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Apparently, it doesn't always run this well according to the other reports on here. Pity.

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No. It becomes better over the time continously. There are always people who dislike a ride...and maybe every coaster has a "bad day"...but the "older" Wodan is...the more positive reviews it is getting.

 

Honesty...about every...let`s say two weeks...I feel an improvement. It`s STILL getting faster. After running so "meh" in the beginning I really didn`t expect Wodan to get that good. So happy to hear that it did not dissapoint. Rounds up Europas line up soooo well !

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Funny story. I once bought a book called "Just enough Scandinavian" which was basically a travel language book for Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. The intro to the book stated "Most people in these co

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Don't worry about it seeming rude to not know the language, nobody in Europe thinks that. We have so many different languages here in Europe so nobody can expect everyone to know all of them  I for ex

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^^ nice report... really nice to hear that you enjoyed the park as much as i do. About Wodan, like Georg said... it was a little bit of a "let down" in the first weeks, but the last time i rode it, it gets better and better... but it was fun all the time. One day a guy sat next to me and the whole ride he was laughing like hell... and really it is that much fun. you just have to laugh or smile while riding. Wodan is not thrilling or intense but a lot of fun till the final brakes. But i have to admit i was always trying to get in the last rows... So i never rode it in the front, after reading that in the front(up to the middle) it seems to be better in some reviews, i definitly have to give it a try.

About the fast operations... yeah EP ist fantastic and i sometimes think the operators make a battle who gets more people through the lines per hour as fast as possible.

They manage to get really extrem crowds through lines even on crowded days. And yes... we Europeans hurry in the station. Maybe it's because we don`t want to be blamed that a train has to wait for us... it is kind of embarrassing to us, if others have to wait because of slow behavior and of course we are germans

But when i read the reviews about the new Mack Manta in SeaWorld i realized that the operators seems to be as fast as on BlueFire... They even counted how many they get through in one hour... That`s intresting because like you mentioned, it seems that Macks-Launcher can pull through a massive amount of people not only on BlueFire. Like you said, it has fast moving lines, nearly as fast as on SilverStar. So nice to hear that you recognized the same things on this coaster type... And "yes".... the Bluefire trains are the best i have ever riden

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Hello, I plan to go to Europa Park on either Thursday or Friday for the first time, and I'm not sure what to expect, and what the most efficient plan is. I've heard the most efficient plan to hitting all the major rides is heading to Wodan and Blue Fire first, and working my way back to Silver Star and Euro-Sat, would this be a good plan of attack? Also, I was wondering what the crowds are like this time of year. I know this is a high capacity park and that all the rides are extremely efficient and the lines move fast, but I haven't heard anything about the actual crowds and how big the lines actually are. Thanks in advance, and any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

 

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At the moment here are summer holidays (for nearly complete germany, france, swiss and other countries next to it) and normally this is the time were no one from the area goes to the park. It often is totally crowded these days. But sometimes if you have luck the park is even these days very empty. A friend was two days ago and it was really crowded (wodan 90 mins) and the next day another friend was in the park and it was empty (10 min wait times). But EP counts the guests and if it is to crowded they open the park some hours longer... Sometimes till 10 p.m. so that every guest has enough time to ride everything (and maybe get the rare possibility to ride the coasters in the dark )

About Wodan.... yeah it will be the best to go fast back to Wodan on the end of the park (or if you stay in a hotel you can walk directly to them from the hotel entrance). Sometimes Wodan gets more empty (and of course a faster ride ) in the last hours or at mid-day. It has the slowest-moving lines (of the coasters) after the mouse coaster( MatterhornExpress). The most crowds start from the entrance and walk to the back (start with Silverstar) but because there are now 2 nice coasters in the back and Wodan as the new big attraction many run to Wodan and it gets very early very full. Often i start with MatterhornExpress in the morning,then when it is a hot summer day, go to "Poseidon" the water coaster (because it is packed and lines are not the fastest) and then back to wodan (1-2times) then bluefire and then atlantica supersplash. if you are not so in mack mouse and prever wooden-coasters, run directly to wodan to get 2 short queing rides.

BlueFire and SIlverstar are people eaters.. they bring through the lines a huge amount of people in a short time, so don`t worry about them. Eurosat and EuroMir eat people too and the most time the park run a huge amount of trains (on Eurosat i think up to 6-8 tains, bluefire 2-4) so they should have not so long waiting times. For the water rides on hot days all the water rides are normally crowded and the lines are moving a little bit slower. So if you have ridden Wodan and BlueFire, you can Choose between the RApids and the SuperSPlash next to it and then walk slowly in the direction to get to the entrance riding the attractions on your way. Especially Silverstar gets a less crowded after some hours. But i havge to mention... Even on most crowded days, with extra parking lots on a cornfield, i always get a chance to ride all major attractions at least once and some of them twice. And like everyone said, this park has no slow moving lines, even on Wodan they push the people through it. And if you are not so much into queuing, the dark rides(Piraten in Batavia, Geisterschloss) are mostly not very crowded and empty... so a good time to chillout

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On the Mack company area appeared a short part of the prototype test-track (in a not so blue color ) which is rummored to be a spinning (or swinging) powered-suspended coaster for the new darkride in 2014. Because one local-newspaper (http://www.badische-zeitung.de/waldkirch/die-achterbahn-spezialisten) reported that the track for this new ride can be seen on the company area, it seems to be no rumor anymore.

 

So here are the pics from http://www.chris-space.net/?incvar=bilder.php&path=news/2014/2012_08_24-teststrecke/

 

 

it seems to be this ride (pic from http://www.mack-rides.com/en/products/coasters/suspended-powered-coaster/info/index.html)

 

Because it looks like the Park will build a darkride themed after the movies "Arthur and the Invisibles" most people think they will use the controlled spinning option. But intresting thing is that the ride is capable of controlled and uncontrolled spinning. So maybe they use both variations (would be great imo)... and i think the suspended and spinning thing combined with a darkride will add a lot to the powered-coasters, because i like riding backwards And the new powered coaster is capable to run more than one train on the track...so a perfect system for a darkride experience!

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Thanks. I've read that Europa Park caters more for families so I assumed they would have less thrilling rides compared to parks such as Alton Towers, Port Aventura etc. is this an incorrect assumption?

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^^ They've got stuff for everyone. Although people usually think coasters such as Pegasus and Alpenexpress look boring, they're quite exhilarating for family coasters. That being said, they still have five pretty decent thrilling coasters: Blue Fire, Wodan, Silver Star, Eurosat, and Euro-Mir. The only thing is, they do seem to lack in thrilling flats. Other than that, quite a well-rounded park, tied with BGW as favorite park.

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It really is an all around amazing park. The uniques rides and flats, and the amazing food, more than make up for not having 'extreme' rides (but the rides are still very good)!

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Just checked the front page of rcdb, and it stated that Europa Park will, in fact, be recieving the Mack suspended coaster, but not until 2014. It also said that the ride will be named, Arthur-The Ride!

 

It's based on the books and movies written & directed by Luc Besson.

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We may need to do a Europa Park Add On from the 2014 Scandi Trip!

100% down for this. I think I've decided it's pretty much a given that, no matter exactly when or where or why I am in Europe next, I will head to Europa Park as well.

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