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Postby JordyC » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:58 pm

^Thanks! To be honest, a trip to Energylandia is worth it just for Hyperion alone. But I am sure the RMC will make it even better. ;)
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Re: Photo TR's: JordyC's Theme Park Adventures

Postby JordyC » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:35 am

Gröna Lund - August 2018

Hello everyone!

From August 23th to August 25th 2018, I went on a trip to Sweden for my first ever visit to Gröna Lund and Kolmården, and my second visit to Liseberg. I spent the first day at Gröna Lund, the next day at Kolmården and the final day at Liseberg.

On August 23th, I visited Gröna Lund. This park, in the heart of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is most likely home to the most rides per square meter in the world. Everywhere you look, there is a coaster, a drop tower or another ride going around. This park has so much packed into such a small space. It really is incredible. It is even more crazy to think they are adding a B&M in a couple of years, which seems almost impossible for an already packed park like Gröna Lund. Also, I don't know what it is exactly, but I have a soft spot for city parks. There is just something about it that you don't experience at a normal amusement park. The atmosphere at Gröna Lund was excellent, even more so at night. The day I was there, there was even a concert going on, which made it even better. Combine all of this with the stunning views of Stockholm, and you have one of my favourite city parks. Of course, the main reason for visiting this park are the numerous rides and coasters. Gröna Lund is home to a great wooden coaster, a classic ghost train, an excellent fun house and lots of drop towers, one of which is my new favourite.

The weather that day was absolutely perfect and queue times were practically non-existent. The longest I have waited was about 10 minutes for Vilda Musen. Most of the other rides were at most a station wait.

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Welcome to Gröna Lund.

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The park is divided into two sections; one for the kids and the other one with all the thrill rides.

Tuff-Tuff Tåget (1/10)
Tuff-Tuff Tåget is certainly a very weird little coaster. All it does, is turning left and right at a very low speed. There are no drops, no nothing. You do get two cycles, though. At least it looks nice with all the flowers underneath it.

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Tuff-Tuff Tåget was the first ride of the day.

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It is a rather unique coaster.

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This is the first of many drop towers you will see at Gröna Lund.

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There are plenty of rides for the whole family.

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Flying with elephants, why not?

Nyckelpigan (2/10)
It is a standard Zierer Tivoli, nothing special. Although surprisingly, you get a tiny bit of airtime on the drop.

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It is time to ride Nyckelpigan.

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It is a fun kiddie coaster.

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You can even take dance classes at Gröna Lund.

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Let's take the bridge to the thrill side of the park.

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This park was much more beautiful than I expected it to be.

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There are also lots and lots of games that you can play.

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Just when you thought this place couldn't get any better.

Insane (6/10)
Insane was my first ever ZacSpin, and I was pleasantly surprised by this ride. Every single drop whipped you out of your seat, and every next drop was better than the previous one. The little hump at the end even flips you upside down, guaranteed. Some of the movements were a bit uncomfortable due to the rocking on the drops, but nothing too bad. Insane is a short ride, but it is also very intense.

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Next up, Insane.

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It was my first ZacSpin, so I didn't really know what to expect from it.

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It was actually quite fun and very intense.

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Going up the lift hill, you get awesome views of Stockholm.

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Every drop ejects you out of your seat.

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Every next drop is better than the previous one.

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This little hump at the end will flip you upside down. That is probably my favourite part of the ride.

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If you can get the weight distribution right, you may flip even more than once.

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If you are (un)lucky, you go upside down into the brakes.

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Insane was quite fun.

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Of course, they also have bumper cars.

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You get a very long cycle on it.

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There was also lots of entertainment going on in the park. I always love that, as it really adds to the park's atmosphere.

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This break dance is indoors! It was quite fun, but nothing special.

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This might be my new favourite classic Fun House. It is super long (about 10 minutes), has lots of unique, crazy elements and it ends with a slide that has an airtime hill. Awesome!

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I am not a big fan of wave swingers, but I did ride this one, since it is located on a pier and swings over the water.

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The wave swinger itself was very beautiful, ...

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..., just like the views from it over the water!

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Ikaros was my most anticipated ride of this park.

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It starts as a normal drop tower when you ascend to the top of the tower.

