Europe 2017 Blog Day 6
Guten Tag! Well today we were at Bayern Park which is only an hour drive from the hotel and Adrian had decided to take the scenic route through the countryside rather than down the motorway as there was only a few minutes difference in journey time. It was a lovely drive with hardly any traffic and we had sun and blue sky.
As we approached the park down a quiet farm road and with only a couple minutes before we arrived there was still no visibility of it, as it’s a small family park nestled with woodland in the middle of nowhere. We parked up in the shade, paid our €19 each entrance fee, and entered the park.
Instantly we had a great feel about this place. The gardens were colourful and well maintained and the park was spotlessly clean. We had a once walk around the park to see what rides and attractions they had and there is something here for all ages. It is mainly geared up for families and there is lots for the children to do here, with the addition of a compact launched coaster to accommodate the teenagers and parents.
Our first ride of the day was Achterbahn – their family coaster. A sedate ride with a very long train that is actually longer than the lift hill. Everyone seemed to be having fun. Next was the Twinbob Toboggan Run which as we tried to board was told that this was an ‘up charge’ attraction but at only €1.50 each we bought a ticket. I was second to ride and would have had a lightning speed no brake run if it hadn’t of been for that pesky Adrian!
The main attraction for us was Freischütz – their Maurer launched coaster . It’s a very compact ride with some inversions thrown in for good measure. It has a soundtrack that is played in the station while the ride does its circuit, similar tune to the Hollywood Rocket Ride in Florida. However, after riding it, Adrian thinks that a segment from “The Nutcracker Suite” may be more appropriate. The seats have a larger than usual seat divider which has an undesirable side effect to some taller male riders - enough said! (Video HERE)
We had already decided to ride both the water attractions here today and had dressed in our swimming shorts and waterproof footwear. Adrian got his shorts slightly wet on Whitewater Rafting (rapids style ride) whilst I didn’t get a spot of water on me! Next on the the Whitewater Ride (log flume ride) both of us came off bone dry – never mind!
Our final ride was aboard the Duell der Adler - the same ride as The Red Arrows Skyforce at Blackpool Pleasure Beach, albeit a less intense, slightly slower, and much shorter ride time. Still good fun though and Adrian was delighted to have rotated his plane more than me!
Overall this is a little gem of a park and we really enjoy discovering these small family parks as it makes a nice change to the very large corporate theme parks, and gives you time to recharge your batteries - especially after yesterdays adrenaline overload.
We are still in Germany tomorrow and look forward to reporting back to you.