Phantasialand - 2020: Rookburgh Launched Flyer and General Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Sam, 30th Sep 2014.

  1. deathproof69

    deathproof69 TowersStreet Member

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    Just a few things from my visit:
    -River Quest has been down the past two days which I'm gutted about.
    -It stinks of pure sewage around that area.
    -After reading everyone saying how the prefer Force over Fear?! What the hell, Fear is so much better...longer and more forceful!
    -Taron at night is a pure joy, when it stops raining that is haha! Wow it's gorgeous is everyway.
    -Can someone explain the splash battle, it was a nice rest! But, were the targets meant to do anything?
    -Hotel Ling Bo is amazing!
    -Again with the community slating Mystery Castle, my expectations were low! I've been on it a lot and can see the different cycles, but even with the shortest one it's still a big wow for me!
    -I didn't get to ride Talcon at the back, I asked but it was a very clear no!

    Thanks guys x
     
  2. DiogoJ42

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    I don't think I've ever seen anyone say Force is better than Fear...?
     
  3. Danny

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    Might be something to do with the toilets. They have a habit of cropping up round these parts now.
     
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    Force undoubtedly has the best trick-track, but Fear is by far a better coaster in terms of layout. This tends to be the view of many enthusiasts I’ve spoke to.

    It is a bit concerning the amount of downtime River Quest has been having of late. That said, it’s no spring chicken these days. Perhaps it’s getting ready for a more drastic mechanical overhaul.

    In terms of Wakobato (the splash, ahem, “battle”) the targets did used to trigger rather basic water features. However, many of these tend to be broken or disabled these days. For several years that whole end of the park was effectively left to rot. It was only in the past few years that any notable TLC was given, replacing rotten wood and recovering the buildings with artificial turf. It’s a shame really, as aesthetically it’s a nice little area. It’s just such a non-event.

    Due to the proximity to the locals (their gardens literally back up to the park) it’s incredibly difficult to build anything of note down there. There has been a history of complaints around noise from the attractions in that area (and by attractions I literally just mean Wakobato and the old rope walkway courses). In a park with such limited access to land, to have an area like that sat effectively empty is extremely frustrating.
     
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    Which is which? I think it was the one loading on the left that I preferred.
     
  6. CSLKenny

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    The one on the left is Force.

    As for Rookburgh the construction of the hotel has now been finished (estimated at around 110 rooms); so just theming everything, fitting out and furnishing the hotel and testing F.L.Y. left to do.

    Allegedly a full circuit pull through test with an actual train took place this weekend.
    https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1193582823363489792
     
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    Phantasialand dropped a new Rookburgh trailer just moments ago!

     
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    I like the fact they’ve gone for what looks like a more industrial look to the steampunk. Reminds me a bit of Rochdale.
     
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    Very nice... Now hurry up and build it.
     
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  10. CSLKenny

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    It was rumoured, and now a leaked still from onride footage appeared on CoasterForce, confirming F.L.Y. has started testing!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Excellent! All looking on track for a 2021 opening! ;)
     
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    Late 2021.......

    ;)
     
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    The question is will this or Jersy Devil open first since F.L.Y has now lost out to West Coast Racers
     
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    Amid everything else going on in the theme park world, and the real one, I actually forgot this huge, dramatically themed prototype coaster was under construction at one of my favourite parks. An odd marketing strategy, but an unusually effective one.
     
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    I’m pretty sure PL must be using the same builders as Disney did for Pandora.
     
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    Can't help but feel Vekoma and PL may have bit off more than they can chew with it though for it to have taken this long. And all for a flyer too which is one of my least favourite coaster types. It's not even anything particularly groundbreaking is it for what we know about it anyway.
     
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    It took them TWO years to build Taron/Raik/Klugheim.

    Silbermine had probably closed ever before 2014, don't recall.

    And not groundbreaking? It's a launched new gen flyer from the current Vekoma renaissance mixed with Phantasialand themeing. Certainly one of the more interesting projects going on right now.
     
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    The ride itself was built quite a while ago, and testing hasn't only just commenced as far as I'm aware. It appears to the bloody theming that's crawled along, plus the seemingly later on decision of the hotel.
     
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    Phantasialand (bit like Disney) seem to choose to take longer than most parks, they plan it more like a major construction project than a rush to get next year's attraction.
     
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    I'm planning a trip to Phantasialand (it is likely to be a weekend in late April) - is one day enough, or is it best holding off for a two-day visit?
     
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