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Heide Park Colossos retracking (2019)

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Thekingin64, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. Howie

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    ^How long has it been since I've bragged about my 2-day whoring session on Colossos? Must be a good few weeks now, surely? So yeah, I had a 2-day whoring session on Colossos (and the rest of Heide Park tbf, place was dead!), finishing with 4 laps on the back row without even leaving my seat.
    And it was the tits!
    It's not quite as good as El Toro but definitely not far off. Top ride, man.
     
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    Agreed, it's still up there as one of my fave woodies, front of the train was just incredible, @nealbie had to grab me as I nearly got ejected.
     
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    It's probably my favourite just for the first drop alone, the airtime afterwards is just a bonus. The roughness in the valleys though was definitely a big issue, some proper spine-cracking moments on it.
     
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    Fan site Heide Park World have been given some access to see inside the construction site.
    The Station.
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    Work has yet to start on the abandoned queueline - which was only newly built as part of the 2016 retheme done only months before it closed.
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    Lifthill motors
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    New lifthill track and chain.
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    New ledgers.
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    Is it known if they'll leave the queue line mostly the same, as it was only added in 2016? Apart from a few cosmetic touch ups, of course!
     
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    Yes they will I believe. Will just be refurbished and rethemed.
     
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    Ah right. Thanks @CSLKennyNI!
     
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    Is Intamin doing the work, as in the way prefabs were meant to be refurbished?
     
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    Holzbau Cordes are doing the structural work and the track is being supplied by Intamin.
     
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    Does anyone know if this will get new trains too?
     
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    No. The old trains are just being refurbished and reused.
     
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    Apologies if I've missed this but how closely are Intamin involved with the retracking project? If they aren't involved at all then it might mean new trains are required.
     
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    According to @Jared above:
    Hope that answers your question!
     
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    I missed that, thanks! I thought it was the case as the track is not standard wooden track.
     
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    it still could get new trains though, as the article I pasted earlier specifies.
     
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    You're welcome!
     
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    Entirely possible, although they should be a like for like replacement from Intamin which makes things much easier!
     
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    Yep, I'm not entirely fussed about new trains as the old ones were fine, however, it will help make things smaller which cant be a bad thing.
     
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