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^Thanks!

 

If it has been 10 years since your last visit, you will be amazed by how much the park has changed. Not only the two new areas, but there has been so much development over the past years. Like you said, you will hardly recognize this park.

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Legendia (Lech Coaster) - August 2018

 

Hello everyone!

 

From August 7th to August 8th 2018, I went for my first ever time to Poland to visit Legendia and Energylandia. I spent the first part of the first day at Legendia, and the second part of that first day and the entire second day at Energylandia.

 

On August 7th, I visited Legendia. As probably most of you, I had never heard of this park before Lech Coaster, the new-for-2017 coaster by Vekoma. Since that coaster looks absolutely amazing, I just had to stop by and visit this park in Chorzów, on my way to Energylandia.

 

In the middle of the park, there is a huge lake where all the rides are situated around. I was very much surprised with the numerous rides available at the park. There must be at least 15 different flat rides. They also have a lot of game arenas and quite a few playgrounds for the kids. The park itself is very unique, to say the least. The back side of the park (except for Lech Coaster) had more of a fairground feel. You can clearly see that the newer rides at the park are more permanent and much better themed than the older ones. This makes it feel like an actual theme park, and less like a funfair. I am not a massive fan of flat rides, but nonetheless I really enjoyed my time at the park, enjoying all the other rides. This main reason for visiting Legendia is obviously Lech Coaster. Besides Lech Coaster and the numerous flat rides, the park has more to offer: it is home to a soaking wet water ride, three other coasters and an excellent brand new trackless dark ride, Bazyliszek.

 

The weather that day was absolutely perfect; beautiful sunshine all day long. Because of this, the queue time for the water ride was around 60 minutes from the afternoon (luckily I rode it before it was busy). Most of the other rides had at most a 20-minute wait. Bazyliszek and Lech Coaster, the two best rides at the park, were a walk-on all day.

 

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Welcome to Legendia!

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The park's main street looks great.

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As soon as you enter the park, you are greeted by Lech Coaster on the other side of the lake.

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Magical Postal Service is the park's antique car ride.

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I always enjoy these rides. They are so relaxing.

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It is one of the better themed attractions in the park.

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Legendia has a pirate ship called Magical Lake Expedition. The theme is that if you feed the mermaids, they will rock the boat. I wonder who came up with that idea..

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The park is also home to lots of kids and family rides.

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As well as some classic fair ground rides.

Scary Toys Factory (2/10)

It is one of two Zyklon / Galaxy coasters at the park. Scary Toys Factory being the larger one of the two. These rides just aren't enjoyable for me. It was rough on the brakes and at the bottom of the drops. There is one solid pop of airtime on the first drop, but the rest of the ride has no airtime whatsover. It has a little bit of theming around the ride, so I'll give it that.

 

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Scary Toys Factory is one of two Zyklon / Galaxy coasters at the park.

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As the name of the ride suggests, it is themed to a factory that produces scary toys.

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The ride itself was pretty rough, especially on the brakes.

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The drop did give a solid pop of airtime, though.

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A giant slide is always a good idea.

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Another kids ride.

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I can handle flat rides, as long as they don't spin too much. So I rode Skyflyer and it was a fun ride, nothing too special. The best part is when you hang upside down for ten seconds or so.

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Legendia has at least 15 different flat rides to offer.

Tornado (3/10)

Tornado was my first coaster manufactured by Soquet, so I didn't really know what to expect from it. First of all, the trains and especially the restraints are horrible. You have to cross your arms and hold on tight to the restraints. This is the only way to avoid any sort of injuries. Okay, maybe I am a bit exaggerating, but the ride isn't smooth at all and the restraints make it even worse. The two vertical loops have some pretty good forces, but that's pretty much it, the rest of the ride is pretty forgettable and forceless. After the double loops, there is an airtime hill that gives no airtime at all. What follows are a couple of banked turns that are very shaky and don't have any forces. Tornado also has no theming at all.

 

What is special about this coaster, though, is that the seats from the last car are facing towards each other. Two riders travel forwards, the other two backwards while looking at each other. To my surprise, it was better backwards than it was facing forwards. Mainly because doing those two vertical loops backwards give you a very weird (in a good way) sensation.

 

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Tornado was the first coaster I did that was manufactured by Soquet.

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The two vertical loops provide good G's, but the rest of the ride is pretty forceless.

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The train has two seats in the last car that are facing backwards.

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The best way to ride Tornado is to cross your arms and hold on tight to the restraints, like the guys in front.

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The turns at the end of the ride are rather shaky and don't have any forces.

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Doing the double loops backwards was pretty fun, though.

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The newer rides and food stalls all looked great.

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There is a new ride coming to Legendia in 2020. My guess? A rapids ride.

