M&D's Scotlands Theme Park has seen some substantial changes since my last visit almost three years ago. To begin with the owners have attempted to solve the problems with Tornado by removing the corkscrew inversion. This certainly helps the ride considerably, though it strikes me that the real improvement would come from removing the rest of the track also. It was quite telling that we had to wait ten minutes for enough people to fill the train despite the park being relatively crowded. As a little aside, perhaps somebody could explain to me why this park calls itself a theme park. There is no theming to be seen anywhere in the place; Scotland's Amusement Park seems more appropriate. But what do I know?
The Mine Train (#1152) is one of two new coasters. This ride was built to be a spinning coaster, but was reengineered last year to turn it into a more traditional family coaster. The result is a moderately decent coaster for the whole family, though the track length is really too short for a ride like this. Evidence of re-engineering was also visible on Express (#1153), which is to my knowledge the only Pinfari coaster to operate with a cable lift. It doesn't have any effect on ride quality, but it presumably helps considerably with build up time.
Pinfari built its best coasters right before going out of business. Tsunami is quite possibly the only ride they built that I could happily reride all day long. I might well have done just that had the loading speed been a bit quicker. Though three trains were on the track they were being operated in a rather odd fashion; the second was only loaded after the first had been emptied. Needless to say this didn't exactly help throughput!