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Dragon Valley | Nanjing China | Theme Park

Discussion in 'Park Construction' started by roomraider, Jan 18, 2018.

  1. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Another new park although not until 2020 this one. However work is underway already
    The park is mostly indoors and called Dragon Valley
    Here is some concept art.

    Dragon1.jpeg Dragon2.jpeg Dragon3.jpeg Dragon4.jpeg Dragon5.jpeg

    That coaster at the top may look familer to anyone who watched the recent Vekoma video from their factory. (Bottom right)
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    This is because the ride will be a new Vekoma Shockwave launched coaster. A great looking design from them and one of the new gen launched coasters.
    Heres some shots about the shockwave for Dragon Valley
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    https://m.weibo.cn/status/4197562090984448

    The parks hotels have been under construction for a while. Here is a shot from March last year. bad2ede0-d101-4399-9430-b2a0f85da00d.jpg
    I would assume the main structure for the park is too but as of yet I havent seen any pictures.

    Cannot wait for that Shockwave coaster though. I've seen the layout pop up a few times elsewhere and it looks incredible.
    Just 2 and a bit years to wait for this one.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    Do you have any videos/images of the layout? +1 new Vekoma to the world!

    Although it only has 2x16 passenger trains and the layout looks massive, so throughput might not be great...
     
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    Wow! The shockwave coaster looks great! I can't believe the size of that batwing either!
    I have to admit; at first I thought China was only a few amazing coasters, but now it looks like they are getting all the good stuff! I'm starting to get a bit jealous.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Administrator Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Nanjing is in China... ;)
     
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    That's what I meant...
    :oops:
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    And of all cities in China, it is probably the worst one to confuse for being Japanese, for... uh, historical reasons. You don't really have to do a Google search to find out why, because Google will suggest it before you even complete the word "Nanjing" in the search field...
     
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    I didn't do it on purpose, I just wasn't paying attention and kind of forgot...
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    No harm intended! But you might not want to have that post translated to Chinese and printed on your T-shirt along with a few sentences to explain the context if you ever visit Nanjing on December 13 in a year that ends with 7. Just saying.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    On the subject of the Shockwave. its popped up a few times if you look carefully :)
    These are 2 other concept arts for planned parks.

    Tema World - Istanbul
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    Amikoo - Mexico
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    Here it is, the Vekoma Shockwave launch coaster:-

    Here are some stats about it from RCDB:-

    Length: 3,592.5ft
    Height: 126.3ft
    Inversions: 5 (Vertical loop, Batwing, 2 Corkscrews)
    Speed: 62.1 mph
    Elements: LSM Launch

    Arrangement:
    2 trains with 4 cars per train. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.
    Capacity: 910 riders per hour

    https://rcdb.com/15998.htm
     
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    Love it!
     
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    Looks like it could be better than Lech and the firestorms!
     
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    Looks like there was a pretty serious fire at this park:



    I hope everyone involved is ok. But it does look like some nice progress was made on the park.
     
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    WHOA! There's already been a fire at the park? It's not even open yet! Oh jeez.
     
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    The construction process is likely the most risky part of the build, to be fair. It's true in most construction projects. The biggest risks of fire (hot works like welding, angle grinding) happen during construction, and many of the fire prevention systems (be that compartmentation, sprinklers, or something more advance systems) won't be operational yet.

    That said, that's a hell of a lot of smoke. Looks like a combination of poor material (in terms of fire performance) and lack of fire suppression. Hopefully they were at least able to evacuate fully.
     
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    As Hixee says its probably the most likely time for a park to catch fire. Its rare but also not that uncommon.
    For example Robotland in South Korea another park under construction also caught fire due to a welding torch earlier this month
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    http://www.nocutnews.co.kr/news/5055481

    and Fantawild Nanning had a small waste fire shortly after opening earlier this year.
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    http://www.twoeggz.com/news/10154589.html
     
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    Don't forget that Ferrari Land at PortAventura also caught fire during construction.
     

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