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Six Flags in Europe

Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
4/25/00 at
5:11:57 PM

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Which other European parks do you think will be "Six Flagged"?

I reckon the other Walibi parks are prime suspects (particularly France). Also, maybe Drayton Manor? It's in a good position. I would say Mirabilandia, but they must be doing well.

Graeme.

Re: Six Flags in Europe by Cal at 4/26/00 7:16:18 AM

> Which other European parks do you think will
> be "Six Flagged"? I reckon the
> other Walibi parks are prime suspects
> (particularly France). Also, maybe Drayton
> Manor? It's in a good position. I would say
> Mirabilandia, but they must be doing well.
> Graeme.

I would love for Drayton to be Six Flagged - it might get Alton to buck their ideas up a bit. Other good candidates would be American Adventure and Pleasurewood Hills.
In Europe, it'll be the Walibi parks first.

Cal

Re: Alton/USA by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/26/00 3:14:16 PM

Yes, even though I enjoy Alton, I feel they only do the minimum necessary to keep top. Especially compared to the American parks.

We are a rich country, with a huge population. Loads of the USA is just bare land. Technically, they should only have four times everything we've got (using population as a guideline). How many B&M Inverteds have they got? It must be about 15 or 20.

Not that I'm bitter though, Nemesis is one of the best coaster installations anywhere, in my opinion. I want to ride the Great Bear, to see what an Immelman is like.

Graeme.

Re: Six Flags in Europe by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/27/00 2:14:26 PM

Just to add, I'm sure the company (is it Premier?) will want properties in France, England and Germany.

Graeme.

Re: Six Flags in Europe by Lyndon at 4/27/00 8:11:35 PM

> Just to add, I'm sure the company (is it
> Premier?) will want properties in France,
> England and Germany. Graeme.

I believe it is INTAMIN that built Stealth, who have also worked at Drayton Manor on several occasions. In fact, rumours are circulating that DM are considering a clone for 2002!

Re: Alton/USA by Cal at 4/28/00 5:53:37 AM

> Yes, even though I enjoy Alton, I feel they
> only do the minimum necessary to keep top.
> Especially compared to the American parks.
> We are a rich country, with a huge
> population. Loads of the USA is just bare
> land. Technically, they should only have
> four times everything we've got (using
> population as a guideline). How many B&M
> Inverteds have they got? It must be about 15
> or 20. Not that I'm bitter though, Nemesis
> is one of the best coaster installations
> anywhere, in my opinion. I want to ride the
> Great Bear, to see what an Immelman is like.
> Graeme.

I thought Great Bear was OK - nothing more. In my mind it's a family inverter - not intense at all. I prefer the faster, more intense rides like Nemesis and the Batman at Great America (which seemed more intense than the others even though it has the same layout).
But yes, I agree. We do need more but our country is full of Nimby types. As you say, America has a lot of space. We don't - and the local population don't seem to like theme parks in their back yards, the spoilsports.

Cal

Re: Six Flags in Europe by Cal at 4/28/00 5:54:43 AM

I believe it is INTAMIN that built Stealth, who
> have also worked at Drayton Manor on several
> occasions. In fact, rumours are circulating
> that DM are considering a clone for 2002!

No it's definitely Vekoma, unless they nicked Intamin's design.

Cal

Re: What's Going On? by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/28/00 2:27:47 PM

Lyndon, I love reading your messages, but what has Stealth got to do with Six Flags?

Have you been on the booze?

Graeme.

I believe it is INTAMIN that built Stealth, who
> have also worked at Drayton Manor on several
> occasions. In fact, rumours are circulating
> that DM are considering a clone for 2002!

Re: UK/Great Bear by Graeme Graeme Profile at 4/28/00 3:59:17 PM

But that (Great Bear) sounds great to me! Don't all B&M Inverted coasters pull 4G on the vertical loop?

Graeme.

PS - Yes, the British are so conservative, most would even object to a 300ft coaster at the bottom of their garden.

I thought Great Bear was OK - nothing more. In
> my mind it's a family inverter - not intense
> at all. I prefer the faster, more intense
> rides like Nemesis and the Batman at Great
> America (which seemed more intense than the
> others even though it has the same layout).
> But yes, I agree. We do need more but our
> country is full of Nimby types. As you say,
> America has a lot of space. We don't - and
> the local population don't seem to like
> theme parks in their back yards, the
> spoilsports. Cal

Re: UK/Great Bear by Cal at 5/17/00 12:57:24 PM

> But that (Great Bear) sounds great to me! Don't
> all B&M Inverted coasters pull 4G on the vertical
> loop? Graeme. PS - Yes, the British are so
> conservative, most would even object to a 300ft
> coaster at the bottom of their garden.

I don't know wat Gs it pulls but it's a more sedate ride than Nemesis etc. Although it only has four inversions, they're big so it doesn't feel so intense. You'd probably love it! As I say, it's a fine coaster but I like scary intensity in my loopers.

Cal

Re: Six Flags in Europe by Jakob at 5/17/00 2:09:56 PM

> Which other European parks do you think will be
> "Six Flagged"? I reckon the other
> Walibi parks are prime suspects (particularly
> France). Also, maybe Drayton Manor? It's in a
> good position. I would say Mirabilandia, but they
> must be doing well. Graeme.
I don't think that Mirabilandia will sold to premier in the next 20 years. The actual owner Mr. Löffelhardt (one of the founders of Phantasialand), has so much fun with the park. Look at all the money, they put in the park in the last three years:
1998: Space Shot/ Turbo Drop

kiddie land

wild mouse
1999: monorail

90m Giant wheel

Niagara, shoot the shoots by Hopkins

inverted Ranger "Hurricane" by Far Fabbri
and of course 2000: Katun, the B&M monster Katun
With the rumours going on, I don't think that the park will be sold!!
Greetings
Jakob

Re: Great Bear by Graeme Graeme Profile at 5/17/00 3:44:22 PM

Generally I like large, smooth movements.

For instance, at Blackpool I probably like Big Dipper or Roller Coaster best. They are in between the Wild Mouse and the Big One in terms of track flow. I like both of those too, although the latter takes the mild concept a bit too far!

I love Nemesis, it's not too intense for me. In fact, no roller coaster has ever been too intense for me (some too scary, yes!). The only rides I really hate are Waltzers.

Graeme.

> I don't know wat Gs it pulls but it's a more
> sedate ride than Nemesis etc. Although it only
> has four inversions, they're big so it doesn't
> feel so intense. You'd probably love it! As I
> say, it's a fine coaster but I like scary
> intensity in my loopers.

> Cal