mrtickles Posted June 14, 2011 Share Posted June 14, 2011 Over the weekend I was able to finally visit a themepark that had been high on my list for a long time. A short flight from London and I was able to experience the awesome Winja's, the B&M of Black Mamba, the new Maus au Chocolat dark ride and lots more at Phantasialand. I was thoroughly impressed with the theming of the lands and rides, the friendly customer service and the general atmosphere of park. I have been to quite a few parks around the world and now Phantasialand is up there in the top 5 for me. A few comments on some of the rides: Black Mamba - Even after about 7 rides over the weekend, I still don't really know the layout of this intense coaster. The back row is definitely what it's all about here. Although not as intense as Nemesis, it still packs a mighty punch going through the inversions. Winjas Force and Fear - The first time on each of them I was definitely caught out with the unique surprises to each of these spinning coasters. I don't really have a favorite out of them as both were had their unique differences to make them both stand out. Being a solo rider really helped with the spinning as I would normally be placed with 2 riders on the other side. Maus au Chocolat - The new dark ride was in soft opening over the weekend, which pretty much translated to open all day. What a blast! Armed with your chocolate blaster and 3D glasses, you are transported around 8 stages to shoot as many rodents as you can. The cars move around the track in groups of 3, stopping at each stage for about 30 seconds to blast away those pesky rodents. The 3D was quite good with objects thrown at you and some effects appearing to float in front you. Comparing your score after each stage with the rider next to you brings out the competitive side in you. My arm got a bit tired constantly pulling the blaster but the competitiveness in me pushed me on to get the best score each time. Talocan - The theming on this top spin is amazing! There was always a crowd watching on the viewing area and the ride program was really good. Mystery Castle, River Quest, Colorado Adventure...These were all top class rides that I had a great time on. Enjoy the pictures over my weekend at Phantasialand. First ride of the trip was on the Wellenflug. The water fountains rose and dipped with the ride so you never actually got wet. The location in the Kaiserplatz square is perfect filler for the area. Ready for my ride on the Wellenflug. Heading around to the fantasy Wuze land where I was eager for my first ride on the Winja's. Not the easiest ride to photograph as they pack some decent speed around the track. Facing forwards on the first drop on both Force and Fear was the best. My carriage spun like crazy through the wild mouse section due to an unbalanced carriage, loved it! The Tittle Tattle tree gave great views of the Winja's. Back outside I explored more of the Wuze world with the Wakabato splash battle. The themeing of Phantasialand is incredible! Making my way back into the Berlin land, I noticed that Maus au Chocolat was open! Ride sign. Checking last minute preparations for the opening. Open! in we go. The next couple of photos are from the queue theming. The cars were connected in groups of three as they travelled around the stages. You can see your white chocolate blaster with a little pull cord. Don't forget your 3D glasses. Everyone was so friendly and were happy for you to take their picture. The two story carousel in Berlin land. What has Michael Jackson got to do with this ride? it doesn't matter because this mine train coaster is so much fun! I'm always up for a photo with random characters. Tikal was a pair of small family drop towers. They also spun as you went up and down on a random program. The staff didn't seem to mind you taking pictures of your on ride photo with your own camera. I did buy my Black Mamba one though. Now onto the wicked Black Mamba. The intesity through the ride doesn't really let up which is of course how a coaster should be. These African dancers drew a crowd with their energy to constantly move and shake it. Trying to find the entrance for Talocan was not easy. Aha, I see you. Wow is all I can say. Ok so all of the other top spins in the world have to lift their game now. A quick ride on both of the log flumes, only mildly wet. Unlike this monster of a raft ride. The word drenched comes to mind. The double drop after the whirl pool was a surprise that got quite a few in our raft wet. Detail, detail, detail everywhere you look. Phantasialand took me to another world and I loved it. Mystery Castle was awesome! The pause at the top of the 65m tower with the strobes going off and everyone with their feet dangling was mind blowing. Loved this ride! The Saturday was a good sized crowd with short queues for rides. Sunday was a religious day for Germans and oh boy did the crowds come out. An amazing weekend came to an end at one of Germany's top theme parks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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