Contest winners

We held our first contest where you could win a woodblock used on the construction of Plopsaland De Panne’s new wooden roller coaster Heidi the ride. Contest ended this night and an innocent hand picked three winners! Go to our contest page to find out if you got lucky and are one of the winners. […]

The best & worst places to live as a roller coaster enthusiast: continents

Every roller coaster enthusiast probably has thought at least once that they don’t live in the right place to enjoy their hobby to the fullest. Imagine being a roller coaster enthusiast born in Yakutsk (Siberia, Russia), your home park PKiO imeni Gagarina would only offer two wacky worm roller coasters to you. In that case […]

Dawson Duel questions answered by Mrs. Taillieu

In May Bellewaerde opened Dawson Duel, a dueling alpine coaster build 25 meters (82 feet) above the ground on supports. Those two scoops makes Dawson Duel unique yet odd as well. Though Bellewaerde is very proud on it’s newest addition, they gladly answered some questions we had about Dawson Duel and the park itself. Many thanks to Mrs. Taillieu, […]

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 […]