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[2018] Walibi Belgium ready for its transformation!

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by KristofWB, Apr 23, 2017.

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    This is coooooool because that park isn't that awesome but clearly has potential to be. It's like they have a lot of filler attractions that many large parks lack, but they don't have the large crowd drawers? That park could be REALLY good and feel like a packed, full day if only it had a large coaster... Or two. I mean, I'd like two. But I'll accept one.

    After that, the only thing left to do will be to sort the appaling food out.

    Then you have a really awesome park that has great public transport access.
     
  2. KristofWB

    KristofWB Well-Known Member

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    And by this time, kiddiecoaster 'La Coccinelle' is removed!

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    KristofWB Well-Known Member

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    Massive update on the parks transformation plus the announcement of another new ride for 2020; a Gerstlauer Sky Fly and huge new slide for Aqualibi waterpark!

    New entrance Walibi Belgium:

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    Zone Vampire, Weerwolf, Coccinelle:

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    Zone Pulsar en FlashBack:

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    Zone Dalton Terror + new thrillride Gerstlauer Sky Fly (oude locatie Inferno):

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    Zone Walibi Playland + new kiddie coaster:

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    Zone Ali Baba

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    Aqualibi + nieuwe glijbaan:

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    It's crazy just how much we're beginning to know of the transformation. It looks awesome, but how many parks go all out and say 'we're getting this, themed to this, going here' for the next 3-4 years. It's just mad.
     
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    Lofty Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    That's brilliant - some of those areas are beautiful - I wonder who they're going to get in to do it? My guess would be Jora.
     
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    First plans for the new mega coaster have also been released:

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    Source: Wonder World Facebook page
     
  7. KristofWB

    KristofWB Well-Known Member

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    Another thing is that Walibi Belgium announced the very first 'Erratic' dark-ride in the world. A interactive dark ride from Belgian company Alterface and ETF Ride Systems. A darkride with trackless cars, where visitors can choose which direction to take during the ride, with several endings and the park can choose which way cars of the dark ride go to. The name of the ride will probably be 'Popcorn Revenge' and will be based on several moviescenes from wellknown movies.

    There is a huge article about this darkride on a Belgian website, I will translate it later when I have got more time ;)

    So...what new rides may we expect in the near future?

    * 2018: Gerstlauer Bobsled Coaster
    * 2018: Adventuretrail above Gold River Adventure
    * 2019: Alterface and ETF Rides Erratic darkride
    * 2019: Zierer Force-190 kiddiecoaster
    * 2020: Mack Twist 'n' Splash
    * 2020: Gerstlauer Sky Fly
    * 2021: Megacoaster
     
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    That mega coaster layout looks pretty cool. I sort of wish it had another couple of large hills, but the low level corners could be really good!

    Long time to wait though... :p
     
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    Glad to hear this is still happening, there was a map showcasing all the additions yesterday and it didn't seem to be present.

    I love the sound of the dark ride system but I can't help but feel the popcorn theme is a bit random if it's going into an Ali baba themed area?
     
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    The coasterplans are still there! In fact, preparations for the construction are almost finished. The lake from the Gold River Adventure is pumped empty now for the construction of the coaster. And a big part of what will become the Tiki zone is now behind fences and the path between the Wild West area and Challenge of Tutankhamon is closed due to the construction of the new rollercoaster. An extra path has opened at the backstage of the park, going from the first aid stand to the 'Espace de Moulin' VIP area (location of the future Megacoaster), which will become home of the Quarantine haunted house and Quarantine scare zone this Halloween.

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    This 5 year plan is just getting better and better. It's a bit of a shame that the new dark ride isn't going to fit with its surrounding area, but the idea behind it sounds great. And as a standalone theme, I love the concept - almost Maus au Chocolat like at heart. <3
     
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    A little teaser-trailer from the 'Popcorn Revenge' darkride, coming in 2019 in the former building of the Ali Baba darkride, which is now used as a location for haunted houses Lumberjack and Project InvaZion.

     
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    That is the weirdest theme for a dark ride I've ever seen but I'm 100% here for it.
     
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    It's weird that they've gone for a 'stock shelf' dark ride theme when they're bothering to create bespoke themed areas for the rest of the park.
     
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    I'm not sure they did. For now all i've seen was that they went for the "popcorn revenge type" dark ride. Not necessarily with the popcorn revenge storyline itself. I might hace miss something though.
     
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    I think it's a bit too precise to be an alternate storyline - if it was just the technology that's shared between both ride types it would have spoke about the technological side of it more and not the specific theme and IP. Considering that Alterface have made their own IP that they plan to sell to various parks.
     
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    I am pretty sure that the 'Popcorn Revenge' theme will be displayed in the ride. I think it might be somekind of deal between the park and Alterface, because aswell Walibi Belgium and Alterface are both located in the same city; Wavre, and both companies are neighbors. However, Walibi Belgium has claimed, before it was announced it would be an Erratic darkride, it would be a spinning interactive theater that would make visitors get to know the 'Worlds of Walibi', the whole story behind the retheme. Guess we'll see what it is going to be in 2019.

    For the megacoaster, more and more rumors point into direction of Intamin being the manufacturer of the ride. Dutch 'themeparktabloidswesite' Looopings.nl claims it is going to be Intamin aswell. Fans are now waiting for the annual Walibi Belgium RollerCoaster Fan Day in October as they believe the manufacturer of the megacoaster may be revealed that same day. Fan Days from Walibi Belgium are known for the news giving that day. Challenge of Tutankhamon, Psyké Underground and Pulsar were all announced during previous Fan Days.
     
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    All these years of Walibi Belgium being overshadowed by Walibi Holland and now they're actually getting a Goliath-beater.

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    I love the title. Walibi Belgium, I am ready for your transformation!
     

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