Malaysia 02/23 – Genting SkyWorlds

Part of the faffing on route the previous day had involved picking up some tickets for the main event today. Underneath the central station in Kuala Lumpur, in a bus interchange, is a small counter that sells a coach journey to and from Genting, through the tiniest of windows that doesn’t make it difficult at all…

The following morning, we returned bright and early, tickets in hand, to board our ride up into the mountains. The final destination of this is the Awana Skyway terminal, one end of the final of many cable car journeys, which was also included in the ticket.


Up and up we climb once more, with some pleasant views over the misty morning mountains.


Part of the way up is a stop off point, that they love to advertise is FREE (to get on and off the same cable car), with many attractions to be explored, including this pagoda. We were still ahead of schedule at this point so took a quick wander.


It actually overshoots quite substantially and you end up taking half a dozen escalators back down the hill, where you can find highlights such as this bloke, the founder of the Genting resort.


And our boy Sun Wukong.


It was raining a bit, so couldn’t stray too far off the path, and was soon time to head back up again anyway.


The second half of the ride takes you in straight over the top of ‘Asia’s most anticipated theme park’, which is something else they love to advertise. It’s interesting how they’re still rolling with that phrase, I wonder if the anticipation is true to the actual park or simply how long it’s taken to put it back together.

This fly by is also a tease however, as while you think you’ll be touching down just outside it, you end up in a big mall. Said mall is massive and a bit of a pain to navigate, there’s a lot more ups and downs on escalators to negotiate before you can eventually wind your way round to the entrance.

On route I picked up a brochure for an indoor theme park also in the mall that rang a bell. I hadn’t bothered to do any research on the ‘vicinity’ for this leg of the itinerary as it was all about the new stuff, so failed to figure out there was a coaster (and another coaster under construction) in this indoor bit too. The day just got rather more intense.

Day 9 – Genting SkyWorlds


This was a problem for future me to worry about though, as we made our way into the indoor entrance area. With a few more minutes until opening, we were held back with a handful of other guests at a batch point, and were then treated to a rather glamourous opening ceremony with characterful dance routines. This was fun and well put together, better than most openers I’ve seen at a park with some generic pop song or dance track, they definitely want to kick your day off with those movie vibes.


Personally I wanted to kick off with some coaster vibes, powering through the drizzle and into the Rio area to find #1 Samba Gliders, something I knew would have awful capacity, not that it mattered. Lockers were a requirement here and they do a decent enough deal over multiple hours with which you can hop around, though the park isn’t overly large enough to really worry about that.

The ride itself is a bit something and nothing, as to be expected from the type. I feel like they’ve just looked back at Universal Singapore and thought ‘we’ve got a Setpoint suspended there, we should have one here too.’ In fairness, they’ve done more with theirs. There’s an alright queueline (that you’d never want to see full), some on board speakers and it has a more significant layout, but still no real story to speak of.


Next in the anti-clockwise direction is the Epic Voyage to Moonhaven ride, from that film you’ve probably forgotten about.


The queue has some good detail, setting up/reminding about the premise of shrinking people down into the hidden forest world and all its characters.

The boat ride begins in a gloomily lit station where we were warned about wetness. Almost immediately you take quite a hefty plummet through the dark, Pirates of the Caribbean style, only much wetter, simulating your transition into their ‘verse.

There’s some decent dark ride content down there, while you’re half distracted and recovering from the soaking. The slugs get up to various antics before things turn a little more sinister and you head into the bad guy’s lair. Victory over evil is demonstrated on a big screen and then, as always, it’s party time.


While party takes place you ascend back up the lift hill to the surface and into this quaint little outdoor drift around. I assume there should be some views beyond the glass, out over the edge of the park, but once again the weather put paid to those.

A solid package all in all, nothing overly remarkable. The wetness was the main harm in rerideability for me, given the lack of opportunity to dry out in the current climate and it seemed to scare most other guests off on this occasion. Maybe it’s a popular one on a hot day, but I feel that shouldn’t be the focus of what it’s about.

Next came the biggest surprise of the visit. The park is still technically in technical rehearsals after all this time, with various signs up warning about this and attraction availability. It was patchy at best for #2 Acorn Adventure, but we managed to catch it at the right time. Cred please.


The queue is huge, has a lot of stairs and takes you deep into the fake mountainside. It contains some visual highlights such as the above.


Before a final set of stairs that set the scene – Scrat, acorn, runaway train. Got it.


