Heide Park

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Islander, 20th Jul 2012.

  1. Rob

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    Colossos is simply being re-tracked and given a new theme, so there won't be any switch track element.
     
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    Beat me too it!

    The theming element actually looks really good, better than I expected. And it does seem to actually have fire!
     
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    Gotta hand it to them, that looks pretty good.
     
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    What's the nearest airport to Heide Park then?
     
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    It does look really good, but just not original.

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    Hamburg, even doable by public transport really...
     
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    So is that showing the track will switch back or is it totally irrelevant to the ride lol
     
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    The pics show the track from the perspective of riders. Just before the train reaches the faux track, it looks as though it will dip underneath and keep going, travelling through the “mouth” of the “giant”.
     
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    Wicker Man has a brother...
     
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    ...a twin brother
     
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    Some photos of Colossos from Heide-Park-World.de. The track work is now complete and the first pull through of the train has taken place.

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    These photos give a better idea of how the theming object/fake track works, minus the CGI effects on the official photos:

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    Credit where credit is due. Yes the idea for the new theme is a rip off of Wicker Man however the execution is top notch (I'd argue it looks better than Wicker Man). I also love the fake track effect!
     
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    For all we know, Wickerman was stolen from the plans for this.
     
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    Looks good! Hopefully they actually bother to maintain it now...
     
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    Wow that looks ace
     
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    That looks fantastic in fairness.
     
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    Colossos: Kampf der Giganten opened on 19th April, and by the looks of things even the pre-show looks Wicker Man-inspired:

    Good to see such a good-looking coaster back open, if you ask me!
    (Skip to 0:56 for the pre-show)
     
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    And I quote “Here at Merlin we will never let a good idea go uncopied” - Nick Varney
     
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    Well that certainly fits with Merlin's proof reading standards.
     
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