Hot Wheels SideWinder Review
by Thomas Day, 9 months ago
Although the theming to this roller coaster is exceptional, the tedious and long queues and the lack of on ride comfort, means that this is a ride I won't be riding again any time soon. It comes as no surprise why the queue can often be very short, if any, and that the ride doesn't appear to be running very often.
EnjoymentThis coaster has its thrilling moments, but it's not one to be remembered for long.
EffectivenessThe coaster is true to the descriptions and marketing. The trains certainly are "hot", and there are most certainly loops on the coaster.
IntensityThere are occasional sudden turns, and some loops, where riders are taken upside down.
Rider ComfortThis coaster is extremely rough and uncomfortable, and made me feel quite sick and dizzy afterwards. One can expect their head to be thrashed back and forth against the harness. Therefore, I only rode it once.
PacingThe coaster is of a decent length. It's runs for a suitable time, as I wouldn't want to ride it for long, due to the previously mentioned problem.
Theming/StorylineThe theming is exceptional and very impressive, the best part of the ride. Riders should expect to experience a Hotwheels theme before and during, queuing. There are large model cars and car tyres throughout, and the queue is extremely bright.
Upkeep/PresentationAlthough the paint on the track is fading, the queue and surrounds are kept very well maintained, and it appears the coaster train is also maintained well. However, at times, the on ride audio fails.