Ride the eruption right out of the top of the volcano...
|Theme Park||Paultons Park|
|Opened||31 March 2012|
|Manufacturer||SBF Visa Group|
Magma is Paultons Park's volcano themed family drop tower.
Riders sit facing outwards on a circular gondola which is shot up the tower, straight out of the steaming volcano below. The gondola rotates slowly as the rest of the ride sequence continues, featuring a series of drops downwards and further shots upwards.
Magma's theming - completed by London's RMA Ltd - is really nice, with the large pink-ish volcano sitting at its base housing both the queueline and a few jurassic surprises too.
I'm not usually a fan of drop towers, but Magma's reasonably tame 25 metre height and general communal fun has won me over. It's a superb ride, and a fantastic addition to Paultons' growing collection of rides suitable for slightly older children and families.
Looking up at Magma
Ready to go
Halfway up the tower
Top of the drop tower
The drop tower