Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:33 am
Great report! That looks like an awesome coaster.
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:36 am
coasterbill wrote:Great report! That looks like an awesome coaster.
Thank you! It is indeed a fantastic ride.
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:50 am
Phantasialand Wintertraum - November 2017
On November 27th 2017, I visited Phantasialand during their Wintertraum event. It was my first ever time at "the best winter event in Germany". Phantasialand is one of my favourite parks, and I was very excited to discover how they transformed the park into a winter wonderland.
Phantasialand is home to much more than just awesomely themed rides. During Wintertraum, this is no difference. Aside from all of the non-water rides and Chiapas being open (yes, you can ride the best log flume in Europe during winter!), there are awesome stage shows, a beautiful ice skating rink, a fantastic projection and fire show and to end the day a not-so-great dance show with some decent fireworks.
The crowds were very light, which resulted in a walk-on for every single ride. The longest I've waited that day was to enter the parking lot, because the woman in front of me didn't had cash with her to pay the parking ticket. Anyway, I was shocked that even Taron, that normally always has a bit of a queue during quiet days, was at most a station wait. But hey, you don't hear me complaining.
Because I had plenty of time, I decided to watch one of their Christmas stage shows; 5 vor Weihnachten (5 before Christmas). It is pretty much your standard storyline about everything going wrong during the preparations of Christmas. It was a good show, with some great acrobatics and a few funny moments. A Christmas angel was live singing during the show, and while I don't know much about singing, I could definitely tell that it did not sound like an angel.. But it was a good, solid performance.
It was not allowed to make any pictures from the shows, including the two outdoor shows Tiempo de Fuego and The Magic Rose - Spirit of Light. So, I apologize for the lack op photos from both shows. Words can't describe how good The Magic Rose - Spirit of Light was, but numbers can: 3/10. The story was incoherent and the dancing was just bad. The actors were waiting for applause a few times after their tricks, but it remained completely silent. The highlight of the show, and probably the only reason to watch it, was without a doubt the light show and the fireworks at the end. Honestly, it is just sad to see a show like this at a park like Phantasialand.
How disappointing The Magic Rose - Spirit of Light was, how fantastic Tiempo de Fuego was. Tiempo de Fuego is an amazing projection and fire show in the Mexican themed area with beautiful Chiapas in the foreground. The projections had a very good quality, but what made this show really stand out was the awesome fire show! Seriously, there was so much fire. And let's be honest, everybody loves fire. Tiempo de Fuego is definitely one of the best shows I have seen.
Thanks for reading!
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:41 am
Great photos! The holiday decorations live up to what you'd expect from Phantasialand.
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:35 am
PKI Jizzman wrote:Great photos! The holiday decorations live up to what you'd expect from Phantasialand.
Thanks! Yes, exactly. All of the decorations look fantastic, just like the park itself. Really my only complaint about the event is their big night time show. I hope they can sort it out before the Holidays kick in, or at least learn from it for next year.
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:48 am
JordyC wrote:yes, you can ride the best log flume in Europe during winter!
You'll have to excuse me for a minute
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:10 pm
^Thanks! And LOL, I am sure you will love Chiapas. I mean, it even has a disco party during the ride and
an airtime hill
And if you're going for their Wintertraum event, you can ride it all day long, because no one is riding Chiapas during winter
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:02 am
^Thank you! I really appreciate it.
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:28 am
Great report! Phantasialand is an amazing park.
I didn't get the chance to ride Taron in the dark (we left at sunset). I can see how that ride would be even better in the evening.