Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Although you still have to wait a few months before Disneyland Paris WDS Ratatouille ride will open , Spain Port Aventura already opened its new attraction: Angkor, Adventure in the Lost Kingdom and i have videos for you of the full ride as well as opening celebrations.
Although the Angkor decor looks good to me i have to say that i'm a bit disappointed by the theming. The big mistake for me is the lack of vegetation theming. And it's strange that they did this mistake because they have the room to add exotic vegetation, even if it would have been simply bamboos and it was not that difficult or expensive to do. Instead we have a slow interactive raft ride which is as far as the Jungle Cruise as it can be and much more a "splash battle" between riders and guests outside.
Located in the "Asia" part of Port Aventura i don't like also the fact that it's so close to the roller coasters that the feeling to be immersed in a far away world is impossible, so there is a real problem of visual intrusion, here. But young guests, teens, and anyone who like to get wet will have fun with this ride who should be popular with Port Aventura guests. Below, the videos and let me know what you think in the comments!
A short video of the ride filmed probably ( because of the water splash ) with a Go Pro camera.
A longer video showing the making-of, the opening celebration and on-ride video with famous VIPs.
Some official artwork and making-of pictures. As you can see from the videos the ride don't really have the kind of Jungle Cruise lush vegetation that you can see on the renderings below!
Pictures: copyright Port Aventura