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Dragon Wrestling Tournament (who comes up with these names??) is an excellent example of a flat ride that would be too much for me.

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The park has some very loosely themed areas, like Magical Mountains.

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Diamond River is the park's only water ride.

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Because the weather was gorgeous, it also had the longest line in the park.

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Diamond River has two drops. The first smaller drop gives you just a small sprinkle, but it is the second drop that will get you soaked.

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Big skloosh!

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Dragon Temple is fairly well themed ride, that gives lots of airtime.

Dream Hunters Society (1.5/10)

Dream Hunters Society is the other Zyklon / Galaxy coaster at the park. This is the smaller version. Just like the other one, it was rough on the trim brakes and the drops, but also on the corners. There wasn't any airtime, because the ride was trimmed very hard. It has a bit of theming, though. It's just not my kind of ride.

 

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Dream Hunters Society was next.

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It is the smaller Zyklon / Galaxy coaster at the park.

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The ride had a bit of theming, although very minimal.

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The ride could have had more airtime, if it wasn't trimmed before each drop.

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Legendia also has an enterprise, named Phoenix.

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Dreamflight Airlines gave a really long ride cycle, probably around 5 minutes.

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They also have a wave swinger.

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The park's giant ferris wheel.

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The newest attraction at the park is Bazyliszek, a trackless interactive dark ride.

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The new area is completely indoors and is also home to a playground and a quick service restaurant.

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Bazyliszek is an excellent dark ride. It is a bit like Maus au Chocolat at Phantasialand, where you stop at different screens to shoot at targets. At PHL you go from screen to screen, while with Bazyliszek you go from an interactive screen to a themed scene, and then again to an interactive screen, and so on. It is a perfect mix between the two.

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The queue line and the ride itself are very well themed. There are so many details.

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I really liked Bazyliszek. It is one of my new favorite interactive dark rides.

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Legendia has also a classic Tea Cup ride.

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A ride themed to a ballroom? Why not!

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I would have liked to do these looping bikes, but there wasn't anyone there.

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Throughout the park, there are lots of different playgrounds for the kids.

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You can even have a train ride around the circus.

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Normally, I wouldn't even attempt riding a flat ride like this. But I had never seen anything like this before, so I just had to ride it. The gondolas flip you upside down, but in a gentle way. The ride looks a lot more intense than it actually is. So I actually really enjoyed it.

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Circus Hoppala is a very unique ride, that I really enjoyed.

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Speaking of unique rides, here is another one. I didn't ride this one, though.

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These barrels flip you upside down whilst going around. It is a ton of fun.

Lech Coaster (9.5/10)

The main reason for visiting Legendia was because of Lech Coaster. I really love the new route that Vekoma is making. Their newest coaster designs are very creative and all look stunning. So the real question is: Do they only look amazing, or is the ride itself also amazing? Guess what, it definitely is! Lech Coaster is fantastic from start to finish. Not only is the coaster itself superb, but so is the theming. It even has a pre-show!

 

The ride starts when you make a right turn out of the station into a little dip that leads to the lift hill. When you crest the top of the lift hill, you are about to expierence one of the best drops on any coaster ever. The Expedition GeForce-like twist on the drop violently whips you out of your seat. You will stay out of your seat the whole way down. After some high G's on the bottom of the drop, you enter the first of three inversions. The Reverse Sidewinder has very strong positive forces, even when you are upside down. What follows is the first of many ejector twisted airtime hills. Before you know, you are again experiencing high G's on the left turn towards the only floater airtime hill on the ride. Next, you are twisting over the station into the second inversion, that provides some excellent hangtime. The overbanked turn that follows is probably the only moment where you can catch a breath. From this point on, Lech Coaster really gets bonkers. You enter a very thight right turn with - again - very high G's, before travelling over another ejector twisted airtime hill. Next, you enter a fast paced corkscrew that has a proper whip to it, whereafter there are some more very strong forces on the tight left turn going in another ejector twisted airtime hill. The tight left-turning helix that follows is probably the most intense part of the ride. It caused me to grey out every single time. To end the ride, you go through yet another awesome twisted airtime hill, before making a right turn into an ejector hill that leads into the brake run.

 

Lech Coaster is way more intense than I expected it to be. It is also a very aggressive ride; it really whips you over on the drop and the twisted airtime hills. The second part of the ride is even more insane! Genuinely, every element follows so quickly on the pevious one. You don't know where you are going. Lech Coaster is also very, very smooth. The trains do have the vest restraints on them, but they aren't really thight on your shoulders. Overall, Lech Coaster is truly one of the best coasters I have ever ridden.

 

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The moment you have all been waiting for - Lech Coaster!

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The theming around the and in the queue line is very well done.