All this for a Beijing Shibolai coaster though, expectations were inevitably low. Then it kicked ass.


Something about the pacing of this ride just hits the sweet spot. All you ever see is this helix of doom which looks decidedly uninteresting of course. In reality that’s just the anticipation builder, the shower-offer of nice views and the waterfall feature.

The momentum just keeps on building throughout the entire ride, as all runaway trains should, never with pause for thought. It gets more intense, more out of control, you’re ducking in and out of rockwork scenes hidden away from view. The trackwork gets a little clunky, it throws you around rather more than you’d expect, and not entirely by design, one would imagine.


It works though, I loved it. A sleeper hit for sure. It’s basically Matterhorn Bobs without worrying about capacity and blocks, though it reminded me most of the end sequence of Big Thunder Mountain in Paris for the sheer wildness of ‘we shouldn’t be going this fast in this, through this’. Also got enough scenes to qualify as a semi dark ride, so win win.


Just opposite is the second attraction of the franchise, Ice Age Expedition Thin Ice a full on dark ride. As it perhaps remains the most relevant of the IPs here, they get the double whammy.


Again there’s stairs, mountain, good queue, and this time a pre-show that wasn’t operating – not sure whether it was a technical or quietness factor.


It’s quite the ride system, being both trackless and motion based, so your seats have got a sway and tilt to them as well. Sadly, I don’t think it was executed to it’s potential, though maybe there’s more to give.

The motions themselves feel rather awkward at times, like it doesn’t know what to do with itself to match the scene. When it does have something to do, running away from an explosion say, there’s no real drive and purpose to it, just seems a little stunted.

The story is quite disjointed, as far as I can tell a very abridged retelling of that newer film I haven’t seen with the crystals and the llama. I don’t really know what the resolution to the peril was. Sets are decent again, and there’s a good use of heat when you head through some volcano, but there’s also sequences where you’re plonked in front of a big screen in an under decorated room and it wants to go all Transformers to distract from the lack of visual immersion but just can’t with that limited movement. It felt like effects (such as water) were missing in this bit too, so perhaps this is still ‘technical rehearsal’.

My final bugbear is the same as with many of these trackless systems ending up everywhere. It barely uses it to full effect. There’s no real moment of wonder, of innovation, where the vehicles do more than they could have with a track. Two set off together, you get that visual interaction between your pair of vehicles, but nothing comes of it in the end. There’s a circular room during the finale in the once again ‘adventure is over, let’s party‘ part of the story, where you take the slightest of different paths, but it’s a little awkward dead end that you retrace your steps on.

Point of novelty though, you exit the attraction via escalator.


Pay no attention to the big orange thing on the way to the next ride.


If you also ignore a couple flats, you’ll end up at the Invasion of the Planet of the Apes next (wait, that was our planet).


The queueline just past the entrance here is gorgeous, my first real, ‘wow, scenery’ moment in the park. As you’re transported into a war-torn San Francisco, I found myself only wanting for one thing – more soundproofing. For that full immersive effect they really need to block out the sounds of Frank Sinatra coming from the midway outside, aside from the geographical dissonance.


You head through to a preshow room, where 3D glasses are also collected. I’m actually quite a fan of the modern reboot trilogy from this franchise, and also partial to the originals (and Stop the Planet of the Apes) on occasion, so was interested to see how this would intertwine. The ride is set just after the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and the guy who’s trying to stay mates with the apes warns us of some nasty humans who don’t want to stay mates with the apes. Our job is to warn Caesar and his apes, and help get them safely out of the city, back to their home.


We will do this in these hovercrafts! Of course we had to have a high-tech, all-terrain vehicle at some point on our day at the movies. It’s a little on the nose, but they had to start somewhere. Interestingly enough the hovercrafts are the exact same system from Ice Age again, so that’s two back to back if you take this particular route.

It’s good. One thing that was immediately noticeable is the range of movement is a little more vigorous, so it seems they can dial it up to suit the occasion. It’s not a patch on the true violence of a Transformers (or a Legend of Nuwa), which this attraction is even more trying to be, but it attempts to make up for this in a couple of other ways. There’s more physicality to the sets and scenery, which also bring some variety to the screenery.

My favourite part of the whole thing was when we were getting shot at by something, and there’s some haptics in the car that vibrate just right, you can feel the bullets and the ricochets going through the vehicle. Genius.

