Friday, April 19, 2013 | This article is listed in the sections Amusement parks and Magazine.
Toverland's Magical Valley
The spinning coaster Dwervelwind
Another step towards a consistent expansion of the range has been achieved by the construction of the new theme area "De Magische Vallei” (Dutch for "The Magical Valley”) which was launched to the press yesterday. Mack Rides' spinning coaster of 21 metres in height "Dwervelwind”, which was in brief operation last year, is of course the main attraction due to its four cars revolving around its own axis during the ride of 462 metres in lengths. This version is way more fun than the ordinary spinning coasters that rotate on a single axis. Moreover, the theme area's first spectacular attraction is enhanced by an imaginative train station setting, that reminds a bit of the epic science fiction film "Avatar”, and a terrific IMAscore on-board soundtrack adds to the thrill.
Impressions from the new Magical Valley at Toverland
The new rafting rideThe rafting ride "Djengu River” built by Hafema can undoubtedly be seen as the second crowd-puller. Circular boats, seating up to nine visitors, wind their way through the valley along some hair-raising rapids. However, the test riders left the 460 metre long canal drier than expected yesterday – time will show whether or not the moisture level will be adjusted to warmer weather. Unfortunately, some theme elements are not quite finished yet due to the rough winter, but the embedding of the area in a scenery already has a high-quality look. It is formed by huge nature stone formations with water falls, and almost exclusively involves the use of wood materials.
General manager of Toverland: Caroline Masessen (middle)
"De Magische Vallej” with all its attractions surely enables Toverland to continue its course of expansion, and can be considered another step towards a competitive situation with 'big, big' Efteling. Visitors can experience the attention to detail and understand the concept, and as soon as the planned hotel comes into being, the park may assuredly count on numerous overnight guests from Germany. Yesterday, one could easily tell that Caroline Maessen, general manager of Toverland, is more than proud of the work done, and in view of the new attractions she has more than enough reason for it.
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