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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:05 pm

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CatraBiNAS wrote:Anyone ride Zadra already?


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I got four laps on it today. It's a very aggressive (in a good way- not uncomfortable at all) ride. There is airtime everywhere. I preferred last row (rode three times in the back, once in the front). It doesn't let up. This one pulls less punches than Steel Vengeance, but it lands all of them, directly. I don't rank or keep lists, really, but I do know that at least at the moment, I can't decide between the two. Energylandia definitely has a big winner with Zadra.


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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:45 am

While I still don't think it looks better than SV (at least given my personal tastes), I will say from the POV's I've seen with riders on Zadra (particularly from the back seat), it looks more wild and crazy than the official POV made it look! Definitely a great looking coaster, and while Robb has sufficiently tempered my expectations, I do believe this is still a park I want to make an effort to get to when I finally make it overseas!
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby aangel » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:09 am

So I was in the park yesterday and overall I need to agree with people that wrote that this park is kind of weird. I’ve been to a lot of European parks like Phantasialand, Hansa park etc. and none of them was that messed up like Energylandia.

Park looks really cheap and everything is all over the place not mentioning millions of kiddy coasters, no trees and ton of random stuff. Like you are just standing there and thinking where the hell am I. Formula and the SLC are very mehh, should be advertised as family rides but Hyperion and Zadra are really top class coasters.

Zadra in my opinion is for sure better, it’s the best coaster that I’ve been so far (before that Karnan was my fav) back row is crazyy, it doesn’t have any weak spots, it’s just truly an outstanding ride, it was the first coaster that after riding it few times I was still amazed how intense it was. But queue is even worse than Hyperion’s I think it takes about 8 min to walk it, like there is no end to it, really annoying not gonna lie.

And can we talk about how theirs new area where the Zadra is, it looks like rip off of Klugheim. I went there and I was like damnn it looks exactly like this but worse, you can see when you are standing there that it looks way cheaper than Klugheim not that realistic and professional but still farrr better that the rest of the park tho.

Honestly if not for Hyperion and Zadra I would never go to this park and I live in Poland (and yes it was my first time there) it’s just tragic, nothing makes sense there and the whole day I was just going between these two rides..I wayy more prefer other European parks

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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby CatraBiNAS » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:00 am

robbalvey wrote:^ And this is why I said about 85% of the park looked like what I posted because you would randomly see some nice landscaping, but then on the other side of that, you just had a typical fairground ride with little to no decoration at all...
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There was zero consistency, rhyme or reason to why some minor areas received slightly more attention that the ones right next to it.
Why too much hate? No good thinks on park? What about hyperion? Zadra?

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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:15 am

CatraBiNAS wrote:
robbalvey wrote:^ And this is why I said about 85% of the park looked like what I posted because you would randomly see some nice landscaping, but then on the other side of that, you just had a typical fairground ride with little to no decoration at all...
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There was zero consistency, rhyme or reason to why some minor areas received slightly more attention that the ones right next to it.
Why too much hate? No good thinks on park? What about hyperion? Zadra?

There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between "hate" and reporting my experience. My experience with the park was "not good" and that is exactly what I've stated. I personally was not a fan of Hyperion, or I should say it fell below my expectations. I took 5 rides on it. 2 were good. The other 3 were some of the roughest, most "rattley" roller coaster rides I've had especially for a coaster that's almost brand new.

I thought most of the park looked cheap and tacky, like a summer carnival made a permanent stop. I did say some areas looked better, yes, but even those were a "knock off." There is NO WAY anyone could look at that new area where Zadra is and deny that the park was just ripping off Wizarding World and Traon's Klugheim and it didn't look anywhere near as good as those.

It's not "hate", it's just what my eyeholes saw. If you have a different perspective, that's fine. I also don't have to agree with it either. Who knows. Maybe on my next visit to the park my experience will be better and if so I'll happily report about that.

It also comes to no surprise that the RMC is good. Have they made a bad ride?
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby aangel » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:31 am

robbalvey wrote:
CatraBiNAS wrote:
robbalvey wrote:^ And this is why I said about 85% of the park looked like what I posted because you would randomly see some nice landscaping, but then on the other side of that, you just had a typical fairground ride with little to no decoration at all...
Screen Shot 2019-08-22 at 1.52.48 PM.png

There was zero consistency, rhyme or reason to why some minor areas received slightly more attention that the ones right next to it.
Why too much hate? No good thinks on park? What about hyperion? Zadra?

There is a HUGE DIFFERENCE between "hate" and reporting my experience. My experience with the park was "not good" and that is exactly what I've stated. I personally was not a fan of Hyperion, or I should say it fell below my expectations. I took 5 rides on it. 2 were good. The other 3 were some of the roughest, most "rattley" roller coaster rides I've had especially for a coaster that's almost brand new.

