Has there been any rumours/pieces of information about Walibi Holland in 2023?
Maybe they do plan something for the longer term, for example towards 2025.Wasn't something supposed to replace the now defunct Go-Kart track? Whatever happened to that?
I’m no Walibi expert, but I get the impression on my visits, that they’re a bit like Thorpe, in that their target market nowadays is teens and up… With some very good family parks in competition, it would make sense too.Maybe they do plan something for the longer term, for example towards 2025.
If they get a new coaster it could be an interesting discussion what would be a good addition the existing line-up... i'd say a themed family coaster could bring in more families. If it's going to be a thrill coaster, a new generation Vekoma looper or that new S&S Axis model could work very well. I would also like to see a big B&M coming to the park, but the best fitting types would be a dive or a wing coaster and both models have already been build in parks near-by in the Netherlands.
Wasn't something supposed to replace the now defunct Go-Kart track? Whatever happened to that?
I haven't been there in about 8 years neither. But what I have heard about the development of the park with help of this forum and their external marketing, it indeed looks like that is their focus. So there absolutely might be a chance they are planning on building a thrillride.I’m no Walibi expert, but I get the impression on my visits, that they’re a bit like Thorpe, in that their target market nowadays is teens and up… With some very good family parks in competition, it would make sense too.
I really don't mind they are trying to work with some weird artistic theming, and I actually do like the concept of it, for example the theming on Lost Gravity looks cool and unique. But I think there are two problems with it: first of all, it doesn't match with their target group (young teenagers) and the way they communicate in the media. And second, I think they should keep it a little more clean. Somehow you can't really make up what the theming actually is about. It looks more like an artist area in Berlin than a zero gravity zone.What the park has done this year in terms of retheming their Zero Zone is beyond imagination. Seems like this whole park is starting to look like some sort of dumpster on speed...
This park used to be very nice and had a good atmosphere...but nowadays it is just pure horror!
Walibi Holland has a sensational new roller coaster in mind. The amusement park wants to build a sensational single-rail coaster: a roller coaster with only one track instead of two, as is usual. Several insiders report this to Looopings. The concept comes from the American firm Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC).
This would give Walibi a major European first. RMC has so far delivered four different single-rail coasters. They appeared in the US states of Texas (2018), California (2018), Idaho (2021) and New Jersey (2021). A fifth copy will open soon, again in California.
It is the intention that Walibi will bring the special attraction type to another continent for the first time. RMC is known as the builder of Walibi's 36.5 meter high hybrid coaster Untamed, which opened in 2019. Apparently, the collaboration with the Americans went well.
The plans appear to be at an advanced stage, although there is not yet 100 percent certainty. There is therefore no official confirmation. Looopings has telephoned a representative of RMC for comment, but will not confirm or deny the existence of the project at this time. A spokeswoman for Walibi is also unable to say anything about it at the moment.
The acquisition would be located on a piece of land that is currently not yet accessible to the public, between launch roller Xpress: Platform 13 and mega coaster Goliath. An old building of the green service and haunted house Haunted Holidays II are still located in that area. Walibi previously announced that it wanted to build something new on the site of the go-kart track, which was closed in 2018. However, "a family section" must arise there, a spokeswoman said last year.
RMC's existing single-rail coasters are between 32 and 40 meters high. They all count three inversions. The top speed varies from 84 to 93 kilometers per hour. A so-called raptor rail is used: a thick steel track suitable for trains with eight to twelve seats. Due to the narrow track, all passengers sit in a single row behind each other.
"Compared to traditional steel roller coasters, with a double rail, raptors are economical," reads the RMC website. "They use less steel and are quicker to install, in a compact footprint. Fewer foundations are needed and they take up less space. Raptors provide a thrilling ride at a great price."