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Efteling to build an Intamin family launch coaster in 2020

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by CSLKennyNI, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    I mean I've heard a few people call Taron a family coaster, so...
     
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    Matt N Well-Known Member

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    PA marketed Shambhala as a family coaster when it first opened, and that reaches 83mph! What are we trying to prove here?
     
  3. CSLKennyNI

    CSLKennyNI Well-Known Member

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    So.... what?
    I've heard a few people call Trump a good President. Doesn't make it true.

    Where do you get that speed from? Efteling haven't confirmed anything yet.
     
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    I've heard one person call Taron 'a glorified Rita with theming'. ;)
     
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    Im hoping for a vekoma mine train a la Big Grizzly (Disney HK Resort) would fit with the mining theme of the Baron.

    Edit: Tokyo is ofcourse HK.
     
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    Sweet Jesus that person needs a smack.
     
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    Or to actually ride Taron ;)
     
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    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

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    To be fair, the rides are pretty similar. But for the statement to be correct, "glorified" should be read as "done gloriously". It's the same basic concept at heart, a fast launcher which doesn't go upside down or very high. The problem with Rita is that that is all there is to say about it. Taron added a second launch, a few dozen near-misses, and reportedly some great forces (probably the result of a decade or so of software development allowing forces to be fine-tuned), and ended up making a much better ride on the same template.

    For the record, some eyeballing suggests Taron and Rita having approximately the same footprint, although Rita is P-shaped while Taron fills pretty much all of a rectangular shape. Taron is obviously a lot longer, and a tad taller and faster, but they occupy roughly the same physical space. Colour me impressed with how large of a coaster Intamin has actually managed to build for such a small area. It also makes me optimistic about what Alton could actually do with the plot the day Rita finaly kicks the proverbial bucket, or for that matter what kind of coasters that could be delivered to parks with little room to spare.
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Huh?
     
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    Howie Well-Known Member

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    ^'Mine' train + 'mine' themed dive coaster, geddit? S'obvious.
    It probably won't happen, but having just had a peak at the Big Grizzly POV on YooToob, yeah, I can imagine Efteling doing something like that really well. Obviously they'd have to do it their way, the Efteling way, and not just copy the Disney ones, but hot damn, I would totally be 'on board' (geddit? ;) ) with a fairytale inspired, Efteling mine train.
     
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    I think the “Huh?” Is more because the new ride is in a completely seperate part of the park, and it would not make sense to theme it to the Baron. Plus Efteling have already said that the theme of the ride will be “travelling”.
     
  13. gavin

    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    The "huh?" was in relation to Big Grizzly Mountain seemingly being relocated to Tokyo.
     
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    True, and your comparisons are interesting, but to me they're still so vastly different. You also make a valid point that it would be SO exciting to see what AT could put in Rita's place when it goes. Sadly I don't have the same faith in AT as I do in Phantasialand and I'm almost 100% sure we'll never see anything half as epic as Taron at AT :( ...but that's a different topic!
     
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    Efteling attracted a record number of visitors last year. 2017 saw 5.2 million people visit.
    This means Efteling's target of 5 million visitors by 2020 has been reached 3 years earlier than anticipated.

    Overview:
    2014: 4.4 million
    2015: 4.68 million (+ 6.3%) - Baron 1898 and Holiday village Bosrijk added.
    2016: 4.76 million (+ 1.7%)
    2017: 5.2 million (+ 9.2%) - Symbolica and Loonsche Land accommodation added.

    Symbolica, Baron and all the new accomodation certainly did the trick.
    The park's next target aims for them to attract 6 to 7 million visitors by 2030. To achieve this goal, they will continue to expand their accommodation offerings in the coming years and new attractions will be added.

    http://eftelingsestraat.nl/efteling-nieuws/record-aantal-bezoekers-efteling/
     
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    Seriously impressive stuff!


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    A near 10% increase in visitors is good for any park really, but it's even more impressive for a park with visitor numbers like Efteling.

    I hope that they can sustain those numbers and continue to grow! The new expansion should really help..
     
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    So spending money on new attractions, while also spending money on general upkeep and steady improvements, draws more people in and improves the bottom line, meaning they have even more cash to spend on large scale projects like Symbolica and the new area (that involves moving an access road) and vanity projects like re-tracking a 30 year old ride?

    Someone should tell Merlin Ents.
     
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    CSLKennyNI Well-Known Member

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    Looopings.nl has now claimed that the 2020 launch coaster will be a family coaster with a low top speed and no inversions.
    Pretty much just what all the other rumours have been saying for ages (so it made me laugh that they boost about how they are reporting this first). Still expecting something like Juvelen.
     
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    ATI Spammer of the Year & Most Improved Member CF Award Winner 2016

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    The fact they seem to be promoting it as slow just makes it sound like :emoji_poop:, especially for coaster enthusiast. It makes me picture something like Yippe as opposed to Juvelen.
     

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