Change background image
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Walibi Rhône-Alpes | Unknown | Gerstlauer Infinity

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Jaiden M., Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Jaiden M.

    Jaiden M. Active Member

    Likes Received:
    51
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Best Coaster:
    SVengeance/Maverick
    Best Park:
    Cedar Point
    Coaster Count:
    83
  2. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    1,733
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    PortAventura Park
    OK, I'm guessing a launched infinity. Or maybe it'll just be a eurofighter 320. I hope for the infinity.
     
  3. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    2,509
    Trophy Points:
    433
    Best Coaster:
    Nemesis/Sky Skrapper
    Best Park:
    DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    507
    It is an Infinity but no launch


    Inf1.jpg Inf2.jpg Inf3.JPG
     
    Sneaky, Pokemaniac and Jaiden M. like this.
  4. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    2,509
    Trophy Points:
    433
    Best Coaster:
    Nemesis/Sky Skrapper
    Best Park:
    DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    507
    Excuse the Double Post but heres the video those screen caps seem to be from

     
    Sneaky, Coaster Hipster and peep like this.
  5. DelPiero

    DelPiero Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    1,557
    Trophy Points:
    258
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    475
    Yuck, me no likey. You just know this'll be proper rattly.
     
  6. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    1,733
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    PortAventura Park
    Looks pretty cool! Finally, an Infinity with a 3-car train.
     
  7. peep

    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    363
    Trophy Points:
    313
    Best Coaster:
    Taron
    Best Park:
    DisneySea
    Coaster Count:
    879
    Yeah that looks and sounds cool. Might finally get over to Rhone-Alpes in 2019 then.
     
  8. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    1,733
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    PortAventura Park
    I've just realized on the bottom photo that it has a system similar to Switchback at ZDT's, as in it has a transfer just before the station, and is a kind of shuttle coaster.

    EDIT:- I was right, it does have a launch (supposedly):-

    https://rcdb.com/15842.htm
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017
  9. HeartlineCoaster

    HeartlineCoaster Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    937
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Best Coaster:
    Helix
    Best Park:
    Liseberg
    Coaster Count:
    662
    This park seems to be gaining some good momentum.
    Not sitting in the most populous of coaster areas, but putting this alongside the Gravity can probably persuade me.
     
  10. Pear

    Pear Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    349
    Both Karacho and Karnan aren't even that rattly. Plus it has lapbars so the rattle won't matter much.

    I like this, but I wish the layout was a bit longer. Should be great for the park though.

    Here's an NL2 recreation from KingRCT3

     
  11. balrog

    balrog Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    70
    That vertical lift won't be so unique with an impulse clone opening at Spirou in 2018.
     
  12. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    1,733
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    PortAventura Park
    The guy in the video said they will be something special at the end of the ride that hasn't been announced yet... Speculate!
     
  13. Pear

    Pear Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    2,222
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    349
    The special thing is the launch into the inverted spike as seen in the NL2 video
     
  14. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    1,733
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    PortAventura Park
    We haven't even seen quite the full layout, I'm pretty sure the spike isn't visible in the video. I know this is at a small park, but only 2 x 12 passenger trains? That must only be ~400pph.
     
  15. Coaster Hipster

    Coaster Hipster Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    937
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    231
    Apparently the video shown on Wonder World is an excerpt from a Compagnie des Alpes internal video which was leaked.

    This would be the same as Timber's capacity. The small GG woodie also has 2 x 12 passenger trains ;)
    Checking attendance figures, Walibi Rhône-Alpes had 420,000 visitors in 2016 and 465,000 this year. Haven't visited the park yet, but I remember most French TRs wrote that wait times generally weren't exceeding 30 minutes on Timber.
     
  16. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    1,733
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    PortAventura Park
    ^In terms of riders per train, and the number of trains, then yes. But this looks to be a longer ride and on a larger scale, so that would make the capacity lower than Timber. I mean, Gerstlauer's vertical lift hills are able to carry trains comprised of 4 rows (16rpt), so they could be missing out on 1/4 of the possible capacity with 2 trains. Even with 3 trains, that would be an improvement, but the throughput would still only be ~600pph.
     
  17. Coaster Hipster

    Coaster Hipster Well-Known Member

    Likes Received:
    937
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Best Coaster:
    Steel Vengeance
    Best Park:
    Phantasialand
    Coaster Count:
    231
    Good point actually, I didn't think about that.

    On the other hand, Timber's height requirement is only 110cm (3ft 6), as opposed to most Infinity's higher 130cm (4ft 3) limit. Not sure if that would make that much impact, but maybe park management also took this element into consideration.
     
  18. CrashCoaster

    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

    Likes Received:
    1,733
    Trophy Points:
    333
    Best Coaster:
    Shambhala
    Best Park:
    PortAventura Park
    Could someone please correct the word "Gerstlauer" in the title? It's driving me mental.
     
  19. Jaiden M.

    Jaiden M. Active Member

    Likes Received:
    51
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Best Coaster:
    SVengeance/Maverick
    Best Park:
    Cedar Point
    Coaster Count:
    83
    And from watching POV's of Timber it seems they have pretty good operations. They are able to run it without stacking which is pretty impressive given the second train arrives at the station after the first has already cleared the lift.
     
  20. Pokemaniac

    Pokemaniac Mountain monkey Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team

    Likes Received:
    1,453
    Trophy Points:
    303
    This is looking pretty good! Wonder what this prevalence of switch track coasters will do to theme park building games of the future, though. Judging by the video above, it can't be simulated well in NL2, and neither Planet Coaster nor Parkitect feature them. Must be hard to code. What will happen if they become ubiquitous, and when the next generation of enthusiasts try to recreate their home parks in a game, they can't build a single coaster?

    Think of the children! ;)
     
    oriolat2 likes this.

Share This Page