Park News - (5/10/20) As Germany’s government is relaxing Coronavirus restrictions the various theme parks across the country are making preparations to reopen. According to a post from Phantasialand, while they are allowed to open as early as May 11th, they will not be doing so. They will be taking extra time to make preparations and open when they feel they are ready to do so. While they don’t mention a date, I would not be surprised if they fall into a similar timeline as Europa-Park, who announced they would be reopening on May 29th.
(8/6/18) The word so far from sources confirms that Phantasialand did indeed file paperwork to remove something at the park, but they don't believe it will be Temple of the Night Hawk. The general consensus is that the China Town themed area along with the Geister Rikscha dark ride are the most likely target for demolition due to declining popularity and the age of the area and attraction.
2020 - Rookburgh / F.L.Y. - NOW OPEN - (9/27/20) At last a video now exists that shows a POV of the new F.L.Y. coaster at Phantasialand and it simply looks amazing. The coasterr is also said to have a unique and new style loading system, but so far there are no photos of this that I’ve seen yet, as the park is said to be strict about having any loose articles going past the lockers.
(9/21/20) After several years of construction, Phantasialand finally opened their new F.L.Y. coaster, Vekoma’s new take on the Flying Coaster concept, featuring a newly designed train concept that holds 20 riders in 10 cars along what is now said to be the longest flying coaster in the world.
The innovative concept actually adds a launch system to the Flying coaster concept which travels around a highly themed outdoor steampunk inspired environment created just for the coaster. While I haven’t found a POV video of the experience yet, you can get a great look at the coaster and themed environment in the video below.
From what I’ve seen already, this looks to be one of the most unique and fascinating new coasters I’ve seen in quite some time and I can’t wait to see more of these arrive in the world. I just hope that future installation try to be be as impressive with their themed environments as Phantasialand has been.
(6/30/19) No date has been announced, but it seems clear the new coaster wont open in 2019, so we can only assume we are looking at a 2020 opening date.
(9/7/18) Time to check in on Phantasialand and see what's going on with F.L.Y. and Rookburgh, thanks to a special update at CaliforniaCoasterKings.
(6/14/18) Just a quick update about Project F.L.Y. at Phantasialand. For starters, this isn't opening in 2018 as we had previously guessed... this will be a 2019 attraction. Meanwhile the park has begun construction on the new coaster, including putting sections of track in place as well as digging up a large site for the new attraction area.
(9/5/17) I don't know if F.L.Y. was ever confirmed as being a Vekoma project or not, but Vekoma has been testing a new unique loading and lift hill system that could be used for just such a ride. Make the jump over to our Vekoma coverage page to see exactly what it is they are working on.
(8/9/17) According to a post at Looopings the new FLY coaster going to Phantasialand does indeed appears to be a Vekoma creation.
(6/21/17) Phantasialand has announced that they will build F.L.Y. next… F.L.Y. standing for Flying Launch Coaster. Yep… the world’s first launched flying coaster is on the way… but from Vekoma and this is also supposed to be the world’s longest Flying Coaster as well.
This is apparently supposed to tie into the new Rookburgh steampunk themed area of the park now under construction, and already teased by in-park billboards.