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  1. Helix Blog Update - The queue is taking shape Lisa posted another update this week, this time she is concentrating on the status on how the queue is progressing. There are loads of people moving around in the station area. Preparations in the maintenance area are done to receive the trains tomorrow, electrical works to hook up the control booth is progressing to prepare the ride for testing, the façade is being installed, the roof is nearing completion, etc. But the area that requires the most work on site is the queue itself. Mainly because it's very complex but also since it's pretty long. The capacity of the queue is 1000 people (not sure if this includes the overflow area or not). Source: http://projekthelix.se/kofallan-tar-form/ Images!! Angles and paths underneath the station trough Underneath he platform, the small stair to the right is the chicken-exit There are loads of stuff happening in the main area, but all the extra scaffoldings makes it's hard to get an idea on how it will look eventually A view from the Express-pass entrance, you can see the overflow area to the left side, and to the right there is the continuation of the Express-pass line On the path you saw in the image above, it will continue down a set of stairs, then meet the normal queue at the platform where the chicken-exit came down on in a picture above
  2. Ooo, the park have done some nice progress since I was there. Feel free to post more images. They really have a lot of potential, too bad though that they have the same problem as Skara Sommarland, it's a bit of a trek to get there in the first place.
  3. ^^ Not a big fan of that one, Eurosat on the other hand ^ Not sure how Liseberg is on ride music, since this is the first ride to get it's own that I know of, sure there is official music in the Kaninlandet area, but nothing more than that, so I don't know if it's possible to get them on CD. Liseberg is a long way from Europa park in that category. But as it is at the moment, then Europa park is what Liseberg is striving to be like, and I don't blame them to get inspiration from there. You can download 30 minutes more at: http://projekthelix.se/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/IMAscore_-_Helix_Station_Full_Demo.mp3 So thanks to extracting the music from the Youtube video I now have 50 minutes on my computer Nice to have when doing Helix updates
  4. ^^ Great job guys!! Another 20 minutes of the total 100 minutes long soundtrack have appeared on the IMAscore youtube page: [youtu_be] [/youtu_be]
  5. ^ There you are. I have to say that this orange look is way better than it did before!!
  6. So with the massive Wildfire project being teased about in another topic here on TPR: Click It was really clear that almost no one on here have ever heard of the place before, so I decided to dig up some images from when me and my brother visited the place on our way back from Stockholm, after crashing the last TPR Scandi trip in 2009 for a few days. During all my childhood, we have driven past the place several times a year, but this was actually my first visit to the place. The park is a massive thing, we mainly stopped by to do a credit run, but since the place is so massive it took us over 1.5 hours to enter the park, ride the coaster and then head back out again. And no we didn't really stop to admire the animals, most of the images are taken on the go So it's basically a giant Zoo that is nestled in a massive forest, it caters to family's, with younger children, and it's located almost 2 hours south west from Stockholm, pretty near the Skavsta airport (where you end up if you fly to Stockholm with Ryanair). So it's very likely that there have been massive changes since, but this will give you a taste of Kolmården!! Enjoy!! Arrived on a hot summers day at Kolmården Yay, they have a escalator to enter the park, beats walking up a hill anyday Some animal greeted us Playground Not sure if this is part of an obstacle course or an animal enclosure, no matter what, at TPR trip will use it to it's fullest anyway Let's head in that direction Some ride Animal Ostrich Looks pretty funky Snow leopards Tiger carving Makes sense since this is Tiger World Hmm, which way to go.. Too bad that the sunken bus wasn't part of the tough way, must have missed the extreme way.. Tigers chilling It was pretty hot this day Random fox, no idea how this image ended up in here among the tigers I wonder if that's blood or just paint, they didn't look that hungry though One of the many cable cars YAY, credit!! Why did they build it at the other end of the park A massive ropeway up in the trees More ropeway Even more It goes on and on Massive thing this Finally at Marine World, new for 2009 I can spy a coaster Miami themed area, looked really nice Yay, roller-skater What it's called Ticket!! Dolphin themed trains For the control panel fans Clever themeing Of course we went for the last row, wonder how much down force that fin creates.. Rides like any other Roller-Skater if I remember correctly Final picture Mmmm Ice-cream perfect on a hot day like this Heading back to the entrance, past the monkeys More Even more There are animals everywhere Into the depths of the African Savanna Elephants Zebras Massive Savanna All the animals kept to themselves YAY Gobi Desert!! It was hot like it though. Hmmm Last thing we saw was the Wolves These were fast and hard to get a good image of Looking for pray And that's it!! My only visit to the place, but by the looks of it, then it's time for a revisit in 2016!!
