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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:05 pm

^Agreed--it's looking great!

Can Mini New Hotness have an add-on to Liseberg? ;)
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Koasterking48 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:05 pm

With all of the coasters coming in 2014, this ride to me is THE standout coaster of the year! Goliath is a close second.

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:24 pm

cfc wrote:^Agreed--it's looking great!

Can Mini New Hotness has an add-on to Liseberg? ;)


That would be awesome!

I just hope Magic Mountain is watching all this construction. ;)
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:51 pm

Massive Helix behind the scenes update 2013-11-12

First of all I would like to really thank the people at Liseberg for creating this opportunity for many of us that are interested in the Helix construction. I have to say that there were a lot more people there than I expected, which was really nice to see. We got access to all the "safe" areas since there were lot's of work going on at all sites, so there are a few spots where I can't give any close up images. But it still easily beats standing on top of a hill/parking structure trying to any great details.
We were fortunate to see the top of the second corkscrew were installed, so the track work is progressing nicely, just a few pieces left until the whole section from the drop out of the station to the turn after the second corkscrew is completed. There were still many footers being worked on, so there is plenty of stuff to do before all the track can be put into place.
Also, this day marked a big step in the landscaping of the ride where the first 2 out of 200 trees were planted, all these trees will insure that the hill will become as dense and lush as it have before which will make the ride on Helix/Lisebergbanan a real treat. These trees aren't perfect ones (straight and symmetrical) but are allowed to grow as they like to increase the natural look of the area. Getting 2:nd rate trees also allowed Liseberg to get a massive rebate when purchasing them, which is always a plus since those funds can be used to get more themeing, landscaping, etc.

Now onto the images!!
First up a few from the hill across the highway, then images from the visit and then finally another massive panorama for you all to explore at home :)

Enjoy!!
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Second corkscrew is getting it's upside down part
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Second launch getting even more work
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Now into the park we go, several people have eagerly gathered outside to have a sneak peak of Helix
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My first close encounter of Helix apart from petting some supports through the fence of the staging area
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Mmmm, can't wait
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Getting close where you will be propelled up to 80 Km/h
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First you will drop down this slope (they have rotated the supports I noted in the earlier pictures Liseberg posted on their blog :) )
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Then you go into these nice looking twisty bit
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Shoot across the path
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Fly by the freshly planted trees
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Tightly sneaking past these old ones
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2:nd old tree passage
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This is the end of the Helix teaser since..
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..once you hit these there is no turning back
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After the first launch there is a tight passage over the escalator..
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..and into the second corkscrew
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It's really funny to see how many variations there are on the track on Helix, this one it a bit strange compared to the other ones
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Atmosfear still dominates Liseberg.
Note, there will be a third web-cam coming on-line soon giving a birds eye view of big parts of the building site from the top of Atmosfear <3
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This area looks great with Helix zooming past overhead
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Nice curves
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Soon to be completed first corkscrew
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Some winter theming is going in
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Work is well under way for the massive structure that will be underground to support the Pretzel-loop
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Mmmmm
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Several supports for the turnaround that will get you to the in-line area
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They will fix Lisebergbanan once they start work on the Helix footers here
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Helix will completely dominate this area, towering 15 meters above Uppswinget which is in itself 20 meters tall
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More Corkscrew action
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Second launch looking tall
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More footers at the Helix helix
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Somewhere between the zero-g and the helix
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Helix will dive underneath Lisebergbanan at these brakes and dive into it's helix
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Also behind (where the people are standing) there is the famous super tight passage into the second launch.
Liseberg are confident that it will all fit, but there are still some doubts and we don't really know until the track is installed here
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Looking back on the Lisebergbanan passage
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Then we did a little excursion to the staging area, and had a look inside
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Just a few more pieces here, they really need to get more deliveries to keep on working
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This piece will go right before the second launch, by the look of these brackets for the cat-walks
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Mr Crane looking tall
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Really hard to know where this piece will go, but I would guess it may be a part of the s-turns before the in-line
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Second launch are going to be epic
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Another support, this time for Flume Ride, have been removed so that the work on Helix can progress
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Tight hole from the other direction
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From here..
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..into oblivion
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Balders says hi!!
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Construction HQ
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Some Reindeer's are living underneath Liseberbanan now before winter, really strange really, must have something to do with the Christmas season that starts this firday
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Footers are well under way here
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Mmmmm, In-line twist
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Looking tall
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Can't wait to go spinning out of control through here
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Some more new footers
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Some that are getting ready to pour
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Lot's of work still left to do in this area
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Station through
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With the future maintenance area next to it, it will be situated onto of all these poles to the left
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Final footer before you are back into the station
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The Liseberg wheel looking wicked at night
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And with this image we near the end of this update.
A massive Thank You!! to Liseberg that made this all possible I would love to come back sometime to have another look soon :)

But until the next update, you all have a great time!!
Panorama 2013-11-12.zip
This is the final piece of this update, another massive panorama of the whole mountain side, download, unzip and explore the whole area yourself.
Enjoy!!
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby supertrooper » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:12 pm

To everyone going on the Scandi trip next year: I hate you. I really hate you.

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:17 pm

^ I don't hate you. I hate the air conditioner at my house. F¥€K YOU AIR CONDITIONER! While I'm throwing out FUs, F¥€k you dolphin! And F¥€k you killer whale! :cry:
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:42 pm

Excellent update Loefet!
Been waiting all day long for this and I'm satisfied :P
Can't wait to enter the park and see the train swosh down that turn after the first corkscrew. Colours of the support and track looks very fitting with the surrounding area and Liseberg's colour palette.

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Ap0ptosis » Tue Nov 12, 2013 1:49 pm

So, I live about 30 km away from liseberg and this "see-helix-day" happens to be the day I am spending in italy..
A huge thank you from a hotel room to loefet for covering this and to liseberg for creating the opportunity!

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby gisco » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:14 pm

Thanks for the update. I hope they are ready for TPR to invade in about 7 months.

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby TyRush » Tue Nov 12, 2013 2:27 pm

Wow it looks better and better! :br :lover:
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