Norway's Viking Adventure Park delayed to 2019 or 2020

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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby hydra » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:20 am

It really does look fantastic. Hope this becomes reality.

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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby viking86 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:34 am

According to the parks website the park is scheduled to open spring 2018, but news articles posted in the last few days still says 2017. I'd say that 2018 sounds far more realistic, I don't see construction starting until spring next year earliest and 2 years just seems to little time to build a full amusement park.

One of the news articles included a map which I have not seen posted before. There appears to be two rollercoasters visible, but its too small to determine any details and I don't know how if its official or its still in the concept stage.
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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:40 am

That one on the right looks like an X-Flight clone with invisible station and brake run. Maybe those sections are completely indoors. :lover:

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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby viking86 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:23 am

That is definately the same layout as X-flight. Shame the picture is too small for the text to be readable. I'm not going to put too much into it yet though until anything is official, it could be that they just chose a random coaster layout to put into the map as a concept. And I stand by what I have previously said that I am somewhat skeptical if this will happen at all, and if it does I'm not expecting something spectacular based on the figures that have been given so far. We'll see, as it is now I can only be positively surprised. ;)

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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:49 am

That map reminds me a lot of the Islands of Adventure concept maps from its construction days.
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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby viking86 » Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:44 pm

I was just talking to a close friend of mine from that area. According to local rumors they are aiming big and wants to be the biggest park in Norway. For comparison the current biggest amusementpark in Norway is Tusenfryd. There is also talk of a waterpark. Keep in mind this is not confirmed information, but coming from a small community I find the rumors quite trustworthy. I'm of course also very excited that ITEC Entertainment is doing the designwork for the park.

Here is a link to the location on Google maps
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From what I understand there are big plans for this area. Already there is a 18-hole golf course there, I marked it with blue circle on the picture below. Red square is the location for the park. As you can see there is a lot of available land in the area so neighbours should not be a problem. The road on the right is the main road between Bergen and Stavanger, the second and fourth largest cities in Norway.
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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby viking86 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:47 pm

The website has been updated, it looks like the park has gotten a namechange and will now be called "Thor’s Rike - Viking Adventure Park"

Welcome to Thor’s Rike, the largest theme park in Norway. Here you’ll find everything from thrilling rollercoasters to the experience of authentic viking raids. The park is designed by ITEC Entertainment Group, and is planned to be open by the spring of 2018.


http://vikinglandet.no/en/explore-the-park/

More concept art has been released, mostly in the video in the link above. This is a lot more specific in terms of what rides to expect. In terms of rollercoasters there is no doubt they are planning to build a wooden rollercoaster. The footage in the video is of Wood Coaster @ Knight Valley, but I would not take this as confirmation that theyre specifically planning a GCI.

I have been a bit pessimistic about this project, and I have yet to see a confirmation that the park will actually be built, but with more concept art being released theres no doubt that there is at least some kind of progress on the project and that is always exciting! :)

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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby _koppen » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:05 pm

I've been doubting this project, but they keep moving forward. I really hope it becomes a reality as a park with Viking theme would be very nice to have within travel distance.
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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby viking86 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:15 pm

_koppen wrote:I've been doubting this project, but they keep moving forward. I really hope it becomes a reality as a park with Viking theme would be very nice to have within travel distance.


Yeah, my feeling is still "I'll believe it when I see it". However as there is progress I do find it very exciting as I might actually get a homepark in 3-4 years.

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Re: Vikingland to open in Norway 2017

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Fri Apr 24, 2015 8:36 pm

Yay! More GCI!

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