Not far from the Blokhus beach, and yet in the midst of woodlands, you find the amusement park, Fårup Sommerland – the oldest amusement park to introduce the Danish concept of ‘Sommerland’ – i.e. an amusement park where the admission ticket gives access to most amusements. Visitors to Fårup Sommerland can enjoy crazy roller coasters and a children’s fun fair as well as Denmark’s biggest and wettest water world!
There is certainly plenty to look forward to for water lovers, speed devils and roller-coaster enthusiasts! For, in 2015, Fårup’s Aquapark introduced not just one but two new water slides: Vandkanonen (the Water Cannon) and Vandfaldet (the Waterfall). Vandkanonen is the world’s first outdoor two-loop, free-fall water slide. Your journey begins high up in the air in a small cubicle. Soon after the floor disappears from under your feet, and off you go – tearing down a closed chute in free fall, to continue at breakneck speed through two loops and, finally, you land in a gigantic splash! The waterfall is a 35-meter-long water slide; and there is only one way: down! The waterfall provides opportunity to experience a sinking feeling – it is terrifyingly steep.
The splashing of water behind you, and your hair dry, you can let your senses be taken for a ride in the 4-D cinema, enjoy a cheerful moment at the children’s fair, jump one of the many trampolines, or just relax in the shade of the trees while conjuring up a meal in the large barbecue area where red-hot grills will be at your disposal – entirely free of charge.
The wood further boasts furiously fast roller coasters. June 2013 saw the largest new addition in Fårup ever, namely the roller coaster, Orkanen (the hurricane) – Scandinavia’s only roller coaster to give you a ride both above and BELOW water! At first, Orkanen takes you to a height of 7 storeys and, at a speed of 75 km/h, you will dive below water level and, the next minute, you find yourself alarmingly close to trees and shrubbery – your feet dangling in the air! You can also experience Denmark’s wildest acceleration in the roller coaster named Lynet (the lightening). At launch, Lynet goes from 0 to 80 km/h in a matter of just two seconds. Next, your ride goes topsy-turvy through wild loops and hazardous hairpin bends. Or maybe you fancy a trip in Falken (the Falcon), the fastest tree roller-coaster in Denmark?
Fårup is a high-grade amusement park of international renown; and, considering the many prizes which the amusement park has been awarded in recent years, the popularity of the place is understandable:
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