Piraten in Batavia / Fjord Rafting / Scandinavia Fire

Discussion in 'EuropaStreet Discussion' started by AT86, 26th May 2018.

  1. Robert.W

    Robert.W TowersStreet Member

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    It does look good – a step up from the original facade, but still keeps the general look and character of the old. Perfect! :)
     
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    Improvements ahoy!

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    I'm glad the animatronic parrot is back. I was terribly anxious that the one singular BIRD's removal was going to break Piraten v2 for me.
     
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    Does anyone know where the Piraten in Batavia boats have been moved to?
     
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    They were in the building at the time of the fire. They would have been completely destroyed.
     
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    To the Pirate graveyard in the sky!

    Anyways, the new facade has the great combination of resembling the original but also featuring some enhancements too. I like the look of the new window.

    Sounds like the ride will feature newer and more sophisticated animatronics and screen/projection effects. If they put their mind to it, version two could be something spectacular!

    The absence of the burning town is a shame, but understandable given how the original ended up. Fingers crossed an equally impressive substitute can be delivered, amongst plenty of fire protection.
     
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    That's not exactly hard for some of them tbh. When I was a kid I build a Technic Lego armature to go inside a glove puppet that had better range and fluidity of movement than some of those old 80's EP animatronics! :p
     
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    The park have now posted the full image from their newsletter in HQ on Facebook:
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    "We are so excited to show you the very first artwork of the new Pirates in Batavia ride!

    The themeing of the orginal attraction will be kept and we'll add some of the latest technology to make it an even more fascinating experience for the whole family. [​IMG]☠️[​IMG]⚔️"
     
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    A look at how the rebuilding of Scandinavia is coming along from EP&Co:

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    The mad thing from when I visited in October is if I hadn't known about the fire from the news and this forum on park it was like nothing has occurred whatsoever. Was only from the euro tower and euro mir you could see the full extent of the area in question.
     
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    I think the park managed the flow of guests well following the fire. It helped they had the side gate to open up to skip the area completely. Hats off to them!
     
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