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When I go to tripsnpics site, the site is in French, but I can translate it a bit, correct me if I'm wrong. The park is owned by OCT and is going to be build in Chengdu. It'll cost 100 millions of dollars and 3 coasters will be in the park. A Vekoma SLC, a Vekoma Mine Train and a Intamin Mega-Lite Coaster. Also, on the website I see S&S Towers.

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Happy Valley Chengdu

 

Date d'ouverture inconnue Happy Valley Chengdu

Nouveau parc Ce nouveau parc (le toisième du goupe OCT) sera construit à Chengdu, une grand ville de Chine occidentale pour un investissement de 100 millions de dollars. Il comprendra un SLC et un Mine Train Vekoma ainsi qu’un Mega-Lite Coaster Intamin.

 

Here is the park's website, I don't speak Chinese , anyone can translate it of find pictures? I have supper now.

 

http://www.cdhlg.com/

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IMO having been to Happy Valley Shenzhen and Happy Valley Beijing, these are some of the worst run parks I have ever been to. Shenzhen does have nice theming, but Beijing, while it looks nice in pictures is really really cheaply done. All of the fake rock work (which is 90% of the park) is already looking worn two years later and they stagger there ride operating times so there is always a line for every ride. I have also never seen them run more than one train on there major coasters.

 

As for the Chengdu park I translated their site with Google a while back and it didn't have an opening date, but according to RCDB its supposed to open this year. I am not sure if this was delayed because of the earthquake which was nearby.

 

BTW OCT is also opening a new park in Shanghai next year. Lets hope that they actually learn to run a park. Chimelong Paradise is much much much much much much much much better park in my opinion!

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Perfect translation RonLaand!

 

I remember I saw that web site a few months ago, and like you sam06pr I didn't understand why we could see a B&M flying while they're speaking about Intamin ride....

 

speaking about Intamin, does anyone knows if it's gonna be a custom mega-lite or if it's gonna be a clone? I don't know if mega lite is a new category or if it's a new model (I think it's a category but I'm not sure...).

 

By the way, nice to see you here harsaphes lol

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Perfect translation RonLaand!

 

I remember I saw that web site a few months ago, and like you sam06pr I didn't understand why we could see a B&M flying while they're speaking about Intamin ride....

 

speaking about Intamin, does anyone knows if it's gonna be a custom mega-lite or if it's gonna be a clone? I don't know if mega lite is a new category or if it's a new model (I think it's a category but I'm not sure...).

 

By the way, nice to see you here harsaphes lol

 

well they seem to go a lot with clones...so I think this mega lite is going to be a clone

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Well that was quick

 

The Mega Lite is up already with a pretty sweet colour scheme.

 

source:http://www.xbsh.cn/News/Zbdt/200808304691.html

 

More as i find it

 

EDIT:

more construction

 

The standard Happy Valley SLC clone goes up

 

 

Checkout a TON of construction shots including the new mine train here

http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

 

And just for luck theres a few more here

http://qbar.qq.com/chengdubbs/7542.htm

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Source: http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

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Source: http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

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Source: http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

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Source: http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

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Source: http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

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Source: http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

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Source: http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

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Source: http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

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Intamin Goodness

Source: http://bbs.house100.cn/thread-15741-1-1.html

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I like the colour scheme. In the one picture when I first looked, it seemed as though the track was just floating. The green supports blended well with all the green of the vegetation. It made me do a double take anyway.

 

Would you count this track layout similar to Fahrenheit maybe? Or does this layout pack more punch?

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I'm loving these new Vekoma SLC's even more!

Well, they aren't really "new" as the first one was put up in 2002 there just aren't that many of them. I think there may only be three in total, the two at the Happy Valley's and the one at Flamingoland, with another two under construction.

 

Personally I really liked the one at Flamingoland (at least opening year) but I found the other two not much better than your average SLC.

 

--Robb

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Would you count this track layout similar to Fahrenheit maybe? Or does this layout pack more punch?

I don't think I'd compare it to Fahrenheit in any way except that they're both pretty compact rides. Mega-lites are more like mini-mega/hyper coasters, and thus do not invert and are focused on the non-inverting elements.

 

They look absolutely fabulous, though. I really hope a nice, charming, modest, smaller midwestern park picks up one of these babies--like Cedar Point! They could become to Intamin what Europa Park is to Mack.

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Would you count this track layout similar to Fahrenheit maybe? Or does this layout pack more punch?

I don't think I'd compare it to Fahrenheit in any way except that they're both pretty compact rides.

Although the guy from Intamin who was with us at Tobu Zoo actually did compare the Mega-Lite to Maverick and Fahrenheit because I think from a construction and project management perspective the rides may be more similar than 200 or 300 foot hyper coaster.

 

I do agree, from my view I think of these as "Mini-Hypers" but I can see where the guys selling and putting up the ride may compare it more to a ride of similar size.

 

--Robb

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^Ah, sure then. When I saw that question, my mind immediately jumped to ride experience, and not necessarily the structure of the ride. It makes sense that a park would view this as a small, compact ride like those other 2 in terms of construction, upkeep, etc, regardless of the ride experience. My one-tracked mind just couldn't consider all those things at once.

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^^ Agreed. It's like the Batman clones. If you're going to clone something, at least start with a GREAT layout.

 

There aren't that many off-the-shelf layouts that would fall into my top 10 or top 20 overall coasters. Kawasemi certainly breaks into that list...Batman comes close!

 

Everything else is Boomerangs & SLCs....blech!

 

--Robb

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and I would guess much of the reason for the mega lite's success is probably due to relative small cost. They are pretty small, don't need any custom designing and offers a ride few others rides in the same price-category can offer.

 

I rode Piraten this summer, and loved it. It was walk on all day (the ride ops even encouraged rerides in order to have something to do! )and I got a totalt of 17 rides. Imo it's better than both fahrenheit and Superman Ride of Steel (SFNE). Amazing ride, and a perfect addition to small parks like Djurs.

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