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  1. Texas/MidWest looks totally awesome. I hope the dates do not conflict with my school schedule. It's been 3 years since my last TPR trip and I'd love to go on another one next year.
  2. Hey guys, today I want to share an awesome photo that was made with a Quadcopter. Credit goes to Rene Sebastiaan, who is really awesome for sharing this picture with us. Not only does it show the basic layout of the new area, you can also see how big it's going to be. When finished, It'll double the outdoor area of Toverland. Better yet, if anything goes as planned, there will another expansion of similar size next year, and the park is also looking at a megacoaster addition for 2015.
  3. More pictures: The opening is moved ahead. The new coaster will open in September rather than October. New billboard next to the Boosterbike. Hi-res: http://i.imgur.com/C0eJS.jpg schematic map: http://i.imgur.com/6KXPQ.jpg Back to the rollercoaster. Most of the supports have been put on, and lots of track has been placed. Station details. River rapid trench. Framework of the new restaurant. Lots of work is being done here, some of the walls are already finished. This is how it's going to look like eventually. A look at the station of the rapid. Sideview of the station, and lots of colored posts. Concept of the river rapid. It looks the station will be fully enclosed. The play-castle that was taken from one of the indoor areas will probably be placed inside the new area, next to the duck-ride and mini-tower. And it looks like the station of the Boosterbike is getting a makeover as well.
  4. Whahaha, that 'fully licensed' Disney stuff is awesome. I can't wait for the Movieland Studios report. They haven't heard of copyright infringement either. BTW, that doesn't mean I'm not looking forward to the other updates. Italy is an awesome place, keep the update coming!
  5. Good to hear you guys had a good time. I guess I was lucky to have ridden the Intamin last year. Thankfully the park has much more crazy things to offer. Did you happen to see the stuntshow-on-a-budget? Anyways, looking forward for more updates!
  6. No worries about that, it was not removed, just moved to the corner of the hall. The wooden plaything that occupied the corner is disassembled and might be rebuild somewhere else in the park in the future.
  7. You can also save the 2nd half of the ride as an element, then delete it. Change what you want to change and insert the element again.
  8. I think the mascot guy is supposed to be the funnel on top of the schip:
  9. Let me ask you a different question: Say you have ridden Roar in Six Flags Discovery Kingdom and in Six Flags America. Two credits, right? Now what if California's Great America buys SFA's Roar, still two credits? If CGA goes bankrupt and all of their coasters are moved to SFDK. SFDK decides to place the new Roar next to the other so that it becomes a racing coaster, it would still be two credits, right? So, back to your question. I count dragon challenge as two credits, and Rolling Thunder as well. In theory, you could split up those rides, and place them in different parks.
  10. I managed to drop by Toverland this afternoon and the re-theming of the restaurant is in full swing. And WOW, this is damn-shizz impressive stuff. If you thought the themeing at Troy was good, this is even better. Those crappy pics from me don't do justice on how good this looks in person. And it's not even finished! Also, at the other corner of the first building, a new slab of concrete has be poured, on the place where a wooden play-castle used to be. And for Troy's sake, there is also a picture of Troy at the end (don't forget to vote in Mitch's poll!) http://imgur.com/a/S6RnB
  11. I've tried some brands, but I always got back to Canon because they are easy to use and very powerful for a reasonable price. This is a model that's great for travelling, amazing shots while it fits in your pocket: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2011/8/23/canonpowershotsx150is And if you want to go up a bit, take this, but it will not fit in your pocket anymore : http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_sx40hs
  12. Looks like Toverland is getting a 4th coaster next year: Toverland builds include a spinning coaster Sevenum - Themepark Toverland has this week launched the further development of the countryside. The management of the park gave North Limburg These include contract for the construction of an initial attraction for this area. Recently by Mack Rides coaster builder in Germany put the signature for the delivery of a so-called spinning coaster in the second half of 2012. Better balance A month ago, Toverland its plans for the coming year announced. "We want all ages, 365 days a year in any weather and a great day out offering. For better balance in that we offer in the coming time especially in the rural investment, "said Jean Gelissen, owner of Toverland. "For this we have recently purchased the land and now a first attraction. In 2013, other attractions are added. " Unique attraction Pieter Cornelis, director of strategy and development of the spinning coaster: "The starting point was a family attraction, especially for families with children over 12 years." Like the wooden roller coaster Troy spinning coaster will have a theme and obtain justice. "Even non-riders will be much to see and do here. What is the theme that we keep, like the name, a little below the 'magic hat'. " The roller coaster will have a place in the area behind the Booster Bike and opened after the summer. Spinning coaster A spinning coaster is a roller coaster where the cars while driving to their axis. Each trip is different and therefore we do not know in advance whether the track forward or backward travels. Each train will consist of four carts that move separately. The spinning coaster will be built by Mack Rides manufacturer from the Black Forest. Last week, the German agreement signed by Mr. Gelissen of Toverland and Mr. Mack, Von Engelhardt and Elverfeldt of Mack Rides. Amusement park Toverland, located in northern Limburg Sevenum, was opened in 2001. The park is part of the Gelissen Group. Every year more than 500,000 visitors Toverland. In 2010 Toverland consumer program "Radar" was voted the best amusement park in the Netherlands. More information can be found on www.toverland.nl
