Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

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Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby Hhappy » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:56 pm

So today I got to visit Liseberg for the press opening event of Helix.

This new Mack installation has some pretty impressive specs:
Top speed of 100km/hour
2 launches, 1,38km long
capacity of 1350 riders/hour
7 inversions and 3 weightless moments.

Great addition for the park, feels like it's spot on with their target group for this ride and i'm pretty sure it will provide the things they are expecting of it.
Fun, long ride which is very very reridable. Nice pops of airtime and inversion and it brings a smile to your face.

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I like a countdown, especially if I don't have to wait that long
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the park just looks pretty
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hmm, first look at the new ride
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in case you forgot the name
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pretty sure there will be plenty of shopping goodies available pretty soon
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speech time (not that long ;) (thanks for that))
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eagerly waiting riders
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part of the queue area from above
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time to look at the coaster
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so many different pieces of steel and coaster in one image
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airtime
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I do hope he made it back
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airtime
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scarf time
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the big drop
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going up
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twisty
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with a train
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always fun
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happy riders
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scream if you like it
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more screaming happy faces
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air, tears, joy.. so many things
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it looks pretty
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another look at part of the queue
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restraint system from the side
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lots of green steel
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yummie
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sign / specs
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different skyline (compared to my previous visit)
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true
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lots and lots of green
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lot of things happening in a small area
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There's Balder
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second launch fun
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more inversions, airtime moments and fun
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the drop out of the station seen from below
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test dummy system on Balder
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final inversion
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another view point
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here they come
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do like the led lights
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go go go
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whee
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happy riders
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wave at the camera
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I just like this image
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bad hair day?
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are they related?
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inversion time with headlights
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final inversion
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pop of airtime
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whee
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ok, now we are talking Hairtime :)
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it's such a pretty (green) looking train
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happy riders
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second launch fun
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final turn before the second launch
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go go go
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tight squeeze at some points
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airtime
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extreme airtime (check the wheels)
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I like long hair (for coaster pictures
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second row
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extreme hair
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and the backrow
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby FreeFaller » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:12 pm

Great trip report! This coaster looks like a fun machine! But hey we're talking of Scandi, how could this be a flop? ;)

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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby Ap0ptosis » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:21 pm

Great pictures!! :D (although, how could they not be with such a pretty motive!)

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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby DJeXeL » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:28 pm

Fantastic coverage as expected. Thank you!
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby cal1br3tto » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:22 pm

Thanks for reporting on this for us. I really like how the train looks in action.
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby thrillerman1 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:38 pm

Phenomenal pics Hanno! Helix looks awesome. The Swedes appear to have a winner on their hands. Thank you as always for sharing your amazing photos! I have said it before, but the TPR day I spent at Liseberg in 2009 is still my all time fav park visit day, and I can't wait to get back there.

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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby attack7 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:06 pm

Hanno, those are awesome pictures. Thanks very much for falling on your sword and riding today for us :) I know it was a challenge.
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby _koppen » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:05 am

Great photos Hanno, it sure is a photogenic ride.
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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby simon8899 » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:16 am

GREAT!

Only 1 1/2 months to go - and have allocated 3 days for Liseberg this time... :b :b :b

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Re: Photo TR: Opening day Helix at Liseberg

Postby Solique » Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:41 am

Thanks for the report Hanno.
Great pics, can't wait to ride it myself.

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