  7. That's really interesting, especially since they already have a roller skater in the park, two rides that are very similar in my opinion. I just posted some images from the place here: http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=67510
  8. Lisa is on fire this week Another blog update - station cladding This are the different stages the station went through before the they ended up with the one that is now under construction. Original concept drawing, with smooth steel panels Final version a wavy roof line with a wire mesh to give it a smooth billowing apperance Another version but with wooden slats No matter what the cladding would end up, this is what the station looks like without it What they look like installed Lifting up the beams that will form the edge where the mesh will be tensed over, these are heavy and are welded into place
  9. ^ That is a concept from Hoei-Sangyo, which can be found on their web-page: http://www.hoei-sangyo.co.jp/roller_coaster/roller_coaster08.html There isn't that much information about it though. Speaking of other ideas. A massive S&S free-fly would be epic Zipping through the forest, an making incredible turns between trees.
  10. ^ I have a feeling that they planned that teaser to somewhat overshadow the track completion on Helix. In a same way that the final announcement is scheduled for the day after Helix will begin testing. The coaster/ride war is raging here in Sweden right now Small update from the blog, the trains are ready to be loaded at the factory for the drive up to Sweden Can't wait to see more when they arrive on Monday, expect images Source: http://projekthelix.se/halsning-fran-fabriken/ Yay, trains!!
  11. The only time I have been to the place was on our way back from Stockholm after a few days of joining the TPR scandi 2009 trip. If there are interest then I might be able to dig up some images from back then?? The thing is, during all my childhood we have driven past the place several times every year, but never went until me and my brother could go there ourselves, and then only for the credit
  12. ^ The Polish flag is for the workers that put the whole thing together. Sure RCS may be German, but the majority of the people that do the actual ironwork for them comes from Poland, hence the Polish flag. Another note on Helix: It's the longest coaster with inversion in Europe, and also the longest coaster with inversions outside North America. And the video of the installation: [youtu_be] [/youtu_be]
  13. ^ Helix vs. Wildfire vs. something else for Gröna Lund and Skara Sommarland!! BRING IT ON!!
  14. Speaking of which, it's pretty interesting that they have chosen this date to release this, I mean Helix was made full circuit today as well The Swedish coaster wars from the late 80's, have rekindled Well they are only responsible for the newer additions, the whole "Parks and Resorts Scandinavia" is not really more than 10 years old. So the Intamin stand-up you are talking about is way before they arrived on the scene. That one was one of the players in the coaster war in the late 80's, Lisebergbanan vs. Jet-line vs. Stand-up!!
  15. ^ Good find! But I do agree with Hyyyper, don't expect on any too extreme attraction, it's a family park, so it still have to cater for a large part of the family.
  16. More pictures can be found on the local paper's webpage: GP.se [swedish] There are also some fun things like that they celebrated the completion of the track on Helix and it's Pretzel loop with Beer (non-alcoholic) and Pretzels Then the repoter asked the CEO what will happen next, and Andreas said, that after the track is done and the trains are on site you start to do the testing of the ride, and about the testing phase he said: "You start with dummies, then the CEO and finally ordinary People."
  17. Helix going full circuit!! So the day that we have waited for a long time finally happened, the final track-piece went in place earlier today, and here are some images from this!! Source: Liseberg FB page Enjoy!!
  18. Just one of the reasons why Japan is so awesome!! [youtu_be] [/youtu_be] World order are the greatest!!
  19. According to the site http://wildfire.kolmarden.com/countdown Then all will be known on the 8:th of April, so just a couple of weeks to go. Kolmården is really shaping up to be a kick ass family park with this pace. They already have a massive "Bamse" themed area going in for next year.
  20. ^ They just need some crowbar action to get that in there, it's a pair of studs that are sticking out from the track-pieces that hinder them to slot into each other smoothly. Yes the last piece of support that will go on top of those two supports that are sticking up near the crossover of the Pretzel loop, it's the one that was sent down to Mack last week, it will arrive tomorrow and will bolted into place soon after. But before that there is another piece of support that will connect to the final track-piece. It will be mounted on top of the big structure at the top of the image, the piece can be seen behind the RCS crane. But I guess that it will go in before they all go to lunch. On another note, I do love the curvy path they are making up to the tower complex on that image, looks way better than the straight steep path that was there before. The landscaping guys have really put the hammer down lately, you can see the progress made between almost all of the web-cam images. Can't wait for them to clean up the Pretzel area, and yes that massive slab underneath the Pretzel loop will be covered EDIT: it's now official, the crane have been unhooked, all track pieces have been installed!! Took a long time longer than I anticipated. EDIT 2: The second to last support piece is being installed right now, so just the final piece left tomorrow, I do hope that it will arrive and fit beautifully.
  21. ^^ ^ Thank you!! Seems like the lift goes ahead of schedule, since it seems like they are doing it now!! Tower cam Mountain Cam EDIT: It's in!! Looks like the piece arrived on schedule and without any major hiccups. Looks to be a lot more interested people than I first thought
  22. Looks really nice, unfortunately I won't be riding it any time soon, even if it's close by in Norway About the switch-track, they might just want a proper maintenance area, so I actually doubt that we will see more than one train on it, still thinks that it might be plenty with just one.
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