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Turkish Delight
Website: Busch Gardens Williamsburg Homepage
Ride Type: Flat Ride
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 2.6364
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 13
Last Review: 12/12/2007 10:34:00 PM
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1 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/12/2007 10:34:00 PM
Absolutely horrible. The ride looked decent, but the looks were the only thing going for it and that wont save its rating. All of the cups were next to impossible to spin, creating a very dull ride. Also, the cycle lasted around 45 seconds or so. Definitely skip.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up thare on 6/18/2007 8:34:00 PM
Basic teacups and that is pretty much all! Nothing special. Not to much themeing! This is only good for small children really.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up metssuck on 5/24/2007 9:56:00 AM
Alright tea cup ride. Im not really a fan of these kind of rides.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coaster05 on 2/19/2007 5:00:00 PM
So forgettable I had not realized I didnt review it. Actually had to look at other members descriptions before I could recall it. I did like it better then Storm Force at IOA, but only because it doesnt tarnish one of my favorite Marvel characters.

1 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 10/21/2006 3:06:00 PM
Now Busch Gardens is a park notoriously weak in the flat ride category. I mean not only do they not only have a lot, but what they do have for the most part is nothing special and all of their flats operate with an incredibly short cycle. However, this attraction manages to be a lone stand-out in the park, as it is by far one the worst flat featured in the entire park. Not only that, but it also is easily one of the worst flats I have ever been on anywhere! Yeah, it’s that bad!

Located in Italy, the Turkish Delight is a beautiful set of Mack tea cups. The intricate designs on the cups really make this one of the best looking tea cups found anywhere, rivaling Funtown’s, which also oddly enough is a Mack installation as well. Also, this never ever has a wait, though that may be attributed to the absolutely abysmal ride that follows. Not only does it never have a wait, but loading is lightning quick. However, these two positives, the attraction’s appearance and its lack of a wait, are the only two positives I can find with this attraction and they definitely aren’t enough to rescue this train-wreck of an attraction.

Once the ride begins, I was shocked by how pathetic the attraction was. First off, the spinning, or lack there of, was simply embarrassing. For a ride that is focused around spinning and making riders dizzy, it’s pretty bad when none of those two things occur even in the slightest fashion. Despite being able to manually control the cups’ spinning, it’s near impossible for whatever reason. In fact, I think I got one total rotation during the whole ride, no joke! After having an excrutiatingly hard time getting that one rotation completed, I felt accomplished, but just stopped and realized that this was not a good attraction at all. Oddly enough, this same problem occurs on Funtown’s as well; however, that one has a longer cycle and is somewhat easier to spin, though it is still aggrivating.

Not only does it not provide a fun ride, but it also provides the typical less-than-a-minute cycle provided by all of the park’s flats that I rode. However, even if it had a really long cycle, that wouldn’t even save this attraction thanks to how incredibly poor the ride itself actually is. In fact, I believe that a longer cycle would have hampered my enjoyment of this attraction even more! That’s never a good sign.

This attraction is truly a mind-blowing experience; it’s easily one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had on a theme park attraction. Just the combination of an incredibly short cycle and a ride that just flat out provides no enjoyment whatsoever make this claim the dubious honor as the worst attraction by far in such a great park. Really, I can’t recommend this disaster of an attraction to anyone since there really is no enjoyment whatsoever in it, unless you’re one who enjoys riding a spinning ride devoid of any spinning whatsoever. That’s like going to a Red Sox game, but not wanting to see baseball.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Hercules on 9/18/2006 12:13:00 PM
This is by far the poorest excuse for teacups I have ever seen. The only thing that I like about it is the clean look that Im not used to. There is no graffiti and the whole thing looks sleak and clean (of course, what else do you expect from Busch?). However, the ride itself is just plain bad. Just remember, number 9 is the place to be. That is the only cup that gets spinning. The rest are wound so tight that they cant spin. It is funny to watch big, burly, tough, 64" 250 pound monsters go in one of these with their kids, expecting them to hurl up their chicken parmigiana. Then comes a lot of disgust, strain, and then, embarassment as the #9 teacup full of 75 pound teenage girls are whirling in circles while little Jimmy Jr. is asking "Why cant we go like them daddy?"

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 5/10/2006 1:37:00 AM
Tea cups are always a fun experience. This one is bigger, faster,and longer in duration then others.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fergusonat on 5/9/2006 9:36:00 PM
Decent ride...Im not a huge fan of these types of flats, but the ride itself really fits into the Festa Italia theme. Therefore I will give it an average rating

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up WAR2174 on 4/20/2005 5:29:00 PM
A fun but average flat ride. It has a very high ride capacity so the line moves fast. It is hard to spin but once started the heavy weight of the cups keeps it spinnig. If you have some fairly strong people in there you can get this thing flying. Be careful, not to pick a cup that doesnt spin at all. There are a few of them.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up KryptonKid on 7/11/2004 2:19:00 PM
I am sorry to be the first to say this, but this ride is nothing compared to Disneys or even SFNE. It had great speed with the main spin, but the problem was the self spinning comtraption. It was HORRIBLE! The thing took 3 people to spin the cup and it didnt even go that fast! I mean, the reason so many people go on this type of ride is to manually spin themselves for added fun. Mediocre ride, wouldnt recommened it though.

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