Sean: In this installment of our journey to some of Europe’s unique theme parks, we visit another old home park of mine, one of which I spent quite a bit of my childhood at! Movie Park Germany! Another ex-Six Flags park that had a serious identity crisis for a bit, but is now doing much better! Let’s take a look! Continue reading “Operation: Movie Park Germany”
Alexander: Hello again, peeps!
The shortest update of our Europe visit is Attractiepark Slagharen. We only spent an hour and a half at this little park (the rest of the day was spent at Movie Park Germany), but what a gem this place is! Continue reading “Slagharen”
Sean: One of Europe’s best known theme-parks is the Efteling, which opened as a nature driven park in 1935 and then was launched as a fairy-tale forest in 1952. Now, 66 years later it is one of the most infamous attractions in The Netherlands with some of the world’s best rides! Let’s see what makes Efteling so incredibly unique… Continue reading “Distinctly Dutch, Authentically Efteling”
Alexander: What’s shakin, peeps? Who’s ready for the drug trip of a lifetime??
Today we’re at Walibi Holland to score some serotonin; there’s no better place than this, the greater Amsterdam area’s primary regional park, to scrounge up goods of this nature. Walibi is ready for us, but are you? Continue reading “Lowkey Wannabe @ Walibi”
Sean: We have traveled to quite a few parks around the world and we got the conclusion that we like Phantasialand the best. Not only is this park a thematic wonder world, it is a heaven for coaster enthusiasts too. The park is home to (arguably) the best Inverted Coaster, Multi-Launch Coaster, Spinning Coaster and Mine Train, while offering some of the best themed-settings this world has ever seen. Continue reading “Phantasialand: Disney, but Better”
Alexander: Who’s ready for some themed-area nirvana?
Phantasialand in Brühl, Germany is famous for its detailed environs, top-notch entertainment, and unparalleled collection of roller coasters. In 2016, however, Phantasialand’s already stellar status pierced the stratosphere with the unveiling of their magnum opus: a basalt-laiden norse wonderland called “Klugheim.”
Alex: Now that the new European record-breaker rollercoaster Red Force has opened meters away from Shambhala, let’s review this huge B&M hypercoaster which held the record of the tallest coaster in Europe for 5 years! Continue reading “Ride Review: Shambhala – PortAventura”
Sven: Hey guys! Today we’re going to talk about a new coaster that finally opened: Heidi The Ride. Besides that, we walked through Plopsaland De Panne to see how things are going and if they performed any refurbishments during the winter. Ready? Continue reading “Plopsaland De Panne Update – Heidiland Officially Open – April 2017”
Alex: Last weekend Ferrari Land, one of the main projects for 2017 in Europe, opened. Despite the hype I had for the park, it felt as such a disappointment. Why? Where to start…
Sven: As theme park fans, I’m sure most of you like to collect souvenirs from your visits. It can be the pictures you make during your trip till the park maps and leaflets that the park distributes. That last kind of memories are what we are going to talk about today! This of course in light of our Park Maps Trading page! Have a look at what we have in our collection! Continue reading “A Glimpse of a Park Maps Collection and More”
Yannick: Switzerland is definitely a unique country : it mixes up different cultures, has four official languages and a unique political system with elements of direct democracy. Same are the theme parks, which are all weird ones. The best known of them is Connyland, which is a weird mess of rides, and it’s only coaster, Cobra, is not less unique. Continue reading “Ride Review: Cobra – Conny-Land”
Alastair: It’s what Europe has been waiting for since 2013, when the incredible RMC topper-track coaster “Outlaw Run” opened at Silver Dollar City in the US – finally, an RMC on this side of the Atlantic! Last week we visited Kolmården Wildlife Park in southern Sweden to try out this latest wooden monstrosity; Wildfire. Continue reading “Ride Review: Wildfire – Kolmården Wildlife Park”
Alex: I went to Tibidabo in Barcelona today to try their newest ride, the rethemed “L’Embruixabruixes”. This ride is the oldest attraction at the park, and last year it turned a 100 years old. With the last renovation being 11 years ago it was time for an update! Continue reading “Ride Review: L’Embruixabruixes – Tibidabo”
Sven: Hold on to your horses everyone. Yesterday one of the most anticipated new themed areas in Europe finally opened. Klugheim at Phantasialand is the medieval themed area with beautifully themed rock work, a cozy village style and most importantly: two new coasters! Are you ready for Raik and Taron? Continue reading “Phantasialand – Klugheim Event: Taron and Raik”
It’s brand new, never seen before and one of a kind. We are talking about Pulsar, the new Power Splash ride at Walibi Belgium. A height of 147.7 feet (45 m), a top speed of 62.8 miles/h (100 km/h) and three launches in total forwards and backwards! Were we satisfied after riding the Mack ‘coaster’ for the first time? You’re about to find out! Continue reading “Walibi Belgium – Pulsar Event”