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Curse of DarKastle

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

Motion Base Ride
Minimum height to ride: 42 inches

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From the time your “Golden Sleigh” departs the loading platform until King Ludwig bids you his final farewell in this 3-D adventure riders are constantly bombarded with color, music, and motion that will keep you wondering, “What else could they possibly do?” Your sleigh will pitch and rotate through the 40,000-square-foot show building, as you ride through the Ludwig's castle and the woods around it.

This Falcons Treehouse-designed attraction opened on May 1, 2005 and immediately won raves from theme park fans, winning Theme Park Insider's Best New Attraction Award that year.

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Lots of fun!
Do not ride if you have been on Transformers or Spiderman at Universal. Otherwise, you should set your standards low
A great 3D haunted attraction. Technology is a bit below Spiderman. But the story line is great, theming very good and a nice cool ride in the heat. I really loved the story line.
Actually really really enjoyed this ! Loved the ride effects and theming 10/10
This ride is one of my favorite. Unlike other reviewers, I find that if you pay attention during the pre-show and ride, it is very easy to tell the storyline. I love how all of the special effects are put in at perfect amounts, not to much and not to little.
Similar to Spider Man before the refurb, but a notch below. Effects are good but the story line is difficult to follow since the queue is a bit disjointed. But I still give it an 8/10.
This is a cool ride! The set-up movie is weak, but the ride itself has some really fun elements. The 3D effects make you flinch quite a few times.
Best dark ride at a regional theme park. Curse of DarKastle is a pretty solid 3D dark ride, yet tame compared to Universal's Spider-Man.
A fun ride, when not held to the standards of Disney. The movie in the queue would help to set the plot, but it was of poor quality and difficult to see, and the volume was too low to hear over people talking in the queue. Definitely too frightening for a 5-year-old.
i really liked it but it would make any little kid cry. i expectred a little more because my cousin told me that it was an indoor roolercooster. great dark ride though
BEST RIDE IN PARK!!! I loved it. I rode it 4 times and never got tired of it. The scenery was excellent, as was the ride itself. The wait was long towards the middle of the day/afternoon. I suggest riding this early in the day before the line gets too long.

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