Liseberg Discussion Thread

P. 289: Lisebergbanan gets new trains, station & facade!
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:07 pm

Have been quite busy over the past few days, so thanks for keeping this thread up to date: alejon and Ap0ptosis!!

^ Well I wouldn't call it light, but it ain't dark either, sort of dusk, so you won't get the full effect of it all. But it will be great during the last weekends of the summer season. However if the plans of having the park opened during Halloween comes true then it will be epic :) (depending of course which rides will be opened at that time).

Liseberg Christmas season update 1
Had the opportunity to go by the park yesterday, to check out the Liseberg winter market as a start of this years Christmas season.
Liseberg is really nice during this time a year. Loads of stalls, food, shows, a few rides, animals and of course loads of epic lighting.
A real must visit for everyone that really want to have a really nice time in Gothenburg during the winter.

Not much Helix on this update, but since the steel erection is suspended during the winter season, then there isn't much to report, apart for some nice images of the station that keeps growing.

This update I will focus on the park as a whole, next one though I will go and check out all the stalls and see if I can get to taste some not so "normal" foods that are available. This time I had a nibble on some bear sausages, smoked reindeer meat and had a glass of birch juice, but more on that after the next visit to the park :)

So onto all the images for you to enjoy!!
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Before we went to the park we had a quick browse through the shopping centre where the Helix car is located
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I really love the gift wrapping on it, I wouldn't mind finding that present under the tree :)
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So onto the park, and before we had a look at the rest we made a dash for the Helix bits that had been erected so we could give you all a small Helix update
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Mmmm, Helix!!
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The two corkscrews at the beginning of the ride
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The station have grown a lot during the past week, floor and one wall of the maintenance shed is done
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Really love this area, can't imagine how nice it will be when the green glow of the Helix train will whizz by
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Speaking of Helix
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Nice and twisty
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A forest of supports
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Second corkscrew
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Really nice banking here, just imagine going past here at nearly 90 km/h a few feet of the ground
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Other part of the turn in the image above
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First corkscrew and launch
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The brake run footers are nearly completed
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Steel for the station have been erected
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Brake run from the other direction
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These red steel beams will form part of the floor for the switch track
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Three trains, three doors
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Really beautiful wheel
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More Christmas lights
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Wheel up close
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Footers for the in-line <3
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More twisty stuff
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First launch and Corkscrew
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The blue thing that is really visible in the layout rendering which many people have questions about, it have been there for years (since 1923 to be exact), but you don't really notice it
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Some of the 5000000 light sources in the park
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This is the area which I looked most forward to
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Only 30 days until Christmas
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Probably the largest ride now
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Crazy trees
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Loads of people
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More Kaninlandet
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The Atmosfear tree really dominates the park
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They have gone nuts in the new kiddy area
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Se comment above
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Really love all the lighting they have put in
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This looks epic as well
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Unfortunately the whole play structure was closed, too slippery :(
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I spy some Plättar over there :P
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Even Burger King looks great during the winter season
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Beautiful
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Hmmm, wonder why some newspaper tried and ask Disney what they were willing to give for the park if it was up for sale. Since there already is a castle in the park then it wouldn't bee to hard for them to convert the park :)
It would be a real shame if the politicians in Gothenburg would announce a sale of Liseberg would happen, but there is little chance of that at the moment, thankfully.
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Really beautiful
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Reindeers!!
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We went to see Santa
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We had to walk in a dense and snowy forest until we arrived
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BUT HERE IT IS!!
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Wonder who wished for a Threshing machine for Christmas
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No idea on what they make here
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Filling up the sleigh
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Must have more images of the massive "tree"
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People enjoying themselves at one of the many fires
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More lights
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Even more lights
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YAY, Castle!!
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Southern end of the park
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They had ditched all the meatballs, sausage, etc. and replaced them with:
Game Kebab, made with Moose and Deer meat
Wild boar sausages with bread
Moose sausages with bread
And finally various game delicatessen from: wild boar, moose, deer, roe deer, hare and goose.

Not sure which is best, but much of these sounds great :)
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There are some Helix bits in there somewhere
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The blue thing again
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Entrance to the escalator have revived a massive overhaul for the winter
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The main fountains have become a skating ring where everyone is allowed to have a go
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Except for when there is a show on
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Nice looking restaurant
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On the way out
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Had a great time see you next time!!
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On the way home we went by the staging area for a quick look
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There is really a lot of track here
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The RCS guys have moved on until January, so there is plenty of space for more curvy deliveries
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Until next time!!

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:26 pm

Oh, I wish, I wish we had something like that here
during the holiday season. I envy all the parks that do
a festive makeover, and Liseberg is no exception.

Thanks for sharing all of this, Peter. And...um....
maybe Liseberg can keep this all up when TPR gets there?
In June? :wink:
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:45 pm

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby spinning man » Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:36 pm

It always intrigues me when a coaster is built on a hilly terrain or on a hill side such as Helix. The design of it and the colour scheme is great for the park. I do have a question about Mack rides though. How smooth are their coasters, or in this case their launch coasters? The only ones I have ridden are runaway mine trains and they are quite rough on the transitions.

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:42 pm

spinning man wrote:I do have a question about Mack rides though. How smooth are their coasters, or in this case their launch coasters? The only ones I have ridden are runaway mine trains and they are quite rough on the transitions.


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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Guy T. Koepp » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:55 pm

Manta in San Diego is smooth as butta! :Pr
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby lond » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:29 pm

Some 360° panoramas from Liseberg:

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:08 pm

Thanks for the photos--a Liseberg Christmas would be great.
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:22 am

Thanks for all the comments!!

Nrthwnd wrote:Oh, I wish, I wish we had something like that here
during the holiday season. I envy all the parks that do
a festive makeover, and Liseberg is no exception.

Thanks for sharing all of this, Peter. And...um....
maybe Liseberg can keep this all up when TPR gets there?
In June? :wink:

I find that strange that the north American parks don't do this. But I think it might be the difference in type of park that plays a big role. I mean I would never ever imagine a Six Flags park doing the same thing at Liseberg, Tivoli, etc. during the winter season. Too much of a hassle for them, especially seeing that most of the park that have a big winter season tends to be located in city's and have more than just loads of attractions put up in the middle of a field (I would also want to say that there are exceptions to this as well). It's sort of a niche market that the parks here have started to exploit to extend the season to ultimately get more visitors in the park. However, Gröna Lund have tried to also be opened during the winter (after Liseberg started their winter season), they threw in the towel after just a few couple of years, since there is already a massive winter market next to it so they couldn't compete with it.

I know that people in the upper management are reading this thread, so you might give them some ideas ;)
But unfortunately since you are coming in June, then it won't be dark enough to get the full experience. :(
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:22 am

Why do I always press the quote button instead of the edit one...
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