LOTS of news from this beautiful park!First of all, the expansion of the park:
Its was a fight going on for over 10 years. A fight between politicians, NGOs, and the park management. The park has everything: hotels, great rides, awesome theming and enough equity to invest. BUT absolutely now room for further expansion. The level of competition is extremely high (EP, new investors of Movie Park, Hansa Park becoming a Theme park, Holidaypark becoming a Theme park) so the management of the park always stressed the importance of the expansion. As of today it seems that there is a final agreement between all involved parties which would ensure PHL the expansion of 19 hectare. So finally the park could find a way to increase its range of attractions. The detailed expansion plan of the park is expected to be released at the end of this year. Final contracts between the state of North Rhein Westphalia and PHL should follow within a short time.
The orange area of the map is the existing park. The pink area could be the area of expansion.http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/lokales/region/Phantasialand-stimmt-Ausgleichsvorschlag-zu-article795517.html?&i=1
But let’s go back to the existing area of the park. As mark posted before the plans for the new attraction, which will be built on the old area of the log flumes, are released!
. Here are the most important facts and rumors of the german boards.
The ride type is still rumored. The rumors of the different German fan boards range from traditional log flume to an intamin Reversing Boat Ride up to an AquaTrax.
So here is the summary of the things the members of the communities explored in the model of the ride.
1.Tula Tempel will be teared down
2. Colorado Adventure will be re-themed (outside part and the part in the show building)
3. New pathways
4. Name of the ride will be "Chiapas" (federal state of Mexico)
5. The new area will be built around a gigantic mountain (which seems to be the home of a large indoor part of the ride)
6. Large drop out of the mountain followed by a bunny hop