Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

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Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby flaffstar » Wed May 31, 2017 12:05 am

There is no discussion thread for that park yet, simply because this small park in the Netherlands was an animal park until now.

Yesterday however they announced they want to build an expansion for 2018 without animals but with new family attractions.
Thus they announced a Vekoma duelling family boomerang. It will have a capacity of 1100pph and will reach a height of aprox. 20 meters.

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Source: https://www.coevordenhuisaanhuis.nl/nieuws/regio/496502/wildlands-krijgt-in-2018-een-achtbaan.html
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Re: Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby Sneaky » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:43 am

Nice to have a new (actually 2) rollercoaster(s) just 8 miles from my house. :b
It's also quite a nice park with lots of space for the animals, very nice theming, a Mack boat ride through a large greenhouse with all kinds of animals (monkeys and elephants included), and a 4d theater/ride (Arctic 1) that's really fun.

I'm probably going to purchase a season pass, so I might occasionally provide some updates about the coaster. :)
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Re: Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby Sneaky » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:16 pm

Construction of the Vekoma Dueling Family Boomerang is already well underway.
I visited Wildlands today and took some pictures of the coasters construction.
They were also working on it today.

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Re: Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby ElvisLuv » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:03 pm

Such a small park for.dueling coaster. I could see it as a way to increase capacity at larger parks

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Re: Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby Sneaky » Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:13 pm

I think they did good in going for a dueling coaster in stead of just a single one, considering the park had about 1 million visitors in 2017.
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Re: Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby cal1br3tto » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:34 pm

I'm really liking these new family Vekomas...and (surprised face) maybe even new Vekomas in general.
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Re: Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby Sneaky » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:36 pm

I went back today and took a few pictures.
As you can see they're building some buildings/tunnels through which the coaster will go.
The 2 end-spikes have also been completed.
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Re: Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:43 pm

cal1br3tto wrote:I'm really liking these new family Vekomas...and (surprised face) maybe even new Vekomas in general.


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I second that! Vekoma sure has come a long way.
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Re: Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby Rill'o'beily » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:13 pm

^^ In the last pic that track looks to be pretty sideways for a family boomerang

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Re: Wildlands Emmen expanding to include rides

Postby Sneaky » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:04 pm

^ Yes, it has some serious banking.
Though not that surprising considering how low to the ground it remains.
Plus, from where I was standing the turns look quite tight.
It looks like this could be quite an intense ride for a family boomerang.

Also, looking at the concept art in the start post, it seems that they are really sticking to that. :)
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