like to mention, that Zero G roll at back row right seat is something else! Not “who’s your daddy” intense like Kumba’s Zero G Roll but definitely nice to see Mack getting adventurous once in a while. As for the big a$$ loop, the train goes through it much faster than I thought so there’s no hang time at the top like YOLO’s “I wanna get married with you” loop. It feels like a taller version of a standard B&M loop. Not that it’s a bad thing (are you facing kidding me I wanted to tear that loop down) but I was really expecting some sweet hang time at the top. Well guess Mack is playing it safe over here.

Operation wise, the whole park is as bad as Ben Affleck on Dare Devil. Which is still better than Magic Mountain. Merchandise wise, I didn’t see fake Micky Mouse around so that’s a good start. Food wise, I’m from Canton and I grew up with Chimelong’s amazing food so Lewa’s food taste like when you mix raw garlic with blueberry ice cream and guacamole. Plus they only sell Pepsi products.

About other rides at the park, why would you think I want to waste my time on them?

Anyway, that’s my Lewa Adventure (official name according to RCDB) and Xi’an experience. It’s definitely an interesting experience that I would love to do again some other time. But for now I can’t wait to hop on a plane and fly back home for some real food.

Thank you Lewa for a very nice day, I tend to crap about everything but this park is definitely one of the best in China.
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This is the view from the park's entrance.
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World's first knock-off Boomerang, like the real one isn't bad enough. Thank god this thing isn't open
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Um... bitch say what?
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Now let's go to the real star of the park, or the only thing I actually care about.
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It's huge! (That's what he/she says, we don't discriminate)
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Of course I took a picture like this.
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Wheee
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TPED at Purdue!
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So they have a loop and screw and you have to be UNDER 5'7" to ride it. I mean who the face designed this thing?
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HUSS booster knock-off. This is actually the most intense ride at the park.
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Look at the end of the launch track, look!
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Re: Lewa Happy World Trip Report

Postby viking86 » Thu May 19, 2016 1:35 pm

That was pretty cool, thanks for sharing! Shame the knock-off boomerang wasn't open yet, I was really curious to hear about that one. Although I'm sure you are more than pleased with not having to ride it. ;)

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Re: Lewa Happy World Trip Report

Postby RyanTPM » Thu May 19, 2016 3:16 pm

Thanks for the review and pictures, made a good read and nice that it's at a park where we haven't seen too many trip reports of it as well!

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Postby Cavs Fan » Thu May 19, 2016 3:22 pm

Great read right there fam. Thanks for sharing. I didn't even know that a Mack Hyper was a thing that existed.
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Postby rcjp » Thu May 19, 2016 3:31 pm

Nice report! The mack really looks interesting. It's a matter of taste, of course, but I really like huge B&M style loops as opposed to the ones that provide a lot of hangtime so I'm happy to hear this one is like that. There is something about being upside down on the top of a tall loop while still with positive Gs that I find really cool as you almost get the feeling that the rest of the world is upside down and not you.
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Re: Lewa Happy World Trip Report

Postby robbalvey » Thu May 19, 2016 5:49 pm

Added the POV video to the report.

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Postby Nrthwnd » Thu May 19, 2016 5:57 pm

omg That loop takes - for - e - ver.

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Re: Lewa Happy World Trip Report

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu May 19, 2016 6:15 pm

gerstlaueringvar wrote:Flash, or Lightning, or Miley Cyrus, whatever that tall red and yellow loopy twisty coaster is called...


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Awesome trip report! Thanks for sharing! :)
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Postby _koppen » Fri May 20, 2016 2:20 am

That looks like a mighty nice ride!
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Re: Lewa Adventure Park Trip Report

Postby willh51 » Fri May 20, 2016 2:09 pm

Hell no on that boomerang knock-off, huss imitation death trap and transition of doom and despair.

It unnecessarily bothers me that a park would buy a nice Mack ride then surround it with BS. :p
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