Kumho Family Land

30th June 2013

I'd originally intended to drive back to my hotel in Seoul last night, but instead drove south to an overnight base in Gwangju. This gave me a second opportunity to visit Kumho Family Land after a credit-free visit last week. Several of the rides were closed when I arrived at the park just after opening, including the roller coasters, but there was a clear blue sky, so I passed the time by taking a full set of park photographs.

Police School

Shortly before noon an operator appeared to start up Atomic Mouse (#1925). It was impressive (and surprising) to see the ride being operated at maximum throughput, something that one doesn't often see in Asia; there were four cars on the course, and each was dispatched just as soon as the previous one had cleared the lift hill, keeping the queue moving nicely. The ride was fun but could only be described as a family coaster, lacking the intensity of the mouse yesterday. On my way towards the exit I tried the Police School fun house, which had the potential to be good but wasn't, given that all but three of the effects were out of order. Later on, a police constable friend of mine commented that it looked much better than the real thing!

 

Bugok Hawaii

30th June 2013

A pleasant two hour drive brought me to Bugok Hawaii, a water park with a small selection of nicely themed amusement rides. The admission price was quite steep, and to add insult to injury, it only covered the water park areas; the dry rides cost extra. Perhaps unsurprisingly the vast majority were idle, with a few bored-looking operators milling around.

I'd previously ridden a clone of Grand Canyon (#1926) at Atayal Resort and this model was the same story; a lunch loser whose only redeeming quality was the charming G-major arpeggio played when the train dispatched.

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Kumho Family Land

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