Plopsaland De Panne - April 2017
On April 3th 2017, I visited Plopsaland De Panne to check out their brand new GCI Woodie, Heide The Ride. It has been a few years since I last visited this park, and I have to admit that Plopsa is really stepping up their game. They are investing in some bigger rides, which they really were lacking a few years ago. Also, the theming has become much better, I mean the new area looks fantastic. But enough talking, let's check out the report!
Anubis: The Ride (8/10)
This is a fantastic coaster! The launch surprises me every single time, it is so powerful. You start nice and gently, and then suddenly the launch kicks in and you're off for a totaly kick-ass ride. The airtime you get on the tophat after the launch is just insane, you really are flying over it. Also, the theming is great; The station looks awesome, and so does the queue. The only 'problem' I have with Anubis is that it is not the smoothest coaster out there. It's fine in the front, but in the back it's just not that great. I don't know why, maybe it's because the back seats are placed higher than the front seats, my guess. Don't get me wrong, it is still the best coaster in the park, even in Belgium, but just don't ride it in the back.
Heidi The Ride (7/10)
This ride proves that a coaster doesn't need the most impressive stats to be a very fun and great ride. And that's what this coaster is! It is just pure fun, from beginning to start. It's full of airtime, some crazy twists and it is so well paced. The drop is good, nothing too spectacular. It's better in the back ofcourse. The airtime is just everywhere on this ride. It literally is so much fun. The ride isn't too intense, but that's okay because it's still a family park, and the families seemed to love it! I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed with the theming of the ride. Yeah, it looks fantastic from outside but in the queue and station there wasn't much theming at all, unlike Anubis.
Overall, I think it is a fantastic coaster for a park that is more geared towards families. It really is the coaster this park needed, a very fun 'big' family coaster.
The airtime after the drop is acually pretty decent. It just takes the boat so long to go back to station after the splash, it's 4 minutes at least. You don't get that wet either, which is a good thing.
A Mack Powered Coaster with some great views of the log flume below it. But the ride itself isn't that great. It's just helix after helix, after helix, with here and there a little bunny hop. I know, it's supposed to be like that. But it's just not my kind of ride.
Just another Vekoma Junior Coaster, nothing special. Although this one goes through a washing machine.
Viktor's Race (1.5/10)
Your standard Tivoli Coaster. At least this one has a bit of theming.
Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed it.
Last edited by JordyC
on Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:19 pm.