Thrill Monthly January edition

The long days of January are now over and whilst a handful of thrills across the UK & Europe are getting ready to reopen, exciting news has been launching quick and fast. From Chessington World of Adventures confirming a new themed area to Bellewaerde annoucing the new name of their coaster for 2020, we highlight over the major news annouced across the UK & Europe scene.

Thrill Monthly is a monthly article which will highlight the major news and updates happening throughout the UK and European countries. We will share our best photos and experiences each month alongside sharing any reviews and future reviews expected to be upcoming from us in the following month! Whilst we try to cover as much as possible, some news and infomation will at times not be included within the article and this is down to our discretion.

News & Updates

UK Theme Parks

  • Alton Towers Resort – Gangsta Granny The Ride confirmed with more infomation on The world of David Walliams.
  • Chessington World of Adventures – Black Buccaneer being replaced with another ship & new themed area being called The Rainforest, including a new log flume attraction.
  • Legoland Windsor Resort – Updated Duplo Valley with new world’s first Duplo Coaster for the younger audience, opening March 14th 2020.
  • Fantasy Island – New ride Tuberlence  & removal of the Frisbee ride.
  • Lightwater Valley – Removal of Twister & Apollo with no replacement being reported.
  • Drayton Manor – G Force was dismantled and removed from the park.

Other Thrills

  • clueQuest – A new 2 hour escape experience for 2020 with further infomation being confirmed shortly.
  • Tulley’s Shocktoberfest – New haunt for 2020 with further infomation pending.
  • Scream Fields – New scream park in Manchester for 2020.

 European Thrills

  • Bellewaerde – New Gerstlauer Roller Coaster named Wakala opening later this year.
  • Walibi Holland – New Condor trains for 2021 & a new Speed Zone area.

 

Top Thrills Of The Month

Austyn
Rulantica in Germany

My top thrill moment in January was our first abroad trip of the year to Rulantica. The brand new waterpark has so much to offer and is easily the best indoor waterpark I’ve been to yet! Getting to ride on some pretty quick raft rides along with good themeing throughout, offers a rather unique waterpark experience.

Dean
Skiing in France

Even though it’s the main closed season it was still tough to pick a highlight with the likes of Rulantica… But my highlight has to be skiing in the Alps, picking up speeds as fast as some thrill coasters down the mountainside is unlike anything else!

Rich
efteling in Netherlands

My top thrill moment in January was going back to Efteling and seeing all the winter attractions they have to offer. Baron 1898 was looking great, overall I really like the theme of it.

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