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Goudurix - Review

Parc Asterix

Ride Facts and Info

Vekoma mutli-looping coaster, which I believe once held the record for the most number of inversions on a coaster, including a unique Butterfly inversion. The ride has two trains, complete with overhead shoulder restraints and padded headrests.


Ride Layout

The train leaves the station platform (which is all the station is), and makes it was up the lift hill. After a tiny drop to pick up some speed, the train traverses a left-hand turnaround before plunging down the first drop. Next follows the Butterfly inversion (see photos), and it's not difficult to work out why there are not many of these inversions on rides - ouch, the pain, as it deals out three lashings of severe headbangs!

Next follows a Batwing (Double Sidewinder), which is located over water, and isn't too rough. It's then into a Vertical Loop, followed by a small climb up into a right-hand turn. There then follows double Corkscrew, which is surprisingly smooth.


Ride Evaluation

At the end of the ride, I was actually quite impressed with Goudurix, it was no where near as bad as I thought it was going to be, and I actually enjoyed the intensity of the ride - it was very disorienting! Don't get me wrong, it's far from great, but I've ridden plenty worse.

I don't think the ride is too popular, so maybe I was having a lucky day, or maybe I'm just the right height to avoid getting headbanged too much, and keeping your head pressed against the padding certainly seemed to help. Regardless, the ride looks visually impressive, and has a nice location over part of the lake.

Related Links
  • Goudurix - Stats / Pictures
  • Parc Asterix - Park Info
  • Parc Asterix - Pictures
  • Parc Asterix - Review

    Scoreboard
    Ride Experience:  6/10
    Theming:  5/10
    Landscaping:  8/10
    Queuing Area:  7/10
    Station:  4/10

    Overall: 

    6/10

    Information
    Times Ridden:  3
    Best Seat:  1:1
    Best Part of the Ride:  N/A
    Popularity:  75%
    Satisfaction:  62%
    On-ride Photo:  No

    Riding Sensations
    Airtime:  Low
    Lateral G's:  Medium
    Positive G's:  Medium
    Out of Control:  Medium
    Intensity:  High
    Discomfort:  Medium

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