Our curiosity finally got the best of us and we bit the bullet and went on the ride. We were supposed to be in the back of the car, but Judy and Olle jumped in ahead of us leaving me totally exposed in the front.
|Back seat riders awaiting the thrills and chills!|
The ride begins with imagery that harkens church. I know, right. Weirder and weirder. Stained glass windows and a creepy ghost-like priest against the backdrop of Frankenstein's head. The ride took you through a series of things that go bump in the night jumping out at you and "scary" things intended to freak you out. At one point something fell down on our faces. Near the end, a door opened and a Quasimodo type character was sitting on a toilet, doing his business! As I said, weirder and weirder. Midway through the ride the train pops outside so the waiting public can see you! Of course, I let out a huge scream just as we hit daylight!
I really cannot figure out what this ride is all about. I understand the spooky ride business but there were just way too many questionable images for my taste. At any rate, now I can say I've been on the Blå Tåget at Gröna Lund. I would not say it is a Stockholm highlight! I do think that it is a cultural experience you actually can live without!