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  1. The crowd calendar on that website is based on previous dates, however it doesn’t have any data from last January so the predictions are likely to be very inaccurate. I’ll also be there Wednesday-Friday and we booked those dates as was expecting it to be quiet, but the park has been getting progressively busier towards the end of wintertraum so may be busier than normally a midweek school day would be. If last thursday and friday are anything to go by though, it shouldn’t be too bad.
  2. Definite: Phantasialand wintertraum (2 weeks to go yay!) Phantasialand summer season Blackpool pleasure beach Likely: Hoping to do a tour around German theme parks so: Holiday park, movie park, Serengeti park, Tripsdrill, Belantis, Bayern Park Vienna Prater Maybe: Europa Park(hoping to work there on the ESP!) Toverland halloween nights Portaventura christmas season Longshot: Orlando parks, might try this September but more likely looking at 2021.
  3. The website is pretty confusing so that’s why I wanted to double check, but from what I can see on the website all the coasters, hurakan and street mission are all open as well as the whole of Ferrari world. I haven’t quite decided if I’m going to go this Christmas or save it til next year though as I’m doing Phantasialand already this christmas
  4. Does anyone know which rides/attractions are available for the Christmas event in both the main PortAventura Park and also in Ferrari Land? Thinking about visiting early January as have heard queues during winter season aren't too bad there.
  5. Olympia Looping, Blizzard, Sling shot, Dr Archibald- £9 pp Hangover, XXL, air, Wild Maus XXL- £8pp Other cossters are normally £6 pp and smaller flat rides are £4 or £5 pp.
  6. Phantasialand x1 Toverland x1 Hansa Park x1 Parc Asterix x1 Jardin d’Acclamation x1 Walibi Holland x1 Duinrell x1 Drievliet x1 Efteling x1 Adventure Island x1 Tusenfryd x1 Djurs Sommerland x1 Tivoli Friheden x1 Linnanmaki x1 Sarkaniemmi x1 Plopsaland x1 Bellewaerde x1 I think that’s everything
  7. TPJames

    Top 10's

    New top 10 coasters after a few trips to new parks including hansa park today Cant decide between taron and taiga. Taron has the theming, the launch, the overall experience whereas taiga’s second half of the layout is just absolutely incredible. Too close of a decision to call so ranked joint 1st. Also three RMCs in my top 10, that’s crazy. I’ve been converted 😱 Taron/Taiga - Zadra Wildfire Shambhala Untamed Der Schwur des Kärnan Lech Lost gravity Helix
  8. I'm not entirely sure how easy it would be to build a whole railway line from Ringsheim to Europa Park, however knowing the Mack family, anything is possible
  9. Safeco manufactured the Airmaxx 360 smashing jump, they also manufacture the jumping frogs. However there have been no issues as far as I'm aware with the Jump & Smile. I'm shocked that no amendments were made to the ride after the girl died on it in Australia and I'm surprised a British showman purchased the ride without checking with Health & Safety standards. Surely they knew purchasing the ride that someone had just been killed on it and further safety measures need to be put into place? I can't see this staying in the UK to be honest, I imagine it will be purchased by somewhere further afield e.g. Russia, Czech republic. However, if it does continue to tour in the UK, I certainly won't be going on it after 2 similar accidents within the rides lifetime.
  10. No new coasters this year unfortunately.
  11. TPJames

    Top 10's

    1. Taron 2. Wildfire 3. Shambhala 4. Helix 5. Joris en de draak 6. Blue Fire 7. Wodan 8. Baron 1898 9. Balder 10. Silver Star
  12. 12th September is the date of the press event. Apparently they are hoping to have part of the area open before this date on a soft opening, especially Eurosat. That's just rumours though, however it seems possible that it will be open for your trip!
  13. A couple of weeks ago, I visited Europa Park for this season's winter event: "Winterzauber 2017/2018". Stayed in the Bell Rock Hotel and had an absolutely fantastic time, with all rides and attractions being open bar the log flume, Poseidon, Atlantica super splash, fjord river rafting, eurosat and Universe of Energy. It was great to see the park decorated for Winter and it looked absolutely beautiful at night, although it was also lovely to experience the park during the day time and enjoy the theming of each of the lands, particularly Ireland which I set foot into for the first time. We also got to enjoy the many special additions for the park's winter season such as Big wheel Bellevue(which looks stunning at night), magic ice, snow tobogganing, luna magica, winter starlight parade and the globe theatre Christmas musical as well as many more. We had an absolutely amazing time and I would highly recommend a trip to this park during winter(and also a stay in the bell rock hotel!). Please check out my Vlog if you have time and if you enjoyed it, please leave a like or subscribe to my channel!
  14. The one we have at Winter wonderland is manufactured by Sartori and the other common models of Smashing jump are usually manufactured by Fabbri and I have never heard of any accidents regarding smashing jumps made by these manufacturers. The one in this article is manufactured by Safeco. We currently have a Safeco one touring in the UK called "Airmaxx 360" and it really runs like utter crap. This model(airmaxx 360) also used to travel in Australia before it came over to the UK and in Australia there was an accident where a boy got killed as he was too small to ride yet allowed on anyway and he fell out of the attraction which was a devastating incident. Yeah, so we do have a smashing jump at winter wonderland, however its a different manufacturer and sometimes I think this can make a large difference as to the way a ride is run.
  15. The pricing of Legendia always confused me, its 10 quid for a days entry with unlimited rides or £20 for an annual pass... Like what!?(it's great though as it's so cheap)
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