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Eurosat 2.0 - Refurbishment - Europa Park

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by CSLKennyNI, Jun 24, 2017.

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    Love the red track, really was a great investment.
     
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    A look at the new switch track between normal station, VR station and maintenance bays.


    Also Looopings has reported that this project cost €30 million.

    Must say from what I've been reading on other forums and social media: the new queueline and station is universally agreed to be amazing. The old Eurosat robot even makes an appearance in the queue.

    However the reaction to the actual coaster theming seems to be rather mixed. With criticism aimed the lack of it in places, its quality (cheapness) and how in some people's opinion it doesn't really convey the concept of a night flight over Paris. (Then of course there are fans who just miss the old space theme)

    I'm intrigued to ride it one day to see what the experience is like. I was never much of a fan of Eurosat before, so the change doesn't really bother me.

    Would be interesting to hear the thoughts of anyone on here if they've ridden it?
     
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    See my post on the previous page I rode it yesterday.

    Honestly after the stunning opening event all I can say is the ride must have been a huge anti climax for the VIP's. I'm sure the Mack's would have thought the same and will look to improve it in the near future.

    I'm not convinced it's completely finished, there were workers on the roof of the building throughout the day and a wooden fence inside the queue after where the escalators used to be - in fact someone appeared with a tape measure and clip board measuring the panels whilst we were waiting. Perhaps the fire a few months ago set them back a few weeks which would be understandable.

    Tbf its really good fun and the on ride audio and general soundtrack is amazing. But it should be so much better than it is.
     
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    I'm intrigued as to what interior ride theming was to be expected on a dark coaster that is already very limited in space? I was expecting 2D cut out style theming all along as this tends to work fairly well for dark coasters.

    I'll wait and see what it is like myself later in the year though. It's not as if Eurosat was full of theming before!
     
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    Yeah, what exactly are people expecting them to do inside?? Take a look at Rock’n’Rollercoaster, or revenge of the mummy, those are exactly the same, and that is from a company that spends a huge amount on their rides.

    The lift hill music kicks me right in the nostalgia <3
     
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    Well it was advertised as a flight over Paris, and going by the external theming and high standards set by EP I expected better.

    It's littered with tacky looking flourecent painted boards, and long sections of darkness in between.

    Sure they're limited to what they can do in terms of themeing but they could do a lot more with strobes/lasers/firework effects to match the high tempo and fun of the on board music.
     
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    I personally think that this looks lovely! I particularly like the Eiffel Tower illusion on the lift hill!
     
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    On old Eurosat, we had special effects and real theming. Different kinds of lasers, asteroids, and the light tunnel. The new one is: Cardboard. Cardboard. Cardboard. Cardboard. To me that's no theming, it's is pictures of theming. It just looks so artificial and fake. Especially that Eiffel tower in the lift. There would have been enough space for a real structure, but that one was made from cardboard as well. Everything felt cheap and hollow. Didn't like the soundtrack either, it's just a medley of boring melodies I have heard way too often before.
    To mention something positive: The new trains are very comfy, the ride is very smooth, the trainsitions were improved, and the addition of a few additional small drops/airtime pops made the ride even more fun. The last curve has multiple "jumps" that make the whole queue near the station shake, and you can hear how the train is running on its upstop wheels. Found that pretty cool.
     
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    Europa-Park have said over the weekend that the theming they had planned was too heavy to hang up, so they had to put up some lighter theming very late on. They are not happy with it at all yet, and changes will be made over the coming weeks and months, especially once the park has closed for the season.

    It is a pity that the light tunnel was not retained, some red/white light effects would have worked well!
     
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    Recently Can Can Coaster has been running with its lights/effects turned off.
    And while I've not seen any official confirmation from the park; a number of fansites are reporting that due to the negative response and backlash to the onride theming it will continue to operate as a dark coaster until the Winter season.
    Presumably the project team will work on a solution in time for Winter.

    There are also reports that the single rider queueline has now been closed due to it being used by too many groups of people.
     
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    Rumor also has it that it will be renamed to "Temple of the Night Paris" for the time being.
     
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    I heard the lighting is working again now and the soundtrack properly works in sync with the ride now (It also did when I rode it, but I heard that it often did not. This doesn't change anything about the fact that I hate the new soundtrack. The old soundtrack was one of the main reasons why I loved Eurosat. Without it, it's just "meh" to me.)
     

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