Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:40 am
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:40 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!
I’m beyond jealous of anyone who has this park as a home park!!! (Full Photo TR coming soon!)
I was amazed at Europa Park's level of theming in the queues of many of their rides last week. The Thor hammer in Wodan, very nice. Can't wait to contrast it with Phatasialand on Sun and Efteling in Tues.
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:54 am
Canobie Coaster wrote: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.
Agreed! Although the ride's length and launches were great (as good as an LSM can get), I thought the ride a bit lacking in airtime, and found most turns (except for 3 or 4) not that intense. Still amazing ride and extremely well themed, visuals etc... However, it's just not quite there on intensity when compared to Maverick (or even Ispeed). The restraints are amazing though, intamin's second best after their T-Bar.
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:01 am
I agree those lap bars are amazing. My dream is for SFNE's Superman to get those restraints if it ever gets a new train.
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:57 am
Comparing Taron to Maverick is comparing apples to oranges. They are great for different reasons. Maverick is intense and packed with forces. Taron is also intense, but it is more about the visuals than just the track layout. Airtime is a little sparse on both coasters, but Maverick's airtime moments are better.
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:28 am
^ I agree. We rode Taron first in spring 2017. Ti was purely amazing. In July we rode Maverick and it blasted Taron down. Again in autumn we got back to Taron and it was kind of.. "Boring". Of course it wasn't really boring, but after Maverick it has lost some of its awesomeness. We're in the Maverick bandwagon.
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:04 am
I have some free time on an upcoming business trip to Germany and after much debate between Europa Park (2.5-hour drive), Holiday Park (1-hour Drive) and Phantasialand (2.5-hour drive), I have decided to go to Phantasialand (this is plan unless someone can convince me otherwise). The days that I can go are Saturday, August 3rd or Sunday, August 4th. Does it make any real difference crowd wise which day I go? I know from a previous trip that many things in Germany are closed on Sundays and people seemed to stay home more, but I don't know how that may translate into crowds at amusement parks. Thanks!
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Looks like it's been a while since a Rookburgh update was posted here.
This week will likely be the last time you get a glimpse of the flying coaster before the area opens.
The hotel is now starting to encircle the ride, and the final soundwall is going up as well.
For many months we had this view from the streets...
...while those curious enough to peek over the walls over the past few weeks were treated to this insanity:
photos: Brian (CF), CLRUN4 (Ameworld), Mario M. (Coasterfriends), Xscaped (PA-community)
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:58 pm
Well damn... we'll be making our first trip to this park next Spring and this probably won't be ready so I guess we need to plan another trip to go back again a few years later and ride this and Chiapas some more. This is the cross that I bear.
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