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JacquesB

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  1. I think I'll pass on this one. There are way more exciting rides coming.
  2. This was a great ride. Sad to see it go, but also excited about whatever will replace it.
  3. The scenery seems great, but I am not sure about the safety levels. The sides looks a bit short.
  4. Great report and photos. I must really make a plan to visit this park some day. Kärnan looks like a lot of fun.
  5. I really like the views from the drop tower. The views from the top as well as the themed island for the landing station.
  6. I wish the park would add a few more rides. There hasn't been an expansion for the last few years. Looking over the park from the Giant Wheel it seems that the park is now surrounded by other buildings so it seems that a land expansion may not be possible if they want to add a rollercoaster for instance. The addition of something like a drop tower would be really great or even one of these compact coasters with a small footprint. In Johannesburg the weather is fair so they will not have problems with height restrictions. In Cape Town however they have very strong winds so on a very windy day the higher rides are not working.
  7. Anaconda is great. The most intense part is where it goes into the double helix at the entrance sign. My feet usually tingles when we go around. Someone once mentioned something like 4 G's, but I am struggling to get proper stats from park management. Either they don't know or don't care. Like I said, South Africa unfortunately have no coaster culture. However, if you want extreme then Tower of Terror would be quite extreme. It is reported to reach 6 G's at the bottom and it sure feels like it. I have however not confirmed it, but some websites out there make mention of it as well.
  8. I recently visited Gold Reef City theme park in Johannesburg South Africa. The park is located in the southern parts of Johannesburg close to some old mine dumps that can be seen from some of the higher rides. The theme of the park celebrates the gold rush of the early 1900's. The park does not have many major rides, but it is a lot by any South African standards. South Africa does not really have a theme park culture so Gold Reef City is the biggest and longest running theme park. Cape Town also has a theme park called Ratanga Junction, but it is open seasonally during school holidays and it is rumored to close soon. I am not sure why. Anaconda first loop Anaconda Anaconda layout Golden Loop is a bit difficult to photograph from the ground as it is surrounded by trees and restricted areas Jozi Express Another Jozi Express Jozi Express from another angle Tower of Terror, built into an old mine shaft and diving through a mine house, going underground and coming up on the other side of the Giant Wheel Tower of Terror, taken from the Big Wheel next door to it Tower of Terror Raging River Rapids runs its course under the tracks of Anaconda Raging River Rapids Raging River Rapids Raging River Rapids Runaway Train. Sorry, could not get a better picture, but it is a standard mine train in case you're wondering... Log ride Log ride. Last drop of three. The other drops are in areas you cannot reach. Log ride Tornado Mermaid Wave Swing UFO Miner's Revenge Miner's Revenge. This one tends to make you more dizzy than wet. Dream Boat New to the park. Jump City with trampolines Farmyard for the young ones Farmyard is educational as well Learn about the animals In case you did not know... Kiddies ride area More kiddies rides Kiddies area with the Tower of Terror, Giant Wheel and the mine tour shaft in the background This is an actual mine shaft. They do underground mine tours that take you into an actual gold mine. You get to wear all the head gear and battery belt and lights that the miners used to wear and go down in an actual mine cage. Would you like to get married here? You can! The park has its own chapel. You can even stay in the onsite hotel inside the park! These are some of the hotel rooms. The rooms walk out right into the park. Some of these buildings house the conference rooms as well. Train station for the Fun train Fun train taking you around the whole park. Part of the old steam train museum An old steam train Panning for some gold. Fun for the whole family. Fitting in with the theme of the park you can take some vintage photos. They dress you up in Victorian clothes or going on safari and other themes and then take this old looking photo. An inexpensive souvenir. One of the old houses you can view. You can go inside and see how the mining folk lived at the turn of the century. Old museum area with some of the old houses Fancy a chocolate fountain? Get your melted chocolate here. Served in a cone or dip some nougat, fruits or marshmallows in the chocolate. Finger licking good! Giant Wheel with the Tower of Terror to the side An aerial view of Anaconda to the left in green and Golden Loop to the right in yellow An aerial view of the mine shaft with the Johannesburg skyline in the back. To the right is one of the remaining mine dumps. Jozi Express taken from the Giant Wheel 4D theatre 4D theatre with some restaurants to the side 4D theatre
  9. Looks like a fun coaster. Not sure I like all the stops. Seems like every time the coaster builds up some speed you are at a new section again.
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