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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby BDG » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:44 am

new for 2013:

    Orkanen
    ("Hurricane")

    Custom Vekoma Suspended Family Coaster
    ~20 m high (65 Feet)
    -453 m long (1,486 feet)
    -75 km/h (46MPH)

    Minimum height to ride: only 105 cm (41.3 inches)

    Opens June 5.

http://faarupsommerland.dk/dk/forlystelser/alle-forlystelser/orkanen/

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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby cfc » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:56 am

Looks better than your average Vekoma jr. suspended coaster. I like the "Anacondaish" underwater tunnel. I hope it's as good as Kvasten at Grona Lund.
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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby A.J. » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:11 am

If this isn't a prime example of what a modern suspended (Big Bad Wolf, Vampire, etc) coaster should be, I don't know what is. Lots of close calls with terrain, intense-looking spirals, and most likely a low height restriction.

Now if Vekoma would just build their SLCs using the new track system, we'd be set! :p
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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby SharkTums » Fri Aug 17, 2012 6:30 am

This is a perfect addition for the park!

Love these rides when they have the lap bars only.

Can't wait to check it out with TPR in 2014!

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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby ernierocker » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:14 am

Looks like a great addition to the park! That Scandi 2014 tour sounds like it is going to be amazing! :lover:
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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby Ed Farmer » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:24 am

It's awesome that Vekoma is keeping the concept of suspended swinging coasters alive. This one looks great.

When Chessington upgraded their Arrow Suspended coaster with the floorless Vekoma trains I thought that would breath some life into that genre of coaster. 10 years later we've seen a handful get scrapped, but none modified. Those trains look like they weigh a lot less than Arrow's do- something that I would imagine could only benefit the structure and prolong the lifespan of existing Suspended coasters. I wonder why that hasn't caught on...
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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby A.J. » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:38 am

Methinks that the trains on this coaster (as well as Kvasten, Jimmy Neutron, etc) don't swing. Vekoma calls all of their below-track coasters "suspended". Suspended Family Coaster, Suspended Coaster, Suspended Looping Coaster...
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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:51 am

Denmark's largest suspended coaster, haha seems like a meaningless title to me but oh well, looks like a great little addition. I'd love to see some more of these custom junior suspended coasters in America, they seem like the perfect mixture of mildly thrilling fun for everyone.

Farup Sommerland looks like it is slowly turning into one of the better little parks in Europe, I'd love to get over there one of these days.

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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby Ed Farmer » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:53 am

A.J. wrote:Methinks that the trains on this coaster (as well as Kvasten, Jimmy Neutron, etc) don't swing. Vekoma calls all of their below-track coasters "suspended". Suspended Family Coaster, Suspended Coaster, Suspended Looping Coaster...


The Vekoma trains on Chessington's Vampire do IIRC.

edit: I see that you were referring to this new Farup coaster- my bad.
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Re: New Coasters For Fårup Sommerland 2012 And 2013

Postby nannerdw » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:01 am

It's great to see an overbanked turn on a family coaster. :)
The pacing looks great, too.

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