2020: Piraten in Batavia

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  1. CSLKenny

    CSLKenny TowersStreet Member

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    ^Seeing it in person (albeit last month before it was totally finished with the stained glass window) I thought it looked quite well amongst all those new facades there. Didn't feel at odds with the area. Plus in the new narrative it is an old abandoned VOC building that the local Pirates have taken over and turned into their bar so the weathering seems fitting.

    The latest EP Weekly episode shared some insights of the decorations and props department - including some of their work for Batavia.
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    Ah fair enough! Some things do usually look different on camera so it may seem more subtle in person.

    Also, I've already found my new favourite character :tearsofjoy:..

     
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    I was about to say the same.

    Christ, we agree.

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    A tease of the new Piraten boats from Mack Rides.

     
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  5. CSLKenny

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    BNN are reporting that the targeted opening of Piraten in Batavia has now slid back to the end of July due to work being slowed by COVID.

    https://bnn.de/nachrichten/suedwest...her-muessen-mit-laengeren-wartezeiten-rechnen
     
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    The music for Piraten in Batavia is being recorded with social distancing in action.
     
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    I was only wondering yesterday whether or not they would have already recorded the soundtrack, and if not whether there would be any restrictions in doing so now. Good to see that recording is able to take place with some social distancing measures!
     
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    7 figures which were saved from the wreckage of the original Piraten in Batavia have returned to Rust. They will soon find a new home; being placed in a lifeboat in a scene in the new rebuilt Piraten symbolising their survival.
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    Thomas Mack also gave a teaser of the music for the ride.
     
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    Part 2 of The Making of Piraten in Batavia! It's looking really great, and the video confirms that the ride will follow the old layout. :)
     
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    I love the way they've built the boats to be stripped apart and have pieces individually replaced. Just what you'd expect from a company of engineers. Going to be great for long term maintenance.
     
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    The whole thing appears to be coming together beautifully. The new boats are a masterpiece and the new lighting of the Dutch area is stunning.
     
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    Looks beautiful, especially at night.

    So glad the park have decided to not only restore the attraction but also enhance it whilst keeping the original key features such as the Bamboo Bai.
     
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    Looks delightful.

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    Spoilers in Batavia

    With the 2 year anniversary of the fire coming up Südkurier.de was given access to the construction site to see just how far they've come in that time, and shared some pictures from inside.
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    At today's online press conference the Macks shared some more details on Batavia:
    - They confirmed the ride will open at the end of July. No date was given but the Press Conference for the opening will be on 30. July.
    - They claim the new Pirates has a mix of charm from the old ride with a modern and new touch.
    - Roland Mack described the new story as Politically Correct - so this time the villagers will win against the pirates.
    - He also praised the quality of the new animatronics - claiming they are only surpassed by Disney.

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    “Politically correct”? love it.

    Also, very humble to state that the animatronics are only surpassed by Disney. Like that.


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    Aww, does that mean they've got rid of the "I buy you better one, she not that good!" sound effect? :(

    Europa-Park: second only to Disney.
     
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    Also from the press stuff yesterday - the Macks with the first boat that has arrived on site.
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    EDIT: The short preview film Departure to Batavia! Really cool work by Mack Media, love it.
     
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    So, Michael Mack's announced yet another book tie-in (Mack SynerGy, am I right?) but this time for Batavia, titled:

    "DIE FLIEGENDE SCHULE DER ABENTEUER - DER FEUERTIGER VON BATAVIA"

    This features the fire tiger dagger, unsurprisingly, and ACE scouts as the protagonists.

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  20. CSLKenny

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    Volume 2 of Rulantica isn't even out yet, and here we now have the 1st Batavia/ACE book already on it's way. haha
    Interested to see how much more will come from this Coppenrath co-operation. How many more EP rides could they make books out of? Bench: The Novel? Blue Fire's Russian Adventures? :p
     
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