Wild West Falls

Current water ride at Warner Bros. Movie World. Built by Hopkins Rides and opened in 1998.
Ridden this?
183

Average Ratings

77%
Good

10 reviews
Enjoyment
9.6
Effectiveness
9.4
Intensity
6.6
Rider Comfort
7.4
Pacing
9.2
Theming/Storyline
9.0
Upkeep/Presentation
7.8
Queue/Efficiency
8.6
Wetness
8.4

About

Flume ride set around a rocky mountain.

The ride's course it features two chain lift hills, two 90ยบ turntables and two drops as well as extensive serpentine flume sections.

One of the turntables rotates the boat and sends riders out backwards down a roller coaster style 9m high backwards drop and camel hump,
(The direction changes back to forwards through a water switchback.

Along the course riders encounter Mexicans imitating sherriffs (from the film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre), geysers, teetering rocks, an exploding train bridge, an Native Indian village and a ghost town in the middle of a ghost fight.
The ride culminates with a 20m plunge out of an abandoned mine.
Originally named Wild Wild West as a tie-in with the 1999 film of the same name. It was changed in August 2002 because of a license issue.On December 5 2004 a fire in the upper section of the ride rendered it out of action for several weeks. After this incident the top section of the ride was crudely rebuilt with all spark effects removed. The replacement scene was a fraction of the extensive theming that was originally in place.The final 20m plunge features a wall on the western side which dampens the sound of riders' screams for nearby residents.
StatusOperating
Opening DateDecember 26, 1998

Height

20
metres

Speed

70
km/hr

Hourly capacity

1440
people per hour