Today we were at Isla Magica in Seville which is in the southern part of Spain. To get here, we went on another little "adventure" and took the bullet train from Madrid! Because this park is so far away from most everything else, this is really the only way to make the trip without having a very long drive!
When we got to the park, they gave us some "bonus ERT" before the park opened on their new Pirates themed shooting dark ride and treated us to some new movies in their 4D motion simulator theater. The "haunted house" one was VERY cool in that bizarre sort of way, but the 2nd film we watched, we all felt like we just went through some kind of acid trip!
Then onto the SLC with the "BONUS HELIX!!!" And there is even video for you to see what we're talking about! If you don't know, some of the Vekoma SLC's out there have a little "bonus helix" bit at the very end of the ride before it hits the brakes. It was very cool to get the "bonus helix", but I gotta say this had to be one of the roughest SLC's I've ridden.
We did some kiddie coaster credit whoring, had lunch, did the log flume, checked out some of the other rides and then it was time for the group to head out.
I have to say, the park is REALLY nice.....but it does lack at least one, maybe 2 "signature" rides. They did have a wall up with a "concept drawing" of their new Vekoma mine train coaster that is supposedly coming next year. That will help. But this park SCREAMS "get me a really kick ass B&M".
Anyway, back onto the bullet train home and now we're ready for the next day.....