“We appreciate the award very much. We perceive it as a kind of satisfaction for the work that the whole Legendia team had to do when preparing the attraction on the technological level, thematising as well precise combining of all elements,” said Paweł Cebula, the general manager of the Silesian amusement park of Legendia.
Július Vinter, the general manager of the TMR company in Poland, which is the main investor in the Silesian amusement park of Legendia, points out that Lech Coaster demonstrates the change and a new quality level of the oldest Polish amusement park. “Lech Coaster is an attraction that every Pole should try at least once in his or her life. It offers great emotions as well as a beautiful story about the origin of the Polish state presented in the form of legends. However, our work does not end by receiving the award. Visitors of Legendia can look forward to a new interactive dark ride-style family attraction called Bazyliszek next season. The motif of legends will be emphasised by this mythical creature even more,” added J. Vinter.
Thanks to its technical parameters, Lech Coaster was among top three European giants of extreme fun. The roller-coaster with 4 inverse curves is 908 m long and 40 m high and one ride at the speed of almost 100 km/h takes 104 seconds. There is a special multimedia preshow presented to passengers before the ride that introduces the story of Lech and the legendary birth of the Polish state. For more information, please visit www.legendia.pl and to watch a video from the opening, please click HERE
IAAPA was created in 1918 with the aim to help its members increase the effectiveness of their work and also to keep the highest standards. The association represents the interests of over 4,000 attraction suppliers as well as attraction owners and individual members from almost 100 countries.
EAS is the biggest European show in the field of the entertainment industry where technical experts, producers, investors and developers from all around the world meet. Among other things, the organisers award the best attractions of their kind at the event.
Tatry mountain resorts, a.s. (TMR) is the leader in tourism in Central and Eastern Europe; it owns and operates attractive mountain resorts, amusement parks, restaurant facilities, sports services, shops and hotels. In the Low Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Jasná Nízke Tatry and hotels Wellness hotel Grand Jasná, Boutique Hotel Tri Studničky, Chalets Jasná De Luxe, Hotel Srdiečko, and Hotel Rotunda. TMR is also the owner of Aquapark Tatralandia, the largest Slovak aquapark with year-round operation, which besides water entertainment includes Tropical Paradise, a special tropical indoor hall with sea water, as well as Fun Park, and accommodation in bungalows and apartments of Holiday Village Tatralandia. In the High Tatras TMR owns and operates the resort Vysoké Tatry with mountain areas of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso, which TMR co-manages. In the High Tatras TMR also owns hotels Grandhotel Praha Tatranská Lomnica, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, Hotel FIS Štrbské Pleso and Mountain hotel Hrebienok. TMR also owns a 9.5 % share in Melida, a.s., which leases and operates the resort Špindlerův Mlýn in the Czech Republic. In Poland TMR owns a 97% share in the mountain resort Szczyrkowski Ośrodek Narciarski S.A. (SON), a 75% share in a company that owns and operates Silesian Amusement Park (Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko) and a 7.3% share in an amusement-educational project via the Polish company Korona Ziemi Sp. z.o.o. TMR also owns and leases hotels Slovakia, Kosodrevina, Liptov and Ski&Fun Záhradky a Bungalovy to third parties. By the end of 2016 EUR 230 mil. had been invested into development and modernisation of TMR’s resorts. TMR shares are traded on three European stock exchanges – in Bratislava, Prague, and Warsaw.