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New Woodie for Norway

Kristian

Posted:
11/21/99 at
5:50:40 PM

Views: 238

I found out at IAAPPA that a major new woodie is to be built at the Tusenfryd amusement park near Oslo to open for the 2001 season. The ride will be 1000ft long and one of the fastest in Europe because it apparently drops into a ravine. It is being designed by a UK company called Allot and Lomax with the trains by Vekoma and built by Canadian company Martin and Velemik (dont know if that the right spelling). Anyone got detailed info on the ride layout?

Re: New Woodie for Norway by Pete at 11/22/99 5:28:25 AM

: I found out at IAAPPA that a major new woodie
: is to be built at the Tusenfryd amusement
: park near Oslo to open for the 2001 season.
: The ride will be 1000ft long and one of the
: fastest in Europe because it apparently
: drops into a ravine. It is being designed by
: a UK company called Allot and Lomax with the
: trains by Vekoma and built by Canadian
: company Martin and Velemik (dont know if
: that the right spelling). Anyone got
: detailed info on the ride layout?

Only a 1000ft long thats shorter than Oblivion :>( Pete

Re: New Woodie for Norway by Kristian at 11/23/99 5:56:41 PM

Only a 1000ft long thats shorter than Oblivion
: :>( Pete

Ooops, sorry - that should read 1000m (3330ft)!

Kristian

Re: New Woodie for Norway by Pete at 11/24/99 5:54:15 AM

: Only a 1000ft long thats shorter than Oblivion
: Ooops, sorry - that should read 1000m
: (3330ft)! Kristian

ahhhh i get now! :>) Pete

Re: New Woodie for Norway by Moose at 11/24/99 10:44:49 AM

ahhhh i get now! :>) Pete

Even so, 3300 feet isn't that long for a woodie. If it's going to drop into a ravine there have got to be some pretty steep upward gradients to burn off all that speed in only 3300 feet...

Moose

Moose's Coaster Planet

Re: New Woodie for Norway by Greg at 11/24/99 4:34:18 PM

: I found out at IAAPPA that a major new woodie
: is to be built at the Tusenfryd amusement
: park near Oslo to open for the 2001 season.
: The ride will be 1000ft long and one of the
: fastest in Europe because it apparently
: drops into a ravine. It is being designed by
: a UK company called Allot and Lomax with the
: trains by Vekoma and built by Canadian
: company Martin and Velemik (dont know if
: that the right spelling). Anyone got
: detailed info on the ride layout?

Hi there,

The ride is in fact just over 3000 ft long and is indeed a ravine coaster, making use of a valley just located to the back of the park. The coaster has been in the pipeline for quite some time, with many design changes from the original proposal by A&L. The ride is being designed by the Manchester based coaster specialists, with Vekoma manufacturing the hardware and of course, M&V doing the tracking :-) It's currently on schedule to open in 2001. And BTW, it look's like being a very intense and fast ride!

Greg

Re: New Woodie for Norway by Alex at 11/26/99 2:05:28 PM

: ahhhh i get now! :>) Pete Even so, 3300
: feet isn't that long for a woodie.

Megafobia is less than 3300ft long :)

: If it's
: going to drop into a ravine there have got
: to be some pretty steep upward gradients to
: burn off all that speed in only 3300 feet...
: Moose

Not neccessarily true - it may come out of the ravine to complete the rest of the course. Anyway - who says its going to 'burn off' all the speed, maybe it will keep it...