Some parks can be described as being off the beaten track. Getting to such places invariably involves long and often complicated journeys. Sometimes the end result can be very rewarding, as was the case with New Reoma World yesterday. On other occasions, the intrepid traveller wonders why they bothered. It is my sad duty to record that Adventure World falls firmly into the latter category, though for a relatively unusual reason. It is, in three words, far too expensive.
An admission ticket to the park comes in at ¥3800, or approximately €25. However, this figure does not include any of the park rides; if you want to do those, you have to pay for each one in turn, with prices running as high as ¥800 for some attractions. There is no pay one price deal available. We ran through just under four thousand yen of ride tickets between us, and for that money we got one ride on the ferris wheel and one circuit on each operational coaster. If any of these attractions had been stellar it might have been less insulting, but to be frank, none were.
The Dolphin Coaster was unfortunately HNFT. There were signs in front of it indicating a reopening date in July, so presumably the park is rebuilding or replacing the rolling stock at present. The Big Adventure Coaster (#949) was probably the best coaster present; a moderate paced scenic tour of the park. It wasn't exactly thrilling, but reasonably pleasant at the same time. A word of warning though; larger riders would probably do well to avoid the left side of the train, as the banking is all in that direction and the lap bar doesn't inspire a huge amount of confidence.
The Mad Mouse (#950) was not much bigger than a standard Big Apple, but it had a unique layout which made it much more interesting. If any showmen are reading this, I'd encourage you to contemplate a clone of this ride next time you're shopping for a kiddie coaster. Finally, the powered Tropical Coaster can best be described as an oddity. The layout is mostly indoors, but it has two outdoor helices. These are covered by a canvas roof which looks very strange, though presumably is sufficient to allow continued operation of powered coaster track in light rain.
As far as rides go, that's pretty much the entire show; there are a number of children's attractions but nothing for the thrill seeking teenager or adult. There is a moderately sized safari and animal area, but it is hard to envisage any enthusiast spending more than an hour or two here, unless of course they travel with an unlimited budget and a supply of caffeine to counteract the soporific effects of the coasters.