Theme park in Brühl Phantasialand ride closed after incident

Brühl · After an incident last week, a ride at Phantasialand had to be closed. It is unclear when the attraction will reopen.

The 'Talocan' ride at Phantasialand (seen here in November 2023) had to be closed last week.

The 'Talocan' ride at Phantasialand (seen here in November 2023) had to be closed last week.

Foto: Marcel Wolber

The popular Talocan ride at Phantasialand has been closed since an incident on 5 June. This was confirmed by the park at the request of "Der Westen". It is still unclear when the attraction will reopen. Despite several requests from the GA, the park could not be reached for comment.

Last week, a passenger told the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper of a "huge bang" during the ride. Security staff used an emergency switch to stop the attraction and closed it to further visitors.

The Talocan has been one of the most popular rides at Phantasialand for several years. It involves a large gondola with 38 passengers who are secured in their seats next to each other and then catapulted into the air by two support arms. During the ride, the gondola rotates several times over the heads of the passengers.

Original text: Constantin Graf

Translation: Jean Lennox