Having visited on Monday and Tuesday this week with Rowe and reminded myself of how ingeniously different levels were used to provide incredible surroundings for Chiapas and Taron, I'm really excited to see how Rookburgh and the new coaster turn out. With Phantasialand's usual standard of work, I think it can be assumed that the end results will be pretty good. The other bonus of the area being finished of course will be that they should then be able to move onto sticking a wrecking ball through Nighthawk/Hollywood Bore or Geister-Rikscha if they want to, and quite frankly why wouldn't they? It'd be strange if they didn't on the other hand and decided to go without any major construction projects for a while. As Rowe pointed out, it wouldn't be Phantasialand if there wasn't a crane somewhere! Taron impressed me much more this time than on my last swelteringly hot 2016 visit, where getting it to run reliably in the conditions seemed to be a big problem that was hampering its pace. Then I'd found it was exciting at certain points and wandered about rather aimlessly for the rest. This time the whole ride felt lively and entertaining almost from start to finish, with only the hills at the end dropping the ball before the last corner picked it back up and spat the train into the brake run. It was also running reliably and shifting guests through what was usually the longest queue in the park (only 30 minutes or so admittedly!) at a good, pleasingly regular pace. I still haven't decided how it compares to my favourite coasters, partly because I haven't been on much else that prioritises chucking you about in every possible direction over giving a very clear progression of track elements, and partly because I still consider not including a few inversions in the ways to throw riders around to be a missed opportunity. I do like it a lot now though and came off every time with a big smile on my face, which is after all what it's all about. Something I've noticed the last couple of times I've been but don't remember from it opening is that Chiapas is an absolute foot soaker! Is my memory just failing me? Regardless, it's not that wet a ride, so I can't see how it manages to build up enough water to slop backwards and forwards along the bottom of the boat and deliver the worst kind of wetness possible (dress practically and virtually everything except shoes will dry in the course of a sunny day). I wish they'd sort this, as it'd put me off riding Chiapas as well as River Quest on a cool, overcast day. Even sandals aren't the answer; you need proper shoes to go into Hotel Tartuff.