Tag Archives: Dark Rides

Rainbow Bandits: New Reoma World’s Hidden Gem

9 Dec

“We live in a rainbow of chaos.” – Paul Cezanne


Dolly Parton said “If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”  Though if you happen to be at New Reoma World,  that’s not the case as the park’s “rainbow” themed dark ride provides shelter from natural water bombing. While Japan is a stomping ground for coasterers, few make the trek down to Shikoku island, where New Reoma World and its four roller coasters remain hidden deep into the countryside of Kagawa prefecture.

“Rainbow Bandits” was a surprisingly funtastic attraction. The ride system was Peter Pan’s Flight meets hot air balloons set amidst a cute and corny Teddy Ruxpin and Rainbow Brite-esque universe. Granted the animatronics aren’t as “animated” as those with Disney’s signature, but the duration of the ride is filled with colorful, imaginative, and humorous scenes.

It’s no Phantom Theatre (King’s Island), but Rainbow Bandits has earned a spot in my dark ride top ten.

Special thanks to DreamUSJ for posting the on-ride video.

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Magic Kingdom Becomes Less Scary

4 Jun



1971 – 2012

Snow White may have ransacked her way through theatres Friday June 1st, but the animatronic version at Disney World has bitten the apple. Walt Disney World is revitalizing the Fantasyland section at the Magic Kingdom. With new rides such as the Little Mermaid, comes a price. Snow White’s Scary Adventures, a staple dark ride attraction since 1971 is no more of Wednesday, May 30th. Though fans of the 1937 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, first full-length animated feature, can still “ride” its glory as the park plans to unveil the Seven Dwarfs Mine Coaster in 2014. For those still loyal to the original ride, have no fear; riders can still experience similar Scary Adventures in California’s Disneyland, as well as Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland.

Ride It! – Harmonyland’s Sanrio Character Boat Ride

15 Nov

Ride It! – Mitsui Greenland’s Adventure Ride

9 Nov

While not a coaster, this is certainly a “video worthy” ride if only because it’s insanely outdated.