With the second wave of Covid-19, theme parks in Belgium had to close last week. Before that, we had one last visit to one of the smaller parks in the country: Plopsa Coo. Although it might not have the most spectacular rides, you’d be surprised what this cozy park has to offer!
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First of, let’s talk about how disappointed the Plopsa group was with the announcement of the closure of their parks. At the moment, they need to remain closed for one month (but honestly, I doubt if the parks will be able to reopen in 2020). A major bummer as they were about to open their brand new hotel at Plopsaland De Panne, their flagship park. Next to that, the last few months, the park invested heavily in making the park as ‘coronaproof’ as possible. Plus as we’re just a few days away from Halloween, the decorations were everywhere around the park. Although they are closed, let’s still enjoy our visit to their smallest outdoor park: Plopsa Coo in the southern part of Belgium!
The park’s target group here is mainly families. Enthusiasts can enjoy two family coasters and there are some other rides that you kind of can only find here. But what makes this park so special is the setting. It’s right next to the largest waterfall in Belgium! Do take into account that we’re a small country and have limited height differences.
The whole parks lies on the bottom of a valley and that gives it a very unique vibe. On top of that, the park’s located in the greenest area of the whole country: the Ardennes! The fun thing about the park is that you have two ways to see the park from above. First up is their star flyer: Mega Mindy Flyer. On this picture, it might seem like a normal high tower.
We’ll skip the main coaster for last and continue into the park. As you can see, they did indeed mark a two-way path as one of the Covid-19 measures. However, it was pretty calm at the park so we didn’t need to worry about that too much.
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Another special ride is their water ride: Dino Splash. I’ve ridden 3 different rides this year at 3 Plopsa parks with all the same name. This one however, can rarely be seen at a theme park! Also note that wearing a scarf and doing this ride don’t match well. (It got soaked).
We skipped their log flume as it was pretty cold out but right next to it, is the Vekoma coaster we talked about before. Although I like how this terrain coaster is custom and unique, expect a ride experience a tad better than Temple of the Nighthawk/Crazy Bats. I did have one moment of airtime in the backseat mid course!
And that’s our tour of Plopsa Coo! It’s sad that parks all over Europe close down but we need to keep ourselves safe and think about the hospitals. Keep to the rules so that next year, we can have a great season again.
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