Energylandia (Poland): New Coasters

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  1. IDB

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    Having based myself out of the ibis budget in Katowice for my stay. I can confirm although the town isn’t touristy at all. It does have a small number of very good craft beer bars that I sampled each night with the welcoming locals.
     
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    It may not have anything for tourists to do, but it has the country's best roller coaster for enthusiasts; many of whom are blindly opting to ignore it for two days at a soulless dumping ground of off-the-shelf clones.

    We got an early flight, drove to Legendia, stayed until the 8 pm-close, and proceeded to Krakow for the remainder of our trip. It can be done.
     
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    Did you enjoy it?

    We only rode it once, but that was enough. The ride op had been killed not long prior, not sure if that tainted it.
     
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    Energylandia has now re-opened, following a brief Ghostbusteresque sweeping of the park:

     
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    A couple of shots of Abyssus from Vekoma. Whilst I'm not sure it'll match Lech's intensity, it looks like it'll flow a lot more through transitions.

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    The theming still looks way off. Late August, early September maybe?
     
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    The theming appears to be coming along now with the buildings towards Zadra; but there's still a lot of work to go it seems. They also still don't appear to have tested Abyssus yet.

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    I'm expecting it to be announced as "new for 2021" any day now...
     
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    Aaaaannd Mystic Drake has struck. Correctly. 2021 it is.
     
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    Couple of questions as I'm going to Energilandia in a couple of weeks...

    Anyone got the bus from Katowice? Was it pretty straight forward to find the bus stop?

    The park's open til 11pm and my flight home is from Krakow at 7.30am the next morning. Are there plenty of Ubers knocking about in the area?

    Any bars and restaurants around the park?

    Also gonna nip into Legendia to get on Lech Coaster, is there anything else worth doing there?
     
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    I based myself in Katawice during my visit last year. All very straight forward. Prebooked my bus tickets before I went. Bus station (if you can call it that) is easy enough to find.

    If your staying in Katowice there are two or three craft beer bars I can recommend.
     
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    I notice there's a station not far the park. However is it practical to use it?
     
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    Yes please! I've got a whole evening in Katowice which will inevitably be spent boozing. I'm staying in the Ibis Budget in the city centre.
     
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    Never used it but looks to be 55 mins from Krakow to Zator on the train. Personally the shuttle bus the park put on was easiest enough to use on my visit. If there was more than one of you an Uber probably wouldn't be much from Krakow.
     
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    I hope you enjoy yourself as you'll be able to ride the old American Adventure ride as well as Lech. So Energylandia have got three coasters in the planning/ construction and track in Vekoma's factory for the proposed mine train has been spotted as well.
     
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    The newish dark ride is good fun, and their new rapids also appear to be well-themed. There's also a restaurant/bar terrace at the foot of Lech's lift hill which is superb to enjoy a beer from whilst watching it go round.
     
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    Legendia is a lovely park, i actually prefer it to energylandia. It’s really picturesque around the lakeside setting, and you can get some amazing photos of lech over the water.

    As said above, there’s a lovely traditional polish food restaurant next to the lech coaster, theres the basilisk dark ride which is absolutely fantastic and there’s the brand new hafema river rapids.

    Aside from that, there’s a couple of other coaster credits, there are 2 pinfaris but normally only one is running and there’s a really weird soquet double looper.

    There’s also some quirky flat rides but some have been broken for a while or closed permanently. They have a flying machines style ride which is really old and vintage.

    The park has a lovely Main Street with shops and cafes and there are some characters. If you are going on an event day they normally have a water show and sometimes a fire show, the fire show I saw last year was incredible (although the water show wasn’t great).

    There’s also a log flume style boat ride which is called diamond river which is really nicely themed.

    If the park has an event/shows on, and you’re interested in watching them, you can easily spend the whole day on-park, but if it’s not an event day then you probably only need a few hours. Queue times are usually very short, but when I was there lech went up to 50 minutes as it only runs one train. But aside from that all the other rides are usually a walk on.

    It’s a lovely park and you can also hire a row boat onto the lake if that interests you.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Been putting this trip off for a while now as Energilandia looks like a bit dump tbh.

    Zadra tho [​IMG]
     
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    So Energylandia...

    - Hyperion is world class. The first hill is up there with Skyrush and El Toro for sustained airtime. There's a rattle but it's not an issue. The second half is low to the ground and very intense. Big fan of the water splash roulette at the end - can come off bone dry and then soaking wet in the same seat 15 mins later.

    - Zadra is also world class, obviously being a MASSIVE RMC. It is so relentlessly fast and forceful. The length of the queueline is a complete joke - the ride was nearly a walk on for 2 hours in the dark but we only done it 3 times.

    - The park is just weird. The inconsistent theming, the weird ride names. If you enter a themed building with a sign saying SPACE GUN, you would expect a dark ride possibly with some shooting yes? Nope, it's one of those horrific 70's looking inverted pirate ships where you sit in a cage.

    - The ghost train thing is hilarious.

    - Mayan is an excellent coaster, all SLCs should have vest restraints.

    - Dragon Coaster is one of the best kids coasters out there and surprisingly forceful.

    - Food is pretty good. It's theme park fast food but big portions and decent quality.

    - The locker system is class, £1 for unlimited use all day and they're everywhere.

    - Still a lot of work being done on the Abysus area definitely won't be soft opening this year.

    - It was the hottest day I've ever had at a park and it was exausting, worse than Florida.

    - Social distancing doesn't exist in Poland and there was lots of queue jumping. Found it strangely endearing, I think everyone is just so excited to get on the rides they just have no idea of their surroundings.

    - Being hungover on the shuttlebus, on an empty stomach, wearing a mask, listening to the Energylandia music on repeat is not fun.
     
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    I’m going tomorrow, any tips? How were the queue times?
     
  20. RicketyCricket

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    I'd imagine it will fairly quiet tomorrow. I think due to the heat the water park absorbs a lot of the crowds.

    Start at the back with Zadra when the park opens, they seem to leave the exit gate open for the first hour or so which saves you walking round the ridiculous queue. You may have to wait for them to fill up the trains bit should get plenty of re rides.

    Hyperion had a big queue until about 1pm, then it was 5/10 mins all day until close.

    Mayan was a walk on all day but all the other coasters were 20-40 minutes. Most of them are crap though.

    Cross your legs slightly on Zadra for extra airtime. It gets better every single ride. I swear it feels like it gains 10mph every hour of the day.

    Edit: don't use their queueline hand sanisiter unless you want to smell of Whiskey
     

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