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Lech Coaster was way better themed than I would have thought.

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Not only does it look amazing, the ride itself is fantastic too!

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You start your ride with climbing the rather steep lift hill.

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The first drop has an Expedition GeForce-like twist that violently whips you out of your seat.

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It is one of the best drops on any coaster.

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The first inversion has very strong positive forces throughout the entire element, even when you are upside down.

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Before you know, you are travelling over the first of many ejector twisted airtime hills.

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Every turn provides excellent forces.

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After the left turn, you experience the only floater airtime hill on the ride.

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The inversion over the station is fast paced, and provides excellent hangtime.

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Twisting over the station really is something else.

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The overbanked turn halfway through the ride is the only moment where you can catch a breath, before the craziest part of the ride begins.

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After another high G turn, you travel over an ejector airtime hill.

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The last inversion of the ride is a rather whippy corkscrew that is taken at a rapid pace.

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After some more strong forces on a tight turn, you are send into the air on another ejector hill.

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The tight left-turning helix caused me to grey out every single time.

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Still seeing grey, you are going through one last ejector twisted airtime hill.

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The ride ends with a right turn into a hill that leads into the brake run.

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It whips you over the drop and that turn really shoots you up out of your seat.

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Lech Coaster is one of the best coasters I have done.

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Lech Coaster is fantastic from start to finish.

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The moment when the high intensity helix begins.

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It is very impressive to look at.

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The second part of the ride is even crazier than the first half.

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The trains look amazing, too!

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This ride has more airtime than 90% of the coasters out there.

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The inversion going through the station is probably the most iconic part of the ride.

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Twisty!

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The theming on this ride is great. It really looks amazing.

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One last photo of Lech Coaster to end this report.

So overall, I had a good time at this park. The highlight of the park was clearly Lech Coaster, and the only real reason to visit this park. Unless you are really into classic flat rides, unlike me. The trackless dark ride was also a lot of fun, and definitely worth a couple of rides whilst you are there. You can spend the rest of your time marathoning Lech Coaster. (Yes, it is that good!)

 

Thanks for reading!

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Thanks for report! Legendia looks like a modest park that's really upping its game. Lech Coaster looks great, as does the dark ride.

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Fantastic report! Lech Coaster looks awesome and I'd love to see one of these newer Vekoma designs make it to the US. I also didn't realize they had such a cool dark ride and one of those rare flying rocket rides.

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I think this is the first report of Lech Coaster I've ridden, so really appreciate the detail you've gone into. The layout looks really unique and exciting so I'm really happy to hear it lives up to the potential.

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Great trip report, looking forward to your review of Hyperion. Haven't heard much about it since it opened.

 

And more of these Vekoma loopers please! The price tag for these things are quite low, so I'm hoping these will be the next in the line up for 'amazing rides that needs to be cloned'.

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Thanks for the report, and to echo others: Lech looks impressive. It looks a bit like a mashup of Intamin's megalite and RMC's raptor. Fantastic to see Vekoma head in this direction, and hopefully we'll see more like this. The park's flats look great as well. Many of those spinning rides would make me sick too, but I'd ride them anyway (at least once).

 

If it's the one that used to be at Lightwater Valley, then I've ridden that Soquet coaster many times. I lived in the area when it opened (double loops was a big deal back then), and we used to marathon it as there wasn't much else in the park at the time (it was before The Ultimate arrived). It's an odd ride — almost as if someone made it in their backyard — and I seem to recall the lift hill being drawn out and noisy.

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Thanks for report! Legendia looks like a modest park that's really upping its game. Lech Coaster looks great, as does the dark ride.

 

You're welcome. Legendia is really taking a different road now. That is clearly visible with their latest additions, such as the newer flat rides that are all well themed, the trackless dark ride Bazyliszek and - of course - Lech Coaster.

 

Fantastic report! Lech Coaster looks awesome and I'd love to see one of these newer Vekoma designs make it to the US. I also didn't realize they had such a cool dark ride and one of those rare flying rocket rides.

 

Thanks! These newer Vekoma coasters really pack a punch for a relatively cheap price. I think Lech Coaster cost only 4.5 million euros! That is very cheap for such an awesome ride.

 

I knew Legendia was home to Lech Coaster and that they opened the dark ride this season, but that was pretty much all I knew from this park. I had no idea what other rides the park had to offer.

 

I think this is the first report of Lech Coaster I've ridden, so really appreciate the detail you've gone into. The layout looks really unique and exciting so I'm really happy to hear it lives up to the potential.

 

Thank you. Lech Coaster has a very exciting and aggressive layout, especially the second half. I was expecting this ride to be good, but it way better than just 'good'. It is insane. One of the craziest coaster I have done.

