I didn’t intend to drive back to the Fort Fun Abenteuerland via Hesse so soon, but the revised roller coaster Speed Snake was a good reason to do so. In order to avoid the expensive 25€ ride photo this time, I drove through the village Niederwetter out of protest always well below the posted speed limit; to be honest, one doesn’t deserve anything other than artificially caused traffic jams, thanks to the unclear signposting, alleged traffic safety or not. Shortly after surviving the Hessian part of the Sauerland, one passes through the much more beautiful North Rhine-Westphalia, passing a single speed camera at a place where it actually makes sense. Funnily enough, the state on its border with Hesse makes fun of its neighbour, because you could be flashed.
Fort Fun Abenteuerland
Arrived at the park, Sheriff Fuzzy showed us the way to the parking lot and welcomed us shortly after with even more flattering sayings in the park. For some people a little bit annoying, but for most of us quite entertaining. Later in the day he draws the visitors into the shows and performs in them, where he gained cult status some years ago.
Retracking Speed Snake
Beside him, the new Mascot and the unfortunately still closed Funny Fux Bau there is another novelty this year, as the Vekoma Whirlwind Speed Snake has undergone a retracking. It would be wrong to say that the ride would have needed such a treatment, after all it still performed quite well, but it makes sense if you want to use the ride for the next 20 years. The money used for this could have been saved outside of the unfinished repainting of the ride. The ride has definitely changed for the worse, what used to go round and round is now driving strangely angular. This gives a oddly interesting and exciting ride in the corkscrews, but during the course of the ride you get to know the restraints, although quite gently.
Although the visit at Fort Fun was only a rather trivial meeting compared to the previous day at the Holiday Park, it saved me a few hours of travel time back to Hamburg. The novelties of the Fort Fun Abenteuerland are at least pointing quite consistently in the right direction and so a test of the Funny Fux Bau would have been certainly interesting.
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