  13. In the summer, I travelled to Italy together with three other fellow roller coaster enthusiasts. The idea was hatched during the Troy marathon in September of 2010. At first, my only goal was to go to Mirabilandia and ride Katun. Katun was a rollercoaster that was high on my to-ride list for quite some time. However, Italy has more to offer than just Katun, or Mirabilandia. I knew of Gardaland, and from some trips reports on ThemeParkReview I saw that the neighbouring parks of Caneva World weren't bad at all as well. When it became more and more believable that the park Rainbow MagicLand would open on the date it had promised, it became also more interesting to visit it too. However, driving all the way to the south for a single park was a little too much, even for us. So, we researched some more to find more parks we could visit. Eventually, we found three other parks that featured more than just a minetrain and a wack worm. Close to Rome (and thus Rainbow Magicland) was Zoomarine, while Fasanolandia and Miragica were located near Bari. We also included Fiabilandia, simply because it was on our route and it fitted into the schedule. So, all the plans were made, reservations made and finally it was the 18th of July, time to start our Italia Coastertrip 2011. After we kick-started our trip with a visit to Toverland we left in the night of 17 to 18 July for Cologne. We flew via Munchen to Bari, where we could pick up our rental car and go straight to the first park on our trip: Miragica. Miragica is a small charming park. While it only has two rollercoasters and a handful of other rides, the rides are very varied and the park is well themed. The top ride in the park is the Intamin Accelerator, Senzafiato. The launch of the coasters is al right, but not very powerful. The tophat is short and small, which makes the changes of directions they way they should be: intense and fast. By a mistake from one of the developers, the tophat gives you a nice view of the parking lot instead of the park itself. The rest of the ride is OK, however I did get the feeling Intamin did not put a lot of effort into making the rest of the layout interesting. Overall, the track is really nice, but since Intamin installed train with OTSRs, the comfort is not very high. The biggest FAIL in the park was the wild mouse coaster. 'Spaccatempo' is officially a 'spinning wild mouse' from Zamperla. However, in total, we got 1.5 half spin, of which 1 spin happened on the brake run. Thus during the ride, we only made half a spin. It was a bit of disappointing, especially when compared to the other mouses we would do on this trip. The water rides in the park are unique. The river-rapids is more like a large spiralling slide were you go down on in the standard round boats. And the log flume has screens placed next to drops, which bounces all the water you usually splash away, right back into your boat. The explanation of the operator was spot on: "It's a total shower". The tower ride in the park is very good. It might not be the highest, but it is one of the few towers that has a drop and launch in one program. The rest of the park was very well maintained and themed, but there was not much shadow, which was unfortunate because of the heat that day. Eventually we got to a very ghetto-ish 3D cinema, but thankfully the air-conditioning was set to 'South Pole' and movie itself was quite enjoyable. After to movie we went to the (also quite ghetto) stunt show and then left the park to find our first hotel. Onto the pictures: Our plane is waiting to take us to Italy, time to go! Our first park, Miragica. And while it has Dragon Khan in it's logo, the park does not feature a B&M looper. The first coaster of our trip. I have to admit, we could've done much worse. The short trains do not help the capacity, but fortunately we visited on a quiet day. The tiny, but intense tophat. The drop/shot tower. High? Maybe not, but good as hell! A close up on the beautiful Intamin curves. The layout of Senzafiato, taken from the emergency signs. The rapids ride was a bit overthemed, so the ride is totally obscured from the rest of the park. One of the drops on the log flume. Notice the shower-y amount of water. Again, the log flume. The park's 'almost coaster', a Zamperla Disc-O-Coaster. The Mild Mouse (pun intended). Very non-spinning. My travel companions, f.l.t.r. Peter, Jos and Micha. The stunt show, a bit cheap, but lots of fun. With some original material. And you have to admit: More flames is always better. One last spin on the Intamin. A look towards the launch. A last glance at the tower ride. And then we left again, heading for the hotel. Thank you, Miragica!
  14. To clarify the jerk a little bit more: The human body has limits to how much G's it can handle. But what also matters is how fast and how high those G's are applied. If you would experience 4 G's for example, it would be OK, because your body can handle that. But it could be dangerous if those 4 G's are applied from 0 G's within a split second. But if the force is applied gradually, it would be more comfortable. Using a limit for the amount of jerk ( in G/s or m/s^3) can help you make a ride experience smoother.
  15. AAAaaand DONE! http://www.themeparkreview.com/game_exchange/track.php?id=2434 Have fun.
  16. Final update on the cartexture and the more important scenery object. The ride will be uploaded with a week or two.
  17. A block is specified as a piece of track where you can stop the train. This applies to stations, lifts and brakes, so unless the ride has two brake segments at the end, it'll only have 3 blocks.
  18. This might be the last update in a while. School is starting tomorrow, so I will have less time to work on this. So, at this point the track and 3d-objects are done. I still need to touch up some supports and add flanges. After that, it's adding some trees and a cartexture and it'll be finished.
  19. One of 1st Gen towers has been relocated to a park in Italy called Movieland Studios. It it located next to Gardaland at Lake Garda. I rode it a few months ago, and I liked it very much. The ride was extremely bumpy and harsh, but it has one of the best drops I can think off. The tower itself is a giant rip on the Disney Tower of Terror, much like the rest of the park and its riders are rips on Universal Studios and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
  20. " SpeedGlow " has been uploaded. Certainly not my best track, but in terms of smoothness and supports, but it was fun building. http://www.themeparkreview.com/game_exchange/track.php?id=2408 SpeedGlow
  21. Vekoma motorbike restraints can be difficult for people to understand. Also, some people don't seem to get the 2-person-1-seatbelt system on Millenium Flyer trains.
  22. Agreed. As far as stand-alone elements go, this is indeed the first 'free standing' dive loop in on invert. But the shape/motion has been done before.
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