Liseberg Discussion Thread

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby rollin_n_coastin » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:17 am

Great updates, thank you! As if Balder wasn't enough to lead fans drooling through the gates. This ride looks like another perfect addition to Liseberg and is looking fantastic in real life. Personally, I can't wait to get back there one day.
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:45 am

Another Helix Blog update

First corkscrew is DONE!!
and there are only a few pieces left on the second one. And a few more in the other gap then the track around the first launch is a continuous section.
We will see what happens tomorrow, that is if RCS continue as they have before, but since Christmas at Liseberg opens this evening then they may not work tomorrow.

Source: http://projekthelix.se/forsta-korkskruven-klar/
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DONE!!
Another big part of the long check-list can be ticked off.
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Second corkscrew in the background and the twisty airtime hill that follow at the top, can't say if they are connected yet, but there is a big chance of that

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Postby DBru » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:04 pm

I can't get over how good that dive down the hillside out of the corkscrew looks. Really, that element looks more like a cross between a corkscrew and a dive loop. That whole section kind of reminds me of the beginning of Drachen Fire. Cool stuff!

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Justice » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:24 pm

Just curious, what was different about the original layout?

All I know of was the change to the first corkscrew and the inverted top hat, were there any others?

Otherwise, thanks for the updates! In my opinion, this is the best coaster project of 2014. Absolutely blown away by how integrated this ride is into the park. And I'm a huge fan of Mack's latest coasters. Please keep the construction coming! I really appreciate it.

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:57 pm

This ride is looking more and more amazing every day!
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:24 am

You are all welcome!!

^^ Apart from those big changes** there are a few small modifications to tweak the track so that it will work around a few trees in a better way, but nothing that really shows.

** Addition of the first corkscrew after the initial drop out of the station, and changing the airtime-hill and corkscrew after the second launch to an inverted top-hat and an airtime hill.

^ Speaking of looking more and more amazing everyday, look below :D .

NEW Web-cam image + Progress report
The new web cam on Atmosfear is up, well sort of, it's not available on the Helix site as of yet, but I will update with a link once it is :)
Also as you can see they have finished the second corkscrew as well, so much of the first bit is done, there is just a small gap as you can see on the image below that is missing until it's all done from the drop outside the station and into the dive down to the pretzel.
Also added an image with the installed track so far, unfortunately the supports on the rendering aren't the same as the real world so I won't add which supports are installed an which aren't.
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This is an EPIC view
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Progress as of now, pink = installed track

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby rcjp » Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:32 am

Wow, it really is cool to see how spread out this ride will be and how it will interact with the area. Definitely one of the rides I'm looking forward to the most next year!
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby gisco » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:15 am

^^I like the picture showing how much of the track has been installed so far. They still have a ways to go.

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby _Joel_ » Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:44 am

The Helix front car is now in the shopping mall Nordstan!
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:28 pm

^ Oh, nice!!
Haven't been to that shopping centre for quite a while now, and didn't know that they had put the first car on display there. Really great to see that Liseberg are doing the best they can to spread the news of Helix.

On another note, according to a post on the Helix blog earlier today, then we won't see any more steel going up until 2014, due to safety concerns since the park will now be opened for the public. The work on the station will continue during December, as will landscaping around the areas that are completed, plant even more trees and I would guess that they will finishing up the remaining footers, so that the ride will fly up once the Christmas season ends.

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