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Gröna Lund | Ikaros | Intamin Sky Jump

Discussion in 'Other Ride Construction' started by Pink Cadillac, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Pink Cadillac

    Pink Cadillac Well-Known Member

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    Gröna Lund is adding a 95m/312ft Intamin Sky Jump in between the funhouse and Jetline. It reaches 56mph and should open in 2017.

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    Basically it's a modified of Falcon's Fury that only drops passengers down one of its sides. These Scandinavian city parks and their tower rides!
     
  2. TheCoasterCruiser

    TheCoasterCruiser Well-Known Member

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    Great to see another Sky Jump, and in Europe nonetheless!
    Apparently it will - not surprisingly - be squeezed in on a bridge between Lustiga Huset and Jetline.
     
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    Interesting how they've gone for a box section version instead of the tubular drop towers that Intamin usually use. Are we sure this isn't a modified version of an existing tower? Don't they have a shot tower there already?
     
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    ^ The shot tower is clearly visible in the background of that artwork photo. It'd be weird to include it if they'd plan to remove it...
     
  5. Ben

    Ben Social Media Team Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    As if they didn't have enough tower rides already xD

    What is it with Sweden and each park just having loads of drop towers.
     
  6. Lofty

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    Falcon's is :emoji_zipper_mouth:. This will be, too.
     
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    Intamin have a rendering of this beast!
    I really hope we will see the relocation of the S&S tower, the 2nd generation tower or both to other parks in the concern!

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    Honestly I think these are fab for people like me who don't love drop towers. I'm excited <3
     
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    Consider FrittFall as 2 different experiences, stand up and sit down, the shot tower, the mini kids drop tower and you have 4 drop tower experiences already, I know the park is limited spacewise but the choice of another drop tower is really confusing, 4 is enough as it is, 5 is overkill! :lol: Picked up a magazine, translated it very very poorly but it has some information about Ikaros, not sure if it can be found online but it is made by the company parks and resorts Scandinavia and says Parks - sommarmagasin ar 2016 on the front if any of you want to look for it. picked it up heading out of Kolmarden.
     
  10. Lofty

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    To be fair though, this doesn't 'feel' like a drop tower and in honesty, the free fall section comes second to the whole 'facing the floor high up' experience.
     
  11. gavin

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

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    ^ Yep. The tilt at the top is very WTF?, but the actual drop is pretty crap; an old-school, regular Intamin tower has a much better drop in my opinion, but yeah they've got one already.
     
  12. Ian

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    @NeoXIII posted on Twitter that this has been denied or something...any sources?
     
  13. NeoXIII

    NeoXIII Best Newcomer 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    The building permit has been denied due to complaints by two residents on grounds that the provincial government did not have sufficient data regarding the impact the sound of the new attraction would make on the environment. The park has appealed and will continue construction in anticipation of overturning the decision.
    I imagine this something they can easily have done well before the scheduled opening date of April 2017, which the park is sticking to in spite of the court's decision.
     
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    April 29th is the opening date.
     
  16. Pink Cadillac

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    I think it's media day!
     
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    For some reason this looks more insane than Falcon's Fury. I know they are similar in height but the fact that this one is shoe-horned between so many rides and has this huge 8-people gondolas make it look even more intimidating. I can't wait to return to Gröna Lund.

    BTW, if I was in charge of PR at that park I would get Guiness to crown the park "the place with most tower rides in the world" xD
     
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    I think it's also the way that it bounces when returning to vertical orientation. Falcon's Fury is more controlled IIRC.
     
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    That looks :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing gross. I think it's how it's just over loads of creds it makes it look even more huge.
     
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    This ride looks filth!! I'd sh**t myself
     

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