Monday, August 1, 2011

GENTING HIGHLANDS: 01 - Screw the Corkscrew


Why did they have to close the Corkscrew for maintenance? Didn’t they know I was coming? I have to ride those roller coasters! I had to settle for Cyclone and the ever dependable Flying Coaster. When we first visited Genting it was Cyclone that was closed and Corkscrew was the one I rode. Corkscrew is the more interesting one since it has two screws. I think there might be more, but what makes it totally cool and thrilling is the fact that it is located by the edge of the cliff. Yes, you get a good glimpse of the ravines before your first drop. Too bad it was closed. Cylone is old school and its claim to fame is that it is Malaysia’s first roller coaster. Not bad at all, I really enjoyed the mini drops.



The Spider-Man inspired Flying Coaster always does the trick for me. Superman position is probably the best for a roller coaster ride. The drops become more exciting, the twists are more surprising. It was a good decision to go to Genting on a weekday. There was no line. In fact you could have the roller coaster for yourself. It seems like Cyclone was the popular one that day. The Flying Coaster almost had no riders, maybe because you have to pay separately to ride it. Do ride it. RM10 is worth it, I swear!



Even though I went on a weekday, I almost never made it back to KL Sentral because they ran out of seats for the bus. Imagine that. On a Monday, really? Well, Genting is not just a theme park, it is also a casino. Don’t forget that. Gamblers don’t really have days off, and not all of them have cars. And the tourists! Don’t forget the tourists. It’s July and it’s summer vacation for most Europeans, and there are a lot of them here. Most whom I’ve met are from Germany. So how did I go home? I walked. Joke! You kidding me? There was one more seat for the Gombak bus. I then took the KTM Pink Line, the same fast one that I always take to go to KLCC, to get back to KL Sentral.



Genting has a promo now in which regardless if you have My Kad or not, you pay their fees, which are less. I bought a ticket for the outdoor park only and I got it for just RM46. The normal price of RM62 for that could already afford you an all-parks ticket with their current promo. I just don’t know until when this promo lasts. The perk of going here on a weekday is that there are considerably less people. Since the theme parks cater mostly to children (both literal children and child at heart), there would obviously be less competition on a weekday when these kids are at school. Or are they on vacation? I don’t care. All I know is that I didn’t have to queue that long. Bad side? Some rides are closed for maintenance. Corkscrew! Nooooo!!!



The indoor park is for sissies. There is a spinning teacup ride at the outdoor park too, so you get that even if you don’t have an indoor park ticket! I don’t know how it works. I was still able to go inside and buy a Diadora shirt on sale despite having an outdoor park only ticket. Maybe you could go in but not ride. Anyway, Genting bored me this time around. I guess theme parks are only magical during the first time. Even the Space Shot ride gave me only a second of thrill, and then nothing. Maybe because I already jumped off the Macau Tower. Shit, I always mention this regardless of medium used. I jumped off the Macau Tower. I jumped off the Macau Tower. I jumped off the Macau Tower. Expect more bragging for the next few months. Arrogance at its finest. I’m still acrophobic, by the way. You really can’t have it all.



I jumped off the Macau Tower.

GENTING HIGHLANDS: 01 - Screw the Corkscrew

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