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NEWS: Gerstlauer will open 9 projects in 2011

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Gerstlauer has sent us a press release announcing their monumental achievement of nine projects to be built for 2011.


2011 promises to be one of Gerstlauer Amusement Ride’s busiest years. The company has continued to grow and their product diversification has intensified. This family-owned company is now a major force in coaster design around the world.


“We are very pleased with the continued success,” said Siegfried Gerstlauer, the company’s Managing Director. He noted, “The company is not only busy, but we are involved in many unique projects across the globe. We are particularly excited because we will be introducing two new family coaster concepts at the IAAPA convention. The first is a complete update of our Family Coaster vehicles. We have gone to a trailered design that allows for a high-capacity one-train operation. Second, we will be introducing a Family Shuttle Coaster that allows children to enjoy the thrills of running forwards and backwards- all in one coaster ride. Both of these designs will be running next year.”


Another exciting project for next year is Gerstlauer’s largest roller coaster. The still-unnamed Launched Euro-Fighter will be a massive attraction and located in Asia. “We were very pleased with our first Launched Euro-Fighter, which opened at Hansa Park in 2009,” said Gerstlauer. “From a guest perspective, the launch and beyond-vertical drop are outstanding. From a technical standpoint, this coaster will be the debut of our four-tube track, which will save our customer’s considerable expense when it comes to foundation costs.


In America the German company will also open several rides. “We are calling 2011 the year of the Euro-Fighter in the United States,” said Adam Sandy, Senior Sales Associate for the Ride Entertainment Group, which handles Gerstlauer’s projects in the Western Hemisphere. “Next year guests will get to ride Dare Devil Dive, a custom Euro-Fighter in Atlanta, and Untamed, a Euro-Fighter 320+, at Canobie Lake Park near Boston. In addition, in conjunction with Six Flags, Gerstlauer designed and built the trains that will be running on the Texas Giant when it is re-introduced to the great state of Texas next spring. Designed to resemble a 1961 Cadillac, these vehicles also have custom-designed seats that can handle the ride’s extreme forces.”



Gerstlauer’s 2011 installations include:


  • Canobie Lake Park (U.S.A.)- Euro-Fighter
  • Europe- Family Coaster
  • Asia- Launched Euro-Fighter
  • Hansa Park (Germany)- Family Coaster
  • Movie Park (Germany)- To Be Announced
  • Plopsa Coo (Belgium)- Spinning Coaster
  • Ruhpolding (Germany)- Family Shuttle Coaster
  • Six Flags over Georgia (U.S.A.)- Euro-Fighter
  • Six Flags over Texas (U.S.A.)- 3 Custom-Designed Roller Coaster Trains

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I know me being from NH and Canobie lake right down 93 from me, I can't wait to ride the new coaster opening up in 2011. I have seen many of these euro fighters from the many posts here at TPR and they look so cool. Now it's only a few months and it will be opening, I'm jumping for joy see thats me right there.

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