Elsewhere it was middling to great, there’s some goofy bits of film in there, not all the media appears to be produced to the same quality. Things get a little out of hand when you start sliding down Lombard Street on a burning bus and they try and chuck in a rehash of the golden gate bridge scene from the previous film.

Overall thoroughly enjoyed, best dark ride in the park for me at present (spoilers), with two to go.


Next up was Independence Day Defiance, of which the premise was mostly unfamiliar to me.


There’s a nice elaborate pre-show led by a live actor while you’re introduced to the ‘training program’ for Earth Space Defence. Of course we had to be welcomed as new recruits at some point on our day at the movies.

In the show, there’s this ominous container present and centre, with magic glass, which is later revealed to be a big scary alien animatronic when things go wrong of course, so pretty sweet.


From there you head into your flying theatre and have to deal with the usual extended faff of seatbelts and pre-flight checks that break the flow of the narrative much more than your average car ride. As one of these I rather appreciated it, if again only for the sake of not being a soarin’ around the world type affair. Personally I prefer to have the flying sensations react to a bit of on screen danger as opposed to just floating about. You go through some portal in a futuristic Kuala Lumpur, I’m sure the local reference is appreciated, and end up in a bit of a space battle when things go wrong, again, of course. The recruits do better than expected on their first mission, of course. Exit through the gift shop.


One final dark ride on the hit list is Night at the Museum Midnight Mayhem, continuing through the lands that are all Western cities of some description.


Queue game is still up there, starting out with some big exhibits and then heading behind the scenes where we meet our night watching mentor on various screens throughout each room. Through these we learn that we are new recruits/volunteers here to keep an eye on things that might come to life in the night.


To do this we will be equipped with high-tech, all-terrain vehicles that shoot some sort of satiation beam. Seriously though, these are pretty cool. Although it’s a Toy Story/Maus au, the cars are individual and trackless, so a bit of isolation can happen in an otherwise warehouse full of screens.

The main thing that stepped the game up for me, which was very much appreciated, was the humour and creativity in how you’re dealing with the on-screen antics. Rather than blast everything in a random mass of confusion to see who wins, the dinosaur skeletons are given bones to sit down and chew on for example, which they do. Personal favourite was the terracotta army warriors receiving a lollipop and an umbrella, only to float away on it contently with a smile on their face.

With that we had completed the loop, with a cursory glance at something something Radiator Springs also not running. All in all a highly commendable lineup we’ve just experienced, it plays on the beats of many other parks of this ilk, but has its own distinct charms as well. There is a noticeable lack of substance for now, we had blasted through it in pretty impressive time due to the distinct lack of guests and I would liked to have taken some time to relax and soak it up a bit more. With weather and it being a ghost town it wasn’t the most relax-friendly setups, the only atmosphere to soak up being moisture and of course there was still a pressing matter at hand. Bonus cred (or two?)

Headed back into the mall to see what was what. Things immediately got overcomplicated and confusing again with all the escalators and what not. The place was really hard to navigate, with signs giving directions for only part of the journey and then just vanishing without a trace.

Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park

Eventually the situation was this – the main ‘Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park’ has an assortment of rides in a big open space in the centre of the mall, somewhere, and a couple of other floors above and to the side of it, with more stuff. None of it was due to open until 2pm however, and though many people were wandering through and showing interest, it was only 1pm. The ticket counters inside the park hadn’t yet set up shop for the day either, but there was a selection of do it yourself kiosks at one of the park entrances. These were attended by a staff member who I approached with two questions.

1) Will Super Glider open at 2, with the park?
Yes, yes it will.

2) Is the Bolt open?
The what?
The Bolt.
I don’t know what that is.
The blue rollercoaster above your head (pointing), with all the flashing lights on it (I had clocked this with mild excitement earlier).
I don’t know what that is.
The Bolt.
No, we don’t do that.

It wasn’t on the machine to be fair to him, so I bought just the one ticket in anticipation and we went to grab some lunch, once again getting lost in the mall.

Food came and went, 2pm was fast upon us, so got in the queue for the Super Glider.


If you’ve been interested to find out what it is, don’t be. It’s a relocated Volare from the old Genting park. They’ve glammed it up rather nicely in it’s new home, in spite of the atrocity it commits on a regular basis.

2pm came and went, the guy was wrong. Some other guy sidled up and said come back at 3pm. Ok.

Genting SkyWorlds

With limited time and that turning into a faff, it was necessary to use this spare hour to do one final courtesy lap of the park. I wanted another crack at Acorn Adventure, obviously my preferred coaster of the two, but it was sadly back down for technical rehearsals.

