coasterdude5 wrote:Great TR! Do you by any chance know when the park installed Venom?
Found this press release dated 25th August so I'm assuming around then:
HAIR RAISIN' EYE POPPIN' JAW DROPPIN'
West Midland Safari Park, situated in Bewdley, Worcestershire has installed a brand new, half a million pound amusement ride.
More than 6 times taller than a giraffe and twice as fast, the ride - from an international ride manufacturer - is called 'Venom' and is the only one of its kind in the country. It has a unique fail-safe linear braking system and consists of a 32 metre high tower, weighs approximately 18 tonnes and has a capacity of entertaining up to 480 visitors per hour.
Thrill seeking passengers are seated side by side in a gondola large enough to seat 8 persons at a time. The gondola is then winched to the top of the tower; it rests for a nail-biting 10 to 15 seconds, before it plummets to earth - reaching a speed from 0 to a stomach churning 60 kph in less than a second! The duration of the ride is approximately 1.5 minutes and the minimum height requirement is 1.4m.
Venom is the tallest ride on the Park. The second tallest is the Black Fly Ride which is a mere 14 metres. Last year West Midland Safari Park installed the £1 million River Rafting Ride.