Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Scott, 17th Jan 2013.
They could always try and nick spares from what's left of Knightmare
If they were willing/able to afford it they could probably get Gerstlauer to make new trains for it - they've done a lot of work on several old Schwarzkopf coasters including a number of new trains.
Knightmare's in Israel isn't it? Maybe they should bite the bullet and get someone to build some brand new trains. I've got no idea how much new trains are though, I won't even pretend to know
Knightmare was on the cards at one point for this season at PWH - kinda glad that didn't happen though, the park didn't need another aging Schwarzkopf!!
But that's the best kind!
Actually that's the only kind.
They actually got as far as getting a quote on the price for it... But I think they were quoted way over the odds.
If my memory serves me correctly it was in the region of £1.5 million!
For two trains? Is the whole ride even worth that much?
£1.5 million for Knightmare
LOl, I thought you meant for new trains for Enigma. I'd say Knightmare is worth that much. Hell it sounds like a good deal!
To be fair if I had a spare 1.5 mil knocking around I would probably buy it and put it in my garden!
The cost of building new trains would probably be uneconomical as they could probably buy a new cheap coaster with the money which is far more marketable than new Enigma trains!
Enigma is utter balls.
Broke the spell for me that I think a lot of wide-eyed enthusiasts have that every Schwarzkopf is great and worth saving.
Diogo, trust me, Hob's Pit is better by several degrees. I don't know why you don't expect much from it - almost all the press coverage and enthusiast reviews of the ride have been great, including mine. It's a great little dark ride.
See I was let down by Hob's Pit, I thought it suffered greatly from being over hyped. It's a nice little ride with some nice theming but I wouldn't really say it's any more than that.
Again, decent ride, which was severly let down by the ridiculous throughput. Tiny queue = long wait.
We came off disappointed.
I feel the Halloween event (which is when you rode it) really let the ride down because they focused on actors over effects.
My ride during main season was far better as they has the proper show lights on and the fun (if not old-fashioned) traditional effects were visible. On Halloween they were not lit up or not turned on and the finale scene with the chainsaw after the ORP was also turned off.
It's still over-hyped in my view and it does have a terrible throughput but the normal season version paints it in a much better light. Honest!
I'm not saying every Schwarzkopf is good, but I quite like Enigma. For such a small ride, it has some nice Gs in the turns. What lets it down is the pittiful, single train throughput on a ride that was designed to run multiple trains.
When I rode Thriller at Winter Wonderland this last year, my first thought was, "hey this layout is actually quite good for a Pinfari... if only it was a Schwarzkopf, with trains that don't try to kill you."
Yeah Hobs was over-hyped but that's what made it so successful, it even got press coverage over in the states. It's still a really great ride though but does need a few finishing touches which hopefully will be sorted this season.
Pleasurewood sent out a Snapchat this morning... There's steel in the car park!
Parks using Snapchat
How the hell does a theme park even use Snapchat...? Do they sit their and select every one of their friends to send it to...?
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