Mine-train themed coasters soar through the forest or dive in and out of a rocky tapestry. Hong Kong’s Ocean Park’s incarnation may be themed to the ‘Wild West,’ and while it’s certainly not tame, it has little do with cowboys. The Wild West Mine Train/越礦飛車 is perched atop a cliff providing one of the best views of any ride in the world. Your eyes are so busy snapping up intricate details of the gorgeous Aberdeen Harbor that each dip and curve catches you by surprise.
I disagree with the theming, and any reputable designer would have tried to exploit the cliff for maximum drops, though overall the Wild West Mine Train earns its sheriff’s badge. Ride it high urban cowboys!
Please Note: During our visit on Monday, September 20th, 2010, the Wild West Mine Train did not open until an hour after the park had opened. I’m not sure if this is a routine procedure, but plan accordingly. The wait time should have been under 4 minutes, though due to the slowness of the ride staff, and the unruly behavior of guests it averaged 15 minutes.