 

Great report! Lech Coaster looks fantastic. Here's to hoping Vekoma sells more of these next-gen loopers, including the US! I know many parks that could use a ride just like Lech Coaster.

 

Thanks! I agree. Like I said earlier, these rides are relatively cheap. They can make any smaller park a must-visit, just like it did with Legendia.

 

Great trip report, looking forward to your review of Hyperion. Haven't heard much about it since it opened.

 

And more of these Vekoma loopers please! The price tag for these things are quite low, so I'm hoping these will be the next in the line up for 'amazing rides that needs to be cloned'.

 

Thank you. My report from Energylandia and Hyperion is coming soon. It is a huge park with a lot of rides, so it will take a bit more time to write it all out. Just be patient.

 

Absolutely! The more of these newer Vekoma's, the better. They are fantastic rides.

 

Thanks for the report, and to echo others: Lech looks impressive. It looks a bit like a mashup of Intamin's megalite and RMC's raptor. Fantastic to see Vekoma head in this direction, and hopefully we'll see more like this. The park's flats look great as well. Many of those spinning rides would make me sick too, but I'd ride them anyway (at least once).

 

If it's the one that used to be at Lightwater Valley, then I've ridden that Soquet coaster many times. I lived in the area when it opened (double loops was a big deal back then), and we used to marathon it as there wasn't much else in the park at the time (it was before The Ultimate arrived). It's an odd ride — almost as if someone made it in their backyard — and I seem to recall the lift hill being drawn out and noisy.

 

Thanks! I rode most of the larger flat rides, but the ones that spin too much would have made me sick for hours. I preferred riding Lech Coaster a few more times.

 

Tornado is indeed the one from Lightwater Valley and American Adventure. It certainly is an odd ride. Apart from the double loops, it doesn't really do much. The fact that you also have to hold on in the "Soquet brace position" (with your arms crossed) doesn't really help.

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Tornado is indeed the one from Lightwater Valley and American Adventure. It certainly is an odd ride. Apart from the double loops, it doesn't really do much. The fact that you also have to hold on in the "Soquet brace position" (with your arms crossed) doesn't really help.

I think I moved away before it went to American Adventure but I'm not entirely sure. I do recall it was tucked away in a forest clearing at Lightwater, though. The loops were the big event as there weren't many other looping coasters in the UK at the time, but the rest of it was just meandering nonsense. Still, we'd marathon it and The Rat as there wasn't much else to do there!

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I think I moved away before it went to American Adventure but I'm not entirely sure. I do recall it was tucked away in a forest clearing at Lightwater, though. The loops were the big event as there weren't many other looping coasters in the UK at the time, but the rest of it was just meandering nonsense. Still, we'd marathon it and The Rat as there wasn't much else to do there!

 

Sounds great! I guess the reason why it seemed to be still pretty popular is because of its double loops. It looks kind of impressive. But luckily, unlike at Lightwater Valley, at Legendia there are other (much better) rides to do!

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Energylandia (Hyperion) - August 2018

 

Hello everyone!

 

From August 7th to August 8th 2018, I went for my first ever time to Poland to visit Legendia and Energylandia. I spent the first part of the first day at Legendia, and the second part of that first day and the entire second day at Energylandia.

 

On August 7th and 8th, I visited Energylandia. This is probably the fastest growing theme park in the world, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect about this place. Let's just say that I was more than pleasantly surprised. The park is extremely well organised, the staff are very polite and happy, and the most impressive about this park is how clean this place is. It is spotless. Energylandia is also much more beautiful than I would have thought. Almost all the rides are well themed and the buildings all look very nice. The majority of the park's coasters are kids or family coasters, but there are more than enough other rides for the thrill seekers out there. Also, the water park is included in the admission price, which is awesome. I didn't do the water park, but it looked nice and seemed to have a great mix of slides for all ages. The main reason for visiting Energylandia is, of course, Hyperion, their new-for-2018 Intamin Mega Coaster. But the park has much more to offer. Despite Energylandia only being four years old, it is already home to numerous flat rides, dozens of kids rides, some great water rides, a few dark rides and 12 roller coasters (with more planned for 2020, including an RMC).

 

The first part of the day, it was very hot and sunny (33°C, 92°F). The heat was bearable, because there were water sprinklers everywhere around the park. In the afternoon, clouds were rolling in with lightning storms and rain. Luckily, it wasn't too bad and all the rides stayed open. After a couple hours, the sky cleared and the sun came back out. Despite the unstable weather forecast, the park was still fairly crowded. The queue time for almost all the major rides was around 40-50 minutes. Most of the other rides had a pretty short wait. Because Hyperion is a capacity monster, it had at most a 20-minute line. Speed, the other new-for-2018 coaster had the longest line in the park, topping out at 80 minutes.

