Henri: Excalibur: Secrets of the Dark Forest has a long history. All started back in 1996, when Warner Bros. Movie World Germany opened its gates. Our older fans will remember the attraction as Die unendliche Geschichte, themed after the famous german novel from Michael Ende. Everything changed in 2005, when the park got a big retheming. Mystery River could never live up to the fame that “Die unendliche Geschichte” had. 2018 is the big year for the classic Intamin Rapid River. Same attraction – new theming. Can Excalibur live up to the fame of the Warner Bros. Version? – let’s find out.
Sven: Get ready for a magical update! In the Netherlands, there is blooming theme park that really stepped up its game with the opening of not one, but two new themed areas. But most importantly, in one of those areas, there is big brand new coaster that’s deliciously fun. A few days after opening, we visited Fenix at Toverland! Continue reading “Toverland Update – Fenix and Port Laguna – July 9th 2018”
Sven: Since the Walt Disney Company took over the resort in Paris, we have seen quite a few changes. One look at the event calendar and you’ll have a hard time planning when to visit. Traditionally, the summer seasons holds a special theme though and this year, something brand new awaits you. What they can’t do in California, they can do in Paris: the Marvel Summer of Heroes! Continue reading “Disneyland Paris Update – Marvel Summer of Heroes – June 17th 2018”
Sven: Europe contains lots of beautiful theme parks, but next to that it also has quite some nice and special zoos. There’s one in particular that we recently visited and that opened not one, but two coasters! Read all about the Dutch zoo: Wildlands Emmen! Continue reading “Wildlands Emmen 2018”
Sven: Last week our correspondent Yannick visited one of the best theme parks in the world: Europa-Park. As you now, they were recently struck by a big fire caused by one of their rides. See for yourself how things are now! Continue reading “Europa-Park Update – After The Fire – June 2018”
Alex: One of the most exciting times for theme park fans is Halloween. It is the season where parks transform themselves to create the most terrifying experience to their guests. Even though its still far away, the preparations are well on its way. But something new is coming… Continue reading “Horrorland: The New and Exciting Scream Park in Spain”
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…