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Attractiepark Slagharen

Slagharen, Overijssel, Netherlands

Wild western themed park in The Netherlands

Opened1963
SeasonApril to October
OwnerParques Reunidos
Websitewww.slagharen.com
NearbyAvonturenpark Hellendoorn (17 miles)
De Waarbeek (28 miles)
Movie Park Germany (71 miles)
Toverland (88 miles)
Efteling (93 miles)
Slagharen's entrance

Slagharen's entrance

Attractiepark Slagharen is a theme park in the Netherlands near the border with Germany.

The park has a Wild West theme and is laid out in two main sections connected by a long Western themed main street which contains many of Slagharen's shops and numerous restaurants. A chairlift runs above the street, allowing visitors access between the northern and southern areas without needing to walk between them each time, although arguably that can be a lot quicker than waiting in the queue!

Slagharen's major rollercoaster is Gold Rush, a launched Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster which was opened at the park in 2017 to replace its Schwarzkopf Looping Star. The park's other rollercoaster is a Vekoma Junior Coaster which can be found at the opposite end to Gold Rush and is named simply "Mine Train".

Gold Rush and the Cable Car

Gold Rush and the Cable Car

Amongst several fairground type flat rides, other major attractions include Ripsaw Falls, a log flume; Big Wheel, a large Schwarzkopf observation wheel; and Free Fall, a drop tower. The theme park's most unusual ride is Wild West Adventure, a Wild West themed indoor dark ride featuring boats more commonly seen on white water rapids rides.

Slagharen has an unusual policy at closing time: all the shops shut their doors at exactly that time too, leading to a rush of visitors out of the exit without any chance to linger to browse souvenirs or even get a drink. Given the park's car park is not particularly well designed, it quickly becomes gridlocked with angry drivers trying to push their way into the massive queue battling its way towards the exit gates. Hardly a fantastic way to end a day at a theme park!

Slagharen is nice enough, but not an outstanding park. While its main street is nicely themed, aside from Gold Rush it lacks any real stand out rides or attractions. Unfortunately its relatively small size means the main areas feel quite packed and it quickly becomes rather laborious to either walk between them or wait for the cable car.

Attractions

Free Fall

Free Fall

Drop tower

The Eagle

The Eagle

Spinning tower ride

Ripsaw Falls

Ripsaw Falls

Log flume

Sky Tower

Sky Tower

Observation tower

Apollo

Apollo

Centrepiece Jules Verne themed wave swinger

Enterprise

Enterprise

Enterprise wheel

Expedition Nautilus

Expedition Nautilus

Spinning water guns

El Teatro

El Teatro

4D cinema

Monorail

Monorail

Scenic monorail ride

Gallopers

Gallopers

Carousel

Phileas' Fun House

Phileas' Fun House

Fun House

Fogg's Trouble

Fogg's Trouble

Rockin' Tug

Magic Bikes

Magic Bikes

Magical flying bicycles

Jumbo

Jumbo

Flying elephants

Old Timers

Old Timers

Antique car ride

The Passepartout Explorer

The Passepartout Explorer

Children's car driving ride

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