After reading the thread and trying to get some serious information on german web site I'm a bit confused.. At first they told us to give detailed information about the working progress, but the last two entries in their blog from October were a teaser for the "new" Colossos and a tv documentary. The last "real" update is from half a year ago the "fabrication of the new ledgers". Sice then, there's no real news. My confusion is about their enthusiasm in the beginning with the plan to share every detail of the renovation - and now they are quiet as a mouse about the project with only three to four real blog entries in 14 months.
Heide Park will close "Huracan" before the season, bringing the "Maya-Tal" down to three rides (Breakdance, Magic and the Wave Swinger) and one food station. The closure happens because of the increasing maintenance costs and the rare spare parts. Long term plans for the "Maya Tal" are not determined yet, as a park's press release is quoted.
Heide Park puts finishing touches to the wooden roller coaster Colossos
The German theme park Heide Park is finalizing the renovated wooden roller coaster Colossos. The spectacular rollercoaster has been out of use since July 2016. A mega renovation started last summer and is now almost complete. The new name is Colossos - Kampf der Giganten.
A total of 320 track sections have been replaced. 2 million euros were also invested in new decorations and a new background story. During a ride, passengers must compete with a gigantic ominous creature, 25 meters tall. The track seems to be derailed by an ingenious construction.
The last track section has now been assembled. The next phase will be the testing of the trains. The reopening will take place in the spring. There is not yet an exact date.
With a height of fifty meters and a length of almost 1400 meters, Colossos - Kampf der Giganten is the second highest and longest wooden roller coaster in Europe. Up to now, the top speed has been 110 kilometers per hour. It is not yet clear whether the renovation will affect the maximum speed.
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