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Hansa Park | Kärnan | Gerstlauer Hyper Coaster

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by ECG, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. EthC

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    Oh jeez. Loving this idea and a real wtf moment. Cant wait to ride it next year.
     
  3. SimonSays99

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    Sadly will only get a weekday off in three weeks. As its main holiday season now I will not go on a weekend...
     
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    The theming for this is really coming together! No idea if they have started with the exterior on the tower.

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  5. Ben

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    Oh yeah I'd forgotten this would be happening!

    Yay - the inside bit at least is awesome already so I'm excited to see it themed.

    I just hate that you can't pick your row WTF.
     
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    Really? That's terrible!
     
  7. Ben

    Ben Best SM Team Member 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Yeah they batch you in this seperate room and then the doors open and put you in random rows.

    So your door might open first, be at the front, but you end up in the third row.

    I hate it.
     
  8. Pink Cadillac

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    While CF was down, I found that there has been some progress with the theming!

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    I really love the aesthetic and really hope they decide to theme the tower too. It strongly reminds me of De Vliegende Hollander!
     
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    Well, wow. I mean I was expecting this but still.

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  10. nadroJ

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    Hmmm, I feel like this could do with a bit more 'fantasy'. Like, at the moment sure it looks high quality but it just looks like a real castle, which kind of defeats the point of theming for me?


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  11. Lofty

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    I don't understand why there'd be TV's in a castle narrative? They're not even disguised as portraits ffs.
     
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    I think it's supposed to be like a museum style experience? As in, they've discovered the castle and are using the TVs to inform the guests of its history and such
     
  13. Pink Cadillac

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    They had similar screens in De Vliegende Hollander (can't remember whether they were disguised as something else or not) and they weren't too bad, although Efteling had used smaller ones and much more sparingly and it just felt less 'obvious to the eye' than these!
     
  14. Lofty

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    Explaining that to guests is very hard. You're saying "You're in a castle, but it's the modern time, until you board the old vehicles", it just doesn't work as a linear narrative and is hard to fully explain in such a short time for the customer experience.
     
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    I kinda get it - it's like the Hex narrative really.

    But yay glad they've done something, they just need to sort out the actual concrete tower!

    This ride is fab tho.
     
  16. Pink Cadillac

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    The baggage drop off!
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    This is at the foot of the tower, so there might be some work to theme the tower later on???
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    I am absolutely loving the bag drop off, that's the best thing ever. Whenever a park goes over the top to theme a ride or area, I'm always in admiration. I love that they've combined mundane operational aspects of the ride (bag drop) into the story and narrative, very well done and I wish more parks take a leaf out of the books of these smaller parks that seem to be doing so well for immersive attractions.
     
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    Re: nadroJ's post: You've got a point, which is why I don't get Europa Park at all, but looking at the photos I wouldn't honestly have said it looks dull? Maybe I've not paid enough attention.

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  19. Pink Cadillac

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    In the quest to take the title of "most bricks in a theme park" from Legoland, Hansa Park are now actually going head with theming the tower.

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    I think the scale of this tower is understated, so I wish them luck.
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    Finally! They're insane for theming such a huge Tower but I love them for it.

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