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Phantasialand is an amusement park in Brühl, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany that attracts approximately 1,75 million visitors annually. The park was opened in 1967 by Gottlieb Löffelhardt and Richard Schmidt. Although starting as a family-oriented park, Phantasialand has also added thrill rides, especially during recent years. Furthermore, following the example of Europa-Park, they have decided to attract business customers beside the regular ones, calling it "Business der neuen Dimension" ("business of a new dimension").
Among the park's thrill rides is a themed Mine Train roller coaster called Colorado Adventure, which runs among some mountains in the park's Wild West section and was opened by Michael Jackson.
In 2001 a blaze took place that destroyed two roller coasters, a theatre and parts of the Westernstadt. It was the result of a cable fire in the Grand-Canyon-Bahn which was caused by faulty wiring. The blaze caused a material damage of about 38 million Deutsche Mark (~ 15 mio. USD) and 70 people were slightly injured. Phantasialand reopened the park about two weeks later and invested about 2 mio. Euro in fire safety, equipping every building with sprinkler systems.
The Phantasialand is also home to "Mystery Castle", an indoor Ride Trade/Intamin Bungee Drop featuring a walk through a haunted castle. Next to the castle is "River Quest", a rapid river ride which features a lift, built by Hafema in 2002. It replaced the attractions which were destroyed by the fire one year before.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phantasialand ]
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