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Once at the top, you tilt 90 degrees forward, facing straight down. Staring directly at the ground was actually pretty frightening. The drop itself wasn't the most forceful one I have done, although it was still powerful. Because you are looking straight down, it feels like you are going to smash into the ground. It is simply awesome! The side facing the water is definitely where it is at. The views of Stockholm looking over the water are stunning and make this ride even better.

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After 15 rides on Ikaros (of which 10 without leaving my seat), I can confidently say that it is my favourite ride at Gröna Lund, and my new favourite drop tower overall.

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Right next to Ikaros, is yet another drop tower.

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It is your standard shot and drop, nothing special. Although you get great views of the city.

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There can never be enough tower rides at Gröna Lund.

Vilda Musen (6/10)
Vilda Musen is the park's Boblsed coaster. The ride itself is quite fun and has a bit of theming in the station, but what really makes this ride is the fact that it goes over, under and through the structure of Jetline. Doing these sharp turns with Jetline going underneath you really is something else. You will start your ride with a turn out of the station, after which the lift hill will take you to the tallest point of the ride. The first drop is unlike most coasters, because it has some funky curves, on which you get some nice airtime. What follows is a variation of sharp turns and hills with some decent floater airtime. The helix over the pathways near the end of the ride is surprisingly forceful. Despite from a few transitions, the coaster is also very smooth.

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Vidla Musen was my next ride.

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The first drop has some funky curves, on which you actually get some airtime.

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What really makes this ride is the fact that it goes over, under and through the structure of Jetline.

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The ride has lots of sharp turns and airtime hills with some decent airtime.

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Despite from a few transitions, Vilda Musen very smooth.

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Eclipse is the park's star flyer.

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The amazing views from up above and the long cycle make Eclipse my favourite star flyer.

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Later that night, there would be a concert happening on that stage.

Jetline (6.5/10)
Like most coasters at Gröna Lund, Jetline is very compact and interwoven with itself and Vilda Musen. Jetline is a surprisingly intense, yet very smooth coaster. The first drop isn't steep at all and doesn't give any airtime, but at the bottom of the drop is a tunnel where you get some good G's. Unlike most coasters, the best drop on Jetline is the second one. This drop is very steep and whips you out of your seat, something I was not expecting at all. The forces on the bottom of this drop were just as crazy as the drop itself. What follows are a few more drops and helixes, but none of them even come close to that second one. A tunnel near the end of the ride guides the train into the brakes. Jetline ended up being my second favourite coaster at Gröna Lund.

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Ready for a ride on Jetline?

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It is surprisingly intense for a classic coaster.

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Unlike most coasters, the first drop isn't the best one on this ride.

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The second drop is very steep and whips you out of your seat. The forces on the bottom of this drop were also very intense.

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Jetline is very compact and interwoven with itself and Vilda Musen.

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Fritt Fall is another drop tower at Gröna Lund. On the stand-up side, the seats tilt. The views from up there were, once again, fantastic. The drop itself was also surprisingly forceful, more than Ikaros. Definitely one of my favourites.

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More flat rides near the water.

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Another awesome ride at Gröna Lund is this ghost train. I won't spoil it for anyone, but there are some unique hidden surpises on this ride. I still prefer the one at Blackpool, but this one isn't far behind.

Kvasten (6.5/10)
Kvasten was a lot of fun. I don't know what it is, but I always enjoy these rides. What makes Kvasten special is its placement over the pathways and the multiple footchoppers during the ride. The coaster itself is very, very smooth. After the lift hill takes you to the top of the ride, you drop into a sweeping left turn over the pathways. The drop has a decent whip to it near the back of the train. After a floater airtime hill, you make a left turn before going through a couple more turns and helixes over the main pathways. After flying over the station into a tunnel, you make your way to Kvasten's final helix, before flying into the brakes in the station. This helix was actually pretty forceful, mainly because it is very thight and taken at a high speed. The ride is also well themed, the best themed coaster in the park. Kvasten is a very fun and compact family coaster that I probably enjoyed more than I should have.

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Next up was Kvasten.

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After the first drop into a sweeping left turn over the pathways, you go into this floater airtime hill.

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After the airtime hill, you fly through some turns and helixes over the main pathways.