Ended up on the other Ice Age ride again, against better judgment. S’alright.

Planet of the Apes washed those disappointments aside again and with that it was time to depart for real.

Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park

By 3pm, #3 Super Glider had already opened thankfully. Excruciatingly however, it had the longest queue of anything that day, at a nasty 20 minutes, single file, witnessing a torture device in action.

Someone I ended up next to on the ride clearly thought the same upon boarding the contraption. They began screaming and shouting for help and to stop the ride as it cruised through the station in the upright position, thinking something wasn’t right as they were facing forward into plastic. Concerningly, or otherwise, they were completely ignored by staff and it carried on forward off the platform. The guest turned and asked me a question to the effect of ‘was I alright with the, hideously compromised, position the ride had put me in?’ I attempted to console and explain that we were about to tilt forwards and they would have a clear sightline upwards, rather than forwards, momentarily, though this was hard to do in less than 10 words and without the ability to gesture with hand signals.

We did tilt forwards and took the spiral lift of doom. Now they were fine and happy, it was my time to get worried. There’s something to be said for not knowing a ride is going to beat you up, not doing anything about it and then not caring and enjoying it. For those who know though, brace, brace.

I managed to laugh my way through the previous one of these (Finland, I think). This was tolerable at best. +1.


To be sure, I went up for a closer look at The Bolt which they didn’t do. Under the station was another ticket window where I had it confirmed that though it looks ready, it was ‘coming soon’. So close.

And with that, it was back through the mall, back down the mountain, back on the bus, back on a train, back through the faff, back on a train, back to the airport, back on a plane, back on a bus and back on a train.

Next day

Malaysia 02/23 – Berjaya Times Square

Our final departure from Vietnam the following morning was once again uneventful and yet another short plane hop took us over to Kuala Lumpur. My experience with flying into Malaysia 7 years prior was a hideously slow immigration queue which itself wasted half a day of the two day visit, not ideal.

On this occasion the airport itself was a breeze, but the general logistics of getting from the airport to the hotel in the city, then to a destination just a couple of miles from there somehow still took a good 4 hours, due to multiple minor maladies that baffle me to this day.

As such we didn’t arrive at the first intended stop until mid afternoon, the mall that lies at the foot of the Petronas twin towers. Within these walls is a discovery centre that houses a dark ride of some description, one that I recall being particularly interested to discover back when I was researching such things – they do turn up in some unexpected places. It has since been rethemed in some way and instead of being an integral part of the overall experience, is now an optional upcharge attraction.


Unfortunately it shall remain ‘of some description’ as the entire centre was already fenced off for the day having ‘sold out’. Frustratingly under the new system, you can only get tickets for the ride on the day, in person, which are limited to around 200 people and apparently people they can be gone by as early as 8am. My dedication to dark rides knows some bounds.

I had a revisit to a certain rollercoaster only penciled in as a maybe, but at this point it seemed fitting to cut losses and at least make something significant of the day besides travel and food. We headed over to the better of the big malls in the city for some actual action.

Day 8 – Berjaya Times Square Theme Park


This still took a silly amount of time given the distance and upon arrival they were under an hour out from closing. This lead to the question ‘are you suuure you want a wristband?’ Yes.


There’s basically nothing else of note in the park anyway, even when you want to fill your time, so I just lapped the main event until they kicked me out. Never seen a queue for this indoor beast, but at least it’s still operational! (too soon?)
As an aside I love how cheap and crude that sign on the left is. I just wanna ride the roller coaster.


Supersonic Odyssey turned out to be a lot better than I remembered/had given it credit for in the past. 2016 is a long time ago in my career, four figures long, a time when the Ultimate was ‘bad because it hurt me’ rather than a national treasure, and this ride simply became relegated to ‘big old Intamin looper, not very good because this style of ride can be a little rough, cool location though!’


Many years later I’m still impressed by the mere presence of this ride and how it all fits in, but it’s a solid piece of hardware to boot and in some ways was ahead of it’s time. After you trundle out of the elevated station, you’re hit with that early wtf moment of slow, hangtime filled inversion that’s only recently been popularised by a certain manufacturer. It’s not the most comfortable of experiences in these clunky old trains, but I’ve become endeared.


The extended pre-lift section also contains some weird and wacky shaping to spice up the journey, some manoeuvres of which are surprisingly tight given the length of the train, so there’s a bit of kick to it. Where have we seen this before?


