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Maybe I'm just in a good mood, but have been completely smitten with Tripsdrill today too. Lovely place, and Karacho is a winner. Wine cellar has been well used.

Only slight negative was Mamut being a bit of a disappointment, still fun though and improved over the course of the day. 

To the waggon for a glass of red and some sleep, if a can drop off to the sound of bleating goats.

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Can I echo the last 2 comments. 

Visited today, and will openly admit Tripsdrill is up there as one of the most charming parks I've visited. So down to earth, relaxed, and fun, it's perfect.

Very german.

Karacho is fab. Very forceful, very intense, very fun! the lapbars are awesome.

Mammut is the smoothest, most quiet woodie I've ridden. 

The bob thing is so intense, and very fun as well.

They have a new sky fly, it's not quite as fun as Blackpool's and the planes are a fair bit heavier but oh man these rides are so fun and it's a fantastic addition to the park.

Karacho burger's are so damn good, I'd go as far to say the best 'fast' food I've had at a theme park. The burgers are prepared in front of you in a gourmet style, very quickly and very cheaply, and taste great. Sort of food quality you'd expect from a hotel restaurant for a 3rd of the price, and prepared efficiently. Please insert every park in the world here take a page out of Tripsdrill's book.

So green, so airy, so spacious and so quiet. The park is such a perfect little place, and the backdrop is so breathtaking pictures simply do not do it justice. It's a very laid back place with small park ops; no ott staffing or H&S, rides without the need for bar checks, you just go. Rides which need bar checks supply the sufficient amount of staff to execute roles needed properly. And the amount of chats I had throughout the day with staff members... So, so good. If you ever go on the caterpillar ride, say hi to Gustov (not actually his name) for me. Absolute geezer, sent us round a few extra times, running down the platform screaming at us with joy every time we went passed. I loved his enthusiasm so much, absolute hero.

If you are ever visiting Europa, Holiday Park, or Phantasia don't forget about this little gem. It's well worth the visit (and the creds!) and shows you how a family park can be ran properly. I'll probably post some pictures or a little video at some point soon just to show you how cheery this place is.

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Wipes dust off thread..

 

Tripsdrill have celebrated their 90th anniversary this year, and had plans to open a new coaster to celebrate. These plans didn't materialise for whatever reason, but were pushed back to next year. All that is known is that it was set to be a Vekoma family coaster.

 

The latest rumour, however, suggests it will be two coasters: a junior boomerang and a Vekoma Suspended Thrill Coaster (STC). What's more, this rumour suggests that both coasters will have the same layout as the ones planned for Tayto Park, which have yet to have permission granted.

 

It's believed that, if this is the case, this is some sort of stock version offered by Vekoma. And in any case, Tripsdrill were the first buyers of this (indeed true, as Tayto's new investment was long-thought to be an RMC until plans were submitted).

 

Below is a mock up from Tobi (infamous theme park enthusiast who did the models of Klugheim whilst that was being built) showing roughly the plan. Will be a nice investment for the park and help diversify their line up quite a lot! However, as I said when Tayto revealed their plans, I'm still unconvinced by a sprawling boomerang layout; part of their charm is their compactness!

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An ideal couple of coasters for the place. I really liked the 'old park / new park' definition between the two areas, a little shame that this newness encroaches on the traditional side rather than adding to the more modern side where the rides are a bit sparse and could definaely take some additions.

 

Tripsdrill remains a park I will happily travel well out of may way for, a couple of new bits may well persuade me to do just that.

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And we have a name reveal and concept art:

 

The STC will be called Hals-Über-Kopf, which literally translates to "Neck over Head", but is also a German phrase to mean 'in a hurry', 'headlong' or 'making a rash decision'.

The Boomerang will be called Volldampf, which is "Full Steam" and feels a bit nicer to me!

 

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30 minutes ago, pluk said:

Trying to get my bearings from the pic, is this immediately to the left if the little kiddie log flume?

I believe it's going adjacent to the car park, along the front/side of the park. Never visited the park so don't know if that's near the kiddie flume!

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