Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Aerial Antics: Drievliet Family Park

Drievliet Family Park, in the Netherlands, isn't a huge theme park but that doesn't stop it from having a nice selection of unique attractions. The entrance, seen above, is very RCT-ish, no? The entrance leads to a large open space, and then after a bit the rides begin.

After the main gate there is a section of loosely 'space' themed flat rides. Here we see Spaceloop, Star Dancer, and Lunatic.

This coaster isn't actually at the park any longer. Xtreme, as it was named, was a standard Maurer Sohne Xtended SC 2000 spinning ride. It was replaced in 2007 by Formule X, a launched X-Car coaster by the same company.

The center of the park features many rides that sit close to one another, and even overlap at times. The wild mouse at the bottom is named Copper Mine, and has more theming than most similar rides. The coaster above is it a powered Mack ride, called Dynamite Express, and was added in 2005.

Naturally the park isn't just about coasters, and they have a nice sized Ferris wheel, as well as a log flume. I even spy a Trokia (called Gold Curse according to the park's website) among the rides. They also have a haunted house dark ride, swings, pirate ship, and monorail - among others.

If you want to head over to the Netherlands and check out Bing's aerials of Drievliet, click here.