Maybe it’s better at night, or they’ve cleaned up their act a little. The ascent into the roof not being glaring sunlight and dust from two adjacent abandoned floors of the mall was a welcome advantage and those tyres make it a smooth transition.

The slight drop and high up turnaround give it some more pause for thought and a bit of spectacle, with time to appreciate how ridiculously high up you are, in a mall. There’s also that city view to be seen out the big window.


It then heads back on itself and into the more substantial main drop, which has a fun, banked curve shape to it and hits you with the vertical loop combo. Somehow this loop was riding better than the Vekoma, more force, more flop (oh and a walkway through the middle of it, sadly this is ‘ride area’ so you can’t get on it).


I always loved this near miss through the cartoon flower, but time with Maverick has helped me to appreciate the snap of a Stengel, which this also channeled and is executed rather brilliantly to be fair.


The closer interaction with surroundings in this back half of the layout is a nice contrast from the open space feel of the pre-drop.


Inversion number 3 hits quickly after, with some vigour. None of them overstay their welcome here, unlike the ones in the record breaking designs from the same era. It does just end a little too quickly after this bit for my liking, like they ran out of space. One violent lurch into the brakes and you’re done.


But you can almost forgive them for that when you look at how it’s fitted in. Wherever you go in the park you’re just in, up and around it.

Loved it, very glad I went back with fresh eyes, a grower for sure.

Day 9

Malaysia 12/13 – Legoland

Whilst I don’t consider myself to have started all this travelling for theme parks until 2015, the first time I entered into another country, under my own steam, specifically to visit such a place can actually be traced back to New Year’s Eve of 2013. I struggle to believe that this was seven years ago now, but let’s take a look back and try to piece together what could be considered my first ever trip report.

The visit took place during my second stay in Singapore, in which I had a lot more free time for tourist attractions than the previous year. The Malaysian edition of the Legoland chain was just over a year old by this point and had been the first new iteration of the iconic name to be constructed in a decade. This has since spawned what seems to be a bit of an over-obsession with building new properties as the Lego parks are now spreading like wildfire throughout the rest of Asia in particular – all with a disappointingly (for a select few visitors like myself) rigid lineup of attractions.

Old me knew nothing of those bitter negative thoughts though, I still had a bit of a soft spot for Legoland, with Windsor holding my earliest childhood memories of parks and rides. The local marketing throughout Singapore had been rather intensive in this period and had caught my eye on numerous occasions.

How to get there though? I’ve never hired a car over here (or anywhere by this stage of my life actually) it’s a bit… unnecessary in this particular landscape – Singapore is only 30 miles across and has easily one of the best public transport systems in the world.
Conveniently, online, they were offering organised coach tours that would pick you up from all kinds of obscure locations, take you across the border and sort out all the travel arrangements. We opted for a collection point outside a Wendy’s on a Tuesday morning (as you do) and were soon on the way.

The border crossing was rather novel to me – get off coach, go up escalator, go through passport gate, go down escalator, buy a stupidly cheap bar of Cadbury’s choclate from a newsagent, get back on coach. After another hour or so of relatively dreary sights a familiar landscape appeared through the window.

Legoland Malaysia

Not much of a looker, but there it is. We have arrived. There was no particular plan for the day, other than knowing we had to be back outside the entrance before the coach set off on the return journey, abandoning us forever. The ‘ride it as you see it’ approach was adopted.

#1 Project X

And first up happened to be the Mack wild maus that has become a Legoland staple, other than back home in Windsor where the preposterous Jungle Coaster with it’s fully enclosed ‘scream shield’ cars was a surprisingly short lived attraction.
These aren’t particularly exciting, usually tamer than the traditioal wild mouse layout and other than promoting the Technic brand it all feels a little un-Lego-ey.

#2 Dragon’s Apprentice

Though I didn’t understand the significance of such things at the time (how did I ever live without my spreadsheet?), ‘cred mode’ had been entered and next up was the smallest coaster, also now a bit of a staple, though the hardware can vary through a range of stock models. This particular one is the Zierer 190, reasonably rare for a change, unless you’re a Busch Gardens connoisseur.

And as if to complete the set, the last coaster was directly opposite. Bigger Dragon. Other than the Maybank advert this looked like it could have been anywhere in the world and memories of what I believed to be my first ever rollercoaster sprang to mind.