I thought most of the park looked cheap and tacky, like a summer carnival made a permanent stop. I did say some areas looked better, yes, but even those were a "knock off." There is NO WAY anyone could look at that new area where Zadra is and deny that the park was just ripping off Wizarding World and Traon's Klugheim and it didn't look anywhere near as good as those.

It's not "hate", it's just what my eyeholes saw. If you have a different perspective, that's fine. I also don't have to agree with it either. Who knows. Maybe on my next visit to the park my experience will be better and if so I'll happily report about that.

It also comes to no surprise that the RMC is good. Have they made a bad ride?


That’s exactly my thoughts on Energylandia. I wrote about it few posts higher. I can agree with you 100%, my experience with this park was the same

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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:58 am

^ Yep, I saw... and I meant to comment on this...

aangel wrote:But queue is even worse than Hyperion’s I think it takes about 8 min to walk it, like there is no end to it, really annoying not gonna lie.

That is disappointing to hear that Zadra's queue is the same. I mean, I'm all for parks having nice queues and places to put people so that the line isn't spilling out into the midway making the park look like a mess, but c'mon! That Hyperion queue was absoultely RIDICULOUS!

When I think about "unnecessarily long queues" my brain always thinks back to the original Dueling Dragons (RIP) queue and the Hyperion one had to be FIVE TIMES that length. And based on how many people I saw in line and how long it took to get through that amount of people, I can only imagine what the queue would be like if it were full?

I mean, there had to be room to fit at least 5,000 people and I cannot imagine that the line wouldn't take, seriously... ALL DAY LONG especially if it took them about 40 minutes to dispatch about 5 trains worth of people when I was standing in that line.

And that fact that Zadra has the same thing? That just goes back to what I said before about the poor planning and design of this park. Why wasn't this on someone's radar to "fix" after how insanely stupid the Hyperion line is? Or could it also be that on a crazy busy summer they might ACTUALLY HAVE 5,000 people waiting 6-7 hours in that Hyperion line as they slowly dispatch during a one train operation? :?r :roll:
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby wojok040 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:26 am

Normally operations in Energylandia are much faster. They are dispatching one train another another. You had bad luck.

It's even much faster when guests are forced to use fluffy, fluffy bunnies filled with medicine and goo. The idea seems weird for us at the beginning but it allows them to make operations much quicker.

Regarding the turnstile at station entries during all my visits guests passed until there was 0 on the screen. If the wanted to wait for next turn, they usually encourage people to overtake, trains are full. It seems like you have been to completely different Energylandia than I was.

In fact I have not seen anyone including other RC bloggers/influences (call it how you want) complaining about operations in Energylandia that much. It simply does not look like you have wrote.

So far the worst operation I have seen in Port Aventura. And there were lots of empty seats and 1,5h waiting time.
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:33 am

wojok040 wrote:Normally operations in Energylandia are much faster. They are dispatching one train another another. You had bad luck.

Then that makes even less sense of why they built a stupidly long queue area not just once, but TWICE.

And like I said, this was my "first" (and only so far) experience at the park and I witnessed poor operations all over the place, which is the main reason why I didn't ride much. I mean, trust me, I tried. I got in line for the SLC. It didn't move. They weren't dispatching trains very fast. I got out of line. Same thing with the Boomerang family coaster. It even took them forever to dispatch the new Roller Skater in the Zadra area when there was NOBODY IN LINE.

So while I'd like to believe you that "operations are normally much faster" and that we just had bad luck, I also refuse to believe that we had bad luck all over the park.

But who knows...maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised whenever my next visit there is... which honestly, I'm not in a hurry to go back...

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Seriously, I got in this line for the SLC. I waited ten minutes. It never moved. In that time I watched them dispatch one train. I had zero patience for this bad of operations, so I left.

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Here is the line for one of the kiddie coasters I didn't ride. But I wanted to at least get some off-ride footage of it. It went one time as I walked up to the ride, and I waited outside the ride for about seven minutes. It never dispatched again in that time. So I left.

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Same story with the Boomerang family coaster. Full queue... I saw it operate once in about the ten minutes I was standing there, so I left.
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Re: Energylandia Park Discussion Thread

Postby wojok040 » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:38 am

Yes the building is oversized but still operation are quite fast.

When there is noone in the line they are waiting for few more guests like any other park.

In fact I have not seen anyone including other RC bloggers/influences (call it how you want) complaining about operations in Energylandia that much. It simply does not look like you have wrote. It's weird noone else have experienced no-moving lines for all day long. I'd say you are exaggerating.
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