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Today was the opening day for the new coaster Karacho at Tripsdrill

 

Some specs:

4 trains for 2x4 passengers gives it a capacity of 960 persons/hour

The ride has a launch, darkride bit, airtime hill and 4 inversions

Launch accelerates you to 60 miles/hour in 1.6 seconds

Length of the entire coaster is 713 meters

No shoulder restraints but lapbar/clamshell's

 

This coaster is the first one with inversions for the park, extending the available range of attractions (and thrill factor) to include teenagers and people that are young of heart (with strong stomach as they said)

 

Theming for the ride and area is not finished yet but knowing the park and seeing what they've done so far regarding theming at their other attractions I can't wait to see what the area will look like next year (when theming is done)

 

Regarding the ride itself.. fun ride and a great addition to the parks attraction line-up.

No headbanging (due to no shoulder restaints) plenty of inversions and a couple of pops of airtime

all in all, nice fun ride.

Looking forward to riding it again in the future.

 

Here's a few pictures of today's opening event (and the coaster itself)

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so today we are visiting Tripsdrill

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hmm, loud sound warning?? this could be interesting

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opening hours

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first thing you see inside the park

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but this is where we are heading to

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yummie

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it does change the skyline a bit at certain spots

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I guess we're there

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stomp like music setup?

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nice looking name

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follow the arrow's to the entrance

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yeah, there's still plenty of dirt laying around.. but at least the ride is open. Theming will follow.

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twisty

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plenty of crossings here

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and the last bit (and station "bunker") This view will change with the to be installed theming

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test run?

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hmm

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minimum ride height.. 125 cm

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put your hands up if you can hit the drum but are not planning on riding the coaster

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almost opening time

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interesting vehicle

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lots and lots of people were invited and showed up. Something like 300 guests

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ribbon cutting

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let's ride

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first riders, is it fear? is it joy? Are these real "suits"?

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woooooow (there goes a nametag (almost))

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inversion time

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a flying tie

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fly eating time

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everybody is trying to get that one shot

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plenty of photographers around

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red train

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love the hair

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more riders and I guess there's an interview in the back row?

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wheee

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almost back at the station

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plenty of steel

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lovely photo op (location)

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only in Europe would it be ok to take pictures this close to a ride without ropes/fences shielding it from access for the press..

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silhouette like

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here they come

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happy faces

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the back of the red train

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just rollin

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love the colors on the trains (they also have a green one but that was not running while we were there)

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joy? fear? you tell me

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gravity is fun :) (and for some reason the back row reminds me of Italy)

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inversions can require dressing requirements...

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up-side-down

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up-side-down

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bottom after the launch

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midcourse brake (with "guys" still working on the station building)

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lovely sky today

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2 thumbs up? thanks

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close up for all the tech "junkies"

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more big smiles

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that last inversion is fun (and easy to get pictures of)

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train theming inside the station

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happy riders returning

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and yes.. there is something to loo at (below) while waiting in line

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station impression

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let's have a beer before riding ;)

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don't you just love Tripsdrill's theming department? :)

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just chillin.. with my beer

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more blue train riders

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going down..

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it's twisty I guess?

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it's also pretty tall

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and there are plenty of spots (at this time) to get some fun pictures of trains and people having a great time

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so many small details on a train (and I think i'm spying some aitime)

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going down

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happy riders

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awesome neighbours

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"take the tunnel"

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highest point of the ride

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dive dive dive

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Karacho looks great! Plenty of inversions, without going too crazy about it.

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Great report, Hanno! I love the little drop before the launch, don't think I have seen that before on a launched coaster.

Takabisha has it too.

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Great Report! The coaster looks perfect in that park. Great size coaster for a park like Tripsdrill. I love the trains and I can't wait until the ride's theming is done.

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Looks great fun! Will be there in September - already booked my hotel in Heilbronn. Fluch also has the small drop before the launch.

 

300 guests for opening sounded very reasonable for a weekday during the holidays and the great weather. I guess the free beer isn't mandatory before the ride?

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the 300 guests was the number of invited guests for the opening ceremony.

 

There were way way way more people in the park (as it should be)

 

Lunch food was great and drinks/beer always help.

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Great report, Hanno! I love the little drop before the launch, don't think I have seen that before on a launched coaster.

Takabisha has it too.

 

Did it add anything to the ride experience? Seems like it would give that extra little oomph going into the launch.

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Great coverage Hanno. I love that not only do the trains look cool, but the swirl/engines on the back of the trains light up also. Still interested to see what the rest of the theming will look like for the ride and station.

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Great report, Hanno! I love the little drop before the launch, don't think I have seen that before on a launched coaster.

Takabisha has it too.

 

Did it add anything to the ride experience? Seems like it would give that extra little oomph going into the launch.

 

On Karacho that little drop gave a nice pop of air

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Great report, Hanno! I love the little drop before the launch, don't think I have seen that before on a launched coaster.

Takabisha has it too.

 

Did it add anything to the ride experience? Seems like it would give that extra little oomph going into the launch.

 

These little indoor drops and inversions seem to be the big "thing" this year.

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Cool cars...let's just hope they get some landscaping and theming around the coaster...it looks like SFMM level right now!

Washing machine.

 

 

Seriously though, this thing looks great!

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