Liseberg: General Discussion

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  1. Ted

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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix

    Not sure if this has been posted, but I found a Animation of the POV.

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3QG3gMikVc&feature=plcp[/youtube]
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Looks like that original animation is out of date now, as Screamscape has reported that some changes to the layout of this coaster have been made:

    Projekt Helix - improved features at the start

    Helix Top Hat.mp4
     
    Posted 7th Nov 2012
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Firstly, the "inverted top-hat" is just really a mix between a corkscrew and a zero-G roll, and is nothing like a top-hat.

    Secondly, the corkscrew after the drop out of the station looks really out of place to me, and shouldn't be there. Although that could just be me.

    Finally, I like that hill after the "inverted top-hat". Makes a change from the rest- which are twisted Intamin style hills- and looks like it'll have some killer air-time.

    The coaster looks great, although I fear that it has too much length, and tries to fit too much into one coaster.
     
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  4. Alastair

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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    The first two inversions, particularly the first look like they're being taken at a very slow speed. Looks like it wouldn't take much for it to stall upside down on the "inverted top hat" bit.
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    It'd be better to make that first corkscrew more like a Jojo roll (hate that name)...

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    ...or make it even steaper and create a downward barrel-roll...

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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Some concept art from the Project Helix Blog:

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    Looking gooood! :p
     
    Posted 9th Jan 2013
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Now that is one serious looking coaster
     
    Posted 9th Jan 2013
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    From Screamscape today:

    Unfortunately the link at the end went a page without any photos, so I had a look and I assume they were on about these from the Projekt Helix website:


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    This looks stunning! ;D
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    I think a trip to Sweden is in order for 2014! ;D
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Great find Al, this is looking an absolute beast!!

    Is this a big park? What does it compare to in the UK?? It makes a mockery of many an instillation over here by the looks of that, and that includes our major parks!

    If you tell me this is a small park, I may well not believe you!
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    It's a very small park, most of the rides are very compact due to the lack of space.
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Thanks Al, and Ted btw.

    That is, a bit wtf? Do they have less competition or something, they hardly seem to have a mass of high quality coasters in their repertoire. It seems though, that when they decide to do something, they do exceptionally well? I will research this place more I think! Never really paid it much attention (well I kinda remember AtmosFear(?) and thinking EH??!).
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    They're kind of like the BPB of Sweden except they actually have the money to build new stuff and seem to prefer building rides intended for over 7's. They're obviously also the most notable park in Sweden and are conveniently placed fairly close to Denmark, where a lot of their visitors also come from.
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Mack - just keep getting better and better!

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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Green trains on a green track (same shade of green as well) seems an odd choice.
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Green grass, green trees, green track, green cars.

    Sometimes, it just works.
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Just loaded Faffbook up and spotted that AstroDan had shared an image from Mack Rides of the new Project Helix trains:

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    That is NICE! :p
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    Liseberg isn't just a park, it's a bit of a national institution in Sweden. It's known for its rich history and as well as being a theme park has earned a reputation as a music venue where some of the biggest names of the 20th century have played.

    As far as coasters go, Liseberg has Balder which has been voted the best wooden coaster in the world a few times in the Mitch Hawker poll and still consistently finishes in the top ten. I personally think it's the best coaster in Europe. They also have Lisebergbanan which is a sprawling Schwarzkopf designed family classic. And soon they will have Project Helix!

    Overall, Liseberg is a really atmospheric, charming place to be and I can see why it's so popular.
     
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    Re: Liseberg 2014: Project Helix Mack Megacoaster

    As a big fan of Mack, I am insanely excited about this and await its construction!

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