 

One annoying thing about Energylandia was the queue jumping. If you thought the queue jumping in Spain was bad, it is nothing compared to Energylandia's. Seriously, I am not exaggerating when I say that one person was holding a spot in line for a group of at least 5 people. And that didn't happen just once, but multiple times, even in the same queue. I am not the person that wants to make a scene, especially since I was in a foreign country. So I just let it happen, but it was very frustrating, to say the least.

 

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Welcome to Energylandia!

Energuś Roller Coaster (4/10)

Energuś is a standard Vekoma Junior coaster. While these are a lot of fun, they don't really do much. It was super smooth, though. Probably the smoothest one I have done. Like most rides at Energylandia, it was nicely themed.

 

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Energuś is located right near the entrance of the park.

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These Vekoma Junior coasters are always quite enjoyable.

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Energuś is probably one of the smoothest ones of these models.

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The whole area around the coaster is very well themed.

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The park also has a splash battle.

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It is always a lot of fun, especially when it is roasting outside.

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There are plenty of rides for the kids.

Happy Loops (2/10)

Happy Loops is an SBF Compact Spinning coaster. Despite the spinning (which can be quite forceful if you get the weight right in your car), it doesn't really do much. It also has no theming, which is a rarity at Energylandia.

 

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The spinning on these coasters can be quite forceful, but apart from that it doesn't really do much.

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It is an excellent first coaster for the kids, though.

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Pyramid is the park's 7D cinema. I am not a huge fan of these type of rides. And I still don't know where they keep getting all these different dimensions from.

Circus Coaster (1/10)

Circus Coaster is quite possibly the most boring coaster in existence. The most exciting part of the ride was the operator high-fiving everyone when passing through the station. It is also one of the few rides at the park that has no theming.

 

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The high-fiving with the operator was the highlight of the ride.

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Most of the rides are well themed at Energylandia, which was something I was not expecting. What a nice surprise!

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The park has lots of water rides, for the whole family and the smallest ones.

Mars (1.5/10)

Mars is another kiddie coaster at the park. It has a double helix, which made it a bit unique. And again, it was nicely themed.

 

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Mars is yet another kiddie coaster.

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Energylandia also has a booster, which was actually very intense.

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Space Gun was fun, but nothing too excited. The best part is when they hold you upside down for a couple seconds.

Frutti Loop Coaster (1.5/10)

It is the standard Wacky Worm, nothing special. This one did have some cute theming, though.

 

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The final kids coaster to do was the park's Wacky Worm.

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You can go on a Jeep Safari in Energylandia.

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Like almost every ride here, it is well themed.

Boomerang (5.5/10)

Boomerang is the third (technically fourth) Family Boomerang I've done, the other ones being Raik and Tweestryd. Boomerang is my least favorite one, but still a very fun ride. Going forwards, you get a bit of floater airtime on the airtime hill over the station, but there is no airtime when you go backwards. The first turn out of the station does have some good forces, but that is pretty much all you get. Boomerang is also a very smooth ride and is fairly well themed.

 

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Boomerang, the park's Vekoma Junior Boomerang, was next.

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I prefer Tweestryd and Raik over this one, but it is still quite a bit of fun.

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The turn out of the station does have some pretty strong G's.

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There is a bit of floater airtime on the hill over the station going forwards.

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Some areas at Energylandia are a bit compact with rides, but other areas are very open and relaxing.

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The park is beautifiul, though.

Viking Roller Coaster (3.5/10)

Viking is a very weird SBF spinning coaster. First of all, it doesn't have lap bars like a normal spinning coaster. It has over-the-shoulder restraints, which were not comfortable at all. I bashed my head against it on every corner. The second part of the ride, where the car starts to spin, was actually a lot more enjoyable. There was a bit of airtime on the drops, but not as much as on the superior Reverchon versions. The theming was well done, though.

 

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Time for a ride on the park's second spinning coaster.

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Unlike most spinning coasters, this one has over-the-shoulder restraints, which didn't really help for a comfortable ride.

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You get a bit of airtime on this drop, but not as much as on the Reverchon models.

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There are lots of little areas like this where the kids (or adults) can play.

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Even more playgrounds.

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This double drop log flume might look small, but do not underestimate it like me. It will get you very, very wet.

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They also have a family rapids ride, which is more like a realxing tour through some scenery. You won't get wet on this one.

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Tsunami Drop is the park's drop tower.

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It was actually a lot more forceful than I imagined. Great little ride!

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Energylandia also has a frisbee ride, called Aztec Swing.

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These are my favorite kind of flat rides. I really love it.

