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Small News From The Theme Park Industry

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Lofty, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. SilverArrow

    SilverArrow Well-Known Member

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    Shame about this, done two of them (including this one) and they're great fun. I assume they were inspired by the Schwarzkopf jet stars?
     
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    The Bakken one was a lot of fun! It's surprising to ride a coaster without any form of restraint whatsoever.
     
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    CanobieFan Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but there are a handful traveling in the US at major fairs. With Deggeller moving one... and Reithoffer moving 2! Fiesta Shows had one.... but I'm pretty sure it hasn't been used since it had an Uh-Oh in the late 90's / early 00's

    This one was one of the first coasters I ever rode <3 https://rcdb.com/387.htm
     
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    vaugc002 Well-Known Member

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    Ohhhh I didn't consider that. I guess it's a compact design so ideal for transporting. I wish we had those over here
     
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    There's also one travelling in Germany. Though I'm never sure what is the difference between Flitzers and 4 Man Bobs...
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    I love these facades - they make the rides look pretty fun!
     
  8. CanobieFan

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    The Bob is much larger and has a greater first drop, although the layout does seem similar.
    The only 4 man Bob I've done is the one Blackpool had.
     
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    Rumor has it that El Diablo is really LaRonde's new for 2019 Chaos ride. I expect a new super loop to replace the old one.
    Rumor also has it that King Cobra is packing up and slithering to Mexico to become their King Cobra slide.
     
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    Looks like Hocus Pocus Hall at Chessington is getting a revamp - they've "put it up for sale" with the "new owner" announced on 17th October.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    I hope it gets replaced with a Hydrus/GaleForce sized thrill coaster.
     
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    I don't know if that's the type of thing Chessington would really build, personally. Also, wouldn't the Burnt Stub be listed?
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    I was talking about Flitzer at Morey's. :)
     
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    Ah right. Thanks for the clarification @ATI; that makes much more sense now! I agree that something like Hydrus or GaleForce would fit well, although a GCI woodie has apparently been scheduled for Morey's Piers for some time.
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    ^I'm waiting for that Juvelen clone at Chessington that will never happen. :)
     
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    So am I! But for all we know, it might happen! Have faith! Chessie's next major year is 2021, so something good might come then!
     
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    Movie Park Germany's popular Halloween event is adding a new IP based attraction which will use the SBNO Ice Age dark ride. Guests will walk through the trough of the former water ride. The rockwork and forest theming in the scenes is being kept/reworked for the new theme of the maze.

    Movie Park Press Release:
    I had hoped they'd refurbish the ride system and reopen it with a new theme as a 'new' dark ride, feels like a bit of a waste. Nevertheless though it seems interesting and should certainly be a very unique Halloween maze.

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    The park have also released a trailer for their Halloween Horror Fest which features an odd clown murdering park employees...
     
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