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Postby Pepper » Wed Sep 14, 2005 11:23 am

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Heide Park, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index

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2005
Construction starts on Flying Dutchman (Vliegende Hollander) highly themed Kumbak Water Coaster (Below)

2007
February 21st, 2007 - Flying Dutchman opens

2009
July 18th, 2009 - Joris and Draak (GCI woodie) announced for 2010
September 13th, 2009 - Park welcomes 100,000,000th visitor


2010
April 18th, 2010 - Joris and Draak construction photos
May 21st, 2010 - Huge investment in Hartenhof, a 2013 dark ride announced
June 24th, 2010 - Floor plans for Hartenhof leaked
June 27th, 2010 - Joris and Draak opens
July 1st, 2010 - Details on 2011's addition Ravelin - theater

2011
April 18th, 2011 - Aquanura announced
November 16th, 2011 - New trains installed on Python

2012
May 31st, 2012 - Aquanura testing video

2013
June 17th, 2013 - Director Bart de Boer resigns effective September 1st

2014
April 18th, 2014 - Park announces B&M Dive Coaster for 2015 along with expanded lodging
October 15th, 2014 - Name revealed for Dive Coaster

2015
February 19th, 2015 - Baron 1898 layout is revealed

2016
January 11th, 2016 - Symbolica: Palace of Fantasy, a 35 million Euro trackless dark ride announced

2017
August 28th, 2017 - Eftling introduces a Free Fast Pass system



In 2006 Efteling is opening their new ride...
There's a lot of mysterious things around this attraction. Nobody knows exactly what it will be. Other 'new in 2006-attractions' are not really mysterious, but Vliegende Hollander is very mysterious compared with the other new rides.

It's going to be a watercoaster, combined with a short darkride in a building. There aren't many coasters that also have a darkridesection.

Nobody knows the tracklayout or the theming, only that it will be about the legend of the Flying Dutchman is certain.

It's also the first ride that will be build completely by KumbaK coasters.

Take a look at the RCDB-entry and the thread on Themepark.nl (in Dutch)

What do you think of this ride?
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Postby Ghost » Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:21 am

Didn't go to the efteling this year... that will change next year when they open this one...
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Postby DutchCoasterFan » Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:58 am

I don´t expect to much from it ... It´s gonna be very short and the budget is cut in half!
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Postby Damien666 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:53 am

Will it have a good darkride part like the other darkrides they have? No clue. Will it have the best soundtrack? I don't think so. Villa Volta has the best soundtrack at Elfting, does anyone agree with me?
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Efteling builds a watercoaster

Postby Mystery » Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:56 pm

The Efteling in The Netherlands is building a new attraction for 2006,
A watercoaster by KumbaK Coasters.

It will be themed to the story of The Flying Dutchman.

Some pictures, not taken by me but by various members of Themepark.nl


(more information and blueprints; go to http://www.eftelist.nl/, press on "Vliegende Hollander" and on "Tekeningen" Dutch only, sorry guys!)
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Front view, the castle thing in the front will be lifted on the tower on the left, not finished yet ;)

Photo by: Gerben, Member of Themepark.nl
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Side view, The large white thing will become a tower.

Photo by: Gerben, Member of Themepark.nl
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Overview of the building. There will be a coaster bit on the left but nothing to see yet there!

Photo by: Gerben, Member of Themepark.nl
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First track piece! Outside the factory, this is the lifthill! Looks a bit B&M :)

Photo by: Yves (zwavelstokje, member of Themepark.nl)
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Another shot of the lifthill

Photo by: Yves (zwavelstokje, member of Themepark.nl)
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Postby jarmor » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:00 pm

are you sure that isnt a dive machine by B&M lol lol...

oh yeah and the link is kinda funky ya might wanna fix that...
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Postby Hattuchili » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:21 pm

I think that is not bad. I am so curious how it will look like in a few month?!

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Postby Shockwave » Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:22 pm

Yeah, I thought that's a B&M at first as well.

Hope it's good as a B&M, I'll be riding it next summer.

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Postby msep003 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:04 pm

if the ride is good i might be back in Holland to ride on this water Coaster . The Theming look amazing like those great dark rides ( Fata Morgana , Droomvlucht ).

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Postby coasterdude5 » Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:33 pm

Wow, talk about theming! Looks really nice.

Does anybody have any stats? RCDB doesn't.
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