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Presumably worth it if you don't mind sharing with some Swedes, there's a PLENTIFUL amount of hostels in Gothenburg all within easy access of the park (by bus or tram)...

 

Gothenburg is pretty fab as well, the Universeum next door to Liseberg is pretty much a combo of Science, Natural History and Zoo... Plenty of parks and bars and what-not too...

 

The Swedes :wub: 

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I'll take anything over staying in a hotel alone! I'm all about the hostel life. Admittedly I've only stayed in hostels in the UK but have made friends with people from all over and stayed in touch with most so I'm assuming it'll be the same there! Thinking of going in September time, either then or next spring. Is there a best time of year to go? Universeum sounds right up my street! 

 

 

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No idea on best time, park hours are always pretty decent on weekends (11-11 on September, 3-11 Fridays) regardless of time, and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of people visit just to enjoy atmosphere...

 

Best suggestion is hit it up when the hotels and flights are cheap...

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Valkyria is really fun, an impressive first drop followed by a fun, floaty layout.  It isn't forceful or intense, but just really good fun - also flying through the blue mist at night is amazing.

 

I will get round to a full review of Liseberg (and Valkyria) at some point.

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Well definitely looks a very attractive and impressive dive coaster and the drop looks very good on this too. I do Wonder how it compares to Oblivion, Baron and Valravn?

 

Apparently the park are enforcing a ‘no bags in queue’ system for bags here (like a lot of American parks are currently doing). However the lockers are cheap (so I’ve been told) and last upto three hours a time.

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With that time of year right around the corner, it's worth noting Liseberg seems to be getting some new scare mazes this Halloween:

 

  • Hotel Gasten will be getting a makeover into 'Smittharden Gasten'.
  • Two new mazes, named 'The Attic' and 'The Experiment'

 

Given I was quite impressed by Hotel Gasten in June, the revamp definitely sounds interesting! :)

 

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I won't do a huge rambling post like I just did for my blog, but I will say that the Liseberg Halloween event is incredible and I highly recommend it!

All 4 mazes are fab, and a lot of effort has gone into the event. The park is really well decorated, obviously night rides on Helix were a ride based highlight, and Valkyria is fab!

The Experiment was short but crammed in the scares, they also sent me round alone. 8/10

Zombie was longer, loads of actors, looked amazing, and the make up was spot on. Not wheelchair accessible as stated though.
8/10

Smittharden Gasten was the most beautiful maze I've ever been in, and I wish I'd had time to do it again, again lots of actors and lots of scares.
9.5/10

Vinden was a surprise, it included a very big and fast industrial lift, and some of the most impressive animatronics I've seen inside a maze.
9/10

There were also a tonne of actors in both the scare zones, and they really did interact with everyone, even children.

Probably the best event I've been to at a park, loved it.

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On 9/6/2018 at 9:50 PM, Cedar Creek said:

However the lockers are cheap (so I’ve been told) and last upto three hours a time.

They are free and I didn't see anything about time limits, we were naughty and left stuff in them after finishing up with Valk, with absolutely no issues. Liseberg have only implemented them because of lack of room for storage lockers on the ride platform, it's hard to really argue with that logic. :)

 

Quick reviews because I'm so far behind on trip reports but want to say these things before it's too late, a report will follow though.

 

Helix is still the best coaster in the World, even after having nightmares about it not living up to how I remember it, I came off my 1st of 19 laps during last weekend on the verge of tears and shaking. #TeamHelix

 

Valkyria is HANDS DOWN the best dive coaster I've ever been on and has transformed a coaster type I normally roll my eyes at into something truly special. Everything has purpose, the fast lift, the fast turn around, the tight intense layout and the lovely forces it provides. It's an absolute winner and I must retract my previous statements about not being excited for it.

 

Loke is fantastic and adds yet another fantastic flat to Liseberg's outstanding line up.

 

The new Max restaurants are great and a massive improvement over the BKs. 

 

I second those complimenting the Halloween event at the park, the place looks stunning and the scare zone near Balder and Valk was hilariously good fun.

 

I'm now promoting Liseberg to my favourite park out there, the line up, the atmosphere, the food and the location, it all finally came together and dawned on me this time round, I apologise for being late to the party on this one.

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Same as everyone else really. Helix, I'd forgotten how incredible that ride was. Blew me away. The sheer force of pacing on the thing is extraordinary and the launches get completely overshadowed by inversion after air time hill after inversion after air time hill after inversion. Its such a tour de force for Mack, just an amazing ride and the second best ride in Europe.

 

Valkyria, I get the feeling I'm suffering from dive machine fatigue as I wasn't as blown away by this as others but it is a good ride and one of the longer dive machines out there. Definitely better then Krake and Oblivion the Black Hole.

 

 

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