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Re: Photo TR: China Theme Parks By Public Transport.

Postby rcjp » Thu Nov 13, 2014 1:31 pm

Gutterflower wrote:The ride is called Suspended Looping Coaster Over Water, despite not actually being over any water at all.

Like you later said, I guess that (based on the footers and look of the ground below) it is supposed to get water.

Now these were my favourites:
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This one beats everything, though :lmao:

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Postby GwaziBSRider1 » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:05 pm

So with the pollution...does this mean this SLC is like being in a continuous car crash inside of a gas chamber? :lmao:

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:14 pm

I can't decide what's worse...a three hour line for a Chinese Knockoff SLC or that air quality!

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Postby cfc » Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:30 pm

^Each experience builds upon the wretchedness of the other, yielding a uniquely Chinese quality of "suck."
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Re: Photo TR: China Theme Parks By Public Transport.

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:29 pm

Strange ticket system, so the package ticket is also flash pass? That seems like a good deal that those in the 3 hour line don't even know about. They made a second modification on the SLC as you can see on the support near the Immelmann there are a few spots that are redone. Old Gold Mine is a Chinese knock-off Meisho looper by Sameco (They made Shanghai Amusement Equipments co. sound like a Japanese company)

As for the air, I feel blessed to live in Guangzhou. :angel:

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Postby cfc » Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:11 pm

^The air did seem better in Guangzhou than in Beijing when TPR was there a few years ago.
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Re: Photo TR: China Theme Parks By Public Transport.

Postby Gutterflower » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:31 pm

Next up was Fantawild Zhengzhou. This was my first Fantawild and I actually really liked it.

The park itself is located about 40mins East from the center and unfortunately there is no regular bus service. I got my hotel to phone up for a taxi and paid about $8 to get there.

Fantawild Adventure is currently the only park on the site but they have just finnished building a Water Park and Fantawild Dream Land is due to open as the 2nd gate next year.

Anyone who's seen a Fantawild before will know they are known for their good themeing but tend to have poor knock off coasters. Thankfully this park had ditched the knock off SLC in favour of a real boomerang and sky loop combo. The park does have excellent themeing and although not up to Disney and Universal standards it is much better than your average park anywhere else in the world. The themeing also seems to be more uniform than the majority of Happy Valley parks.

Fantawilds also have a ton of dark rides. There were some pretty good ones here in a variety of styles. Again not up to Disney or Universal standards but all pretty good when taken in context.

The 2nd gate is already well into construction and I tried to get some sneak peaks through the fences but Fantawild have sewn up the construction site pretty tight. The parknew is expected to get a Gravity Group woodie before it opens but there was no sign of it yet. Mostly just the big buildings were up.
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The invisible coat brigade were out in force today.
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However as it was the day after a week long national holiday I can see why it was quieter.
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Just in case you didn't know where you were.
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The parks 2 main coasters.
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It had been a while since I rode a Boomerang.
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This one is actually a real Vekoma.
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And it sits nicely by the central lake.
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Yet another Nanfang built chair swing ride.
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I actually really like Sky Loops and this bit freaks me out no end.
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Shockingly this one is also a real Maurer ride.
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The park has a good cartoony vibe going on throughout
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Roller coaster number 3 was one for the little guys.
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But they did let me ride it... I don't think anyone saw..
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Double decker merry go rounds are popular out here too.
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The main pathways are easy to find. They are bright green.
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This Boomerang has Vekoma's new trains.
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It's still pretty rough but much better without the head banging.
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This building holds a show which I unfortunately missed.
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Lunch was from the burger bar in the middle of the park. It was acceptable if not great.
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The Space Talent Show theater was a ride system I hadn't seen before. 6 massive cars rotate and move into another cinema room with 5 huge 3D screens.
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Some of the talent show entrants on show outside.
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2 of the parks many dark rides.
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The parks 2 main coasters are on an Island in the lake. It does make it a little awkward to get to as the only 2 ways on are at the back of the park.
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It's a simple ride but they give a pretty intense experience.
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Going Up.
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I always find the pull out from the first drop to give some good forces.
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The new Vekoma trains on the Boomerang.
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The vest style OSTR is much better than the old head banging ones.
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The 2 main coasters were pretty popular with a 15min wait each. Best of all both queues had seats while you wait.
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Just in case you stall I guess.
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This is why we call it a Cobra roll I guess.
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Another show which I again missed.
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The Sky Loop is called Terror Twister.
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And it's visible from everywhere in the park.
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The parks 4th and final coaster is a knock off mine train.
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Some good themeing around the mine train area.
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The entrance.
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As far as these rides go this was a pretty good one.
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Same layout as the Vekoma version.
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But well themed and pretty tough to get a good photo of the ride.
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Some amazing matching outfits.
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The parks big splash ride drew a crowd.
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The dinosaur area includes the splash ride and a dark ride you will see in a moment.
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The indoor sea show was closed for now.
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The castle contains a huge play area for kids.
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The boomerang from behind.
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Literally viable from everywhere.
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The lake even has fish in it.
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Another pic of the Terror Twister across the lake.
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The parks spiderman esque dark ride is themed to Dinosaurs attacking a city.
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The idea is good but the execution was poor. You could see some screens activate as they came into view.
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The queue area reminded me a bit of Dinosaur at Animal Kingdom.
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The parks shooting dark ride was really weird but quite good fun. It's all done on 3D screens and you fire various virtual projectiles at a number of fairground style games.
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Seriously these are everywhere.
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I actually rode this one to get a view of the park under construction next door. I did not die. The restraints are however a stapley.
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The park has a number of boards advertising the new park.
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It was getting late and I had another park to visit today so I headed for the exit.
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Overall I really liked Fantawild and would certainly visit one of the many many other parks if I got the chance.
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Some more signage for the new Dream Land Park.
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Looks like they have even more dark rides planned.
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Looking forwards to seeing the results.
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SoonOping 2015 apparently
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The entrance square for Fantawild already has 2 gates. This is the park I just left which is on the right side.
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The big services building in the middle.
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And the gate to the new park is on the left hand side
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Construction is well underway.
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The entrance area is enormous.
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So sometime next year. I'll keep you updated :)
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And as an aside. This is some of the weirdest merch I have ever seen. Next up is People's Park.
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Re: Photo TR: China Theme Parks By Public Transport.

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:48 pm

The Space Talent Show Theater looks and sounds an awful lot like the Universe of Energy in EPCOT...without all the dinosaurs, lol. And that shooting dark ride sounds a teensy bit like a Toy Story Midway Mania clone. :wink:

On the whole, the park looks great and there seems to be a lot to do and ride there.

And "two of the parks many dark rides"? :lover:
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Re: Photo TR: China Theme Parks By Public Transport.

Postby cfc » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:18 pm

Lots of dark rides work for me--even if they are Chinese knock-off dark rides. ;)
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Re: Photo TR: China Theme Parks By Public Transport.

Postby rcjp » Fri Nov 14, 2014 4:24 pm

Gutterflower wrote:I always find the pull out from the first drop to give some good forces

True. The only skyloop I've ridden was the extended one (abismo in Madrid) and I did find the drop + sort of banked immelmann combo pretty forceful as it gave me a slight grey out a few times.
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