Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

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Part 2 - Nigloland

Postby Divv3k » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:55 am

Our next park was a couple of hours drive south of Paris – Nigloland! Before visiting I knew very little about this park – I remember it from Robb & Elissa’s 2005 Europe tour updates and then I pretty much heard nothing about the place until they built the Mack Megalite this year. So with that in mind imagine how surprised we all were to find that this is actually a pretty decent park! There’s loads of stuff here and they really did go all out for Halloween!

Well as “all out” as a European park with no mazes might go at least. Seriously, I’ve never seen so many pumpkins and Halloween decorations anywhere in my life!

Clearly, the main reason we were here was the new Mack Megalite, so how did it compare to the Intamin version? Very well! For me I’d say it’s as good as any of the Intamin Megalites and those Bluefire-style trains are just awesome! It’s very re-rideable and the park was very quiet so we managed to get plenty of rides in. I hope Mack make more of these and start changing up the layout – they really have a fantastic product on their hands!

The rest of the park is a lot of fun too – a really fun “Eurosat style” indoor coaster, a Schwarzkopf Boblsed which holds up really well and what is probably the smoothest and fun standard Wild Mouse I’ve ever been on!

There’s a load of other quirky attractions like the Dinosaur walkthrough, the African Boat ride (in a a park called Nigloand?! Yup!) and of course the infamous BENCH: THE RIDE!

Here’s some photos...
Good morning from Nigloland!
Unlike a lot of European parks this place is actualyl celelbrating Halloween!
A turd wearing a white sheet in a place called Nigloland? Sure, why not?!
We saw Halloween decorations like this all over the park!
Of course, the real reason we are here is for Alpina Blitz the new Mack Megalite!
Brad and Andrew are excited to get their Mack on!
AJ, however will have to wait as they have the weird Italian person counter at the gate! How does it feel, AJ????
The exit of the ride goes right over the lift hill so the lift hill enthusiasts can get a real money shot like this.
The ride itself is AWESOME!
I thought it was every bit as good as the Intamin version! (and I really LOVE the Intamin Megalites!)
Airtime filled from start to finish! More of these please, Mack!
Today's super fun group! (Including some apparent TPRelatives)
Ah, the Space Travel Agency. This must be where Richard Branson is operating Virgin Galactic from.
Spatiale Experience! This is very much n the style of EuroSat at Europa Park - complete with spiral lift hill!
Speaking of spirals, don't forget the Schwarzkopf awesomeness!
Oh okay, I guess we should ride the Wild Mouse...
This Wild Mouse mesmerised us all - the hairpin turns DIDN'T throw you into the person next to you! How is this possible?!
Hey Larry, I remember to take a photo of one ride sign at least!
Another oddity compared to other parks were these microwaves dotted around next to all the food areas!
AJ hadn't been on a Brit Crew weekend for a while so he had some catching up to do!
John Hammond RIP. No seriously, this is supposed to be John Hammond!
Dinosaurs Alive has nothing on this place!
The Jurassic Park theme was blaring out all the speakers in this section. Love it!
AJ utterly failed at feeding the Brontosaurus.
Raptors? You bred raptors?
And now for the ride that puts the Niglo in Nigloland!
They're on a boat! Yes they are!
Jungle Cruise hippos need to do this. Now.
Violent zebra death? You betcha!
You're next!
This spooky looking paths leads to one of the most renowned dark ride experiences in the world...
That's right, it's Bench: The Ride!
There's all sorts of creepy shenanigans going on in here.
But really, it's all about the Bench!
Ooh, what delights will this pumpkin adorned building present us with???
RACLETTE! Sooo good! Why can't we get this in more parks?!
Did I mention that the park was celebrating Halloween?
This is very high on the (long) list of "flat rides that Divv won't go near". Everyone else seemed to like it!
Shooting Skeeball! I've never seen this before. (Cue everyone telling me that it's been around for years and I just never noticed it). They had regular Skee Ball too. A a rarity in Europe!
It was just after lunch that our good weather luck ran out and we got hit by a pretty horrendous rain storm.
Good thing Brad brought his poncho. It's a poncho right, Brad?
Bears, pumpkins horses and carts. Welcome home, Andrew!
Powered coaster!
The powered coaster interacts with the log flume. mike Fudge would have creamed (up) himself!
Get your authentic Nigloland white hooded dolls in the Nigloshop!
Nigloland has to be TPR approved!
Infinite pumpkins of fun!!!
So that was Nigloland! Not only was the Mack Megalite fantastic the rest of the park is really good too! I thought this might have been a half day park at best but if the rain hadn't gotten so bad in the afternoon we could easily spent another few hours here. Don't miss it the next time you're in France!

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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby gisco » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:05 am

Nice report so far. Getting ready to make a visit to France in the Spring so it is nice to see some things I might want to check out when I'm there.

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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby cfc » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:18 am

It looks like Nigloland is worth visiting for the raclette alone, with the new Mack coaster as a bonus. ;)

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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby TPDave » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:56 am

The raclette was seriously good!! I was really surprised by this place, I think it's a great family park and it was so well presented. I'd be interested to look into the history a bit and see if they were purchased at some point or something because it seems they have a really good vision for the place!

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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby DJeXeL » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:56 pm

Here's to hoping a US park gets a Mack coaster similar to Alpina Blitz. Very nice report.
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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby thecoasterkid » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:42 pm

Gotta love Brad being very politically correct as he walks around Nigloland.

I will enjoy dragging all of you back to CDG when I finally come to visit.

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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby Barge84 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:53 pm

I'd never heard of this park, but it's going on my list of parks to visit. I have to try out that new Mack! Thanks for the pictures, Divv!

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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby Meteornotes » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:55 pm

I remember Nigloland being a really cool little park when we were there in 2005. Will have to try to get back there someday to get on the new Mack coaster.

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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby larrygator » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:40 pm

Divv - your trip reports are declining by degrees.
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Re: Photo TR: The Brit Crew in Paris!

Postby WFChris » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:18 pm

I encountered my first and only "Shooting Skeeball" at Mundo Divertido in Tijuana, Mexico. The balls came out at different speeds so you couldn't just aim it in the right place and keep shooting.

Also, I got a higher score than my friend but he got more tickets awarded.

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