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Movie Park Germany - Review

Movie Park Germany

Park Info
Location: Bottrop, Nordrhein Westfalen, Germany
Website: http://www.movieparkgermany.de
Status: Operating
Opened: 1967
Attractions: 27
Member Ratings
Park: 7.2/10 (20 votes)
Coasters: 5.9/10 (80 votes)
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    Movie Park Germany - Review

    Review by: Webmaster | Last update: 23-May-2003 | Based on 1 visit in 09/02

    Here's a park with quite a history! The park originally opened in 1967 and has had various owners since. In 1994 Warner Brothers purchased the park, and it was opened to the public again in 1996 as a brand new park. The park was part of the Six Flags family during the operating years 1996 to 2004, but was resold and reopened as Movie Park in 2005.

    The park is themed into five areas: The Hollywood Street Set, The Old West, Marinehof, Gotham City, and Looney Tunes Land. The theming represents the best I have ever seen in a Six Flags park, and in my opinion is better than Universal Studios and Disney's MGM-studios. However, the Movie Studio Tour is the poorest thing I have ever seen, and the tram drove by nothing of interest at all.

    Not only is theming fantastic, but the park is spotlessly clean, well maintained, and pleasantly landscaped; it was a pure pleasure to walk around the park. As for the rides, they have a couple of impressively themed water rides (Bermuda Driek and Never Ending Story), two decent flat rides (a Top Spin and a Frisbee), various shows, kiddie attractions, and several mediocre roller coasters.

    However, without doubt the best ride in the park is the Wild Bunch, an Intamin Floorless Drop Tower which knocks the socks of every other drop tower I've ever ridden, including PKI's Drop Zone and Cedar Point's Power Tower. I also checked out the Batman Adventure, which I thought was going to be a Vekoma Madhouse (Haunted Swing thing), but turned out to be a simulator - and it was all in German so I didn't have a clue what was going on!

    The food was reasonably priced but not really my scene, but I suppose it's just down to different cuisine. If I remember correctly, the menu was in German, and although I pointed to what I wanted, they dropped a nasty cholesterol bomb on top of it, and I had to give it to someone else because it looked like someone had been sick on it. Oh well, the street cafe surroundings were nice.

    Overall, this is a fantastic theme park, but they really need a couple more world-class rides, particularly in the coaster department. The staff were nice and most spoke English (except the guy who served my food), and they were even nice enough to allow re-rides on Wild Bunch and the Mouse when no one was waiting. I'd definitely recommend the park, and if the other Movie Worlds are as good, I shall look forward to visiting them.

    Scoreboard
    Coasters:  6/10
    Dark Rides:  5/10
    Flat Rides:  6/10
    Kiddie Rides:  6/10
    Water Rides:  7/10
    Cleanliness:  10/10
    Food:  7/10
    Landscaping:  8/10
    Theming:  9/10
    Staff Friendliness:  8/10
    Staff Efficiency:  8/10

    Overall: 

    7/10

    Ideas for Improvements
  • Add more rides and a new unique coaster.
  • Do something with the movie tour, it's a complete waste of space.
    Movie Park Germany Tips
  • Arrive at the park early. On my visit the park was dead during the morning, but mid-afternoon bus loads of school kids arrived!

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    Movie Park Germany - Roller Coasters

    # Current Roller Coasters Rating Votes
    1. Bandit 6.68 22 Review | Stats / Pictures
    2. FX 6.14 22 Review | Stats / Pictures
    3. Jimmy Neutron's Atomic Flyer 6.00 5 Stats / Pictures
    4. Mad Manor 5.75 16 Review | Stats / Pictures
    5. Rocket Rider Rollercoaster 4.33 15 Review | Stats / Pictures
    # Previous Roller Coasters Rating Votes
    1. Cop Car Chase 6.65 20 Review | Stats / Pictures
    2. Black Hole 5.00 2 Stats / Pictures
    3. Vierer-Bob 4.00 1 Stats / Pictures
    4. Alpenblitz 3.50 2 Stats / Pictures
    5. Blauer Enzian 3.00 1 Stats / Pictures
    6. Marienkaferbahn 3.00 1 Stats / Pictures
    7. Super Spirale 3.00 1 Stats / Pictures
    8. Traumlandbahn 2.00 1 Stats / Pictures

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