Indeedy they are my photos! I was due to upload them to photobucket, but you've saved me a job
I was absolutely devastated when I visited the park in April this year, and I mean gutted
. The atmosphere has all but disipated in the heart of the park.
The Arena is (from memory) the building opposite Talocan which houses the Ice Show, as far as I believe?? I managed to see a show in there last year and it was pretty grotty
The blue & white building to the left.
The 'windows' you see boarded up on the above photos are actually architectured holes in that very wall - it is the newly constructed walkway from the entrance plaza through to Colorado Adventure - and yes I mean literally THROUGH Colorado Adventure!
The walkway above also now leads down through the Wild West area (what remains) through to Mystery Castle & River Quest, via a dirt bank and staircase/ramp. Looks very temporary!
As you can see from the photos in the above post, and this... its a sorry sight
I won't be returning until the park has finished whatever grand redevelopment plan they have.In 2008...
The photos above are in stark contrast to the park I fell in love with during my 2007 & 2008 trips:
From the same platform as the above pics - with the Phantasialand Bullet still open
The Arena on the left, where the ice show is held, and in the background all the now demolished themeing.
Everything in the foreground save for the building on the left has been demolished.
This entire area was either closed off or demolished when we went? It definitely wasn't accessible.
Bottom of the old Main Street, with the Brandenburg gate. Looks absolutely nothing like this now!
Absolutely nothing remains of this area - it was flattened for the plaza that is at the bottom of the Main Street. An absolute waste of space if you ask me! The double decker carousel now stands at the VERY top of the Main Street, completely blocking your view as you enter the park.
Some of the lost theming by Wild Wasserbahn.
As you can see - I visited a very different park in April!!