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By the way, I've just realised that they added, last year, these evil looking contraptions to FB's restraints.

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Now, seriously, we know furius baco isn't exactly smooth so WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY THINKING when they decided to add these????

Its looks like something designed on purpose to make headbanging worse....

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^Which restraint sapping incident? I hadn't hear anything. Anyway, I'll see for myself how the restraints are during the opening day .

 

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I'm guessing the straps snapped from the strain put on them when the riders shoulders rest on them during the slow roll. The straps seem more built for holding back the rider during the launch then holding them in during the awkward heartline-less roll

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Even so, I don't think the straps on Intamins are very well made for inversions/when you get pushed against them (as you do on Furius Baco), on all other intamin rides with similar restraints, the coaster are heartlined, so you're never really being pushed against the straps. On FB, you do get pushed against them because of the unheartlined nature of wing coasters, even if it's not your full weight. I guess the straps just gave up after so many years of strain.

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That's what I was saying. They take flat metal, and bend it to the shape of the restraint. But, its like a spring, and its gets put under tension when they do this. If they were to bend it, put it into a mold to stabilize the shape, and then heat it up (called Heat Treating) it would relieve the stress, and harden the shape. It would never ever happen again.

 

But really, they are useless anyways, because like rcjp said, all your weight is on the lap bar.

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I'm really looking forward to getting there in April now. I'm going to be there pretty much the entire following week after the opening to hopefully avoid the crowds.

 

As for crowds on opening day, I think it will be more similar to weekends (30 min - 1 hour queues), because people will probably also be making the journey for opening day. I haven't been there on opening day before, but if I had to guess, I'd say it would be a bit quieter early in the day then get busier towards the afternoon as schools start ending and familys head there for the afternoon/evening/weekend.

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^ I'm quite annoyed that I have no choice but to go there on opening day as I'm having a school trip and that will be the very last day of it. I guess if I were on my own I would choose to get the fast pass (or whatever they call it there) thingy but as I will be with a dozen of friends I can't force them to buy it too.

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Yesterday, different media we're invited to discover the construction and status of the new ride. Here are a few of my own photos (through Channel Parks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More photos found in PAFANS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source:

- http://www.channelparks.com/noticias/asi-van-las-obras-de-angkor-aventura-en-el-reino-perdido-de-portaventura/

- http://www.pafans.com/actualidad/2014/visitamos-las-obras-de-construccion-de-angkor-90437/

 

A few details:

- Ride duration is estimated to be 9~10min. That's pretty long for a splash battle ride!

- Three different zones: temple, jungle, cambodgien village

- Ride constructor is Mack. Ride animatronics from Sally Corp. We couldn't see them phisically yet

- Ride will include photo-ride and express (fast-pass) service. The park need to be careful about this due to the ride capacity!

- Ride opening: April 11th

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^Thank you for the pics. Construction is looking great so far! Great theming and it will also give a new perspective of shambhala.

About the capacity, I've never been on a splash battle so how is it, usually?

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^Thank you for the pics. Construction is looking great so far! Great theming and it will also give a new perspective of shambhala.

About the capacity, I've never been on a splash battle so how is it, usually?

 

This one is 726 pph. This is near to Hurakan Condor ride capacity, except that Angkor is a familiar ride. The ride have 14 boats (8 seats).

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We'll see how the weather is on the 11th, and also how crowded it will be. I really want to try this out but if the park is awfully packed coasters are my priority (and my schoolmates too as I won't be going alone)

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Get ready for a BIG NEW!

 

Port Aventura invest 100 million in a new Ferrari theme park

 

 

Ferrari Land occupy 75,000 square meters and will have new attractions and hotel

 

 

Port Aventura invest 100 million euros in the construction of a new area dedicated to Ferrari, which will provide the license. It will be called Ferrari Land, will be located in the resort and the park is yet to be defined whether this will be a theme park with own access (as with the water park) or be part of the rest of the complex. The new area is the result of an agreement signed today between Ferrari and Investindustrial Bonomi, the owner of the company premises.

 

The park will be the second Tarragona area dedicated to Ferrari in a leisure complex, after having in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Ferrari World . According to forecasts of the park, will be open in 2016. The Ferrari Land fit an area of ​​75,000 square meters and will have new attractions inspired by the Prancing Horse and designed for all ages. In a statement, Port Aventura ensures that among these attractions appear "the highest and most rapid vertical accelerator in Europe." Besides the park, in the new area which will also be "the first Ferrari theme hotel", five stars and 250 rooms, restaurants, shops and "broad areas of race car simulators," the statement said.

 

Opened in late 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi park covers an area of ​​200,000 square meters (86,000 of them covered) located next to the Yas Marina circuit. In his inauguration attended the Formula 1 drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa, who gave the first round to the Formula Rossa rollercoaster, which is the icon of the park. Andrea Perrone, managing director of Brand Ferrari (the company that controls the activities related to the brand), says as long as Port Aventura note that after the success of the park in the UAE, the brand had received "many requests for build new parks "and if they have opted for the complex of Tarragona is for their" strength "and" the opportunity to bring the spirit of Ferrari to Spain, where we have many fans and supporters. " Perrone also highlights the opportunity that the new park will "strengthen the brand Ferrari in Europe."

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Port Aventura recalls in his note that Ferrari has been ranked for the second year in February as the most valuable brand in the world ranking in the Global 500 Report and Port Aventura has been considered the second "major resort destination in Europe and the first of Mediterranean ". Port Aventura annually receives four million visitors, half foreign tourists. The resort has invested 125 million euros since 2009 in the playpen as enlargements SésamoAventura, Shambhala coaster (the highest in Europe) or Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. The new fairground Tarragona would add to the leisure with which promoters have BCN World project to support its future complex of hotels, casinos, leisure and shopping.

 

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- http://ccaa.elpais.com/ccaa/2014/03/13/catalunya/1394711022_331793.html

 

Additional information from Pafans (spanish source)

http://www.pafans.com/actualidad/2014/portaventura-tendra-un-nuevo-parque-y-un-hotel-de-ferrari-en-2016-90438/

 

The park will be located in what is now the south parking of the park. The size will be similar of Costa Caribe Aquatic Park.

 

Ferrari's worlds first themed hotel.

 

A luxury 5* hotel with 250 rooms, restaurants, shops, and with big areas of racing cars simulators. The new hotel will be located in an area between Hotel Caribe and PortAventura's Convention Centre, near to the road who gives access to Hotel PortAventura.

 

Additional artworks from PortAventura (via ParquePlaza):

 

 

 

 

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Wow that's great! I wonder how accurate those drawings are because that looks like a massive intamin accelerator coaster with a drop tower, like Kingda Ka! Really am looking forward to seeing what those 100 millions euros can do.

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