|Location||Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany|
|Operated by||Schmidt-Löffelhardt GmbH & Co. KG|
|Opened||April 30, 1967|
|Visitors per year||2 million|
|Area||28 hectares (69 acres)|
Phantasialand is a theme park in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that attracts approximately 2 million visitors annually. The park was opened in 1967 by Gottlieb Löffelhardt and Richard Schmidt. Although starting as a family-oriented park, Phantasialand has also added thrill rides, especially during recent years. Furthermore, following the example of Europa-Park, they have decided to attract business customers beside the regular ones, calling it "Business to Pleasure".
Among the park's thrill rides is Taron (the world's fastest multi-launch coaster), Black Mamba (a Bolliger & Mabillard inverted coaster) and a themed Mine Train roller coaster called Colorado Adventure, which runs among some mountains in the park's Wild West section and was opened by Michael Jackson.
Phantasialand opened in 1967.[further explanation needed]
On 1 May 2001, a fire destroyed two roller coasters, a theatre and parts of the Westernstadt. It was the result of a cable fire in the Grand-Canyon-Bahn caused by faulty wiring. The blaze covered about 38 million Deutsche Mark (US$17 million) in damage and 54 people were injured. Phantasialand reopened the park about two weeks later and invested about €2 million in fire safety, equipping every building with sprinkler systems.
Phantasialand is also home to "Mystery Castle", an indoor Intamin Ride Trade Bungee Drop featuring a walk through a haunted castle. Next to the castle is "River Quest", a rapid river ride which features a lift, built by Hafema in 2002. It replaced the attractions destroyed by the fire one year before.
In 2002, Winja's Fear and Force, two indoor spinning coasters built by Maurer Söhne, were built along with a new area called Wuze Town.
New for 2006 was an African-themed B&M inverted roller coaster called Black Mamba.
A four-star on-site hotel called Hotel Ling Bao, which is Chinese themed, opened in 2004. The hotel's roof tiles were imported from China, and every room door was hand-engraved. The hotel has two restaurants; one of them - the LU CHI - is renowned for its Euro-Asiatic cuisine, a bar, a pool with sauna, garden area, spa and its own entrance to the park. A second (three-star) hotel called "Matamba" opened in August 2008 in the Deep in Africa section.
Phantasialand opened another ride for 2007 called Talocan, a Suspended Top Spin by Huss Maschinenfabrik. It is located in the Mexican section of the park. In 2008 a splash battle ride, Wakobato, opened in the lake in the old fairytale forest. The attraction is highly debated amongst residents living next to the park, who complain about noise pollution.
In 2010 Phantasialand opened five new attractions for children in Wuze Town: Baumberger Irrgarten (Maze), Die fröhliche Bienchenjagd (Jump Around by Zamperla), Wolke's Luftpost (Magic Bikes by Zamperla), Der lustige Papagei (Crazy Bus by Zamperla), and Würmling Express (Monorail). The Berlin part of the park has also been reworked, with many Berlin-themed houses, fountains and a tribune for shows. Also new in 2010 was the show 'Sieben' (seven) by Jan Rouven.
In 2011 Phantasialand opened two new attractions: Maus au chocolat, an ETF dark ride in Alt Berlin and a chair-swing on the Kaisersplatz. The old shop in Berlin was replaced with a funhouse-style attraction called "Verrücktes Hotel Tartüff", built by the park's engineers and opened in 2012.
For the 2013 season, Phantasialand built a new log flume-style attraction to replace their two previous water attractions. It is embedded in a large area of canyons and mountains, as a miniature model on display in the park had already revealed during construction. Chiapas: DIE Wasserbahn opened on 1 April 2014.
After the winter season 2013–14, Silver City (a western theme town) and the dark ride Silbermine were removed to allow construction on the park's 2016 launched roller coaster, Taron, and the new themed area Klugheim, which was to become a part of the Mystery area. Another roller coaster, Raik, is located in the Klugheim area, and is more family-oriented than the likes of Taron. The coaster is a Vekoma family boomerang model attraction.
Also in 2016, Race for Atlantis was removed to make way for a new themed area called Rookburgh with a rollercoaster named F.L.Y., the world's first launched flying roller coaster and the longest flying roller coaster in the world. Rookburgh and F.L.Y. opened to the public on Thursday, September 17th, 2020.
