Knight Valley is one part of OCT East, a resort constructed by the same group that owns the Happy Valley parks. It has only a handful of rides, but in mitigation, almost all of these qualify as major attractions. Having said that, the general state of repair of the park indicated that the maintenance budget isn't as high as it should be, with at least five broken escalators and a number of closed rides. There was a tree growing through part of the track on the Waterfall log flume, indicating that it had not run in some time, and the Space Journey appeared to have been abandoned following a fatal accident in mid-2010.
The star attraction in the park now is the imaginatively named Wood Coaster (#1853), a massive ride from Great Coasters International that takes full advantage of the surrounding terrain. There is almost no straight track on the ride after the lift hill, with the majority of the layout being banked left or right at various angles. Other features include several airtime hills, a station fly-through, and a tunnel. Crucially, the ride quality matches what I've come to expect from GCI, with enough bounce to feel like a wooden coaster without anything that might be considered rough. I managed a total of eight laps during our session.
My eye was caught by the extremely impressive set in use for the Flash Flood stunt show, and as there was no particular time pressure today I decided to sit down to watch it. The performance was along the lines of all such shows, with a mixture of flying jet skis, acrobatics, fireballs, and explosions. The only really unique bit was when the two gentle waterfalls at the back of the set suddenly became massive torrents of water, which looked rather impressive for the thirty seconds or so before the tanks emptied!
The next stop was at Jungle Karting, a surprisingly long Bobkart track and one of the best I've ridden. We rode twice before heading over to the 4D Cinema. I'd probably have chosen to skip this if I'd realised it was showing Pandavision, but even still it was a nice opportunity to sit in air conditioned comfort for a few minutes!
A few of the attractions within the park can be found at the top of a mountain behind the main park. This area is accessed via a cable car or via a surprisingly fast Funicular that was quite an exciting ride on its own. At the apex, we boarded an observation tower that took us a further hundred metres up to a truly spectacular view, albeit one which was too far away from the rest of the park for anything beyond a basic overhead photograph.
The park has a pair of genuine Fabbri Booster rides at the top of the mountain that I'd love to have tried. Unfortunately, these operate with a weight limit of just seventy-five kilograms, which excludes just about everyone other than the local population. There can't be many adult males from outside Asia who weigh less than this. I couldn't help but wonder about the reasoning behind the restrictions, given that the same ride operates all over Europe without them.
I finished up my morning with a trip on the 4000 Miles to Earth Center dark ride, which used the Spider-Man system on a tour that borrowed heavily from the similarly named ride at Tokyo Disneyland.