Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby Superbatboy » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:28 pm

rcjp wrote:
Santa07 wrote:If only most parks had the same money as China to get two 'major' coasters in a year.

Yeah, indeed. Just hope they get treated properly.


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rcjp wrote:^Well...... that's what I feared


So even though manufactureres like B&M, GCI, Intamin etc; have certain specifications for maintenance, the parks in China still let them go to s**t??
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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:32 pm

Maybe China will have to start keeping up maintenance schedules with their new coasters and parks,
considering Shanghai Disneyland is now "in their neighbourhood" so-to-speak.

Or is this asking too much of China? And the companies involved with all the other parks?
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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:07 pm

Superbatboy wrote:
rcjp wrote:
Santa07 wrote:If only most parks had the same money as China to get two 'major' coasters in a year.

Yeah, indeed. Just hope they get treated properly.


gerstlaueringvar wrote:^Ha, no


rcjp wrote:^Well...... that's what I feared


So even though manufactureres like B&M, GCI, Intamin etc; have certain specifications for maintenance, the parks in China still let them go to s**t??

Not shit. But generally parks are cutting costs as much as possible on maintenance because 70 percent of the amusement parks are losing money in China, 20 percent are barely surviving and the rest are making profit. It honestly depends on the chain, Chimelong is very good at maintenance but they run their rides much more frequently than say Happy Valley. Happy Valley parks would cut costs as much as they possibly can. (Wheels on Shanghai's Mega-Lite are made in China)

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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby Gutterflower » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:35 pm

To be fair to Happy Valley they seem to have been alright with their maintenance in my experience. Especially on the wood coasters. Fireball and The Dragons have both had large sections retracked.. None of the rides I've ridden at the Happy Valleys ive been to (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Wuhan and Shenzhen) seemed to be poorly maintained. The second time i visited Shanghai Fireball was running even better than the first time.

I know the SLC at Beijings Happy Valley had some issues though. Although it sounds like it may have been Vekomas fault.

The smaller class of parks are another matter entirely. I saw a mechanic run into the ride area of Shenzhou Coaster in Beijing, collect a small piece of the train and run back to bolt it back on.

If you want some nighmares theres a lovely site with a list of failed inspections and reports.
http://chinaridesafety.org.cn/tag.php?tag=%E8%BF%87%E5%B1%B1%E8%BD%A6
With a translator it makes for some interesting reading.

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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby BigDipper 80 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:26 pm

I happened to be out near the Ohio B&M plant the other day and spotted track for what appears to be Happy Valley's dive machine...
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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby Gutterflower » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:27 am

The GCI is going up fast. Seems to have a more traditional layout than many recent GCI's too.
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And below is the plan for the new Silk Road Area of the park. Showing both the new GCI and B&M Dive Machine layouts.
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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby Gutterflower » Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:36 am



Short Chinese news report showing the new area with the GCI. no sign of the B&M just yet.

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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby Gutterflower » Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:34 pm

The parks compact GCI is looking frankly rather excellent.

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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby Gutterflower » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:23 pm

It may not be the tallest or longest woodie out there but it sure is a pretty little ride.

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Re: Happy Valley Chengdu Expansion 2017

Postby exedeusex » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:48 pm

Love this! Reminds me of some of the old Traver rides from long ago.

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