TR 1: Toverland - September 2014TR 2: Duinrell - June 2015TR 3: Efteling (Opening Day Baron 1898) - July 2015TR 4: Drievliet Family Park - July 2015TR 5: Hansa Park & Heide Park Resort - September 2015TR 6: Walibi Holland (Lost Gravity) - March 2016TR 7: Holiday Park, Europa-Park & Plopsa Coo - June 2016TR 8: Liseberg - August 2016
TR 9: Efteling - February 2017 (below)
On February 2nd 2017, I visited my home park Efteling. It was my first time visiting this year, and also my first theme park of many in 2017. It has always been and will always be one of my favourite parks. I visit this park many times a year, but never actually did a decent size trip report from it. Until now! So sit back and relax, and I hope you enjoy my trip report from the always beautiful Efteling.
This ride has some of the best theming that I've ever seen. You really are getting more hyped up with every preshow you see, it's so immersive. The ride itself is good, but nothing mind blowing. Yes, the drop in the mine with the fog in it is fantastic, definitely my favourite part of the ride. But after that, it's pretty much your standard Dive Coaster. Don't get me wrong, I really really like this coaster. And IMO, it is the best coaster in the park. But it lacks that extra thing that, for example, Lost Gravity has with its unique layout. It might not be the best coaster out there, but I think it's pretty safe to say that it's one of the best themed coasters in Europe.
Joris & De Draak is an awesome wooden coaster, and the fact that it duels makes it even better. It isn't the smoothest GCI that I've ridden, but I don't really care. The looks you give the people in the other train when you are climbing the lift hill, until the moment when you hit the brakes and laugh at the ones that lost the race (unless that's you, then you try to ignore them..), is just absolutely great fun! I still prefer Troy and Wodan over this one, though.
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it!