Rank the Europa Park coasters

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  1. Matt N

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    Hi guys. Seeing as Europa Park is the other main theme park covered on TowersStreet, I thought it might be a fun idea to do a ranking poll of the Europa Park coasters, if you’ve been!

    I’ve never been, so can’t contribute, but I’d be intrigued to know; how would you rank the 13 rollercoasters at Europa Park?
     
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  2. Thameslink Rail

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    1. Blue Fire
    2. Silver Star
    3. Wodan
    4. Euromir
    5. Poseidon
    6. Matterhorn Blitz
    7. Arthur
    8. Alpen Express (with VR)
    9. Swiss Bob Run
    10. Eurostar Can Can Coaster
    11. Atlantica Super Splash
    12. Pegasus
    13. Baa Express
     
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    1. Wodan Timbur Coaster
    2. Silver Star
    3. Blue Fire
    4. Euro-Mir
    5. Eurosat - CanCan Coaster/Valerian Coastiality
    6. Arthur Im Königreich der Minimoys
    7. Atlantica Super Splash
    8. Poseidon
    9. Pegasus
    10. Matterhorn Blitz
    11. Alpenexpress
    12. Schweizer Bobbahn
    13. Ba-a-a Express

    Old Eurosat would have sat in 5th place for me also. It's also worth baring in mind I rank coasters by how they ride track and train. By overall attraction experience, the above list will be a little different, though I've not given it much thought.
     
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    1. Blue Fire.
    2. Wodan.
    3. Silver Star.
    4. Matterhorn Blitz.
    5. Posiedon.
    6. Arthur.
    7. Euro Sat.
    8. Atlantica.
    9. Pegasus,
    10. Euro Mir.
    11. Alpenexpress.
    12. Schweizer Bobbahn.
    13. Ba-a-a Express.
     
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    1. Wodan
    2. Silver Star
    3. Can can
    4. Blue Fire
    5. Poseidon
    6. Euro Mir
    7. Matterhorn Blitz
    8. Arthur
    9. Alpen Express
    10. Atlantica
    11. Pegasus
    12. Schweizer Bobbahn
    13. Alpen Express VR
    14. Ba-a-a Express

    All based on overall experience for me rather than nuts and bolts layout.

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    Excluding VR, as I'm not really that fussed about it

    Wodan
    EuroMir*
    Blue Fire
    Silver Star
    Eurosat CCC
    Poseidon
    Alpenexpress
    Arthur
    Blitz
    Atlantica (dubious cred - I probably wouldn't count it as a coaster if RCDB didn't)
    Pegasus
    Schweizer Bobbahn
    Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa Express

    Mir is an approximate average placing as my ranking of it varies significantly defending on which way I'm facing for the 2nd half - if forward it's in 4th, if backwards its top.
     
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    1. Wodan
    2. Silver Star
    3. Blue Fire
    4. Arthur
    5. Atlantica SuperSplash
    6. Eurosat
    7. Alpen Express
    8. Matterhorn Blitz
    9. Swiss Bob
    10. Euromir
    11. Pegasus
    12. Poseidon
    13. Baa Express

    Old Eurosat possibly as high as second for me. A real shame that the new version doesn't have the same bite to it.

    Poseidon and Euromir are pretty rough and I'm always surprised they're as highly rated as they are - although Poseidon has pleasant theming and Euromir a banging soundtrack.
     
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    1. Wodan
    2. Silver Star
    3. Blue Fire
    4. Eurosat (original)
    5. Euro-Mir
    6. Eurosat Can Can Coaster
    7. Poseidon
    8. Atlantica Super Splash
    9. Matterhorn Blitz
    10. Alpenexpress
    11. Pegasus
    12. Arthur
    13. Schweizer Bored Barnes
    14. Ba-a-a Express
     
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    No opinion on Schweizer Bobbahn?
     
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    Sorry. Forgot it even existed. Amended!
     
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    Out of interest, how come a lot of people here seem to rate Cancan Coaster below the original Eurosat?
     
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    The new CanCan Coaster slows the trains down more on the block sections, meaning the ride itself is not as thrilling. As an overall themed experience though it is better!
     
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    Am I right in saying that old Eurosat was quite similar to Space Mountain at WDW from a track and train standpoint? I liked Space Mountain, as it seemed fast-paced and had quite a few pops of airtime, but I wouldn’t have said it was one of my favourite coasters, as I found the seating position quite odd, and it was quite rattly. I would certainly have enjoyed the ride more had it been smoother and had more traditional seats.
     
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    Not really. Euros has always had traditional coaster trains. 2 side by side seats per car, lots of cars per train.
    The only change they made between old and new was to slightly increase the length of each car (the old seats had less leg room) and remove a few rows to allow for the turntable to the VR station.

    In terms of track it was similar to Space Mountain in its compact nature but far more dynamic in motion. There's a model of the ride on RCDB (taken at the park, it was on display last time I was there). If you want to see the rough layout.

    Compared to Florida's Space Mountain which is showing its age I much preferred old Sat. Havn't ridden CanCan.
     
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    I'm not all that keen on Florida's Space Mountain either. I much prefer the Space Mountain at Disneyland California. It's about 8 years since I last went to California but I really liked that version. If I recall correctly you sit 2 side by side. Regarding Eurosat Can Can I really don't like what they've done to it and that includes the theming on the actual ride or the music. I actually think it's quite tacky and a rare fail for EP. I much preferred the original version even if it was a bit rough on my body.

    My current ranking at EP is as follows:

    1. Wodan
    2. Blue Fire
    3. Silver Star
    4. Euro Mir
    5. Matterhorn Blitz
    6. Alpen Express
    7. Arthur
    8. Swiss Bob Run
    9. Can Can
    10. Poseidon
    11. Atlantica
    12. Pegasus
     
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    Er, hmm, let's see. I'm going to organise this list by favouritism and re-rideability (i.e. anything below 7th place I rarely attempt to re-ride more than once per trip).

    1. Eurosat / Can Can
    2. Blue Fire
    3. Alpenexpress
    4. Matterhorn Blitz
    5. Silver Star
    6. Euromir
    7. Wodan
    8. Pegasus
    9. Poseidon
    10. Schweizer Bob Bored Barnes
    11. Atlantica Super Splash
    12. Ba-a-a Express
    13. Arthuuuuuuuuuuuuuuur
     
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