Unused German nuclear plant used as theme park

Posted Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:29 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The Wunderland Kalkar in Germany has everything that a theme park should possess – log flume, swings, a big wheel - and a nuclear power station.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:30 PM

If you go to the park page and open up the map, it's pretty weird to see the overhead. It's like someone stamped the outline of an amusement park on the outline of a nuclear plant.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:33 PM

I'd hate to be on that Star Flyer if a cable broke - the fall to the death isn't my worry - it's being scraped along the inside of the cooling tower wall.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:52 PM

Its like they took a scenario right out of Roller Coaster Tycoon!

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:57 PM

They need some Homer Simpson theming.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:50 PM

Do we get to see glowing people at night? J/K

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:46 PM

Yeah have seen that park before just because I was looking for Star Flyer installations. Wonder how close you get to the edges...

So is the Star Flyer the only thing in the reactor?

Last edited by CoasterDaddy, Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:48 PM
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:51 PM

CoasterDaddy said:
So is the Star Flyer the only thing in the reactor?

What an odd-sounding question when taken out of context. :)

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 4:59 PM

It's not in the reactor, it's in the cooling tower. The reactor itself isn't likely big enough to house anything other than a Frog Hopper.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:09 PM

I've been there (big surprise, right?) -- it's awesome.

Though it appears they've renamed it. It used to be Kernie's Familienpark...

http://www.bannister.org/coasters/trips/2009/0801.htm

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:18 PM

The cooling towers that many people associate with nuclear plants are not unique to nuclear plants or required by them.

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