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What makes Kvasten special is its placement over the pathways and the multiple footchoppers during the ride.

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After the interaction with the guests underneath you, you fly through a tunnel above the station.

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Kvasten's final helix is rather intense and taken at high speed.

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It is a very enjoyable family coaster. I wouldn't mind seeing more of these models at some parks.

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They also have a flying carpet.

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For real, the atmosphere at this park at night is fantastic.

Twister (7/10)
My favourite coaster at Gröna Lund ended up being the park's wooden coaster, Twister. First of all, Twister is even more interwoven with itself than Jetline and Vilda Musen. It is just crazy. The first drop provides some crazy ejector airtime in the back. The airtime hill over the ride's entrance that follows gives some sustained ejector airtime. Next, you wave through Twister's structure, doing some thight turns and a few more drops with ejector airtime. The ride ends with a final drop, which is the most violent one of the ride. Twister is a bit bumpy in some places, but that is probably due to its compactness. It didn't really take away from the experience, though. Twister is a very great little wooden coaster, especially in the back seat.

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Twister is my favourite coaster at Gröna Lund.

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The first drop provides crazy ejector airtime, especially in the back.

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The next airtime hill going over the ride's entrance, gives a solid few seconds of airtime.

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The rest of Twister's layout consists of some thight turns and a few more drops with ejector airtime.

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It is a great little wooden coaster, much better than I expected it to be.

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The sun is setting in Stockholm.

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All the rides are beautifully lit up at night.

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I would have loved to have a ride on Eclipse at night, but it was closed because of the concert going on.

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It was a Swedish band, but the music was quite good.

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One last photo of Gröna Lund at night to end this report.

So overall, I had an excellent time at this park. The main highlight was Ikaros, my new favourite drop tower. The other highlights were Twister, the ghost train and, just in general, the fantastic atmosphere at this park. The views of Stockholm and the great variety of rides that are all packed together, make Gröna Lund one of my favourite amusement parks. I still can't get my head around how they are going to fit that B&M in, though.

Thanks for reading!
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Re: Photo TR's: JordyC's Theme Park Adventures

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:43 am

Great report! I love Grona Lund.

My favorite there is the fun house just because of how long and "never in America" it is. I also preferred the stand-up Fritt Fall for the more forceful drop (as mentioned) and the fact they allowed me to wear my glasses. I couldn't on Ikaros.
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Re: Photo TR's: JordyC's Theme Park Adventures

Postby JordyC » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:19 pm

^Thanks!

The fun house is definitely one of the highlights at Gröna Lund. It is just so unique, and the airtime slide at the end makes it even better.

While the drop itself on Fritt Fall was more intense, I prefered Ikaros as an overall drop tower. Facing straight down as you drop is simply breathtaking.
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Re: Photo TR's: JordyC's Theme Park Adventures

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:59 pm

Awesome full length tour of Grona Lund! Love this park as much as everybody else here.
You took a photo of it, but did you go into the House of Nightmares? I went in it,
way back in 2014 when it was the old walk through. And that was awesome enough.

Great individual coverage of all the coasters and rides you went on. And one can never have
too many photos of INSANE, lol. I actually liked it better, riding it in the day time than at night.

Great TR! Thanks for sharing it all with us. :airtime: :airtimer:
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Postby JordyC » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:24 am

^Thank you!

Nrthwnd wrote:You took a photo of it, but did you go into the House of Nightmares? I went in it,
way back in 2014 when it was the old walk through. And that was awesome enough.


Ah yes, I did indeed do House of Nightmares. I must have forgotten to mention it in my report, sorry about that. It is an awesome walkthrough. Definitely not the longest one, but the amount of actors, theming and animatronics more than made up for that. I still prefer the one at Liseberg, though.

Nrthwnd wrote:Great individual coverage of all the coasters and rides you went on. And one can never have
too many photos of INSANE, lol. I actually liked it better, riding it in the day time than at night.


Thanks again! I indeed made a lot of photos of Insane, even many more than are featured in my trip report. But that ride is just so photogenic from every angle, so I thought why not. :lol:
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Re: Photo TR's: JordyC's Theme Park Adventures

Postby JordyC » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:22 am

Kolmården Djurpark - August 2018

Hello everyone!