#3 Dragon

Windsor has a British built special by WGH transportation, but today we have another Zierer stock model currently exclusive to Legoland properties. What this did have over my last experience with the English version was that the dark ride section that makes these attractions a standout was all new, shiny and therefore not broken.
A large animatronic dragon breathes smoke onto riders with great effect and the ride seemed to captivate many of the locals here, one even striking up conversation with me about how much he loved it and was planning to stay on all morning. I suppose we were both in the infancy of our respective enthusiasms that day and I wonder whether he’s still able to enjoy things for what they are, unlike bitter old me.

The aptly named ‘observation tower’ was able to offer us views of the rides and surrounding landscape.

I always enjoy seeing what’s just beyond the boundary of a park and in this case… not much.

The next target, Dino Island was also spotted. A large log flume with, you guessed it, dinosaur theming. Who doesn’t love dinosaurs?

I appreciated the little dark ride section (they’re good at those) at the top of the lift and then it proceeded to absolutely soak me. Good thing it’s stupidly hot out here in December.

Fancy a spot of lunch? It feels like I never talk about meals on here, I’m no food blog (maybe I should be, likely be more popular) and I probably come across like some robot who marches from ride to ride without need for sustenance or sleep (this does happen too). Here we are though – a chicken burger, chips and a carbonated beverage. What a delight I used to be.

Lost Kingdom Adventure is a shooting dark ride with the classic Egyptian tomb raiding theming and that ‘Johnny Thunder’ character who seems all too familiar (from Lego Island 2, the video game of course, what were you thinking of?)

I’ve just noticed it’s made by Sally Corporation from the sticker and I’m going to assume I won.

Enough rides, we’re here for Lego, right? Have a photo spam of the local creations.

I believe I heard that they were having troubles with the models melting in the heat here and at the time thought to myself “good luck with Dubai then” (having since been there, they built theirs indoors, so lesson learnt).

Wait, what’s the Death Star doing looming over the Forbidden City?

Star Wars, that’s what.

I love the more mundane touches like roadworks in exhibits. Minilands are always a highlight of the visit, as they should be.

At such a relaxed pace, one that I am yet to achieve since, there was time for one more attraction – Boating School. The thrill of being handed your own vehicle to control at a young age is remarkable and I still see the appeal even now. Maybe I should have hired a car.

But the journey back was as smooth and scenic as it had been earlier.

It may have been the timing of the visit but the park was remarkably quiet compared to expectations, something I’ve come to experience an awful lot more in this part of the world. I get disturbed if it’s the other way around now.

Back to being a food blog now, you’ll never guess what we decided to do for New Year’s after a long day at Legoland.

Make pancakes.

Asia 01/16 – Berjaya Times Square

This leg of the trip was a rather last minute decision. I hadn’t put any plans in place until actually in Singapore, where I decided to throw caution to the wind and book some cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur for a couple of days.

We arrived in KL early afternoon and spent a good chunk of time in the longest queue I have ever experienced for immigration. They weren’t running things smoothly to say the least.

Our hotel was situated throughout the top floors of a ridiculously huge mall, in the very same building that housed the singular draw (for me) for this visit.

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

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Wanting to get straight to it and make it all worthwhile, we dumped some bags upstairs and headed straight to this indoor park that spans several more floors of the building.

What’s so special about this park?

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Supersonic Odyssey

It contains a massive Intamin looping coaster, not every day you see one of those indoors. The park operates pay per ride and wristbands, I took the latter for the opportunity of many laps on the star attraction (and pretty much the only thing of any note here).
The station for the ride is in a raised position and the first section begins straight out of here with a slow inversion and meander to the lift hill.

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You can see from here how unusual the surroundings are for this attraction and riding things in unique places is often great for enhancing the experience.
Once up in the hot and sweaty rafters, the train takes a high turn into the main drop and loop, which has a pathway running directly through it.

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There are plenty of other moments of close interaction as the layout winds its way throughout the whole park. You can see it from anywhere.

While the hardware is a little on the clunky side, being an older Intamin model, it remains a highly enjoyable coaster for the sheer spectacle alone. I’m very glad to have made the journey to try it for myself.

The folowing morning we were already having to make plans to leave again, our stay in KL was relatively short due to time constraints and the last minute nature of the decision so we just did the usual things like food and shopping. I liked the place more than I had expected to and will likely return one day for a better look.

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Have a token culture pic before we jet off somewhere else.

Part 3