Roller Coaster Mayan (4.5/10)

Normally I absolutely dislike SLC's, mainly because of the headbanging due to the restraints. Since Mayan has the new Vekoma trains with vests, the ride was actually a lot more enjoyable. It still wasn't a smooth ride, but at least you didn't get of the ride with a headache. The theming was, once again, well done.

 

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Time for a ride on the park's SLC.

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Like every ride here, Mayan was pretty decently themed.

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I always thought these rides have a fairly good layout, it is just poorly executed.

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With normal trains, this would be one of the moments where you'd bash your head against the restraints. But thanks to the vests on Mayan, that wasn't an issue at all.

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Just rollin' around.

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Anaconda is another water ride at Energylandia.

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It is probably one of the lesser themed rides at the park.

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But it will get you soaking wet (not as wet as when you are standing on that bridge, though).

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The one who cycles the fastest, wins the race. I want one at home!

Formuła (8/10)

After experiencing Lech Coaster the day before, I was really looking forward to riding Formuła. While the ride is still awesome, it is definitely no Lech Coaster. Formuła is very intense, but not as aggressive as Lech Coaster is. The ride is nicely themed and is also very smooth. The trains do have the vest restraints on them, but they weren't really thight on my shoulders. The ride starts with a small left turn into the covered launch track, where after a few seconds you will be launched into the ride's first inversion. The launch does have a good initial kick to it, but it is not as powerful as some of the other LSM launches out there. The first inversion provides some decent hangtime on the top, before you make a very thight left turn with very high positive G's that almost caused me to see grey. What follows is the first of many ejector airtime hills, whereafter you enter a fast paced corkscrew that has a good whip to it. Next, you go into another high-G turn, which is followed by an ejector sideways airtime hill. The final inversion - a corkscrew - isn't as whippy as the first one, but provides a bit of hangtime. To end the ride, you go through an intense overbanked turn, before going through a twisted ejector airtime hill, wherafter you make a right turn into the final ejector hill that leads into the brake run. Formuła really is a great coaster. It ended up being my second favorite coaster at Energylandia.

 

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It is my second new generation Vekoma of the trip; Formuła.

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The launch shoots you into the first inversion, where you get a bit of hangtime.

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Then you make a quick transition into an intense left turn.

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This turn almost caused me to see grey.

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Before you know, you are experiencing one of many ejector airtime hills.

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Next, you enter a fast paced corkscrew that has an excellent whip to it.

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Another high-G turn is followed by a sideways ejector airtime hill.

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Every airtime moment on Formuła is ejector.

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The final inversion provides a bit of hangtime.

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Just like Lech Coaster, this ride is also very smooth.

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The trains look great, too!

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It is my second favorite coaster at Energylandia.

Dragon Roller Coaster (7/10)

Dragon was probably the biggest surprise of the trip. This coaster is so much fun. The coaster is also very smooth and the pacing throughout the entire ride is excellent. After the lift hill takes you to the tallest point of the ride, you drop down into a tunnel that is full with smoke. The drop has a very good whip to it in near the back of the train. After you clear the tunnel, you go into an overbanked turn that is surprisingly forceful. After a small floater airtime hill, you make a right turn before going through another floater airtime hill. The downwards helix that follows is actually pretty intense. Thereafter, you experience some more floater airtime flying over the station before going through another forceful helix. What follows are a couple more turns before you fly into the brakes in the station. Dragon was actually pretty intense for a family coaster. This mixed with some good airtime moments, makes Dragon one of my favourite family coasters.

 

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Next up, it is time for Dragon.

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The first drop has a surprisingly good whip to it, especially in the back.

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You drop into a tunnel, which acts as an excellent foot chopper element.

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The ride is super smooth and it maintains its speed very well.

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The good forces and airtime makes Dragon one of my favourite family coasters.

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Some more great theming at Energylandia.

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The park's other rapids ride is a lot more thrilling and a lot wetter. I would have liked a bit more theming around the ride, though.

Speed (6.5/10)

Speed was my first Intamin Water Coaster. The ride starts like a normal water ride, but then you go up a massive elevator lift that takes you to a height of 50 m (165 ft), which is frighteningly tall. Even more when you see the whole park in front of you. The drop that leads into the first splash doesn't give any airtime, but it seems to last forever. The first splash is more of a visual thing, since nobody gets wet from it. Next, you will travel up an airtime hill that gives a bit of floater airtime. The turns that follow are a bit shaky, but have some mild forces to it. Another floater airtime hill is followed by the ride's big finale - a soaking wet splash. Surprisingly, the ride is wetter in the back, but you will get drenched no matter where you sit. Also, like most other rides, Speed is decently themed.

 

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Time for a ride on one of the two new-for-2018 coasters, Speed.

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The station of the ride is well themed, but that is as far as the theming goes on Speed.

