Energylandia

Energylandia is a Polish park that opened in 2014. While it is only open for a few years, they managed to reshape the Polish and European theme park landscape by keeping up an enormous tempo of investing. In 2018 the park will feature 12 roller coasters, one of them being an Intamin mega coaster! We visited […]

Contest: win a piece of Heidi the ride!

We recently visited Plopsaland De Panne and got some woodblocks to give away to our readers! We have three woodblocks to give away! Woodblocks, why would you want that?! Well, it aren’t just any woodblocks, it are woodblocks used by the construction of Heidi the ride (Plopsaland De Panne’s new wooden roller coaster)! A great and fun gadget […]

Why we love woodies so much

Roller coasters with inversions, with +90 degrees drops, with spinning cars – either horizontal or vertical – ,… Nothing seems impossible when it comes to designing and constructing roller coasters with steel. The use of steel for roller coasters brought new and exciting opportunities, new opportunities which couldn’t be done with wood. But still theme […]

Park Charming: Freizeitpark Plohn

Of course we all know the big (chain) parks like Six Flags *you name the place*, Cedar Point, Europa Park etc. But are those big parks really the most fun? Theme Park World loves small but charming parks! These parks prove every visit that you don’t need to have record roller coasters to offer their guests a day […]

Geiselwind

Geiselwind started as a classic German Märchenwald (fairy tale) park that featured some animals like birds and ponies. It was founded by Ernst Mensinger, who bred exotic birds. In 2016 the park has been sold to showman Matthias Mölter. Geiselwind is a small park containing some birds and other small animals, and a collection of fairground attractions. […]

Phantasialand

Phantasialand is a German park that opened his doors in 1967 as a typical German Märchenwald (fairy tale forest) park. Since the beginning the park has showed a desire to keep investing and to try outdo themselves every time they open something new. This mentality brought Phantasialand to the top of European parks, with 1,9 […]

Bobbejaanland: how to not run a theme park

We all love theme parks. Some parks are more loved than others, but in the end we all want all theme parks to do good. Sometimes it’s just personal taste which makes the difference. Sometimes, the directors of a theme park make it hard not to hate the park. A park in that situation is Bobbejaanland. The textbook example of how not to run a theme park.

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Bobbejaanland

Last weekend we visited Bobbejaanland, the child of artist Bobbejaan Schoepen who opened the park in 1961 as his new home to perform after years of touring. The park grew to a full size theme park, Bobbejaanland had his glory years in the eighties and nineties when it opened rides like the iconic Looping Star […]

Diamond Theme Park Awards 2017

Last Thursday, the Diamond Theme Park Awards 2017 were awarded. The Diamond Theme Park Awards are the Oscars for the theme park industry from the Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands & Luxembourg) and are traditionally awarded each year at the start of the new season. It is organised by the people behind parkworld.be and pretparkbeest.be. Parkworld […]