Cu Chulainn Media Day


Last Thursday I had the privilege of flying into Dublin for the day to visit Tayto Park, Ireland's premier upcoming theme park themed after the nationally adored crisp brand for the media day of their latest attraction: Cú Chulainn, a wooden coaster built by Gravity Group.

When the coaster was announced the UK enthusiast community collectively lost their shit. A wooden coaster?! In an easily accessible location?!! This excitement was quickly followed by the usual British pessimism of 'bet it'll be shit' because, let's face it, historically we don't usually get nice things where coasters are concerned, and a wooden coaster seemed almost too good to be true.

Fastforward to roughly a year later and here we were in the queue for our first ride, surrounded by Irish Media and coaster fans alike. I completely overlooked the fact that this coaster has the fab Timberliner trains, so things were already looking up, but I still couldn't shake the niggling feeling that it was going to be a let down.

I needn't have worried! The coaster was amazing, so well paced, airtime scattered all over, the length, the TUNNELS! It's just such a fantastically re-rideable coaster, with sustained floater airtime in the back and short spurts of ejector closer to the front. The only thing I felt let it down was the overbanked turn, which was slightly juddery and kind of distracting from what is otherwise an all rounder.

















I'm revisiting in August with a bigger group, can't wait to share the awesomeness that is 
Cú Chulainn and spread the love for this fab coaster! 

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