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Hey everybody!

 

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Fårup Sommerland, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

 

Official Park Website

 

Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

 

--Robb

 

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2005

July 8th, 2005 - Chain snaps on Falken (see below)

 

2007

November 12th, 2007 - Rumors of a new launched Eurofighter coaster announced for 2008

November 29th, 2007 - Specs released for new coaster

 

2011

December 7th, 2011 - Zamperla family coaster announced for 2012

 

2012

August 17th, 2012 - Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster announced for 2013

 

2014

October 14th, 2014 - on-site hotel scheduled for 2016

 

2016

October 13th, 2016 - Farup acquires Liseberg's Spin Rock to be renamed Hvirvelvinden

 

2019

April 14th, 2019 - Park announces Vekoma Family Boomerang for 2020

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from http://www.screamscape.com

 

(7/8/05) A local paper reports that the lift chain on Falken snaped last night causing the train to slide backwards slightly before the emergency braking system caught it and allowing for what was left of the chain to slide down and pile up at the front of the train, spattering the riders in the front with a little oil and grease. There were no reported injuries.

 

Damn, that's a bummer. That ride was very good!

 

I hope they get it back up and running soon!

 

--Robb

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It happens on coasters all of the time! It's just a metal chain...there are weak points.

 

Elissa 'it's usually pretty loud when they snap too!" Alvey

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Here in Denmark rumors have talked about a new coaster at Fårup Sommerland in 2008, and now it's slowly getting more and more official - though it's not 100% sure yet - but we hope

 

According to Screamscape and rumors in Denmark it'll be the first Gertlauer launched coaster in the world, and it'll feature inversion(s).

 

Copied from Screamscape:

2008/2009 - New Coaster - Rumor - (10/24/07) Screamscape sources tell us that Faarup Sommerland (Denmark) may attempt to build the first Gerstlauer launched coaster that will feature inversions in either 2008 or 2009.

 

Gerstlauer:

http://www.gerstlauer-rides.de/english/Gerstlauer_E.html

 

RCDB:

http://rcdb.com/m/se/id4090.htm

 

EDIT: I found a picture of the layout:

faruo.jpg.3395417d739857b4837e31d9bab9dcf0.jpg

Fårup can do more than monkey bars :p

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Today Fårup Sommerland itself put the news at their website

 

http://www.faarupsommerland.dk/

 

I know that almost none of you understand Danish, but I can tell you what the text says:

 

The name will be Lynet (Danish for The Lightning), and it'll accelerate from 0-80km/h in 2 seconds.

 

The full announcement will come as soon as possible

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Fårup has now updated their site, and now a video and stats are available

 

Stats:

Length: 540 meters

Hight: 20 meters

Trains: 4

Train capacity: 6

Capacity: 960 persons/hour

Speed: 80 km/h

Acceleration G's: 1,5G

Acceleration time: 2 sec.

Acceleration length: 30 meters

Horse power: 1020

 

And a video of the coaster:

http://www.faarupsommerland.dk/default.asp?kategori1=3c&klip=lynet.wmv

 

http://www.faarupsommerland.dk/default.asp?kategori1=8h&id1=432&id2=500

If you some of you find it necessary that I translate the Danish text, I'm more than willing to do it, but I just don't have the time right now.

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I don't understand why they didn't put trains on instead of single cars. Even with the two MCBRs, the capacity is going to suck. Although since it isn't really a major theme park maybe the capacity makes more sense. And it actually can shift more people in an hour than Fahrenheit can.

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