Rhino rally your thoughts

Friday, June 21, 2002 8:39 PM
I was just sitting here thinking about rhino rally at bgt and didn't think it looked all that special. Those of you who have been on it what do you think.

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Friday, June 21, 2002 8:52 PM
Eh, it's ok. Just nothing spectacular. Especially after they smoothed out the path.
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 4:31 AM
What is it?

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 8:59 AM
It is a waste of time, CPNut. I don't know if it was because of the horrible wait time or not, but it just sucks. Loading is horrible. One unload, 2 load stations. We waited probably 30 minutes to get on from our station. We were next in line to get on for 20 of those minutes. It's like, they only were using the station we weren't in to load. Then, when we got on, it was a land rover ride of boredom with cheesey jokes. Some of the animals looked cool, but you can see them from the sky ride just as well. The rhinos just sat next to the wall and didn't do anything. The water portion only gets the people on the right side (I think) of the truck wet, but not a lot. It's a waste of time. Don't even go on it if it's a walk on.
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 9:39 AM
I would say its a good ride and investment for the park and its family/zoo crowd.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 10:24 AM
It was a pretty bad overall ride. The one at Animal Kingdom was a lot better. Maybe BGT will make some improvements in coming years.
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Saturday, June 22, 2002 10:37 AM

Well, it is actually a pretty interesting experience. The problem that BGT has is that it really isn't a thrill ride. People can ride Rhino Rally once and be completely satisfied without ever riding again.

Probably why I refer to it as an 'experience' moreso than a ride. Ride it once, though.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 11:02 AM
It is fun, but like I-Nar said, it's more of an experience than a thrill ride. Don't ride it looking to be thrilled like when you go on a coaster or you will be severly dissapointed.

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Saturday, June 22, 2002 11:16 AM
My recent TR tells my full thoughts on the ride, but I didn't find it to be anything special and certainly not a thrill ride like many have said. If you get a good driver, he or she really makes the ride if they have a humorous spiel. Otherwise, the train or Skyride is better for seeing the animals, any of the coasters are better for thrills, and most likely this would be a waste of time if you've already been on the superior safaris at Animal Kingdom.
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Sunday, June 23, 2002 1:06 AM
Well...it isn't everyday that you get to drive through a river, only to have to wait for several crocodiles (or alligators- I don't remember) to move out of your way. The animals make the ride, but they're too unpredictable.
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Sunday, June 23, 2002 3:27 AM

I thought rhino rally was a great ride experience.

It worked very well especially for a prototype. I think what went wrong was the fact that when theme parks invest in multi million dollar projects people automatically think it is for thrill seakers. Advertising it as including a raging river people think ooh popeye and bluto's bilge rat barges or congo river rapids. As the main ride is hidden everyone goes and queues thinking they will have a new kumba on their hands.

When they get on the ride tehy wait expecting this huge undergrouond drop or something to appear. Where in actual fact it is a chance to witness animals close up whilst being entertained by the driver adn having a laugh on the river course.

When i visited BGT on holiday i had heard thses reviews and on the first day i went in i did gwazi and montu first and then rhino rally had an hour queue so we missed it ( all rollercoasters were walk on all day). ON the second day we went straight to RR and had a walk on ride. I went on with an open mind and came off it very pleased and i thought it was a great ride. We got a very funny driver and saw loads of animals. The water part was well done and i thought it was quite fun. I was also the "navigator" who sat at the front which was funny.

I think BG and vekoma have done a great job with this ride but when it came to publicity they have made a big mistake by putting it across as forall ages. Kumba is aimed at teens upwards. Land of the dragons is aimed at under 10.s. They made RR aimed at everybody which means everybody goes to it. All thrill seakers come off rather bored after over estimating the ride. All other people who would normally love the ride are annoyed as they have just queued up in a two hour queue full of teenagers who should probably have stuck to kumba nad montu.

I think overall it is a great addition to the park but the point that it isnt such an exillerating ride hasn't been but across by busch gardens and they have aimed it at everyone so more people come to the park.

Oh well thrill seakers like myself will only like the ride if they go to it with an open mind and an under 10 minute queue which is normally never.

I say well done vekoma for creating a great and imaginative ride system and busch gardens for great animals, drivers and landscaping!!!!!

Heres to a hyper or tera coaster in the next few years to relieve those RR queues!

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 3:30 AM

I thought rhino rally was a great ride experience.

It worked very well especially for a prototype. I think what went wrong was the fact that when theme parks invest in multi million dollar projects people automatically think it is for thrill seakers. Advertising it as including a raging river people think ooh popeye and bluto's bilge rat barges or congo river rapids. As the main ride is hidden everyone goes and queues thinking they will have a new kumba on their hands.

When they get on the ride tehy wait expecting this huge undergrouond drop or something to appear. Where in actual fact it is a chance to witness animals close up whilst being entertained by the driver adn having a laugh on the river course.

When i visited BGT on holiday i had heard thses reviews and on the first day i went in i did gwazi and montu first and then rhino rally had an hour queue so we missed it ( all rollercoasters were walk on all day). ON the second day we went straight to RR and had a walk on ride. I went on with an open mind and came off it very pleased and i thought it was a great ride. We got a very funny driver and saw loads of animals. The water part was well done and i thought it was quite fun. I was also the "navigator" who sat at the front which was funny.

I think BG and vekoma have done a great job with this ride but when it came to publicity they have made a big mistake by putting it across as forall ages. Kumba is aimed at teens upwards. Land of the dragons is aimed at under 10.s. They made RR aimed at everybody which means everybody goes to it. All thrill seakers come off rather bored after over estimating the ride. All other people who would normally love the ride are annoyed as they have just queued up in a two hour queue full of teenagers who should probably have stuck to kumba nad montu.

I think overall it is a great addition to the park but the point that it isnt such an exillerating ride hasn't been but across by busch gardens and they have aimed it at everyone so more people come to the park.

Oh well thrill seakers like myself will only like the ride if they go to it with an open mind and an under 10 minute queue which is normally never.

I say well done vekoma for creating a great and imaginative ride system and busch gardens for great animals, drivers and landscaping!!!!!

Heres to a hyper or tera coaster in the next few years to relieve those RR queues!

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 3:33 AM
oops didn't mean to post that twice! Sorry. Also I forgot to check some of the spelling as I was in a rush!

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 5:59 AM
Didn't it have the accident. It looks OK besides that.

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Sunday, June 23, 2002 7:03 AM
I think BGT slightly hyped it up as a thrill ride with the water part calling it the "BOLDEST off road safari" or something with a pretty wicked looking rhino. I didn't even think that was a problem. I think it mostly has to do with the wait since it was at least 4 times longer than the second longest wait I had at the park, we didn't move through the queue very quickly, we saw one rhino on the whole rally, and it just wasn't as all-out as Animal Kingdom was with theirs. Still not too bad by any means, but I thought it would be a little different.
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Sunday, June 23, 2002 7:15 AM

Koaster King you were right about that actually. I missed out capacity up there^^. It really doesn't have a very good capacity does it! And also it's there newest attraction that has been publicised for all ages and thrill levels. So all that put together means very big queues and as i said before disapointed thrill seekers and frustrated with queuing mums, dads and children.

The queue definitely deters from peoples thoughts of a ride. Well I think so anyway!

Bring back the memories of Rocket rods at disney! 4 hour queue where only the person at the front (my sister grrrrr) enjoys the ride! Ans also the speed of the ride is lost when it breaks down every 200 metres on the ride!!

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