Photo TR: Plopsaland De Panne

A kids park but very nice!
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Photo TR: Plopsaland De Panne

Postby Beeja » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:54 am

Hey everyone!

As the topic title says, I went to Plopsaland. The visit wasn't planned at all but when my sister told me she was going with her husband and the two kids, I couldn't resist...

So we went on a rainy day, hoping that the crowds would be light. But after driving for an hour, it started raining so hard that we had to slow down to 30 mph on the freeway! It was really scary, we couldn't see a thing! I was already mocking myself that we were the stupidest people to go on that day... But when we arrived at Plopsaland, the rain stopped and the sun came out! The weather was ok for the rest of the day and we had a great time at the park!

The park was called Meli-park in earlier times and it was a park dedicated to honey and honey products. I already visited it back then but I was only 6 years old and I don't remember anything from that day (except that I got this glittering fairy make-up on my face).
The park is now owned by Studio 100 (a television production company) and the park is now dedicated to all sorts of characters that appear in the series the company produces. Most of the series are for the little ones so the park is great fun for them. But I had some great fun too!

The park has some fun coasters, lots of flat rides for the kids and a really lovely boat dark ride. More details of the rides can be found in the captions under the pictures so let's start!

Enjoy!
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Here we are, parked near the entrance at the Pirate Piet banner (Liams chose this spot)!
The dark clouds are just floating away!
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Let's see what's behind door number 1!
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Who would've thought?! It's the entrance!!
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The Golden Gnome on the Golden Globe welcomes us!
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Once passed the entrance, you get attacked by photographers who want to take pictures of the kids with the characters. Myra was not amused, she was a bit scared to see them in real life!
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Our first ride of the day: a double deck carrousel!
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The horse saw my TPR backpack (thanks Big Mike!) and all of the sudden, he was so nervous that his veins plopped out!
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Don't worry, horse! We're just enjoying Bench: The Ride!
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Next to the carrousel is the entrance plaza with lots of cute houses.
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The middle of the plaza is filled with these dancing fountains.
Note: do not run between them when there's much wind!
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The first coaster of the day: The Bat!
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Hold on tight, guys! The final brake run is not so gentle on the "bits and pieces"!
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Oh no! A nerd shot!! I'm getting infected...
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The elevator-lift-thingy.
When we were going up, Myra's little heart was pounding like techno music!
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Liam is already tired of waiting (it was a 30 minute wait, this thing has a very low capacity).
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Myra has a bit more patience and is still smiling after 20'.
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OMG! Another nerd shot...
The Bat is a CariPro batflyer!
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Seppe and Liam are ready to go!
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This could be fun when it's 85°F, not today with 65°F...
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My sister Christine and Myra riding the bunnies!
Note: this ride is not gentle on the intestines, the constant rocking almost made me sick!
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Liam and I on the bunnies! I'm still smiling so I guess I made this pic at the beginning of the ride...
I love the expression on Liam's face, he's all "Come on, bunny! Faster!!!"
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Bench: The Ride is very well themed at this park!
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Time to ride The Frogs!
(not for me though, the bunnies were enough)
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OMG! Liam, sit down or you're gonna get kicked out!!
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The ride is nicely themed . It also makes frog noises and goes "booiiing" when the frogs jump!
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Even the trash cans and lamp posts are themed!
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A lovemy place to eat.
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Alright!! Time for my favorite Studio 100 character: MEGA MINDY!
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Mega Mindy catches thieves with her flying bikes!
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Liam and Seppe are helping Mega Mindy on the flying bikes.
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Myra is also ready to kick some thieves' butt!
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This castle houses a dragon and when Liam saw this, he wanted to ride the Dragon Coaster immediately!
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Theming around the castle.
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The Dragon Coaster through the flags!!!
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Dragon Coaster's empty queu: that looks good!
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So this is what ERT looks like!
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Dragon Coaster onride with log flume in the back ground.
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Over the log flume! Wheeeee!
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Through the trees AND through the castle!
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Liam is becoming a real coaster enthusiast!
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Seppe also enjoys the powered ride!

More to come this afternoon, now I'm going to watch the semi finals soccer at the Olympics because Belgium is playing! GO BELGIUM!!
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Postby msep003 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:33 am

good Trip Report !

i'm was thinking about going this year for a day trip from Paris but i recently heard they will add a new looping coaster next season so i might wait another season .

This park has some credits too .

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Postby Team Thriller » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:33 am

I was actually going to take a trip to Plopsaland. Thats is one of the few Belgium parks I don't have the credits at.
So this really helped me plan my trip. Thanks! ;)

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Postby Big Mike » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:33 am

Awesome job Beeja!!


I am not going to be like everyone else and say I can't wait to go to this park now...

... I am going to say I can't wait to go and see Beeja again!!!!!


GO BELGIUM!!!!!


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Postby COOOOLkid » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:17 am

Wow! That park really is beautiful! I love the brick paths.

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Postby AlmereStars » Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:50 am

this park is really the ultimate kids park!! especcially for belgian and dutch kids (kabouter plop, mega mindy, etc are tv programs here). I went last year with my cousin, loved it! great photo's

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Postby Hand 0f Time » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:08 am

I have never heard of a park called Plopsaland until you posted this. The park is quite beautiful and very well themed. Thanks for sharing this oppritiunity. :D

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Postby hipbrianhop » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:15 am

Nice Trip report there. The park looks actually pretty good, I love the mainstreet. I won't visit this park until 2009 when the new launched coaster will be finished. But for now, thank god I don't have kids :p Else i will hear 'kabouter plop' on the television all day long!

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Postby zjerre » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:43 am

nice TR :) too bad TPR didn't visit this park with the europe trip cause i think it's worth it.

imo, it will be belgiums best park from next year on when they have the launched gerstlauer :)

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Postby Beeja » Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:52 am

Alright, here's part two!

And thanks for the nice comments, everyone! Glad you all enjoyed it so far!

Miss you too, Big Buddy! :)

Oh yeah, Belgium lost 4-1 against Nigeria... :(
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Log flume time!
I read somewhere that this is the highest one in Belgium so we're about to get wet!
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Onride on the log flume with some Dragon Coaster tracks above.
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At this point, Myra was crying her heart out... Liam on the other hand, haha! He's so enjoying the ride!
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Hahaa! Liam got soaked!
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Here's Woppy, a Studio 100 character.
There were not much kids around so he had some fun with Myra and Liam, really cool of him!
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These are the Mega Mindy Jet Skis. We wanted to ride but the line was a bit too long...
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I really love the theming at this ride, even the lamp post has a Mega Mindy mask!
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The lake in the middle of the park, including some nice wreckage theming.
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Aha! It's time to do some credit whorin'!
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The kiddie coaster, themed to a turtle named Dongo!
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Guys, no need to be worried! It's a KIDDIE!
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Woosh! It goes pretty fast for a kiddie.
Oh, it's also the oldest coaster in Belgium :)
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Haha, Liam loves it!
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Aha! I see hairtime! Good coaster!
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Even returning to the station is fun on this one!
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Now this is what I call THROUGH the trees!
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Dongo is ready to go YOLOcoaster!
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Real tea cup time!
I really love the coffee grinder :)
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You spin me 'round 'round baby, right 'round!
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Tea cups with the Pirate Zone in the background!


More to come so stay tuned!
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