My son said it was much better than Joker at SFGAdv, but I suspect this was just a matter of he didn't happen to get a lot of flips on his one ride of Joker. I appreciate the short length. For me it was the right length, but I find this thing legitimately scary. Haha. Even just looking at it, even though it's a "small" coaster, it looks really imposing.Yesterday was one of my better rides on Tumbili. I got 3-4ish(?) flips and stuck upside down at the top again. The seat angled out to where I was almost face down on the trim brake and it released us to an insane sensation on the 2nd run where I actually flipped twice on the 2nd raven turn which I often don't even flip there. It's really tough to predict even if you have a constant in seats what the rides gonna do on that cycle to you. I really appreciate Tumbili being in KDs lineup it's great and they presented it far better than any of the 3 Six Flags parks did for their free spins (though I slightly prefer the longer layout overall).
It has the same effect on crowds that Griffon does which is probably a good thing about free spins. People always stop to watch it cycle I've noticed.
My favorite part is the drums that play whenever one of the trains is going up.I also consider it a perfect replacement for Crypt for exactly that reason. Watching Crypt was like an attraction in itself, and the craziness and unpredictability of Tumbili make it fun to stop and watch too. I always see first time visitors stopping and pointing at Tumbili — it’s a spectacle. It’s fun to watch trains go and comment on the ride: like “Man, they didn’t flip at all” or “Geez, did you see how many flips they got?!” The theming and lighting package just add to the visual appeal.
Plus, the constant motion of the small trains adds a lot of great kinetic energy to that area of the park — especially since it used to be a pretty dead corner when Crypt was in between cycles.
It absolutely crushes Joker at both SFGAd and SFNE.... There is absolutely no comparison.My son said it was much better than Joker at SFGAdv, but I suspect this was just a matter of he didn't happen to get a lot of flips on his one ride of Joker. I appreciate the short length. For me it was the right length, but I find this thing legitimately scary. Haha. Even just looking at it, even though it's a "small" coaster, it looks really imposing.
Also this easily had the longest line of the day for us both times. It seems to be a big hit for KD. With the smaller crowd the line wasn't too bad to wait through.
I was just about to post on this myself, after noticing Fast Lane added to the ride today.According to Facebook pictures... Tumbili is now a Fast Lane Plus attraction. For every 6 guests they let through, they let 2 FP+ guests in. Making the ratio to be 25% FP+. I imagine they have a queuer determining this at the split where you select which side you want. Which is interesting because they rarely ran the queuer position this summer during peak staffing times.