Day 2 & 3 - Europa Park
Second park of the trip was Europa Park, located in Rust.
Where do I start? This park is simply out of this world. Every area is so very well done. There was no single moment I thought by myself "meh, they could have done this one better". This park is on a completely different level if you compare it to Efteling or Phantasialand for example. Not for the theming, but for the overall feel you get when you walk around in this park and for the amount of attractions they have to offer (rides, shows, etc). Also, the park is very big. Sometimes it was actually pretty hard to find my way to another area. There are so many pathways to go from one area to another, and every single time I discovered something new. And that's what I love about this park. There are so many things to do! Not only the coasters, but they have some good flat rides and one of the best collections of water rides! The shows were amazing as well, probably the best ones I've seen (although Raveleijn at Efteling is still my favorite). And I loved the Europa Park Parade! Especially the music, it is still in my head! The last day I was at the park, it was much more crowded than the first day. But thanks to the fantastic operations, the lines were almost identical (they were running 4 trains on Blue Fire). I think a lot of you will agree with me if I say that this park is absolutely gorgeous in every way possible!
1. Blue Fire
This is the best coaster in the park, in my opinion. This coaster has everything; great launch, good inversions, airtime, fantastic hangtime and awesome theming. The ride was also very smooth. The hangtime you get in the In-Line Twist is absolutely amazing! At the top of the loop, you get perfectly zero G. Really, this ride is so much fun! All of this makes Blue Fire my number 2 coaster.
2. Silver Star
This coaster is a real public favorite. It was my first B&M Hyper and I loved it. The drop was great, especially in the back. Also the airtime was very good, not the best but still good. I rode it 2x in the back, 2x in the middle and 1x in the front. Back seat is definitely the best, although the front gave you more sense of the speed. Also the theming was great! I very much liked the Mercedes hall! The only negative thing about Silver Star is that it wasn't as smooth as I expected it to be. There was a bit of shakiness here and there, not out of control but still noticable. Nevertheless, still an awesome coaster!
This is one awesome GCI woodie! The first drop in the backseat is fantastic! Wodan was very smooth aswell. The airtime wasn't the best that I've experienced on a woodie. For example, the airtime on Troy at Toverland is much better! But what makes this ride so amazing is the theming! the entire queue is very well themed, and that's what makes this ride so immersive.
Maybe a surprise for some of you, but I think that Arthur is the 4th best coaster in the park. Not if you consider it as a coaster on its own, but if you look at the complete experience that you get. Is is for sure the best themed coaster at the park! The little details makes this ride for me, like the honey smell pots in the beehive room. The ride itself was actually more intense than I expected it to be, there were some good forces. The trains were very comfortable aswell.
I love Poseidon! It's an awesome water coaster. Not very smooth, but a lot of fun! You actually don't get that wet, which was kind of a bummer because it was roasting outside (33°C/91°F)! But OMG, the theming was (yet again) fantastic!
Now this coaster was a surprise hit! It was really a lot of fun! The airtime and the forces were very good, better than I expected. Pegasus was also very smooth. Probably one of the weakest themed coasters in the park, though. But still a great ride!
7. Atlantica SuperSplash
I don't know if this really counts as a coaster, but who cares? The backwards section at the top was certainly unique. The little airtime hill after the big drop gave actually some good airtime. Yet again, great theming and a great ride!
8. Euro Mir
This is a very weird coaster. It all starts quietly. Slowly going up in one of the two mirror towers. Then you go outside and do a bit of spinning, followed by a big drop. Then there are some sharp turns and a few head choppers. It was a fun coaster, but just not my type of ride. It was also not that smooth.
Pobably one of the weakest coasters in the park, and definitely the roughest one. The theming was nice, but that's all there is to say actually.
10. Schweizer Bobbahn
This is one of the worst bobsled coasters that I've ridden. Okay, it has some nice theming, but I didn't like the ride itself. I don't know why exactly, but probably the layout. It isn't that great.
11. Matterhorn Blitz
Good theming, but that's all there's to say actually. It's just another wild mouse. Although, I liked the elevator lift. But it's a great ride for the whole family!
12. Alpenexpress Enzian
Once again, some very nice theming. The indoor section was very good, and it actually goes pretty fast in there. A very fun ride, but not my kind of coaster.
But enough talking, let’s check out the photos!
I will soon upload my report from Plopsa Coo!
Last edited by JordyC
on Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:30 am.