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JoshC.

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Heh, I actually like the very basic concept of an indoor coaster themed to a maze featuring special effects. It's crude yet somehow sounds really neat.

The presentation there with the zones, colours and who knows what else though? Nah mate, no thanks.
 

JoshC.

Giga Poster
Found this interesting - https://www.irishcentral.com/travel/irish-tourist-destinations-google-maps

Google Maps have shared a list of Europe's most searched tourist destinations. In terms of theme parks,Europa Park come in 4th and Energylandia come in 8th.
The Top 10 makes for some interesting viewing too...
  1. Tour Eiffel (France)
  2. Basílica de la Sagrada Família (Spain)
  3. Musée du Louvre (France)
  4. Europa-Park (Germany)
  5. Colosseo (Italy)
  6. Plitvička jezera (Croatia)
  7. Costiera Amalfitana (Italy)
  8. Energylandia (Poland)
  9. Duomo di Milano (Italy)
  10. Camp Nou (Spain)
Not sure how exactly they measure it and what sort of time frame it's over, but still interesting - and a little surprising - all the same.
 

Hixee

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I'd wager a few of those are as a result of the Windows lockscreen wallpaper images. :D

Interesting that those two parks beat out somewhere like Disney - I wonder if that's a fluke on how the data is recorded or if Europa and Energylandia end up being high on "top things to do in Germany/Poland" lists and therefore end up with a lot of searches.

Ps. I haven't read the article. ;)
 

JoshC.

Giga Poster
Ps. I haven't read the article. ;)
The article itself is fairly useless haha. I linked it because it was the only source I found quickly. But within it, there is a link to a blog post from Google. That is also fairly useless in giving any further insight, beyond this:
Since the beginning of the year, the top-searched European tourist destinations on Google Maps are the Eiffel Tower (France), Sagrada Família (Spain), Louvre Museum (France), Europa-Park (Germany) and Colosseum (Italy).

So we have a time period, but what does "top searched" mean? Who knows.
 

Pokemaniac

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Could it simply be because "Europa" is the word for Europe in many languages, and many cities have a "Europe park" somewhere? A lot of similar searches for local city parks could add up. It would be like the Hilton hotel chain revealing that their most searched-for hotel is the one in Paris.

Not sure about Energylandia, though. Could be something similar?
 

cookie

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Primeval Whirl is finally being removed.

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Source:
 

Peet

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Looks like Spinning Racer has moved on from Fantasy Island:

It's gone from their website too. Presumably it's travelling again, it would be great if it popped up at Hyde Park this winter but I guess it's probably gone abroad.
 

Matt N

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Looks like Spinning Racer has moved on from Fantasy Island:

It's gone from their website too. Presumably it's travelling again, it would be great if it popped up at Hyde Park this winter but I guess it's probably gone abroad.
I heard it had already gone back to Saudi Arabia, for what it’s worth.
 
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