Heide Park Discussion Thread

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Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:22 pm

^^It does seem odd that they're promoting the fact that they let their coaster get to such an awful condition.

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Postby larrygator » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:18 pm

I didn't realize the "original" prefab was not able to be repaired by replugging and replaying.

I didn't realize the rehab was being done by someone other than Intamin.

These facts make me less confident regarding the outcome.
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Postby cookiex » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:33 am

I'm not too worried that RCS and Cordes won't do well on their end. Question is without Intamin what are they going to do to make sure it doesn't get to that condition again?

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Postby DirkFunk » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:24 am

larrygator wrote:I didn't realize the "original" prefab was not able to be repaired by replugging and replaying.

I didn't realize the rehab was being done by someone other than Intamin.

These facts make me less confident regarding the outcome.


Intamin didn't make the track last time. Cordes did. Cordes made all the track for those wood coasters.

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Postby A.J. » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:09 am

larrygator wrote:I didn't realize the "original" prefab was not able to be repaired by replugging and replaying.

Is that just the case for Colossos, being the "prototype"? Or will the other three have to basically be gutted and reconstructed as well? (Open question)

Furthermore, are parks able to just replace the running / upstop / sidestop rails if necessary?
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Postby Pedrinho » Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:25 am

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.
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Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:08 am

As Parkerlebnis (a german amusement park website) wrote here yesterday: https://www.parkerlebnis.de/heide-park-huracan-abriss-geschlossen-2019_75092.html?onpage_ref=home_topnews_pos1

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.
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Postby SharkTums » Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:26 am

I'm really trying not to blame Merlin here, but I just see so many closures and money saving since they took over. :(

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Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby JordyC » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:14 am

Heide Park puts finishing touches to the wooden roller coaster Colossos

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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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Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:09 am

That track theming will not be convincing at all for a few years. :lmao:
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