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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:29 am

Getting ready for our flight to Germany. Omg!!! I’m so excited to finally get to visit this park!!
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Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:07 am

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:40 pm

Finally recovering from our Germany trip. . . And omg.... OMG!!! Phantasialand is such an amazing park. Words literally can not describe how amazing this park is. And Taron?!? Holy crap! :lover:

I’m beyond jealous of anyone who has this park as a home park!!! (Full Photo TR coming soon!)
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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby RollerManic » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:23 pm

^ Any comparison to Maverick, by chance?

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby Invertalon » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:38 pm

CP is my home park and I also just visited Phantasialand a few weeks ago... Taron is better. Maverick is fun, but Taron is just better in almost every way for me. No contest.

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:02 pm

Wife has agreed to a Europe trip next year. Can't wait for Taron. Those are bold words. I like it.

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby Invertalon » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:48 am

tndank wrote:Wife has agreed to a Europe trip next year. Can't wait for Taron. Those are bold words. I like it.


I admittedly didn't have any real expectation for Taron. Like, I knew it would be great fun and such reading reviews, but didn't really let the hype build up or anything in my mind.

Watching POV's I always just thought "It looks fun!" but the POV's never did the ride justice. By the time we hit the brake run after our first ride I was literally speechless. I personally think aside from front for visuals, the back is where it's at on this one. The airtime and out of control sensations are amplified for sure. In a nutshell, it's just a kick ass ride.

Enjoy your trip next year. Just got back from our first trip to Germany/Netherlands and we are already planning on going back. Phantasialand is incredible, we look forward to going there next time once the new area and coaster open up. It will really make the park feel more complete in terms of size/attractions.I hope you are also going to other parks in the area too, I assume?
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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby tndank » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:57 am

We are looking at probably 10-14 days. My brother lives in London so we'll visit him and hit Alton/Thorpe/Blackpool if possible, then hit Netherlands, Germany, Poland, etc.

Still trying to narrow down the parks and figure out time needed each place. I've been looking through old TRs here, previous planning threads, and watching youtube vlogs on the parks.

Seems a bit daunting to put this together but I think whatever we end up doing will be a blast.

The way you described Taron is pretty much my Maverick experience. I heard it was good, didn't watch any POV really, and then was blown away by how fun it was.

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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:55 am

RollerManic wrote:^ Any comparison to Maverick, by chance?


Taron blows Maverick out of the water. Like, obviously Maverick is amazing.... But Taron just takes it to an entirely new level. The amount the track is twisted and crosses over its self so many times... Half the time you literally have no idea what’s coming next. I’ll agree with others POV’s do NOT do this ride justice. I went into it thinking “Coaster looks awesome, I’m sure it will be a decent ride.” But daumn!!!! I had no idea I would be as blown away as I was.
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Re: Phantasialand Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:44 am

I have to chime in to toss my vote to team Maverick. Taron's visuals are amazing and the second launch is as good as Maverick's launch, but it doesn't have the intensity, airtime, or diverse layout of Maverick.

Taron is still a great ride, but I'll take Maverick.
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