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Six Flags Europe... number 2 !

Dragon Khan
Posted: 6/3/00 at 11:53:02 AM
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anyone knows the truth about six flags Belgium ?
The first rumour was Bellewaerde's conversion, with thze addition of a woodie. Now it seems Walibi Wavre is the new target, withh 3-3 coasters planned. I doubt this but it was reported in Screamscape, so Who knows ?

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/3/00 12:16:26 PM

A Six Flags conversion, bringing three new coasters doesn't sound far fetched to me.

I don't know what rides Walibi Wavre has, but assuming it doesn't have these, here is what they could add:

Vekoma Woodie
Boomerang
SLC
Invertigo

A woodie would be good, but Six Flags really should be onto B&M for their European parks.

Graeme.

> anyone knows the truth about six flags Belgium ?
> The first rumour was Bellewaerde's conversion,
> with thze addition of a woodie. Now it seems
> Walibi Wavre is the new target, withh 3-3
> coasters planned. I doubt this but it was
> reported in Screamscape, so Who knows ?

Monte Makaya

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by Lyndon at 6/3/00 7:50:08 PM

> A Six Flags conversion, bringing three new
> coasters doesn't sound far fetched to me.

> I don't know what rides Walibi Wavre has, but
> assuming it doesn't have these, here is what they
> could add:

> Vekoma Woodie
> Boomerang
> SLC
> Invertigo

> A woodie would be good, but Six Flags really
> should be onto B&M for their European parks.

B&M have a 5 year waiting list at present, most of them going to American parks.

> Graeme.

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by Big Drop at 6/4/00 2:39:41 PM

> B&M have a 5 year waiting list at present, most
> of them going to American parks.
I am certain that Walter and Claude wish that were true.

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by Lyndon at 6/4/00 8:18:15 PM

> I am certain that Walter and Claude wish that
> were true.

So, what makes you think it's not?

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by Cal at 6/5/00 5:59:55 AM

> So, what makes you think it's not?

It almost certainly is now - they no longer have Giovanola to build rides for them since they've gone their separate ways.

Cal

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by Cal at 6/5/00 6:02:58 AM

> anyone knows the truth about six flags Belgium ?
> The first rumour was Bellewaerde's conversion,
> with thze addition of a woodie. Now it seems
> Walibi Wavre is the new target, withh 3-3
> coasters planned. I doubt this but it was
> reported in Screamscape, so Who knows ?

I heard the same rumour off someone who visisted the park recently. They haven't got much at Wavre - their most famous coaster is Turbine, the Schwarzkopf looper which stranded a load of people upside down in the loop a couple of years ago when it was known as Scirocco.

Cal

Six flags Belgium by Jakob at 6/5/00 8:04:11 AM

It is quite definitive, that B&M has a three-year wait. But to the original theme:
I don't think that Walibi/wavre (which already has a SLC) gets three new coasters and becomes Six Flags Belgium: The space is very limited with a village and a big street next to the park. If they want to build three coasters they have to replace some older attractions.
I think Bellewaerde will be the next. It has a huge potential, lying in a touristic region and near to France. Another fact is, that they only have two coasters (Boomerang and Zierer LTC)and they improved the park with five attractions last year(perhaps a two-year-rythm??)
Just my opinion
Greetings
Jakob

Re: Six flags Belgium by Cal at 6/5/00 9:09:07 AM

> It is quite definitive, that B&M has a three-year
> wait. But to the original theme:
> I don't think that Walibi/wavre (which already
> has a SLC) gets three new coasters and becomes
> Six Flags Belgium: The space is very limited with
> a village and a big street next to the park. If
> they want to build three coasters they have to
> replace some older attractions.
> I think Bellewaerde will be the next. It has a
> huge potential, lying in a touristic region and
> near to France. Another fact is, that they only
> have two coasters (Boomerang and Zierer LTC)and
> they improved the park with five attractions last
> year(perhaps a two-year-rythm??)
> Just my opinion
> Greetings
> Jakob

Sounds like you could be right. Now if only they would buy a park like Lightwater Valley, Pleasurewood Hills or American Adventure and turn it into Six Flags UK!

Cal

Re: Six flags Belgium by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/5/00 1:54:20 PM

That would be great, but "Six Flags UK" would imply they only want to build one!

How about?:

"Six Flags By Gum!"
"Six Flags First Sunrise" (most Easterly point)
"Six Flags Derbyshire Quarry"

Graeme.

> Sounds like you could be right. Now if only they
> would buy a park like Lightwater Valley,
> Pleasurewood Hills or American Adventure and turn
> it into Six Flags UK!

> Cal

Re: Six flags Belgium by Cal at 6/6/00 5:45:45 AM

> That would be great, but "Six Flags UK"
> would imply they only want to build one!

> How about?:

> "Six Flags By Gum!"
> "Six Flags First Sunrise" (most
> Easterly point)
> "Six Flags Derbyshire Quarry"

> Graeme.

Six Flags London would be nice...

Cal

Re: Six Flags by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/6/00 1:31:21 PM

What would that be, Thorpe or Chessington or the Millennium Dome (joke)?

Graeme.

> Six Flags London would be nice...

