Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:00 am
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:28 am
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:30 am
Absimilliard wrote:I don't think Parc Asterix would buy anything from Vekoma directly. They like to "update" their rides in-house and given the recent work done on Goudurix, new trains are out of the question. Last year, they changed the ride computer, rewired the whole ride, modified the trains to have an electric restraint release AND added little lights to the headrests that tell if they're locked.
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:38 am
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:43 am
Absimilliard wrote:The main problem with Parc Asterix is that its now owned by "la Compagnie des Alpes". Compagnies des Alpes is an almost public company that owns a lot of amusement parks (which they invest PENNIES in them!) and skiing places (need a new chairlift? Here's 20 millions!). Compagnie des Alpes is runned under the mentality "we're not here to make a profit", so they only invest when its really needed. Seeing that Parc Asterix is still getting 1.6 million visitors...
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:46 pm
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:53 pm
Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:57 pm
sixflagsguy5 wrote:I remember laughing during most of the ride because it was so rough. Restraints have nothing to do with how rough the ride is, but hopefully they will make it so that the headbanging doesn't hurt as much.
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:08 pm
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:21 pm
Team Thriller wrote:5
Yes, but, the more free you feel, the less jerky it feels. Thats why B&M's are so smooth... freedom. I was on Vampire (Walibi Belgium) and I found a way to keep the ride smooth. If you press your head against onside of the harnest, then it will be very smooth. These seats look like they do it for you.
These new seats are not only more atractive, but since it makes you feel more free, it won't cuase much headbanging...
But your right, it won't help THAT much!