Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby KarlaKoaster » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:08 am

Video from TubeRides' Youtube channel of the ride testing, including POV footage. At the moment riders are wearing wetsuits, helmets and possibly back protection, but not sure if this is just for the testing stage or whether this would be a permanent requirement.

I still quite like the appeal of not knowing when you're going to stop/start although it's probably a 'once and done' kinda experience. We'll see - it's certainly an interesting concept!


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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby A.J. » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:25 am

It lives! This thing looks wicked fun.
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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby Hilltopper39 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:08 am

I don;t have a clue what the price tag on one of these things is but it looks like something that has "Six Flags Clone" written all over it haha.

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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:52 am

That POV makes the slide look much more enjoyable than the rendering did. Looks like it would be a fun experience!! :br
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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby michaellynn4 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:26 am

I agree the POV looks a lot more fun than the rendering did, but it's clear they edited out the portions of the ride where you stall / rock back and forth until the next drop. I'm sure it was just to reduce the video length and focus in on the more thrilling aspects of the ride, but I'm still curious how the full length of the ride experience will feel, stalls and all. I'd still definitely give it a try, at least.
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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby Gutterflower » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:25 am

Well its gone vertical. Can't wait to see this go up.

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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Dec 30, 2017 12:18 pm

^Holy bright support!!! :lover:
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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby Nrthwnd » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:14 pm

^ My thought too, as well as....
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Re: Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Postby KarlaKoaster » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:25 pm

Here's an update on the Slide Wheel via Wiegand's Instagram. It is complete and already testing. I think when Wiegand asked what colour Chimelong wanted, their response was 'all of them'.

Also they have sold another three:

Reda Waterpark, Poland
Nantong Waterpark, China
Jinzhong Waterpark, China

I would love to see a full, unedited POV of this. The fact the raft randomly stops and starts (and without warning) within the wheel could make or break this ride in my opinion. It could be fun and add another dimension, or it could just interrupt the flow of the ride. I suppose the motion will be similar to Mickey's Sun Wheel but without the benefit of having a point of reference to see when you will stop/start.
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