Gulliver’s World’s junior wooden rollercoaster
|Theme Park||Gulliver's World|
|Park Area||Smuggler's Wharf|
The Antelope is one of very few family friendly wooden rollercoasters in the UK, and was largely designed and built inhouse by the team at Gulliver’s.
The ride is named after the ship on which Gulliver sailed on his first voyage to Lilliput Land, leaving Bristol in May 1699.
While it is good to have parks adding wooden rollercoasters to their lineups, The Antelope is nice to look at but definitely not to ride. It is terribly rough and provides an extremely uncomfortable ride experience. At the front it is jarring, but at the back it is almost intolerable.
Apparently The Antelope was a good coaster when it was first installed, but it has definitely not aged well. Junior woodies are supposed to be fairly gentle, acting as an introduction to children who cannot yet get on larger rollercoasters. I wouldn’t be surprised if The Antelope put them off for life!
The Antelope station
Inside the station
The front of the train
Ascending a hill
Looking out over the rollercoaster track
Passing the castle
The Antelope on the final stretch