better_by_design wrote:And thanks for the advice in your TR GeorgeT! Hugely helpful! I'll post my own as soon as I can!
Sooo nice to hear that...thanks for giving me feedback !
You are more than welcome! It's a huge treat to be able to read reports from regulars before visiting a new park for the first time - I always feel MUCH better prepared and get a lot more out of my visit.
You have a great, GREAT home park!
And to echo many folks here regarding Wodan:
-placement in between Atlantica and Blue Fire is fantastic (and Wodan is a great backdrop to that whole area - I love how Blue Fire has to turn away at one point from a potential collision with Wodan!)
-HANDS DOWN the best queue for a wooden coaster in the world. Period.
-The queue can be argued to be the best coaster queue in the world. Debate whether Dueling Dragons famous queue is actually better or not... with it having been Potterized, I'm giving the edge to Wodan. This is no small achievement for Europa Park!
-They seem to be having some teething problems - ride started and shut down twice between 9am opening and 10am... so I had extra time to admire the queue!
-My first ride of the day was very "meh" after the first couple elements... speed just died on it, rendering the second half of the course nice, but not exciting.
-My second (and last) ride around 7pm (extended hours) after a nice warm day in the upper 20's (C) was COMPLETELY different
-Although it seems to end a little soon (short? Plus no final signature memorable kick) the trains FLEW through the whole course, and was quite wild
-That said, it was butter smooth, quiet, no rattle, no jerking, and not a ton of force after the first pull up out of the initial drop
-In other words, a PERFECT coaster if you are aiming at a wide audience - much like Blue Fire is AMAZING without being abusive or intimidating
-If Wodan's consistency improves, I think this will be a fantastic addition to the park!
Very glad to have had a chance to ride it so early in Wodan's life!