PhantasiaLand have posted the latest installment of their magazine
today offering glimpses at some of the theming in Klug Home which will be home to Taron. Klugheim will feature several dragon features, with each dragon head being carved from a metre long piece of Douglas Fir. The choice of the dragon reflects how how it is a symbol enshrined in many different cultures as both a mystical figure, a symbol of power and strength, and a symbol of power and cunning. In some cultures having a dragon figurehead on a rooftop meant the dragon was watching over and protecting them.
In the article the park describes the vision for the theming in Klug Home (translated from German):
So also in Klug home. Here draw the dragon heads on the rooftops of wooden houses a symbolic border Taron, who rushes on his endless rail maze with thunder through the skies. The power and the aura of the Multi-Launch Coasters will be felt in the village and down - like the attentive gaze of the dragon on the roofs.
The Project Manager for Phantasialand's theming explains in the article how, when she prepares a new area, she immerses herself in the culture which provides the inspiration for it - even now she is in contact with the Cameroonian village which inspired Hotel Matamba.
It is incredible just how much detail is going into this entire project - it is the touches like these which will really make a difference to the overall impression of the area. I can't wait to see it in person!