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Bobbejaanland to open a second VR coaster

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  1. CSLKennyNI

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    Bobbejaanland, the unloved child of Parques Reunidos, added VR to their indoor coaster Revolution in 2016.
    Now the park's next new addition this year will be: another VR coaster!
    Dreamcatcher, the oldest coaster in the park (Vekoma Suspended 1987), will receive wild west themed VR. As part of the project the station will receive extensive theming (sliver linings I guess). With the VR you will be able to fly like an eagle over the wild west and encounter real storms over mysterious landscapes.
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    http://themeparkfreaks.eu/2018/01/bobbejaanland-opent-dit-jaar-tweede-vr-achtbaan/

    This also means the last time the park received an actual NEW ride was Forbidden Caves in 2014 one of those (un)immersive tunnels like the Dinosaur one in Movie Park Germany. Before that they received a Maurer Spinner in 2011.
     
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    Hahaha are they serious? Stone Cold came off that thing with blood dripping down his ear and they want to VR it! Think of the children.
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    Do not fret, all of its children are unloved. Bobbejaanland hasn't seen significant investment since 2004 or so, that's completely par for the course. This is the chain that considers Parque Warner Madrid its flagship park, and it last got a big coaster when Six Flags opened the place in 2002.
     
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    Good point. I was really just thinking of it's closest neighbours Movie Park and Slagharen who have both had 'okay' amounts of invest recently while Bobbejaanland has just been left to die.
     
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    That's depressing. I guess the Youngstar is the newest cred, and that's ticking onto it's 9th year of operation now. I feel bad for PWM. It has the foundations of what could be a solid park, heck it already has some pretty fab rides. Just needs a bit more investment to bump up the standard. And rip down that woodie please.
     
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    I admit, I would have enjoyed the Mount Mata VR had the video been less jittery. If they can resolve the issue it will improve what is otherwise a boring ride. I think VR done right could be great.

    I liked Bobbejaanland but it desperately needs a new coaster. At the moment Plopsaland beats it in every way.
     
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    Being honest, I liked their immersive tunnel. Better than Movie Park's one which takes forever and a day and nicely themed too. And a couple of their indoor things are alright.

    But yeah, adding VR to a second coaster is just hilariously bad. Do they not realise the fad has already begun to die away? :p
     
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    Whilst other parks seem to be coming off the VR train, another park always jumps on it...
     
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    Parques Reunidos would more likely RCCA an RMC. They're that sort of company.
     
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    #truedat

    The news hit me as an April's fool, yet we're in January... so I guess it's just a business decision on Parques Reunidos' part. Unless they want to claim the world's record of Park with the most VR rides...
     
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    Parques Reunidos is too busy ruining Lake Compounce to care about European parks right now
     
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    At least Lake Compounce got a coaster xD

    It’s ran nowhere near as badly as their European parks
     
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    Judging by the comments on Parques Reunidos' Facebook page, Idlewild and Kennywood are mismanaged even worse than the European parks. Just when you think you've found the most badly run Parques Reunidos park, there's always another below it. Not bad for a chain that only runs 14 parks, one would think the scope of their neglect would be manageable to keep track of, but they're full of surprises.
     
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    Pictures of the new Dreamcatcher station theming. Photo credit: Hannes Andries
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    It really is just this one side/facade of the station. As you can see on the left the building is still a rusting metal shed (could they not even have painted it???). Good job PR.
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    The VR is not available yet but the park have said it should be ready by the end of this month.
     
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    That's a really pretty station!
     
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    Well done Bobbejaanland! That façade looks absolutely fantastic!
     
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    That is a very nicely polished turd :D
     
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    Today I went to Bobbejaanland. I made some pictures of some new additions, improvements and eyecatchers. Screenshot_20180415-210800.png Screenshot_20180415-210812.png Screenshot_20180415-210748.png
     

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    Dream Catcher's station is looking great, and it looks like you had a good day at the park! Looks very quiet in the pictures; great for re-rides!
     

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