If you're getting here from the main page, you can also find non-coaster siteseeing in Frankfurt on page 1, as well as more Phantasialand on pages 10 and 11, and all the Oktoberfest goodies can be found on page 11 as well.
Phantasialand was simply awesome. With such elaborate theming, uniqueness to all the rides, and a pretty cool hotel, its definitely my kind of park and I really am looking forward to returning there in a few years. Onto the pictures which cannot do the park justice. First, getting to the park.
From Frankfurt I took an ICE train to Koln
Look at me, I'm having fun
Look, its the real Rhine, not that imposter in Frankfurt! (and we didn't go over the river like 19 times like last time!)
OMG, there it is! The real reason I came to Germany. Maybe I should skip Phantasialand and just spend 2 days at the Dom
If Koln wants to put a boring coaster up there, I know of one
From Koln I took another train to Bruhl. Here's its Schloss
and finally, here we are at Hotel PhantASIA
My single room was pretty elaborately themed and spacious, and the bed was a lot bigger than expected
The view of the park from my window
There's some coasters in there, and Epcot!
The bathroom was pretty posh too
The sink ruled!
And Casey, save up your cash for the next TPR trip there, you'll be able to enjoy the shower
The hotel even has a pool, both indoor and outdoor
Cool, glass bottles of Lift apple soda!
At one of the hotel restaurants I tried the Crispy Experience, lobster soup
As well as some Slice by Slice, teriyakied beef
At dusk, torches came on and the place looked pretty cool
Oh yeah, and if you didn't know, this year Phantasialand added Black Mamba to its Africa section of the park. The ride was really trenched out, much like Nemesis, making it pretty cool. Sadly, the ride wasn't nearly as forceful as Nemesis or Batman, but its unique layout, use of tunnels, trenches, and extensive theming make for a really cool coaster. Its better than the newer B&Ms like Talon, Great Bear, and Silver Bullet, probably up there with Top Gun at Carowinds.
New for 2006, Black Mamba, the biting ride
The station is themed to a cave, with sound effects like bats and stuff. Oh, there's also a giant snake splitting each row
Up the lift goes the train
Hey look, its other members of BACT!
Down the first drop (notice there's no nets here!)
The coaster is pretty conceiled, but there's some good spots for shots
Soon the coaster will go thru the loop
From here you can see not only my signature shot, but also some of the trenchyness
Can't get enough of that vertical loop
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. But wait....does the walkway actually go THRU the loop!?!?
Oh My God!
Nowhere else will you ever get a shot of the top of the loop from inside the loop!!
More trenches, tunnels, and a zero G roll
Some nice whipping action in the roll
And this waterfall turnaround was very much a reminder of Nemesis
Followed by a flat spin
So much theming in the queue that there was actually real vegetables growing in the gardens!
After this flatspin it was pretty much just a whole lotta turns and tunnels, but still fun
Especially with the great foot choppers!
While not as intense as Nemesis, it still had some forces, with a really cool distorting layout and excellent theming. Go. Ride it!
Derek in reguards to your passing out situation...this is what it reminds me of.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzuXVC9hFFg this is rated G so no big deal. Its from Family Guy "Ladies and Gentleman the beer room"
Great photos. Those dark rides at Phantasialand were indeed bizarre. Mary and I had a really good time making up a story for that ghost one. Plus it had alligator ninjas, which is just an awesome idea all on its own.
Always trying to keep YOU entertained! Now with more Ice Bat!
The world would be a better place if Dave programmed our iPods - Derwood
That's a nice looking shirt you wore to the park. Supporting Pizza Port...woot woot.
So whats the deal with passing out derek? Black Mamba just looks insane with all the tunnels and foot choppers...good stuff and glad to see you made it back.
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