With the expected change of the 4D cinema becoming guest services, I hope it doesn't affect the best attraction on park: Hotel Tartüff
The wonderful Tartüff is a separate building so it will be unaffected!
The new Tacana entrance.
This was a surprise new addition. They have hung up a lot of these coloured flags. They are Himalayan Prayer Flags, very common in Tibet...
There are also some new banners, in the same style and colours as the ones in the new refurbished restaurant (with a new Tibetan style theme).
If the rumour of the next project being a Tibetan restyle of China including the replacement of Geister turns out not to be true these are a hell of a lot of coincidences...
No changes at Colorado Adventure (I expect as part of the remodelling of that area when Geister is removed they will create a new queueline and new prominent entrance for Colorado).I guess you're in Phantasialand? Could you tell us if the queue line from Colorado Adventure had a little refurbishment already? And the entrance of River Quest isn't really moved yet?
The flags were great. A wonderful surprise addition. (the fact the park didn't even acknowledge it makes me think even more that this part of a gradual restyling of the area).Those prayer flags just add another layer of theming and I love the tunnel effect they have. I do think the rumour of a Tibetan overlay may in fact be true as there does seem to be an artistic transition into a new asian styling. Really cool to watch.
I'm impressed that they make all these additions and improvements at the same time, whilst some parks would spread out the work over a longer period.
Pictures of the new shelters. I also noticed today that inside the tower either side of Black Mamba's lifthill they have added colourful African banners.As well the new Monkey rockwork and huts, Universal Rocks have also renewed the rockwork at the bottom of the first drop. New tables and chairs with small wooden roofs over them for shade have also been added to the central hub area of Africa.
Pictures of the new shelters. I also noticed today that inside the tower either side of Black Mamba's lifthill they have added colourful African banners.
With all the new rockwork this year, and in previous years, there is only one major section of the old original dark brown rockwork left. The trees on top of it have been cut down, presumably so next offseason they can replace these rocks and then the Africa refurbishment project will be finished.
This wooden hut was added last year to sell pizza and drinks from in the summer, to reduce the queues at the permanent pizza food outlet in the passageway behind it.
Between 9am and 3pm today they painted the panels black which looks far nicer than the plain white it was last year.
I spotted some more new banners on Ling Bao. Most of them are also in a similar style to the Tibetan knots banners in the newly refurbished restaurant. Did a quick google search while in the Taron queueline but couldn't find out what the symbols mean.
And as you can see in the first photo, they have hung up prayer flags at Ling Bao as well.