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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:07 am

Helix going full circuit!!
So the day that we have waited for a long time finally happened, the final track-piece went in place earlier today, and here are some images from this!!

Source: Liseberg FB page

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby GrapesLie » Thu Mar 20, 2014 8:37 am

^YAY! Now lets start testing this bad boy! :b

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:08 am

More pictures can be found on the local paper's webpage: GP.se [Swedish]

There are also some fun things like that they celebrated the completion of the track on Helix and it's Pretzel loop with Beer (non-alcoholic) and Pretzels :)
Then the repoter asked the CEO what will happen next, and Andreas said, that after the track is done and the trains are on site you start to do the testing of the ride, and about the testing phase he said:

"You start with dummies, then the CEO and finally ordinary People."

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby simon8899 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:20 pm

Do not want to be ignorant but: Who is honored with the Polish flag?

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:32 pm

^ The Polish flag is for the workers that put the whole thing together. Sure RCS may be German, but the majority of the people that do the actual ironwork for them comes from Poland, hence the Polish flag.

Another note on Helix:
It's the longest coaster with inversion in Europe, and also the longest coaster with inversions outside North America.

And the video of the installation:


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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby GayCoasterGuy » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:57 pm

Looks fantastic. I hope we get a "full-out/world-class" MACK coaster here in the US before all the available spots are taken up with mediocre B&M machines. The green colors work perfect; green coasters rock ;)

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:27 pm

Unfortunately this is being overshadowed by all of the Wildfire madness. I can't wait until June to give this thing a go!
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:29 pm

KBrylczyk wrote:Unfortunately this is being overshadowed by all of the Wildfire madness. I can't wait until June to give this thing a go!


Well, Wildfire is 2 years away, this is opening this year..

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:04 pm

^ I meant the track completion being overshadowed by the semi-announcement of Wildfire.
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby Loefet » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:19 am

^ I have a feeling that they planned that teaser to somewhat overshadow the track completion on Helix. In a same way that the final announcement is scheduled for the day after Helix will begin testing. The coaster/ride war is raging here in Sweden right now :)

Small update from the blog, the trains are ready to be loaded at the factory for the drive up to Sweden :)
Can't wait to see more when they arrive on Monday, expect images :)

Source: http://projekthelix.se/halsning-fran-fabriken/
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