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New wooden coaster for Europa Park

hatt

Posted:
6/20/11 at
3:53:38 AM

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Europa Park announced on Friday that they are going to build for 2012 a new Wooden coaster in the Iceland section of the park. It will be built by GCI, will be 1050m long and 35m high and will cross Blue Fire and Atlantica...

Re: New wooden coaster for Europa Park by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/20/11 2:55:44 PM

This takes me back to before they built Silver Star. The rumour was that Europa was about to build a woodie. However, when we saw the huge scale of the plans, we suspected it might be a hypercoaster instead.

Anyway, it's good that they're getting one now. It's notable because Mack own the park, so they build all the steel coasters. However, they don't build woodies so they're getting in GCI.

Re: New wooden coaster for Europa Park by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 6/25/11 6:52:24 AM

> Europa Park announced on Friday that they are going to
> build for 2012 a new Wooden coaster in the Iceland section
> of the park. It will be built by GCI, will be 1050m long
> and 35m high and will cross Blue Fire and Atlantica...

They are really squeezing this one in! It will mostly sit behind the splash battle and then cross underneath Atlantica SuperSplash and Blue Fire, will be great to see the layout.

I wonder if this is a response to Tripsdrill's Mammut?

Can we nickname it the "Rust Rumbler" until the official name is announced?

Re: New wooden coaster for Europa Park by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/25/11 6:35:41 PM

> I wonder if this is a response to Tripsdrill's Mammut?

I suspect not, no. I reckon Europa Park has so much variety that they just didn't know what coaster type to get this time.

Good for them, obviously. :)

Re: New wooden coaster for Europa Park by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 7/2/11 6:18:01 AM

> I reckon Europa Park has so much variety
> that they just didn't know what coaster type to get this
> time.

EP-Fans have posted an aerial view of the area in question.

The park have already re-routed the road at the back of the park to put in Blue Fire! The car park to the left of the photo is a relatively new multi-level one for the hotels, so I doubt that will move either.

So threading the coaster underneath Altantica and Blue Fire will be really amazing to see, I can't wait!

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Re: New wooden coaster for Europa Park by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 8/20/11 4:50:09 AM

Europa Park have added a teaser Video to YouTube with some animation and views of a model of the ride, it's looking immense!

Here is a rough translation of the video's description

Highlight for the season 2012: Tradition meets modernity - gigantic wooden roller coaster at Europa-Park is created!

In just nine months, at Europa-Park, the first wooden roller coaster caused - 1050 meters long, 35 meters, over 100 km / h and with a maximum vertical acceleration of up to 3.5 G! The new top attractions, whose name at the moment is still a closely guarded secret, will be built in Icelandic topic

*Excited! wooo!

Re: New wooden coaster for Europa Park by the_winged_beast the_winged_beast Profile at 8/20/11 6:15:06 AM

Update! here's a photo of the model from facebook WOW!!!

Re: New wooden coaster for Europa Park by Corkscrew_Foley Corkscrew_Foley Profile at 10/8/11 11:16:50 PM

This will be the most themed GCI yet, and the ride looks like a lot of fun. I can only assume that this is Graz approved. :)

Re: New wooden coaster for Europa Park by Graeme Graeme Profile at 10/10/11 2:35:02 PM

> This will be the most themed GCI yet, and the ride looks
> like a lot of fun. I can only assume that this is Graz
> approved. :)

I approve it with the biggest stamp I could possibly describe!