Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

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Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

Postby JuanSe_Colombia » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:40 am

Last saturday I went to "Parque Nacional del Café" located in Montenegro, Quindio (Colombia), which is one of the top two Theme Parks in Colombia, the other one being Salitre Mágico in Bogota. Quindio is one the states where famous Colombian coffee is grown, that's why main Theme of the park is coffee. Parque del Café its home to one rollercoaster (former zambezi zinger, WOF) and with 787.3 m lenght stands as the longest in the country, and one of the main rides at the park. Entrance prices vary betweeen $11 and $27 dollars depending on what you want. Enjoy:
On our way. Hour and a half trip in car to get there from my city.
You don't see much of the park from outside, since most of it is down the mountain, and the entrance is up.
Observation tower it's right next to the entrance, and top of the mountain the park it's located at.
Skyride it's the most popular way to go downhill, where the rides are. Chairlift and by foot are the other two options.
We see you new river rapids.
Coffee! I love coffee.
Bolivar square!
Downhill, the park is divided in three big sections, you have to go through bridges to get to each one of them
Our first ride of the day was teh Log Flume. 14 meters tall.
OK we are here. The former zambezi zinger. It's name Broca now, but most people call it just roller coaster and so the does the park.
Spiral lift hill porn
It's a fun ride, specially last row.
Lovely colours
Next we headed to "Cumbre". 40 meters tall is the tallest freefall in Colombia.
River Rapids is the new ride, and only of its kind in Colombia.
The line moved fast. Park started to get crowed by 11am.
Nice theming
There are Juan Valdez Cafes all over the park.
Bumper boats! RCT anyone?. They're fun to ride and fun to watch because some people don't get how to drive then and just spin in circles. Too bad it's a capacity nightmare.
Go Karts
There is a playground for kids, with a "mini log flume ride".
Lunch time!
We got wet. It's always fun to get wet ;)
through the trees
Park was packed after midday.
You can also go horseback riding around the park
We´re going back up
The park has a beautiful landscaping. Going up hill (or downhill) by foot you get to see a "Native American Indian Cementery" and a "leyends and myths forest" statues but we were tired.
Hope u like my photo trip report. And let me know if you come visit Colombia. I'll be happy to help
The park has other rides like double karts (for adults with kids), more kids rides, landscape and coffee related rides and shows, but we didn't went to those. Hope you enjoyed it. Bye!
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Re: Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

Postby XII » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:57 am

Great Photo TR. I really enjoy seeing Photo TRs of parks like this that aren't typically found on the radar.
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Postby cfc » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:59 am

It's always good to see one of those old spiral-lift, "Whizzer type" rides still in operation--and too see pictures of a park I've never visited before. Thanks!

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Re: Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

Postby PeggedSole » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:02 pm

Thanks for taking the time to do this trip report! I found it very interesting, and it's always great to see a rare/classic Schwarzkopf still operating and pleasing people.

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Re: Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

Postby larrygator » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:42 pm

Thanks for following through on your promise to post a Photo TR from your visit. Always great to see a park that I don't know anything about.
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Re: Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

Postby OrientExpressForever » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Thanks for the pictures and trip report! I'm glad to see my old friend Zambezi Zinger frolicking about in such a beautiful setting. Oh, the memory of the good times we shared at WOF, <sniff> :( . But alas, she had to be set free; free to explore the world and spread the goodness of Anton! But I digress.

A couple of questions: Does it seem as if they are taking good care of it? Does it still give a smooth ride?

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Re: Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

Postby Xmeister » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:08 pm

It's great how they really seemed to put an effort into integrating the coaster with the terrain. You don't see that too much with relocated coasters.

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Re: Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

Postby shivtim » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:21 pm

Awesome, thanks for the TR of this park. I would love to visit Colombia to visit Bogota, Cartagena, and the two big amusement parks.

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Re: Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

Postby 3Mutts » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:40 pm

Nice report! Glad to see that the Schwarzkopf Speed Racer still lives down here (as there is only two). I'm also glad to see it got a paint job as it looked really worn judging by pictures on RCDB.

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Re: Photo TR: Parque Nacional del Café - Colombia

Postby WFChris » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:45 pm

Wow, cool report! The countryside around the park looks stunning.


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