On Friday, Saturday and Sundays TGV trains will start running between Freiburg and Paris from 11th December making stops at Strasbourg and Ringsheim/Europa Park.
For a long time it's been no secret that Euro Mir is set to get the 'Sat treatment' at some point in the future; and it's a project that keeps sliding back with the 2018 fire, corona and other priorities (like Voltron).
Discussion around it has heated up this week after a picture made it's way...
Traumatica is back in it's new 'Festival of Fear' incarnation. The event space has been redesigned and a new food court, with a lot more variety than before, set up behind Tarot House (previously The Fallen). Minus Kassandra being open; Greece is no longer part of the event. Entry has been...
As well as the throughput and dispatch targets the other things confirmed in the episode:
- there will be a dark ride part
- (not directly confirmed but heavily implied) a rolling conveyor station like Arthur will be used
- official track length 1,385m
- RCS will erect the coaster (having...
F.L.Y.’s offload has strangely been off the past week or so apparently. Which is very unusual. Unknown whether technical or staffing issues.
There is at the end of on-load beside the control room a door to the corridor between off load and the lockers exit. On dead days in winter I’ve...
Also different colour Wristbands exist to batch you into the correct queue in the station (although with Single Rider Lines not yet back - not all colours are in use - when eventually in use as planned 4 colours for 4 queues- SRL, standby, hotel quick pass, front row).
So after security check...
These are “Bigger Dipper” trains, double the normal ones. So 16 rides per train. 7 trains. 30-ish second dispatches (at least in the documentary they mentioned every 30 seconds a train will enter a new block section).
It’s optimistic but knowing EP they’ll achieve the aim of this being on par...
Some new stats
- 20,000 square metres site
- 7 trains
- 1,385m length*
- 32m height
- 21 curves
*the length is at odds with the previous 1,600m figure stated by Michael Mack. Presumably he was referring to a total amount of track (including maintenance bays) or total amount travelled when you...
Some new concepts and details have been released for Vikingløp
- the new tower/building seemingly called Nordiskturn will have 6 floors
- each slide/lane is 187m long (which makes these the 2nd longest slides in the park after Svalgur Rytt)
- 24m tall
- each race time will be measured and...
Would guess then the work will again be confined to the off season. Is hopefully enough time.
While all the attention is on Voltron (as hopefully still the main 2023 addition) I'm quite intrigued to see how the completion of the Austria expansion turns out. Finally having the correct boats for...
First flyers advertising the winter season - interesting to note is the new circus location (where it is currently being built up for Traumatica). The ice bar is returning, while the Ice Sculptures and the Winterzauber Ed & Edda show on the lake won't be returning.
Okay from those Rust planning documents someone on CoasterFriends.de has spotted an interesting feature.
Anyone not wanting potential spoilers for the indoor parts of this ride *look away now*
Numbering and colours from Mario M of CoasterFriends
1 - normal track
2 - Final Brake Run
Another potentially interesting thing in the latest construction documentary episode - when in the Mack NeXT offices speaking with designer Matthias about their research into Croatia, how and why EP chooses which parts of countries to recreate and creative choices in the coaster station building...
The story has been released for this year's 'Traumatica: Festival of Fear' - it explains the fate of the various factions post war and now the travelling folk have settled in Traumatica.
This year's mazes are Petting Zoo, Wax Museum, Grim's Funhouse, Skin...