Park News - (6/23/15) In a shocking news story, the Phantasialand theme park was the victim of two burglars who used the on-going festivities from the park's "Fantasypride" event to mask their break-in to the park's ticket building. They first broke into a building next door and smashed a hole through the wall between the two to get past the alarm system on the door, and then proceeded to open the safe after obtaining the hidden key, and made away with an estimated 1 million Euro. The theft went undiscovered until the next morning, long after they were gone, but it seems clear that they had help and intel from someone on the inside.
2016 - Taron / Raik / KLUGHEIM - Under Construction - (4/17/16) The new Taron coaster is now testing and the park has posted video footage of it in action, and boy does it look extremely fast, smooth and intense. Check out the footage below.
(2/19/16) New pictures and a video showing off construction at Phantasialand can be found at the official park blog as the workers install the coaster track for Raik (Vekoma) now that the installation of the bigger Taron (Intamin) coaster is complete. Between both of the tightly woven coaster designs and all the themed scenery surrounding them all, the engineering to put this project together must have been an amazing feat to pull off.
(2/15/16) A pair of fun, fan-made, videos shows off what the new Raik (family shuttle coaster) and Taron (multi-launched coaster) may look like when they open at Phantasialand.
(2/5/16) Phantasialand has posted some incredible new images of Taron to enjoy this week, set to music as a motion slideshow you can see below. Stunning is all I can say, because the ammount of rockwork going on all around this coaster is just crazy to see, with the rocky fragments everywhere giving it an otherworldly appearance. The next video below that is one coaster fan's best guess as to how the new coaster layout will appear when finished, along with some action shots of an animated train making a run through the terrain and buildings. Check it out.
(12/14/15) According to a report at Airtimers, Phantasialand will be adding a second new coaster to the park in addition to Taron. The new coaster will be called Raik and like Taron, it will go into the new Klugheim area and is reportd to be a Vekoma "Family Boomerang" coaster.
(10/5/15) Another video shows off a look inside Phantasialand's new Taron coaster construction site, showing off how all those huge fake rocks that surround everything are created.
(9/10/15) A great video from the park showing off Taron construction can be found below.
(9/9/15) Some incredible photos from Phantasialand's new Taron coaster (Intamin Launched) project have been posted to NewsPlusNotes and this is looking to be quite the themed coaster ride experience.
(2/24/15) Screamscape source have sent us a bit more information about Phantasialand's new Klugheim project. For starters, apparently the new coaster itself is likely to be named "Taron", as the park has filed for a new trademark to use this name and logo as seen here.
As for the coaster itself... again, the information seems to lead us to think that this is an Intamin made coaster, but with a design that may be more of a mix of Cheetah Hunt at Busch Gardens Tampa and Thirteen at Alton Towers. Our source says that the layout they saw had the coaster leave the station and go through a short dark-ride style indoor section before hitting a launch track and going outside and into a figure-8 style element labeled the "Panorama Curve", which is said to look a lot like the elevated figure-8 element on Cheetah Hunt. From here the train will drop into a series of S-curves before entering a building for another dark ride section that looked to include a 10-meter free-fall drop track element, much like Thirteen. Leaving here, the train appeared to load into a tilt-track style element, much like the one on Escape from Gringotts, dropping the train down and into a second launch track, into an Immelman style inversion, a series of overbanked curves, an into either a corkscrew or zero-g-roll inversion before sliding back into the station one again.
Our source also described the trains as looking quite a bit like Skyrush at Hersheypark, seating 4 across with the outer two seats hanging out over the edge of the track. The trains wont be very long however, featuring just 2 cars per train, and each car only having 2 rows, for a total of 16 riders per train.
(2/17/15) I'm told that the new Klugheim project coming to Phantasialand is actually a new "LSM Launch Coaster", possibly from Intamin that will feature two separate launch moments. There are also reports that this could be a themed SFX Coaster style ride experience, similar to the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott’s ride that opened last year at Universal Studios Florida. Anyone know more?
(10/23/14) AirTimers reports that a new themed land is on the way to Phantasialand, being teased in the park with the addition of a large banner promoting something is as “KLUGHEIM” Based on the images shown, quick a bit of it is focused on the medieval architecture, giving us a hint at the likely theme of the new land.