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Thursday, September 19, 2013 | This article is listed in the sections Amusement parks, Columns and Magazine.

In the shadow of Piraten


Denmark, the country known for its sweet tee biscuits, its incredible gastronomy of French origin and its spectacular landscapes embedded in leafy beech forests, is without a doubt an obligatory destination for those wishing to come in contact with the dolce vita. Besides, it has some precious amusement parks off the countries leading in this sector (Germany and the UK). We're not talking about the mythical Tivoli Gardens or the classical Bakken, but about way younger but not least important ones. Let's take a look at Djurs Sommerland, one of the greatest.

Juvelen - the newest coaster at Djurs Sommerland
The over 30-year-old Djurs Sommerland can join the group of parks with a long history that survived one season after another with the most innovative technologies and the most demanding generation of young people in hunger for adrenaline and theming in equal proportion.

As Djurs Sommerland is a summer theme park, it is difficult to find the perfect day, above all, for those intending to pay a visit some time within the less warm and meteorologically more favourable months. Visitors can look forward to enjoying seven themed sections: a kiddie area, an original area, a Wild West area, the Africaland, an Old Mexico area, the Pirateland and a sub-water park which is assumed to be the first of its kind in Denmark at the time of its inauguration.

Djurs Sommerland also shows signs of boldness and good work thanks to the park management run by the Nielsen family in an anything-but-commercial-way, meaning without being a franchise or investing company. This attitude is absolutely laudable in our times when Merlin Entertainment, Plopsa or Caompagnie des Alpes stay ahead with less and less authentic features.

Technical and effective leader

As I said, Djurs Sommerland is a rebellious and innovative park: there are real technical marvels hidden inside that make European visitors wanting to look for hard-to-find sensations every year without crossing the big ocean.

The indisputable highlight of these marvels is Piraten, an Intamin Megalite that can satisfy thrill seekers to the fullest, especially when it comes down to G forces: positive, negative, lateral and a painstakingly designed layout mount to perfection, to that extraordinary and elitist Olympus where we can only place gods such as Nemesis, Katun, Expedition GeForce or Daemonen.

Although the shadow of the Megalite covers the whole park, other delights shouldn't be forgotten, for example Skatteøen (the brilliantly designed Mack Rides' water coaster) or Thor's Hammer (the twin of the Bobsled coaster at Tripsdrill awarded with the prize for the most fun coaster).

More impressions

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  • Attraktion im Djurs Sommerland<br />© Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)
  • Attraktion im Djurs Sommerland<br />© Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)
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  • Attraktion im Djurs Sommerland<br />© Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)
  • Attraktion im Djurs Sommerland<br />© Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)
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  • Solguden<br />© Djurs Sommerland
  • Attraktion im Djurs Sommerland<br />© Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)
  • Attraktion im Djurs Sommerland<br />© Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)
  • Attraktion im Djurs Sommerland<br />© Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)
  • Attraktion im Djurs Sommerland<br />© Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)
  • Attraktion im Djurs Sommerland<br />© Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)

Djurs Sommerland has bought a new toy this year. I'm sure that this one is going to make it due to its magnitude: Juvelen, an Intamin Moto coaster. Be assured that it rather fits into the category "family ride". The new coaster has put itself on the fast track right from the beginning, guaranteeing a flavour different from anything we have known as intensity so far.

This park is undoubtedly hard to forget. The exquisite range of rides and coasters make it an obligatory destination when visiting the marvellous country of tee biscuits with its incredible gastronomy of French origin and spectacular landscapes embedded in leafy beech forests.


Please note
The texts writen by our column writers express their personal opinions and do not necessarily represent the views of the parkscout editorial.

Information on the writer Xavi Rodríguez (Jivo)

Xavi Rodríguez, aged 28, decided on a beautiful day to travel and cover one by one the parks on his way around the world. He still is fascinated by the magic and charm of each and every one of them. He has been furnishing his blog bloggercoaster.com with writings that intend to reflect his personal and critical point of view, without being tied to any park in particular, offering the chance to get to know new all types of parks ranging from the unknown to the most well-known. As he loves the thematical quality, the old school touch and the detailed work, he confesses that he is a fan of the unmistakable European style.



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