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This massive elevator lift takes you to a height of 50 m, which is way taller than I expected.

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The straight drop leads into the first splash, which is more of a visual thing.

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The turns provide some good forces, but they are a bit shaky.

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Hands up if you love Speed!

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Speed will get you soaking wet no matter where you sit.

Hyperion (10/10)

The main reason for visiting Energylandia is without a doubt Hyperion. Ever since the ride was announced, I wanted to visit this place and ride it. It was probably my most anticipated coaster of the year. And oh boy, it did not disappoint one bit. This ride is incredible from start to finish. It ticks all the boxes for me; a phenomenal drop, a massive amount of airtime, quick transitions, open and comfy trains, a smooth ride and excellent theming.

 

The ride begins when you pull out of the station and make your way up to Hyperion's massive lift hill. After taking in the stunning views from the surrounding area from the top of the hill, you drop down into one of the best drops on any coaster out there. In the back, you really get pulled over and are flying out of your seat the entire way down, before plunging into a tunnel that gives an excellent head chopper effect. What follows might be the greatest ejector airtime moment I have ever experienced. The massive airtime hill causes you to be ejected out of your seat for at least five full seconds - it is insane. Reaching the top of the next hill, you are aggressively thrown out of year seat when you make a quick right twist before diving upside-down towards the ground. You will stay out of your seat the whole way down. This Twist and Dive element might be my favorite part of the ride. Before you know, you are experiencing sideways ejector airtime on a 90 degree turn, whereafter you are again ejected out of your seat on a small airtime hill. The ride then travels up another massive airtime hill, which provides some excellent floater airtime, before you make a massive overbanked turn that provides strong positive forces, even at the top of the overbank. What follows is arguably the most insane part of the ride. You enter a small ejector airtime hill, before experiencing another moment of sideways ejector airtime on a 90 degree turn, that throws you sideways out of your seat. Another high G overbanked turn leads into a fast transition to the left, which violently whips you around once again. A twisted ejector airtime hill throws you again out of your seat, before experiencing one final moment of ejector airtime. The ride ends with a splash down effect that actually gets you wet if you are on the wing seats, whereafter you fly into a floater airtime hill that leads into the brakes.

 

Hyperion is even better than I expected it to be. It is a very intense and aggressive coaster. The first part of the ride is mainly focused on airtime, despite there being some excellent quick transitions that throw you out of your seat. The second part of the ride is more focused towards the low-to-the-ground turns and fast transitions, but there is also plenty of ejector airtime. The fact that Hyperion's trains are very open and only have lap bars, makes the fast transitions and ejector airtime even better. Overall, Hyperion is a brilliant coaster and worth a trip to Poland just for that. After numerous ride on it, I can safely say that it has dethroned Shambhala and is now my new number one coaster. It is simply stunning.

 

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The time is finally here to ride Hyperion.

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The ride's queue line is very well themed.

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It is very modern and a bit Sci-Fi, but it works exceptionally well with Hyperion's theme.

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Your ride starts as you make your way up the massive lift hill.

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You really get pulled over the top and are flying out of your seat the whole way down.

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Seriously, this drop is insane. It seems to last forever.

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After flying through the tunnel, you travel up this massive ejector airtime hill.

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It might be the greatest airtime moment I have ever experienced.

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Before you know, you are reaching the top of the next hill.

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You are violently thrown out of year seat when you make a quick right twist before diving towards the ground.

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This element might be my favorite part of the ride.

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After the twist at the top, you dive upside-down back to the ground.

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Next, you are experiencing sideways ejector airtime on a 90 degree turn, which whips you again out of your seat.

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Another massive airtime hill provides some excellent floater airtime.

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The overbanked turn has strong positive forces, even at the top.

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After a small ejector airtime hill, you experience another moment of sideways ejector airtime.

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A high-G banked turn follows the sideways airtime moment.

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A final moment of twisted ejector airtime throws you again out of your seat,

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The ride ends with a splash effect that will actually get you wet.

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Hyperion is amazing from start to finish. It has everything I look for in a coaster.

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Hyperion's drop is one of the best drops on any coaster out there.

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Because Hyperion's trains are very open and only have lap bars, the fast transitions and ejector airtime are even more crazy.

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The first part of the ride is mainly focused on ejector airtime, while the second part is more geared towards fast transitions and twisted airtime.

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Hyperion is one of the most intense and aggressive coasters I have ever done.

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This ride is unbelievably good that is my new favorite coaster.

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One last photo of Hyperion to end this report.

So overall, I had a very good time at this park. The main highlight was obviously Hyperion, my new favorite coaster. The other highlights were Formuła and, just in general, experiencing this great park for the first time. The theming of the rides and areas at Energylandia were way better than expected. If this park keeps developing at this pace, both with rides and theming, it will truly become one of the better parks in Europe.

