Racing around over water always makes coasters cooler in our opinion.
The tower, whilst plain looking, is actually modelled after a real life historical site in Sweden.
This is probably the most over the top support structure we have seen.
Hansa Park has had a long track record with Gerstlauer rides in recent years.
There's one last surprise at the end of the ride inside the building.
Unlike a conventional hypercoaster, it runs a 4 car, 16 passenger train.
The rest of the layout is fast, low to the ground turns....
The landmark feature is a non inverting version of "roll over" (Sea Serpent Roll)
The first drop is fully enclosed.
Schwur des Karnan is a Gerstlaurer "Infinity Coaster", which combines an enclosed vertical lift and hypercoaster style drop with twists and hills.
Mural of Greek life
Some lush green grass and shade also does the trick.
Standing motionless in a swimming pool is not to be underestimated at this time of year.
Looking back, it appears that the Vekoma plaque was removed way back during the ride's 2014 maintenance and never reinstated. Does it still count as Vekoma?
Despite the questions surrounding the boats, the Log Ride sits looking ready to go.
Perspex is hard to escape on the Log Ride now.
The awnings slide to either side, loosely fixed to the arched frame with four u-shaped brackets. The steel mechanism along the top of the of the awning locks into the eyes welded at the top of each arch. When down in this side position, the entire weight of the frame is rested on the tip of just one of the rather flimsy-looking u-shaped brackets in the back corner.
The awnings also appear to provide numerous pinch points for operators and guests alike. We'd also draw your attention to the gaffer taped upholstery.
The bizarre sliding awnings are the defining feature of the forthcoming Log Ride reopening and they raise a lot of interesting questions. Such as how staff will deal with the repetitive manual operation of these heavy steel devices. There don't appear to be any guide wheels, bearings or mechanisms to lessen the physical exertion needed to slide this into and out of position.