From August 23th to August 25th 2018, I went on a trip to Sweden for my first ever visit to Gröna Lund and Kolmården, and my second visit to Liseberg. I spent the first day at Gröna Lund, the next day at Kolmården and the final day at Liseberg.

On August 24th, I visited Kolmården Djurpark. Kolmården isn't a standard theme park. It is in fact a zoo with a few rides and attractions. Not just any zoo, but one of the largest zoo's in the world. Seriously, this place is massive. The walk from the entrance to the back of the park takes, without exaggerating, 30 minutes. While I am normally not a massive fan of zoo's, I was really blown away with Kolmården. First of all, there are lots of different animals. The animal enclosures were all gigantic, with barely any fences. Everyting looked so natural. Combine all of this with one of the most spectacular views you will ever see from inside a park, and you have my new favourite zoo! And that is even without taking the attractions into account.

However, Kolmården isn't only famous for being a fantastic zoo. Without a doubt, the park is best known for Wildfire, their outstanding RMC. This was, of course, the main reason for visiting this park. But next to the numerous animals and Wildfire, Kolmården has much more to offer; there are some great shows, a kids area with lots of rides, a few junior coasters and the world's first cable car Safari.

Unlike the day before, the weather was a bit changeable. The day started and ended with fairly blue skies, but in the middle of the day, it got very cloudy. Luckily, it only rained for about 20 minutes or so. Crowds were pretty much non-existent, with every ride being a walk-on, even Wildfire.

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Welcome to Kolmården Djurpark!

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You know a park is big when the walking times are displayed on the park map.

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First stop; Bamses Värld.

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It is the kids area of the park that looks a lot better than I thought.

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They have a quite a few rides in this section of the park.

Godiståget (3/10)
Godiståget is one of two junior coasters at the park. For a junior coaster, this one was quite good. It has two helixes, and a very small pop of airtime in the back seat on the drop. It is also very smooth and has a bit of theming around the ride and area.

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Time for the first coaster of the day - Godiståget.

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It is one of two junior coasters at the park.

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The ride has a few helixes and a small pop of airtime on the drop.

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It was fun for a junior coaster.

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The park is home to a car ride that takes you on a journey through the woods.

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They also have a flying carpet ride. Lots of rides for the younger ones.

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There is a huge area with loads of play equipment to enjoy.

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Yes, we are still inside the park. The views are simply breathtaking.

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Kolmården is mostly a zoo, so they obviously have lots of animals.

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This was the tiger enclosure (I think), but no tigers were out, though.

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A zoo wouldn't be a zoo without monkeys.

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You can get real close to most of the smaller animals.

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The animal enclosures were all gigantic, with barely any fences. Everyting looked so natural.

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Black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

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How many humps do you count?

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There are quite a few area's where it doesn't feel like you are in one of the largest zoo's in the world, like this peaceful area here.

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The area has a little walkway that leads out to some more stunning views.

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For real, the scenery of this park is outstanding.

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One of my favourite animals; the bears.

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Tiger World, home to, well uhm.. Tigers, I guess?

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Sadly, the tigers were playing a game of hide and seek..

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Time to explore Marine World.

Delfinexpressen (3.5/10)
Delfinexpressen is a Vekoma junior coaster. While these are quite enjoyable, they don't really do much. The drop provides a bit of airtime if you're in the back seat. The rest of the ride consists of a couple more turns which are all quite smooth. The best part of the ride are the views you get from Wildfire, though.

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Delfinexpressen is the second junior coaster at the park.

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The drop gives you a bit of airtime, while the rest of the ride doesn't do that much.

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I would ride it just for the views of Wildfire.

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They also have a pirate ship.

Wildfire (10/10)
What can I say about Wildfire that hasn't already been said before? It is just phenomenal! It was my first RMC and my most anticipated coaster of this trip. And oh boy, did it not disappoint. This ride is incredible from start to finish. From the moment you rise above the trees on the lift hill and you get to see the stunning scenery, until the train weaves back to the brake run. Every moment is breathtaking. There is just one moment during the ride where you can catch your breath, and that is really saying something.

