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Fantawild Resort | Changsha China | 3 Theme Parks

Discussion in 'Park Construction' started by roomraider, Jun 4, 2017.

  1. roomraider

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    Fantawild are continuing their expansion drive it seems with a massive new resort in Changsha, China The resort will have 3 new parks the first of which is under construction right now. The 3 parks roughly translate as Chinese historical and cultural heritage, the revival of the road patriotism theme park and the Chinese theme park of tomorrow

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    The most exciting prospect is one of the new Vekoma Hyper Space Coasters which is essentially an extended non launched version of Formula 1 and Energylandia.

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    Strangely this new resort is very very close to the existing parks in Zhuzhou. While we dont know the exact location yet due to the Satellite images being fairly old it appears it is only around 50minutes drive away.

    More here in Chinese: http://www.icswb.com/h/161/20151110/366103.html

    More on this resort as it appears
     
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    That's a pretty impressive looking finale!
     
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    Excited to see how these new Fantawild designs turn out!
     
  4. Pokemaniac

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    Changsha is a city of 7.2 million people, and Zhuzhou has roughly 4 million. I think there's a market big enough for two theme parks there. The Hunan province, where those cities are located, have more inhabitants than the UK (some 67 million according to Wikipedia), while being slightly smaller in area.

    ...then again, I can see the rebuttal here. London, with its population of 12 million, does not have two parks on that caliber close to it.
     
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    You are right people wise but it does seem an odd choice. I mean there are 2 parks there already. A Fantawild Adventure and an Oriental Heritage. Building another Oriental Heritage + 2 more parks means they will have 5 Theme Parks in quite a small area. While I'm not saying the area cant handle that many parks there are a few of bigger cities in China that don't have big parks. It just seemed odd to me especially as they wont be part of the same resort. its a whole new site.

    On another note
    As an Exercise for me more than anything else here's a list of the biggest cities and major park chains there already or under construction. Largest populations at the top.

    Guangzhou - Wanda, Chimelong
    Shanghai - Disney, OCT
    Chongqing - Six Flags, OCT, Wanda
    Bejing - Universal, OCT
    Hangzhou - Fantawild, Six Flags
    Wuhan - OCT
    Chengdu - OCT, Wanda
    Tianjin - OCT
    Xi'an - No major operators but Lewa World is there
    Jinan - Fantawild
    Shenzhen - OCT
    Nanjing - None of the major operators yet
    Shenyang - Fantawild
    Harbin - Wanda
    Shantou - Fantawild
    Suzhou - Wanda Wuxi is pretty much in Suzhou
    Dongguan - None of the major operators yet
    Wenzhou - None of the major operators yet
    Qingdao - Wanda
    Quanzhou - None of the major operators yet
    Changsha - OCT, Fantawild

    OCT clearly went in early for the biggest cities while Fantawild and Wanda are picking up many of the rest.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Not much new just a nice new image of the Vekoma for this park. Space Warp.png
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    the vekoma is up
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    The perspective on that picture is really strange. The first drop doesn't look large enough for that loop!
     
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    I'm not too sure whether I love or hate that colour scheme. :oops:
     
  10. roomraider

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    Another update
    The Vekoma looks complete now and there's some more track on site.

    Look closely at the 2nd pic and you can see the extended end to the Vekoma compared to Formula One
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    Here's a much better aerial shot of the same ride.
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    That first hill still looks :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing tiny compared to that first inversion!
     
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    Apart from the fact that it will valley before the first inversion, it looks like a good little looper.
     
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    I'm sorry, but have I misunderstood physics? How is this going to work exactly?
     
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    Launched lift? ;)

    I'm still suspecting it's just a perspective thing.

    The rails on the inversion are lower than the rails on the lift, but as the train is also inverted there's probably a couple of meters of between the centre of mass of the train at each instant. This might be enough....
     
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    I did wonder if it's just the odd angle of the photo exaggerating the problem. Even with a launch it just 'seems' wrong.
     
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    If this coaster works fine then the Vekoma should have no problem.

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    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    If only we had a poor resolution technical drawing showing the rough heights.
    Oh I do :p
    You might be able to figure out the height difference from this

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    Vekoma has published more pictures of the ready-for-testing Extended Space Warp coaster on their FB page:

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    Really solid ride imo! F1 at Energylandia was good fun, and this extended version adds an exciting overbanked element to the mix :D
     
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    That final picture is great. That looks like it'll be a lot of fun!

    (If it makes it through the first inversion, that is... ;) )
     
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