on October 25, 2012
As you leave Production Central you go straight into New York, which is actually visually quite impressive. It does indeed look like the set from a movie though, complete with the sky scrapers and the narrow streets – you can even stop for a quick break on the benches of Central park. In fact we enjoyed wandering around the area as much as anything else.There are two rides here though; Twister . . .Ride It Out and Revenge of the Mummy. The Twister Ride is a special effects show type ride which is quite good, although there is an awful lot of build-up that isn’t quite rewarded with the mega ending you are anticipating. It is good though and worth a visit. There are no height restrictions on the ride, although it is very loud and may be frightening for younger visitors. The mummy ride is an indoor roller coaster which takes places mostly in the dark. My wimpishness doesn’t extend to rides that I can’t see so I happily went on this one (I know it doesn’t make sense, but there you go). It is quite thrilling although there are no loops in it, but there are things that you don’t expect, which adds to the thrill. If you can, get a seat at the front of the carriage as it is slightly more adrenaline pumping and much more fun. The ride is only suitable for those over 48 inches in height and you’ll have to put loose articles in one of the lockers before riding.There are a couple of shows that round off the available entertainment in New York. The first is the Blues Brothers Show, which is mildly entertaining and takes place on one of the street corners in the area. It is usually quite popular and you can stay for as long or as little as you like. The other one is the Delancey Street Preview Centre. This is a bit hit and miss because it is a place where you can go and watch a show under network consideration and rate it. There were none playing whilst we were there, but you have to qualify to be able to take part though.
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