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Ride Reviews

Ride Ratings
CategoryScore
Thrill Rating2/5
Family Rating4/5
Re-Ride Rating3/5
Theming Rating3/5
Popularity Rating3/5

Guest Information

  • Riders must be at least 0.9m tall
  • Riders who are 0.9m - 1.1m tall must be accompanied
  • Property should be left in lockers near Oblivion
  • Average queue time: 10 mins

Another classic ride and a firm family favourite… you spin me right round, baby, right round…

Why, where, when?

Enterprise was first installed in Festival Park, way back in 1984. Manufactured by Huss, the ride was a favourite with travelling fairs all over the U.K., although these days they are becoming a little less common. The ride stayed in this area until the season of 1998, when it found its way into the new X-Sector, taking up the position next to tunnel exit of Oblivion, the spot previously occupied by Astro Dancer (Dynamo). The ride comes very close to Oblivion at certain points, adding extra dimension to both rides.

But what is it like?

Well, you may actually find that Enterprise isn't anything like you anticipated. Firstly, on entering the carriage you may first be shocked to find there are no restraints of any kind. Nothing. In fact, you may actually decide not to bother at this point, but bear with me.

Sit down, make yourself comfortable, and slide shut the carriage door. The ride now begins to spin in a clockwise direction. You will find that as the wheel spins faster and faster, that the carriage actually begins to move into a horizontal position, so you are on your side. The forces generated by the speed of the wheel ensures that you won't leave your seat, so don't panic. Slowly, but surely, the wheel itself begins to lift into a vertical position, meaning that you begin to go upside down.

The thrill factor is generated as you plummet towards the ground, only to be whisked away, and head back towards the sky, in the knowledge that nothing but the forces of nature are holding you in your seat.

As the ride reaches almost ninety degrees, it begins its descent back into its horizontal position, and slowly, the carriages return to their normal loading position.

Just enough time now to have another go, until its time to queue for Oblivion.