|Historic Berlin with the nostalgic flair of the early 20th century; Boulevard with the Kaiserplatz; Industrial quarter "Rookburgh" in steampunk design||Drago||1970|
|Mexico||Plaza Mariachi with Mexican buildings; Rockwork of Chiapas; Aztec and Maya cultures||Quetzal||1973|
|China Town||Traditional Chinese buildings and gardens||Wang||1981|
|Medieval village "Klugheim" with nordic symbolism in a mystical dark atmosphere; Basalt Mountains; gloomy castle complexes||Schneck||1998|
(with Wuze Town)
|Playful, child-friendly fantasy world around the Wuze people in Wuze Town and Baumbergen at the "Mondsee" (moon lake)||Phenie||2002|
|Deep in Africa||Savannah and rainforest landscape with West African adobe buildings||Kroka||2006|
|Black Mamba||2006||Bolliger & Mabillard||Deep in Africa||An inverted roller coaster|
|Colorado Adventure||1996||Vekoma||Mexico||A mine train|
|Crazy Bats||1988||Vekoma||Fantasy||An indoor steel roller coaster with an additional Virtual Reality experience|
|F.L.Y.||2020||Vekoma||Berlin (Rookburgh)||A launched flying roller coaster|
|Raik||2016||Vekoma||Mystery (Klugheim)||A steel family boomerang|
|Taron||2016||Intamin||Mystery (Klugheim)||A multilaunch steel roller coaster|
|Winja's Fear & Force||2002||Maurer Söhne||Fantasy (Wuze Town)||Duelling spinning roller coasters|
|Chiapas||2014||Intamin||Mexico||A log flume|
|River Quest||2002||Hafema||Mystery||A rapids ride|
|Wakobato||2009||Preston & Barbieri||Fantasy||A splash battle|
|Mystery Castle||1998||Intamin||Mystery||An enclosed drop tower|
|Talocan||2007||Huss||Mexico||A Suspended Top Spin|
|Wellenflug||2011||Zierer||Berlin||A chair swing|
|Geister Rikscha||1981||Schwarzkopf GmbH (System)
|China Town||Chinese mythology|
|Hollywood Tour||1990||Intamin||Fantasy||Hollywood movies|
|Maus au Chocolat||2011||ETF Ride Systems
|Berlin||Cake factory with
a plague of mice
|Bienchenflug||1979||2009||?||Carousal with bee-looking gondolas||none|
|Bolles Spieleland/Penaten Kinderparadies/
|Bottichfahrt||1971||1993||Phantasialand||Water ride with tub-looking gondolas||none|
|Bullenreiten||2004||2009||Phantasialand||Mechanic bull||American frontier|
|Cine 2000||1978||1995||?||180-degree Cinema||none|
|Crazy Loop||1995||2004||Fabbri Group||Breakdance||1995-1996: none
|Galaxy||1994||2005 (re-themed to Race for Atlantis)||Simtec & IMAX Corporation||Simulator ride||Science fiction|
|Gebirgsbahn||1975||2001 (burned down)||Schwarzkopf GmbH||Speed Racer (Roller coaster)||Mountain range|
|Gondelbahn 1001 Nacht||1970||2009||Phantasialand||Dark ride||Stories from One Thousand and One Nights|
|Grand-Canyon-Bahn||1978||2001 (burned down)||Schwarzkopf GmbH||Powered roller coaster||Mountain range|
|Jumbo||1979||2000||?||Aerial carousal ride with elephant-looking gondolas||none|
|Käpt'n Blackbeards Piratenflotte||2001||2004||Phantasialand||Model ships navigated by water guns||Pirates|
|Kinder-Riesenrad||1993||2009||Zamperla||Ferris wheel for kids||none|
|Oldtimerbahn||1967||1986||Phantasialand||Vintage Car Adventure||none|
|Phantasialand Jet||1974||2008||Schwarzkopf GmbH||Monorail||1974-1996: none
|Ponyreitbahn||1967||1975||Phantasialand||Pony ride||American frontier|
|Professor Wuzipuh's Clever-Bollen||2003||2016||Phantasialand||Edutainment||Fantasy|
|Race for Atlantis||2005||2016||Simtec & IMAX Corporation||Simulator ride||Atlantis|
|Schloss Schreckenstein||1972||2008||Phantasialand||Walkthrough||Scary castle|
|Seeräuberfahrt nach Carthagena||1968||1978 (re-themed to Wikingerbootsfahrt)||Phantasialand||Themed water ride||Pirates|
|Silbermine||1984||2014||Schwarzkopf GmbH (system)
|Dark Ride||American frontier|
|Silverado Up 'n' Down/Wamazonen-Flugcenter/
Wuzi's Going Up
|Space Center||1988||2001 (re-themed to Temple of the Night Hawk)||Vekoma||Roller Coaster||Space|
|Stonewash Creek||1974 (together with
Wildwash Creek as Wildwasserbahn)
|1992: split into two water rides
|Mack Rides||Log flume||American frontier|
|Temple of the Night Hawk||2001||2019 (re-themed to Crazy Bats)||Vekoma||Roller Coaster||Jungle|
|Walzertraum||1993||2009||Mack Rides||Themed water ride||Flowers|
|Wikingerbootsfahrt||1979||1999||Phantasialand||Themed water ride||Vikings|
|Wildwash Creek||1974 (together with
Stonewash Creek as Wildwasserbahn)
|1992: split into two water rides
|Mack Rides||Log flume||American frontier|
|Wosi's Abenteuerpark||2003||2013||?||Indoor playground||none|
There are several additional 'mini shows' featured in the new leaflets for 2014, most of them taking place at 'Kaiserplatz', as well as a chance to meet up with the park's dragon characters.