> Cal

Re: Six Flags by Cal at 6/6/00 2:10:07 PM

> What would that be, Thorpe or Chessington or the
> Millennium Dome (joke)?

> Graeme.

I wish they would do something with that Dome! If they had put at least a couple of rides in it, I would have gone, but as it is, everyone I know who's been says it's like going to school!
For that matter, it's about time they did something with Battersea Power Station. Imagine a freefall ride down one of those chimneys!

Cak

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by Dragon Khan at 6/6/00 2:15:36 PM

Answer to your question: They've got:
A Vekoma corkscrew
A Schwarzkopf enclosed shuttle loop
A SLC
A mine train
A Ladybug

Would love a B&M but I'm daydreaming
Hyper would look great too but I believe a woodie will be installed

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by Dragon Khan at 6/6/00 2:17:23 PM

> B&M have a 5 year waiting list at present, most
> of them going to American parks.

I thought that too. But at IAAPA they said it was false (only one year !) but the slots are certainly filled now...

Re: Six Flags by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/6/00 2:28:33 PM

I wanted something like "Canyon Blaster" (Las Vegas) and I'd be happy with a Vekoma version.

Perhaps the Dome will be bought by an eccentric millionnaire, who wants to turn it into an amusement park!

Graeme.

> I wish they would do something with that Dome! If
> they had put at least a couple of rides in it, I
> would have gone, but as it is, everyone I know
> who's been says it's like going to school!
> For that matter, it's about time they did
> something with Battersea Power Station. Imagine a
> freefall ride down one of those chimneys!

> Cak

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/6/00 3:43:46 PM

Thanks very much for that. One coaster I forgot to mention was Vekoma's launched coaster.

No, this wouldn't make me visit, but I think they'll become more common, anyway.

Graeme.

> Answer to your question: They've got:
> A Vekoma corkscrew
> A Schwarzkopf enclosed shuttle loop
> A SLC
> A mine train
> A Ladybug

> Would love a B&M but I'm daydreaming
> Hyper would look great too but I believe a woodie
> will be installed

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by JUK at 6/6/00 7:08:10 PM

> Answer to your question: They've got:
> A Vekoma corkscrew
> A Schwarzkopf enclosed shuttle loop (Turbine)
> A SLC (Vampire)
> A mine train (Calamity Mine)

From Vekoma

> A Ladybug

From Zierer

JUK

Re: Six flags Belgium by Lyndon at 6/6/00 7:39:58 PM

> Six Flags London would be nice...

> Cal

How about "Six Flags Longleat" (GRIN!)

Re: Six Flags by Cal at 6/7/00 5:08:34 AM

At one stage there was talk of putting in a flume ride to represent dreams, and a flying coaster like the late Skytrack at Granada. Unfortunately those were shelved.
Even if someone like Disney were to buy the Dome, the government wants control over content for the next 10 or 15 years, to keep it educational. I mean, sod that! London has some of the best museums in the world if people want to be educated!

Cal

Re: Six flags Belgium by Cal at 6/7/00 5:10:37 AM

> How about "Six Flags Longleat" (GRIN!)

Or Six Flags Nottingham - although no doubt they'd fill it with all sorts of cheesy Robin Hood themeing. It's not like they haven't already got a Robin Hood coaster in Holland!

Cal

Re: Six Flags Millennium Dome by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/7/00 1:11:55 PM

Yes, there's the British Museum for World culture (that we've nicked from Greece, he heh!).

The government should just sell it, and accept that only businesses know how to attract people.

Graeme.

> At one stage there was talk of putting in a flume
> ride to represent dreams, and a flying coaster
> like the late Skytrack at Granada. Unfortunately
> those were shelved.
> Even if someone like Disney were to buy the Dome,
> the government wants control over content for the
> next 10 or 15 years, to keep it educational. I
> mean, sod that! London has some of the best
> museums in the world if people want to be
> educated!

> Cal

Re: Six Flags Millennium Dome by Cal at 6/8/00 5:49:15 AM

Ha ha! Yeah, give Elgin his marbles back!

Cal

Re: Six flags Belgium by Lyndon at 6/8/00 8:12:30 PM

> Or Six Flags Nottingham - although no doubt
> they'd fill it with all sorts of cheesy Robin
> Hood themeing. It's not like they haven't already
> got a Robin Hood coaster in Holland!

> Cal

Or maybe " Busch Gardens Longleat" !!

Re: Six flags Belgium by Graeme Graeme Profile at 6/9/00 1:16:45 PM

A Busch park would be best of all!

Graeme.

> Or maybe " Busch Gardens Longleat" !!

Re: Six Flags Europe... number 2 ! by tricktrack tricktrack Profile at 6/19/00 5:30:04 AM

> I heard the same rumour off someone who visisted
> the park recently. They haven't got much at Wavre
> - their most famous coaster is Turbine, the
> Schwarzkopf looper which stranded a load of
> people upside down in the loop a couple of years
> ago when it was known as Scirocco.

> Cal

Didnt read all replies, but Walibi Wavre already belongs to premier parks, since it is a part of their season pass policy.
If you visit one of the parks, go to their information booth, they have park maps of all their european parks. The sad thing is that they are completely boring, and feature basically all the same old attractions (Vekoma Boomerang, yawn. At least im planning ONE visit to sf Holland.