 

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Excellent report! Hyperion looks awesome. In many ways it reminds me of an updated layout of Superman the Ride.

 

I'll make it there eventually. I'm just not sure when since they keep announcing one great looking ride after another.

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^Thanks! I originally planned to visit Energylandia when the new RMC would open in a few years. But Hyperion looked so fantastic, that I just could not wait any longer. Obviously, it is also a bit closer for me than it is for you. Still, it is definitely worth a visit just for Hyperion. And while you are in the area, go ride Lech Coaster too.

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It looks stunning. Glad you got to ride it and it exceeded your expectations!

 

Thanks! Hyperion truly blew my expectations out of the water. It is an amazing ride.

 

I'm super jealous, but all is cool. Glad you had a great time, and Hyperion looks beyond AMAZING!!!

 

Thank you. I had a wonderful time at Energylandia. It has so many different rides, there is something for everyone. Although the highlight clearly was Hyperion.

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Does anyone know if any of the themeing at this park is based on some sort of local IP? The park really looks great but some of the themeing is so random and specific that I'm just wondering if any of it's based on something I'm not familiar with.

 

Good to hear the positive review of that Vekoma family suspended coaster, I really like the one at Fun Spot and this model looks like a longer more interactive layout. If this is the same model coming to Dollywood nest year I'm really looking forward to it.

 

Those Vekoma junior boomerang coasters look like so much fun for kids/families that I'm surprised no parks in America have built one yet. I'd love to see one of those at every Six Flags/Cedar Fair park in America. No idea what one of those costs but it would be a great addition to any park, come on Cedar Fair, buy like 5 of them at once.

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Does anyone know if any of the themeing at this park is based on some sort of local IP? The park really looks great but some of the themeing is so random and specific that I'm just wondering if any of it's based on something I'm not familiar with.

 

Good to hear the positive review of that Vekoma family suspended coaster, I really like the one at Fun Spot and this model looks like a longer more interactive layout. If this is the same model coming to Dollywood nest year I'm really looking forward to it.

 

Those Vekoma junior boomerang coasters look like so much fun for kids/families that I'm surprised no parks in America have built one yet. I'd love to see one of those at every Six Flags/Cedar Fair park in America. No idea what one of those costs but it would be a great addition to any park, come on Cedar Fair, buy like 5 of them at once.

 

As far as I know, the park isn't based on any IP. They theme their rides and areas very randomly, but original.

 

The Vekoma SFC was a lot more fun and thrilling than I expected. And it is indeed the same model that is coming to Dollywood next year.

 

Boomerang at Energylandia cost about 3 million euros to build, so they are relatively cheap rides. There are quite a few junior boomerangs around Europe, but like you said, it would be nice to see one of these in the US.

 

That's awesome to hear that Hyperion lived up to your expectations! I really need to make a weekend trip down to Poland to check out the parks there!

 

A trip to Poland should be on everyone's to-do list, especially since they have two of the best coasters in Europe. I hope you will be able to visit these parks soon!

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Great report! I really need to put this park on my to-do list, because Hyperion looks awesome!

 

Thanks! This park is worth a visit just for Hyperion, but the rest of the park is also very nice.

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Really enjoyed your reports on the Polish parks- I'll be visiting next summer, and I didn't think I could be any more excited for that than I already was, but here we are. Insane to consider that this park is only in the middle of it's crazy growth spurt. It reminds me of what is happening in China, only it's confined to one park. SFWoA over Poland.

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Great report Jordy - thanks for checking this park out for us - Hyperion looks amazing!

 

Looks like I will need to add a side trip to Poland when I finally get back to Germany.

 

I really love and miss Europe - can't wait to go back.

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Really enjoyed your reports on the Polish parks- I'll be visiting next summer, and I didn't think I could be any more excited for that than I already was, but here we are. Insane to consider that this park is only in the middle of it's crazy growth spurt. It reminds me of what is happening in China, only it's confined to one park. SFWoA over Poland.

 

Thank you. I hope you have a great time in Poland next year!

 

It is indeed crazy how fast Energylandia is growing. This park only opened four years ago, which makes it even more remarkable. In 2020, when the new RMC and Vekoma Double Launch coaster will open, Energylandia will have one of the best coaster collections in Europe.

 

Great report Jordy - thanks for checking this park out for us - Hyperion looks amazing!

 

Looks like I will need to add a side trip to Poland when I finally get back to Germany.

 

I really love and miss Europe - can't wait to go back.

 

Thanks, Phil! Poland is definitely worth a visit while you are in the area. It is a lovely country with very friendly people, and they have some great coasters, too.

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