A ride on Flotter Otto and Looping Alois

Flotter Otto and Looping Alois

On my Easter trip this year, I used the afternoon entrance to Skyline Park to try out last year’s additions.

The larger of the two new rides still uses the station of the former Bob Racing attraction, but not the area around it. This is now largely unused and still gives an idea of the layout of the former bobkart track. The track of the new family coaster Flotter Otto runs parallel to the station building. At both ends you take a turn in a helix and that’s it. As many park visitors have commented, the ride is not a worthy replacement. However, it is a very good starter coaster for young children.

The second addition is the Looping Alois flat ride. Theoretically, you can control your flight, i.e. whether you go up, down and sideways. Unfortunately, the ride at Skyline Park is operated in automatic mode, which means that every passenger inevitably rolls over against their will. This is not unpleasant, but not very nice either. Without interactivity, the ride is simply not attractive to many visitors.

Pictures Skyline Park

Conclusion Skyline Park

Overall, the park makes a worse impression than on my last visit. Although there are more attractions, the paint is peeling in other places. This is particularly noticeable on the façade and some of the figures on the Geisterschlange dark ride, which are now simply weathered. The fisherman on Sky Rafting is also more off-putting than inviting, as are many of the decorations around the park. This is a shame as the park has a lot of potential.


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Hamburger Sommerdom (2017)

Who would have ever believed to see the last Mack Rides log flume to disappear from the German fair circuit and yet it is. Since my childhood, Meyer/Steigers log flume Wildwasser dominated all fairs in Northern Germany and of course most of the other parts of Germany as well with its stunning backdrop and the great double drop finale. Let’s see where Mellors will place the Grande-Dame, maybe we will see her again in Skegness in some years.

While Wildwasser shows up for the last time, the VR dark ride Dr.Archibald Master of Time had its great premiere. Sadly, it was broken on my day of visit, but Mr.Greier did a fantastic job on the decoration of the ride. You can hardly tell, that this ride used to be the Geistertempel/Geisterhotel ghost train in its former life.


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Hamburger Frühlingsdom (2017)

If you ask me about the ultimate HUSS attraction, I would refer to the Flic Flac. It is an insane maschine, which was born in a time when everything had to offer multiple upside down moments. Yeah, it is a product of the late 90’s. Interestingly, the Flic Flac came into existance as the Mega Dance – a modern approach of the classical Swing-Up –, which suddenly had to react to the new Shake attractions of Mondial, which just turned the world upside down, in order to stay interesting. Due to several crack problems, there are not many Flic Flacs left in operation. To the suprise of everybody, the showman Hanstein took his hand over the old Flic Flac of the showman Schrod and created Devil Rock. For many years, Devil Rock offered an insane ride sensation – as it is just the case with every ride by Hanstein –, before he sold it up to the showman Steffen. As I love this ride, I could not resist to visit this year’s edition of the Hamburger Frühlingsdom:


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