So ever since Kolmården announced that they were building Wildfire I knew I had to make the trip over to Sweden during the opening season to check it out. Having never ridden an RMC before, I was very excited to finally have one “only” 570 miles away.
I would not be disappointed...
So how was my first rides on Wildfire? Well, I rode it first in the front seat and then in the back. The first half was really good, the drop was amazing, but it was kinda crawling towards the end. But this was on a cold morning with a near empty train, so I decided to withold my final judgement and let the ride warm up a little.
I loved the concept of this ride. It zig-zags back and forth over the various animal enclosures. The ride is quiet so it doesn’t disrupt the animals, and it gives you some great views as it goes fairly close to the ground in many places.
Overall I thought the whole area looked really good. There is a good selection of rides for the kids, and I was surprised by how large it was.
A couple of hours after opening the ride was running a hell of a lot faster than it did in the morning. WOW! And during the day it started to rain. This just made the ride even more insane!
So that’ it! What did I think after riding my first RMC?? It’s an absolutely amazing ride! The first half up until the second inversion is absolutely crazy! When Robb described this ride as being "f*cking insane" he wasn't lying or exaggerating in any way. It tells you something about a ride when the second inversion is the first point where you’re able to catch your breath properly! There were also far less people riding with their arms up than on your average coaster, something which I also believe can be credited to the insane intensity of this ride! (and maybe a little to the fact that the park maybe doesn't attract your average thrill-seeker clientele) The people on the Swedish east coast are very lucky to receive this ride, it truly is a masterpiece!
I also enjoyed the rest of the park, lots of animals and the exhibitions seemed fairly well done! Overall a great day at Kolmården!
Thanks for reading!
Last edited by viking86
on Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:16 am.