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p. 37 - New photos of Monster!

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I'm pleased the the old Biergarten was at least replaced with a Beer Tavern.

The construction of the new B&M Invert Monster is quickly going forward. I did a short construction update video if anyone is interested in seeing more. 

Our friends at Grona Lund sent us two new photos of Monster, check them out!

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^^ They did also make a three carriage version, if that was possible again with the 8 seat gondolas the capacity would be still bad but at least better

 

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Not sure where they'd shove a ride like this but Gröna more than anyone would probably find a way to put a HUSS Jump2 somewhere if they wanted to

 

EDIT: ^ I don't spot any changes to the layout itself but mainly to the support structure

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Some of those turns and clearances look really tight. If I may speculate, are we going to see B&M do an inverted looping coaster with TWO-across seating for the first time? Some of those revised support structures look like they've learned some lessons from their inverted family coasters.

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It looks like the updated layout got rid of the final inversion (inline twist). Very interesting, but still super cool they are cramming this ride in an already crammed park.

 

^I think you may be on to something regarding the two-across seating. It's difficult to really tell now but I'm sure it's possible and given all the tight clearances, I wouldn't be surprised.

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According to Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, and Magnus (the CEO), the Bumper cars will relocate to Furuvik, and Snake will occupy its spot during 2019, while the new Coaster is built. After that, it will relocate to another park within Parks and Resorts.

 

The area where the bumper cars and Biergarten are will have a complete overhaul, most buildings will be demolished and replaced, and the park will build a boardwalk along the water from Snake all the way to Bläckfisken.

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^So Snake will only be at the park temporarily or am I misreading it?

 

The 2021 B&M reminds me of Black Mamba in a lot of ways. Wonder if it'll feel just as tight.

 

That is correct. Snake will be there in 2019, but then relocate.

 

Funny thing: The headline in the paper reads "Gröna Lunds new attraction: a rotating "vomit machine""...

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A capacity nightmare, but looks really fun, I'll be sure to check it out next year!

 

Moving the bumper cars to Furuvik also makes sense, a great addition for the target group. As to where Snake will be moved i 2020, my bet is Skara, but time will tell.

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Hey, I won! Do I get a cookie this time?

 

Interesting that it's temporary, does this mean that it's going to be a trailer-mounted ride?

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The weather has been really nice in Stockholm this weekend, so I took a small trip by Gröna Lund to see how far they've come on the construction. Pretty far actually!

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Behind the fence there's a big hole, the station for the new coaster will be underground.

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This is where the bumper cars were last season

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The crane fits right into towerland!

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Thanks for the pictures, I was wondering yesterday how construction was coming along as this is likely to be a very difficult build. It will definitely be interesting following this one. This will be a perfect case study to use for whenever someone says a park 'doesn't have room for a new coaster' for generations to come.

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Thanks for the pictures, I was wondering yesterday how construction was coming along as this is likely to be a very difficult build.

I'm still betting that we'll be seeing B&M do a two-across train for this coaster. I remember that earlier concept rendering and those clearances look tight.

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Thanks for the pictures, I was wondering yesterday how construction was coming along as this is likely to be a very difficult build. It will definitely be interesting following this one. This will be a perfect case study to use for whenever someone says a park 'doesn't have room for a new coaster' for generations to come.

 

The thing is, this invert is being built AWAY from the main rides section (the clump of beautiful, tangled coaster mess along the boardwalk). The land has always been there but no one bothered to think Grona would use it for a new coaster.

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The thing is, this invert is being built AWAY from the main rides section (the clump of beautiful, tangled coaster mess along the boardwalk). The land has always been there but no one bothered to think Grona would use it for a new coaster.

 

What are you talking about? They announced their intentions to be a coaster there almost a decade ago. The government and locals near the park have been holding up the process for years.

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What are you talking about? They announced their intentions to be a coaster there almost a decade ago. The government and locals near the park have been holding up the process for years.

I was trying to point out that Grona Lund has always had that land. It’s not like they bought a new parcel or anything— this situation is most simply put, alike to Disneyland building a coaster over the entirety of Main Street USA. From what I have seen and gathered together this invert is going right over the entry street— no, not a front gate coaster like Fury 325 or Gatekeeper— but rather right over the shops and restaurants that make up Grona Lund’s entry area.

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Advice needed, I've been to the park twice but I can't remember for the life of me if any of the rides had bins to put backpacks etc. in. I'm going in a couple days and I won't lie, not super excited about the prospect of paying almost 3€ at each opening of a locker.

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Damn, how far down do they go, to hit water? That's pretty something. Makes one

appreciate how much effort, work, and materials go into creating a new thrill for the gp.

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