When we visit Walibi Belgium last Summer some of the current hype with the construction of the new water coaster Pulsar wasn’t yet on the horizon. The 8.5 million Euros ride will have forward and reverse launches by the water, with a top speed of 100 kilometers per hour and is due to open in May. But by then the park was only crowded with local young school children flocking by bus to Wavre, beautiful region close to Brussels.
The park formerly owned by Six Flags opened in 1998 and its current name comes from the mix of Wavre, Limal and Bièrges, three towns in the Belgian province of Walloon Brabant, where the park is situated.
From the Six Flags years the park has some aging but exciting rides. We loved the Cobra (high-speed rollercoaster in two directions: forwards and then backwards!), Psyké Underground (rollercoaster in the dark), Vampire (dangling your legs through sharp turns and swift loops!) and also The Werewolf (basic high-speed rollercoaster) and Dalton terror (tower drop).
It’s a very clean park. The toilets were cleaned multiple times a day, the roads to the rides were also cleaned during the day. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Food is not that great and can be overpriced, we ended up buying a couple of sandwiches from a stand in the middle of the park.
The lines weren’t that long but we went during a week day with overcast weather reports (yes sometimes it rains in Brussels in August!). Note that you will have to pay an additional 7 EUR for parking. During 5 Saturdays in a row in July and August, Walibi Belgium has their late night openings. During those nights, the park remains open until 11 PM and offers additional entertainment. Each night ends with a firework show around the lake, sometimes with a themed show.
All and all Walibi Belgium is a nice theme park with lots of potential.
By Ana Alegria. Updated 14/05/2017
Location: Boulevard de l’Europe 100, 1300 Wavre, Belgium
Tickets: 36,50€ adults, 31,50€ kids (online)
Opens from late March to NovemberTop Rides
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