Tonnerre De Zeus Review

by Coaster Hipster, 2 weeks ago
Tonnerre de Zeus isn't as stunning as it used to be in its glory days, but still is an mildly enjoyable experience - if you don't mind the vibrations! It's great layout deserves to be ridden at least once :)
6
Average

Review Criteria

Average

Enjoyment

Long ride with an exciting layout and a classic woodie feel. Quite rattly, especially towards the back, and clearly not as intense as modern wooden coasters, but nonetheless decent fun.
Average

Effectiveness

Medium

Intensity

Nice drop into a small tunnel. Many bunny hops but the actual airtime is really soft. A substantial amount of laterals though! The noticable track rattle adds to the wild "out-of-control" feel of an old wooden coaster.
Poor

Rider Comfort

Significant vibrations, particularly if you do not seat towards the front of the train. Some kinks during the ride, but largely mitigated by the lap-bar restraint type.
Good

Pacing

Excellent ride duration with a decent pace. No dull moment, but no particularly thrilling element either. Solid pacing overall!
Average

Theming/Storyline

The wooden structure is mostly self-sufficient, but the station looks fairly nice. Oh, and there's the infamous Zeus statue welcoming you at the start of the queueline...
Poor

Upkeep/Presentation

Could be better maintained and has developed a really noticable rattle.
Good

Queue/Efficiency

Good operations despite the generally long lines (about 1hr) for this very popular coaster.