Plopsaland De Panne

Plopsaland De Panne
Plopsaland De Panne logo.png
Location
Adinkerke-De Panne, West Flanders, Flemish Region, Belgium
Status Operating
Opened 1935
Operator Studio 100
Previous names Meli Park
Website http://plopsa.be/plopsaland-de-panne

Plopsaland De Panne (formerly called Meli-Park) is a theme park in Adinkerke-De Panne, West Flanders, Flemish Region, Belgium. The park is owned by Studio 100. As its name suggests, Plopsaland has many rides and areas themed around Plopsa's characters, such as Wickie the Viking and House of Anubis.

History

The park was started by the Meli company, who produces honey, in 1935 with the opening of a cafeteria near its packaging facilities. In 1952, a zoo and gardens were built. Meli relocated its manufacturing facilities in 1955, however, the park remained.

It was not until the 1970s that amusement rides were added.

In 1999, Studio 100 purchased Meli Park. The sale was completed on October 4.[1] The park reopened with a new theme in April 2000.

Roller coasters

Present (7)

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Roller Anubis The Ride Gerstlauer Launched April 5, 2009 Operating
Powered Draak Mack Rides Powered April 3, 2004 Operating
Roller Heidi The Ride Great Coasters International Wooden April 2, 2017 Operating
Roller K3 Roller Skater Vekoma Family 1990 Operating
Roller SuperSplash Mack Rides Water April 1, 2006 Operating
Roller Ride to Happiness by Tomorrowland Mack Rides Launched
Spinning
July 1, 2021 Operating
Roller Viktor's Race Zierer Family 1976 Operating

Past (5)

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Roller Crazy Coaster Reverchon Spinning
Wild Mouse
December 19, 2009 January 3, 2010 Relocated to Arcadia City
Roller Jubilé Pinfari Sit-down 1995 2000 Relocated to Selva Mágica
Roller Jumbo V Schwarzkopf Sit-down 1984 1984 Travelling Germany
Roller Racing Zierer Sit-down 1980 or earlier 1990s Unknown
Roller Vleermuis Caripro Suspended
Single Rail
twin
family
2000 January 7, 2018 Relocated to Trans Studio Bali

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Balloon Race Zamperla Balloon Race 2001
Bloemenmolen Zierer Jets 2011
Bos van Plop Metallbau Emmeln Dark Boat Ride 1979
Brandweer Zamperla Fire Brigade 2004
Carrousel Wood Design Amusement Rides Carousel 2004
Dierenmolen Wood Design Amusement Rides Roundabout 2017
DinoSplash Mack Rides Log Flume 1989
Eenden Metallbau Emmeln Roundabout 2000
Glijbaan Metallbau Emmeln Giant Slide 2011
Grote Golf Zamperla Disk'O 2013
Kaatje zoekt Eendje Mack Rides Scenic Boat Ride 2000
Kikkers Zamperla Jump Around 2007
Koffiekopjes Mack Rides Teacups 2003
Konijntjes Metallbau Emmeln Pony Trek 2007
Mega Mindy Jetski Zierer Jetski 2008
Piratenboot HUSS Pirate Ship 1978
Plopsa Express Chance Rides Miniature Railway 1983
ROX-Flyer Funtime Star Flyer 2006
Safari Sartori Track Ride 1992
Scooter Unknown Junior Dodgems Unknown
Storm op Zee Mack Rides Sea Storm 2001
Swingboom Zierer Rockin' Tug 2011
Tractors Metallbau Emmeln Track Ride 2002
Valtoren Zierer Junior Drop Tower 2011
Vliegende Fietsen Zamperla Magic Bikes 2008
Waterlelies Zamperla Crazy Daisy 2011
Wickie The Battle Mack Rides Splash Battle 2013
Wienerwalz Wood Design Amusement Rides Waveswinger 2015

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Calypso Unknown Calypso 1980 or earlier 1992 Unknown
Carrousel Thomas Walker Carousel 1979 2003 Travelling UK
Djinn Weber Flying Carpet 1984 1999 Relocated to Leisureland
Glijbaan Playsafe Giant Slide 1979 or earlier 2006 Scrapped
Monorail Schwingel Monorail 1973 2006 Exported Romania
Oldtimer Ihle Track Ride Unknown 2005 Scrapped
Panoramic Intamin Observation Tower 1993 2008 Scrapped
Tuf Tuf Supercar Track Ride Unknown 2005 Scrapped
Wienerwalz Zierer Waveswinger 1980 or earlier 2014 Travelling Netherlands

References