The ride begins when you make a right turn towards Wildfire's massive lift hill that takes you to the top of the rock cliff. The views from up there are simply spectacular. The high elevated turn after the lift hill gives you a panoramic view of the park and the scenery it is located in. Still being wow-ed by the views, you dive into an incredible first drop - certainly one of the best ones I have experienced. It was ejector airtime all the way down. After diving right next to the rocks and underneath the ride's supports, you enter a massive zero-G stall that has a few seconds of excellent hangtime before plunging back down. A high-G banked turn is followed by my favourite part of the ride; a 90-degree outward banked hill. You wouldn't think this element could possibly provide any airtime, but I can tell you that it definitely will. The sustained sideways airtime while facing towards the water high above the trees, make Wildfire's outward banked hill one of my favourite elements of any coaster anywhere. It is insane. Before you know, you make a rapid twist to the left flying through a shed that is full of smoke - an excellent head chopper. A quick upwards left turn is followed by another quick upwards right turn. You get a good pop of airtime during that transition. Next, you fly over one of many ejector airtime hills before going through a smaller outward banked hill, that also gives some surprising airtime. The first part of the zero-G roll that follows is quite possibly the only part of the ride where you can catch a breath while experiencing superb hangtime. The second part of this inversion is angled downwards, right over the rocks, so you get a proper whip as you leave this inversion. A twisted ejector airtime hill is followed by a high-G left turn and another ejector airtime hill that violently flips you to the right diving down right next to the rocks. The third and final inversion, a zero-G roll, is taken at a much higher speed, but still gave hangtime. Next, you experience an ejector airtime hill that blends into a right turn, which leads into the final ejector airtime moment of the ride; a drop over the cliff and underneath the first drop. The ride ends with some weaving turns, guiding you towards the brakes.

I had high expectations for Wildfire, and it exceeded all of them. It is a very aggressive and intense ride. I'd say the first part is more focused on big, crazy elements, while the second part of the ride highlights the low-to-the-ground turns, inversions and fast transitions. The airtime is everywhere though, even on some elements where it didn't look like it could possibly give air. The trains are also very comfortable and the ride is butter smooth. There is some pretty decent theming around the queue line and in the station, which was a nice surprise. Overall, Wildfire is a brilliant coaster and worth a trip to Kolmården just for that. The ride’s incredible setting on a cliff with its stunning views is almost impossible to beat. It also has some absolutely insane elements, like the first drop and the outward banked hill. All of this make Wildfire my new number 2 coaster, just behind Hyperion. It is simply phenomenal.

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The time has come to experience my first RMC - Wildfire.

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When you turn the corner, this is the view you are greeted with. Can it get any better?

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The ride was decently themed, which was a nice surprise.

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Wildfire's incredible setting on a cliff with its stunning views from the top is almost impossible to beat.

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The ride starts as you make your way up Wildfire's massive lift hill that takes you to the top of the cliff.

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The high elevated turn gives you an amazing panoramic view of the park and the scenery it is located in.

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Before you know, you dive into one of the best first drops you will ever experience.

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Ejector airtime all the way down!

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Front seat for the views, back seat for the whip on the first drop.

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The first inversion is a massive zero-G stall that provides at least 2 full seconds of hangtime before plunging back down.

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You wouldn't think a 90-degree outward banked hill could possibly provide any airtime, but this one does.

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The first part of the first zero-G roll is quite possibly the only part of the ride where you can catch a breath.

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The second part of this inversion is angled downwards, right over the rocks.

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Wildfire is full with ejector airtime!

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After the zero-G roll, you experience one of many twisted ejector airtime hills.

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You are whipped to the right before you dive down right next to the rocks.

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The final inversion is taken at a much higher speed, whilst still giving hangtime.

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The ride ends with some weaving turns, guiding you towards the brakes.

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Wildfire is incredible from start to finish. Every single moment of this ride is breathtaking.

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The first part is more focused on big, crazy elements, while the second part highlights the low-to-the-ground turns, inversions and fast transitions.

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The ride is also very, very smooth.

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I had high expectations for Wildfire, but it exceeded all of them.

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The other highlight of the park is the Safari sky ride, which is quite possibly one of the best ones in the world.

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The ride itself lasts for about 20 minutes, and takes you over lots of different animals while going over the trees.

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They have lots of giraffes.

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Have I told you already that the animal enclosures are all gigantic?

