Piraten also doesn’t look like much of a family ride to me...
I think it is reasonable to be a little disappointed, though. Every park in Denmark is a family park, and the last time an "Extreme" coaster (as classified by RCDB) was built in the country was in 2008. Djurs is pretty much the only park in the country with the means to build something on that scale nowadays, and they have a park full of family coasters already. It's not often that the chance to see something big comes along; this was probably the one shot we're getting for several years. It's a little painful to see it's another investment along the same lines they've already gone several times before.Did they hype it up too much or did enthusiasts? It's not like the park told anyone there was a huge thrill ride or looping coaster coming. That was all enthusiasts projecting what they want on the park.
They said big and amazing. Haven't seen either of those claims proved wrong yet.
The people hoping for launched coasters or extreme spinners based on some footers really rather set themselves up for a fall in my opinion.
Anyway it should be an excellent addition for the park and should slot nicely into their lineup. Sure its not what enthusiasts want but it will serve them well with their core audiences, a good business move and probably a good credit (for those that count them) to boot.
I've definitely got mixed feelings about this. Djurs is such a great park, and I really hope they've got something special planned here.
For one, I'm actually sad to see Jungle Safari go. From what I can remember, it was one of the more original takes on the concept, and whilst it was getting a bit old and worn, I remember it being quite entertaining. I'd be a bit gutted if the replacement ride turns out to be less interesting than what it replaced.
I'll be honest, I'm a bit disappointed to see them adding a powered coaster instead of something more exciting, but to be fair to the park, it's possible that they could create something really interesting if it's a decent size, has an interesting custom layout, and makes good use of theming throughout. It's a long shot, but there's scope for creating something worthwhile here, and Djurs is the sort of park that just might try to push the boat out a little here.