Phantasialand Discussion Thread

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby multimueller » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:44 am

While the pre opening of Klugheim was a fantastic event and a rare opportunity to take some great "night shots" of the area, it has been quite hard to take decent photos of the trains speeding around the track. Living close to Phantasialand, I returned to the park to take some more shots in bright sunlight - and ride Taron a couple of times. While there were some very short downtimes the team did a fantastic job on operating the ride at high capacity, so even with massive summer crowds the wait was less then 60 minutes all day. I also caught up on riding Raik. The attraction features some kind of "steam punk time travel" theme, that I really like.

The fun part of Phantasialand is, that it does not only attract "die hard coaster enthusiasts". And because Taron does not feature a frightning tall lift hill you'll find plenty of families giving the ride a try (and beeing surprised by it's intensity). And despite of the wait times they keep queuing up again and again. There are also the kind of kids we like to call "krasse checker" that think they are "too cool for this coaster" and it's soooo satisfying to see them screaming and grasping the handlebars while actually riding.

I am super happy, that with Taron and Raik, there are two brand new heavily themed coasters around and Phantasialand shows, that all the extra money for themeing was well spent: every piece of decoration, every building, the sound track, the uniformed ride ops, all that contributes to the experience.

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Just a reminder: We are at Klugheim right now

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I hope all this stuff will stand the less mindful visitors

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The level of detail put into this themed area is completly insane

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Every corner looks so amazing

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I would call this Element "Mount Taron"

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This is the infamous "Kornmuller Twist"

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Parts of the "general public" are "surprised" by the intensity of the ride

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A train travelling over a bunny hill

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The beautifully styled train against a beautifully styled background

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Shooting through a building

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Train and rocks

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One of the many turns - close to the "restaurant area"

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Taron overview

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When airtime becomes "hairtime"

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Only a few dare to put their hands up in the air

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Most rely on the handlebars - especially after the second launch

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I love this shot. It shows how a themed coaster can look like

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The center of the area

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A train speeding over "Taron Falls"

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Diving into a mysterious field of rocks

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Taron crosses the "Raik" track

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Another high-speed S-curve

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Unlimited fun

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Turning close to the "Raik" queue

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Train through tunnel

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:33 am

^Some of the best photos I've seen so far those, thanks for posting them!

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Jul 09, 2016 6:35 am

By far one of the most beautifully themed coasters... ever. Thanks for all the great photos of it!
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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Sat Jul 09, 2016 9:38 am

Love your photos! Great job and thanks for the report!

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby GeorgeT » Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:58 am

Multimüller...the quality of your photos is beyond amazing ! Thanks for the effort ! :lover:

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby viking86 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:40 am

Amazing photos, thanks for sharing! =)

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:35 am

The whole Klugheim area looks very impressive. Thanks for the excellent photos.
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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby dsjim11 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:56 am

Great photos, thanks for posting! The attention to detail and the ride itself is incredible. It's a shame we don't see this more in our U.S. parks, other than Disney.

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby gardyloo! » Sun Jul 10, 2016 5:40 am

Satisfying to see how intense the GP finds the ride. Seeing how a few people complained that the ride lacked Maverick like curves and twistes, this just substantiates that the ride does have a few tricks up it's sleeve. Not to mention how nearly everybody is riding it 'sky rush style' :lmao:.
(Universal this is your shot at building a kick A$$ 'mountain style' coaster :lol: )

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:41 am

Such incredible photos of Taron! This area looks absolutely incredible--they've woven Taron (and the other coaster) into the theming and it looks unlike anything I've ever seen! :lover:

Thank you so much for sharing!
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