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You can get surprisingly close to some animals during the Safari sky ride.

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I really enjoyed the Safari sky ride. It is by far my favourite one.

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Three lions in a row. You don't get to see that everyday.

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These two were having a small discussion about who would get the piece of meat.

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Yes, it is a Safari sky ride at a zoo. And it is fantastic!

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Another reason why I loved the sky ride so much, is because of the outstanding views you get from Wildfire.

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Words can't describe how awesome the view is, but photos can! So I have lots of them!

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A better look at the zero-G stall.

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This might be my favourite element on Wildfire. The sustained sideways airtime, while facing towards the water really is something else.

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One last photo of the stunning Wildfire to end this report.


So overall, I had a fantastic time at this park. The main highlight was without a doubt Wildfire, one of the best coasters in Europe. The other highlights were the Safari sky ride and, just in general, the zoo with its stunning views. For the reasons stated earlier, Kolmården Djurpark is my new favourite zoo. The fact that it also happens to be home to a world-class wooden coaster, makes it even better.

Thanks for reading!
Last edited by JordyC on Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:07 pm.
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Re: Photo TR's: JordyC's Theme Park Adventures

Postby viking86 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:32 am

That was great! I love the pictures of Wildfire, some great shots there. It's easily a top 5 ride for me, I absolutely loved it. Funny you should write that about the zero-g/corkscrew thingy, because in my 2016 trip report I wrote "It tells you something about a ride when the second inversion is the first point where you’re able to catch your breath properly!" ;)

Oh, and the safari ride is absolutely amazing! If I'm not mistaken it used to be one of those zoo's where you could drive through the animal exhibitions in your own car, but the cable ride is so much better and it doesn't disturb the animals as it glides above in complete silence.

Reading your trip report makes me want to go back to Kolmården. Mainly for Wildfire of course, but I loved the whole place. Thanks for sharing!

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:55 am

Awesome report!

It really is a shame I visited on such a murky day since those views look outstanding. I couldn't tell Wildfire was next to a body of water it was so foggy. I also think everyone's first RMC places high since it's so different than all the other coaster experiences out there and you started with one of the best in Wildfire.
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Postby JordyC » Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:26 pm

viking86 wrote:That was great! I love the pictures of Wildfire, some great shots there. It's easily a top 5 ride for me, I absolutely loved it. Funny you should write that about the zero-g/corkscrew thingy, because in my 2016 trip report I wrote "It tells you something about a ride when the second inversion is the first point where you’re able to catch your breath properly!" ;)

Oh, and the safari ride is absolutely amazing! If I'm not mistaken it used to be one of those zoo's where you could drive through the animal exhibitions in your own car, but the cable ride is so much better and it doesn't disturb the animals as it glides above in complete silence.

Reading your trip report makes me want to go back to Kolmården. Mainly for Wildfire of course, but I loved the whole place. Thanks for sharing!


Thank you so much! And yes, Wildfire is indeed a fantastic ride, easily top 5 for me as well.

Haha, is that true? That's quite funny! :lol: It really is though, it is the only part during the ride where you can think for a second what is going on.

The Safari sky ride is, after Wildfire, the second highlight of the park. I absolutely loved it. And yes, I heard that as well that it used to be some sort of Jeep safari. I agree that the sky ride is a much better option. And you get stunning views of Wildfire, too!

Canobie Coaster wrote:Awesome report!

It really is a shame I visited on such a murky day since those views look outstanding. I couldn't tell Wildfire was next to a body of water it was so foggy. I also think everyone's first RMC places high since it's so different than all the other coaster experiences out there and you started with one of the best in Wildfire.


Thanks!

The views you get while riding Wildfire, and just from Kolmården in general, are simply stunning. Wildfire itself is already an outstanding coaster, but what makes this ride truly unique is its setting. Like you said, I rate it so highly because it is so different than most other coasters, but the views really add to it as well.
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1. Hyperion - Energylandia 2. Wildfire - Kolmården 3. Shambhala - PortAventura 4. Taron - Phantasialand 5. Helix - Liseberg 6. Schwur des Kärnan - Hansa Park 7. Lech Coaster - Legendia 8. Expedition GeForce - Holiday Park 9. Silver Star - Europa-Park 10. Goliath - Walibi Holland

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