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Niles

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Not sure if this deserves it own topic as its just a proposal but the plan is a redevelopment of the riverside in Wichita, KS, the project includes a hotel, air & space museum, aquarium, preforming arts centre, retail and more. The plan interestingly also shows a area with rides including what looks to be one of the new Chance Hyper GTX looping coasters, hopefully this goes ahead as it looks like it will be great for the area and I'm interested to see what Chance can do.

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Quote: "Enjoy the ''Rolling on the River" Roller Coaster. There is absolutely nothing to compare with the thrill of having a roller coaster ride. Imagine roaring down every drop and curve with the Arkansas River siting right next to you."

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Matt N

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This isn’t really “news” as such, so apologies if this is in the wrong thread, but Legacy Entertainment released this awesome concept art for a Night at the Museum-themed dark ride that was previously planned, but never happened:

It’s unknown which park this was intended for, but I think it would have been quite cool, personally!
 

JoshC.

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Walibi Holland are replacing their Go Karts:
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(Image from Looopings)

They closed in 2018 following an incident (I believe a girl's hair got caught in the kart and was ripped from her scalp; the incident has only recently been fully resolved in court).

The suggestion is it could be some sort of family attraction as that's what the park want to focus on a bit more. Next year they're also updating the area around Lost Gravity and calling it the 'Zero Zone'.

From what I remember, at their 2019 Fright Nights event you walked along part of the race track to get to one of their scare zones (Eddie's Festival of Freaks), which was outside the normal park area. I also vaguely remember it being the first time that part was used for the event. It will be interesting to see if they still want to use that area for future events, and so want to keep such a walkway available with whatever replaces the Go Karts.

The Go Kart space is reasonably big, and in the park's 'Speed Zone', near-ish to Goliath. So potential for something solid, even if it is a minor investment.
 

Matt N

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Walibi Holland are replacing their Go Karts:
0618schutter.jpg

(Image from Looopings)

They closed in 2018 following an incident (I believe a girl's hair got caught in the kart and was ripped from her scalp; the incident has only recently been fully resolved in court).

The suggestion is it could be some sort of family attraction as that's what the park want to focus on a bit more. Next year they're also updating the area around Lost Gravity and calling it the 'Zero Zone'.

From what I remember, at their 2019 Fright Nights event you walked along part of the race track to get to one of their scare zones (Eddie's Festival of Freaks), which was outside the normal park area. I also vaguely remember it being the first time that part was used for the event. It will be interesting to see if they still want to use that area for future events, and so want to keep such a walkway available with whatever replaces the Go Karts.

The Go Kart space is reasonably big, and in the park's 'Speed Zone', near-ish to Goliath. So potential for something solid, even if it is a minor investment.
Maybe a new family coaster might be nice? I’m not sure how new Walibi Holland’s family coaster lineup is, on the whole, but maybe something along the lines of Pegasé Express at Parc Asterix might work, given that Parc Asterix is also a CDA park?
 

Hyde

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Not sure if this deserves it own topic as its just a proposal but the plan is a redevelopment of the riverside in Wichita, KS, the project includes a hotel, air & space museum, aquarium, preforming arts centre, retail and more. The plan interestingly also shows a area with rides including what looks to be one of the new Chance Hyper GTX looping coasters, hopefully this goes ahead as it looks like it will be great for the area and I'm interested to see what Chance can do.

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Quote: "Enjoy the ''Rolling on the River" Roller Coaster. There is absolutely nothing to compare with the thrill of having a roller coaster ride. Imagine roaring down every drop and curve with the Arkansas River siting right next to you."

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There absolutely needs to be more Chance GTX's in the world - would love to see this come to reality!
 

SilverArrow

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CrashCoaster

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Oh god...


These Zamperla Giant Discoveries really do have problems don't they. I'd love to know what actually went wrong there, seems like the motors may have somehow got partially disconnected to the gondola arm? Whatever the case may be, I reckon there could be a design fault at play here and Zamperla may be in some trouble.
 
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Pear

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These Zamperla Giga Discoveries really do have problems don't they. I'd love to know what actually went wrong there, seems like the motors may have somehow got partially disconnected to the gondola arm?
SFA's is a Giant Discovery not a Giga Discovery
 

Intamin Forever

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Oh god...


These Zamperla Giga Discoveries really do have problems don't they. I'd love to know what actually went wrong there, seems like the motors may have somehow got partially disconnected to the gondola arm? Whatever the case may be, I reckon there could be a design fault at play here and Zamperla may be in some trouble.
Jesus Christ the lord!
Someone is going to be in trouble!
 

TPoseOnTantrum

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Oh god...


These Zamperla Giga Discoveries really do have problems don't they. I'd love to know what actually went wrong there, seems like the motors may have somehow got partially disconnected to the gondola arm? Whatever the case may be, I reckon there could be a design fault at play here and Zamperla may be in some trouble.
The question is, is this real?
 

Hixee

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See I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Part of me thinks this is scaremongering by people who won't understand structural mechanics. Put is this way, if the structure WASN'T flexing like this I'd be far more concerned. A ductile material (like steel) behaving in a non-ductile way (like concrete) is scary stuff. This likely has done no real damage to the ride, but I would probably still want a third party review - especially of the bolts and welds in those flanges.

Another part of me thinks that there should be mechanisms in place to prevent this - interlocks between the brake and the motors, etc. If I worked at the Zamperla office I'd be sweating a little bit this morning

Then all of me thinks "why wasn't the ride e-stopped?" and "why didn't they get the people off?". Regardless of the engineering, it's not a good look.
 

Dar

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See I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Part of me thinks this is scaremongering by people who won't understand structural mechanics. Put is this way, if the structure WASN'T flexing like this I'd be far more concerned. A ductile material (like steel) behaving in a non-ductile way (like concrete) is scary stuff. This likely has done no real damage to the ride, but I would probably still want a third party review - especially of the bolts and welds in those flanges.

Another part of me thinks that there should be mechanisms in place to prevent this - interlocks between the brake and the motors, etc. If I worked at the Zamperla office I'd be sweating a little bit this morning

Then all of me thinks "why wasn't the ride e-stopped?" and "why didn't they get the people off?". Regardless of the engineering, it's not a good look.
I'm sure I've heard around that six flags don't 'let' the ops e-stop rides without clearance in case it takes the ride out for the day, so that could explain why the heck this thing still had power lol

I'm no enginerd, but that motion reminds me of when a motor has lost its location and is trying to "home" against an end stop
 

MillenniumT

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Its strange that from seeing this I did a quick search on POV's and off ride footage of the ride since its opened and in some of them when the ride begins to slow down you do notice a ever so slight wobble/warp in the support at the front just ever so briefly. Nothing like it is in that TikTok video definitely interesting to see what happens now
 
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