Posted Monday, April 18, 2005 10:27 AM | Contributed by Richard Bannister
Thirty nine pictures of Ratanga Junction in Cape Town, scheduled to close in about a month, have been posted to ThemeParks.ie.
The only other substantial park left in South Africa is in Johannesburg (Gold Reef City).
Now that Ratanga is closing, I could kick myself - I must have been past there 20 times, but each time I was in Cape Town I was just too busy to make it. Sucks.....
The slc was very enjoyable for me- was my first SLC and was in good condition, no q's at all, so front row all the way!! Had real live snakes in the q'line which was a nice touch.
I dont remember the bushwacker but the Mine train was a good example of the genre- with 2 lift hills i seem to remember right next to each other.
The log flume was excellent- especially compared to the old ones i was used to in England.
A huge shame it is closing, could have easily been a good tourist attraction and perhaps with a kind pricing structure for the locals (take lots of money from the tourists) they could have made it financially viable.
The best thing about this park was watching- and hearing the reactions off the Africans when the were on and coming off the 2 coasters. Obviously their first time- and my god were they pumped. Too funny.
*** This post was edited by gyjdnb 4/19/2005 10:29:45 PM ***
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