Published: December 18, 2009 at 10:56 PMA couple of years ago I rode this for the first time and LOVED it. It's a shame that at the other parks they eliminated some of the best features. I wish Carowinds could get something as cool as this for a new water attraction especialy since the flume is now gone.
Published: December 19, 2009 at 12:28 AMHeehee... you forgot to mention that besides the mermaid/siren, there's also the magical seahorse. (I'm sorry, i'm a girl who likes cute things so I have to mention the cute magical seahorse in the ride).
The Archaeologist sends the seahorse to guide you through the temple and he's often shown as a stream of lights... but yea, it's easily missed and the effects often don't let you realize that.
Then the seahorse seems to mysteriously disappear after the mermaid turns bad.
and YES! I'm a fan of Atlantis! and YES! the park should clean up the effects. But I have to give it more props because it seems like this is the only ride between Busch/Seaworld that has a storyline-- and a good one too.
Published: December 19, 2009 at 1:15 PMThis is ride is good, (sometimes, depending on the mood your in...) but it's not THE best. It's just good.
Published: December 20, 2009 at 7:16 AMWell Prya. Youve got part of the story line right. Ita actually starts out that the Fable City has surfaced in a the sea near a Greek fishing vilage. And the local fisherman see a chance to make moeny buy taking visitors to the city of Atlantis in their "fishing boats". As you approch the dock and seated you pass by a samll fishermans home and he warns you to go away. But in the foutain the mermaid appears nad and Tells you to enoy your visit. Then you enter the next room and see the city on the right and a hologram of her appears and says. Welcome mortal man fear not for behold I give you the City of Atlantis! Enjoy your stay but take nothing.
Published: December 20, 2009 at 9:01 PMWow. Best themed ride? That's a laugh. The effects are ridiculously cheesy. The storyline is near-impossible to understand. The mermaid must be bipolar, first welcoming you to her kingdom, then inexplicably attempting to take your life. Danny Elfman's Beetlejuice theme plays during the mild coaster section. Strange, unsatisfying attraction with a deceptively appealing exterior.
Published: December 21, 2009 at 6:20 AMJoshua, Read the whole sotry line. She welcomes you but warns you take nothing. And the fisherman took the sea horse and she wants it back..swerchig each boat to see who has it...
Published: December 22, 2009 at 2:46 PMI always have a good time on this ride. It has no chance of beating the top seed(which could be spider-man,Tower of Terror, or Revenge of the Mummy at USF) but nice to see it in the tourney.