Wednesday, July 21, 2004 1:42 AM
We are planning a trip to bgw next month.
My question is this.......is escape from pompeii themed like journey to atlantis at sea world?
Is the ride a dark ride/water ride, or just a water ride that goes through a building?
Also, do you get extreamly wet on this ride?
Craig the Coaster Freak
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 1:45 AM
Pretty much a water ride through a building with a few effects.
It all depends on how heavy the front end of the boat is.
Enough "fragmented" answers...?
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 2:01 AM
It's a shoot the chutes type ride with theming.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 2:57 AM
What type of theming/ special efects does the ride have?
Is the theming as good as sea worlds atlantis ride?
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 3:42 AM
I went there like 4-5 years ago and from what I remember there is stuff falling over, and flames shoot out at you, and they get pretty close. Thats' all I really remember.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 8:27 AM
Obviously...its better than your average Shoot the chutes, but its still nothing to write home about. Some stuff falls down near the boat and at the boat, and there are some cool fire effects. The best part might be at the end of the build when the doors open up and there's this woooosh of air that hits you.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 10:28 AM
I rode it a few years back. My favorite aspect of the ride was how hot it got inside and then the refreshing water to cool you down. I also liked the flaming ceiling.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 10:42 AM
Although short, EFP is by far my favorite water ride.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 11:15 AM
Don't be expecting a long ride as it's just about as long as an average shoot the chutes. Also, Don't sit in the front row. When I did some of the falling column effects happened behind me.
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 12:52 PM
Sounds like a great ride.
Does anyone have some pics of the inside of the ride? I can only find pics of the outside.
Ps, thanks for the responses
Wednesday, July 21, 2004 3:10 PM
There was a special with Alex Winters (?), one of those Bill & Ted guys and he was at BGW for E! (I believe) many years ago. He rode Drachen Fire and Escape from Pompeii, as well as their pirate ship. I still have it on tape somewhere. And since we have three VCR's in our house, maybe I could hook you up (for a fee of course):) Then again, you could just wait a month for your trip. As far as the question about how wet you get, well it varies. On one trip I didn't get that wet. But, 2Hostyl and I rode it (telling him the same thing), and we got soaked. We were so wet that we decided to ride Roman Rapids next.
Thursday, July 22, 2004 3:56 PM
Sounds like a great ride...............cant wait to get there.