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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby lond » Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:21 pm

Liseberg invite every one to 13 fun and scary days of Halloween:

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby alejon » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:25 am



Kanonen will go after 2017.

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Postby _koppen » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:37 am

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby alejon » Tue Sep 27, 2016 2:49 am

Full press release:

Legendary investments at Liseberg 2017–2018

During 2017 and 2018 Liseberg will invest around SEK 250 million in new attractions and concepts for the 8,000-square-metre area near Balder. The inspiration comes from Norse myths and legends, and among other things means that Balder will be joined by two new attractions: Loke and Valkyria.

This is the biggest investment in developing an area of the park that Liseberg has ever made, and will be spread over two years. In 2017, Liseberg will open Europe’s tallest Gyro Swing attraction, and in 2018 Europe’s longest Dive Coaster. The site will also get new shopping, amusement and restaurant facilities. All the new additions will follow a theme inspired by Norse myths and legends.

“Our history provides fantastic tales to inspire us,” says Lotta Carlsbogård, creative manager at Liseberg. “This investment will take shape over the course of two years, rather like a tale in two parts.”

Loke – the battle begins
In Norse mythology, Loke was the most treacherous and devious of all the giants of Asgard. He cunningly and cold-bloodedly forged plans to kill the kindest and best-loved of the gods, Balder. In April 2017 the battle between the two giants will begin.

When you ride the Loke attraction you sit facing outwards with your feet dangling from a spinning gondola that also swings through an angle of up to 120 degrees. At the height of its swing the gondola rises 42 metres above the ground – twice as high as its predecessor, SpinRock – before plummeting at 100 kph towards Balder, so close that it feels as if the attractions will collide.

Valkyria – the point of no return
In readiness for the 2018 summer season Kanonen will be replaced by Europe’s longest Dive Coaster, a roller coaster that starts with a near vertical drop. Riders sit six abreast in trains that are three rows long, with their legs dangling free. After a 45 degree climb they find themselves at the highest point, 47 metres in the air. Just as the train is about to go over the edge the cars pause, and passengers are suspended in the air for a couple of seconds, before they plummet vertically 50 metres into an underground tunnel at 105 kph.

The name of the roller coaster, Valkyria, is also taken from Norse mythology. A valkyrie was a winged creature whose task was to carry fallen warriors from Middle Earth to the afterlife. And according to Daniel Lindberg, attraction manager, the ride will live up to its name.

“When you are fastened in and then drawn inescapably higher and higher it feels as if you could faint. Then as you hang, stationary, staring down 50 metres straight into the abyss, you are convinced you won’t make it. But after the ride you get a rush of adrenalin and really feel that you are alive!”

A whole new area is taking shape

The area will gradually take on a completely new look, with a combination of greenery and dramatic features. In addition to the new attractions, investments will also be made in amusements, shopping, restaurants and more places to sit. Because even on the battlefield of Middle Earth there will naturally be a few who would rather watch the bags than throw themselves into conflict.

FACTS ABOUT LOKE
Manufacturer: Intamin

Attraction type: Gyro Swing

Height, construction: 27 m

Max. height of gondola: 42 m

Max. angle of swing: 120 degrees

Max. speed: 100 kph

Number of passengers/ride: 40

Ride duration: 100 seconds

Capacity: 900 passengers/hour

FACTS ABOUT VALKYRIA
Manufacturer: Bolliger & Mabillard

Attraction type: Dive Coaster

Length: Around 700 m

Height: 47 m

Drop: 50 m (incl. underground section)

Max. speed: 105 kph

Number of passengers/ride: 3 trains x 18 passengers

Capacity: 1,100 passengers/hour

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby cookiex » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:12 am

I like what they're doing with the station and the old Burger King restaurant. Hopefully Balder gets a retheme to fit in with the new surroundings.
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby lond » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:24 am

And Burger King will be replaced by Max.

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby The Great Zo » Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:47 am

This is pretty exciting news.

The area near Balder / Kanonen is the only part of Liseberg I felt was more "typical amusement park" than "beautifully themed" -- this two-year refresh will take care of that. Both rides look like big upgrades from what they're replacing. I'm glad I got on Kanonen this year, and it's not a bad ride, but it's far and away my least favorite Intamin launch coaster that I've been on. Valkyria, in addition to having an awesome name, looks like a great fit.

Some numbers, just for reference, in comparison with Valkyria's closest neighbors:

LENGTH
Valkyria: ~700m
Baron: 501m
Krake: 476m

HEIGHT
Valkyria: 47m
Baron: 30m
Krake: 41m

DROP
Valkyria: 50m
Baron: 37m
Krake: 41m

MAX SPEED
Valkyria: 105kph / 65mph
Baron: 90kph / 56mph
Krake: 103kph / 64mph
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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby vekoma_fan » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:19 am

They they say in the video "lapbars" for the swingride?!

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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby _koppen » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:32 am

lond wrote:And Burger King will be replaced by Max.


HOLY FREAKING SHITBALLS!!! This is almost bigger than the new rides IMO.

Seriously though, it's about time! Burger King is the absolute worst of the burger chains, I take McDonalds, Sibylla, MAX, Subway or just about anything before I set foot in a Burger King again. They are nothing but disappointment.

vekoma_fan wrote:They they say in the video "lapbars" for the swingride?!


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Re: Liseberg Discussion Thread

Postby vekoma_fan » Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:40 am

Ah, i see!

I was just confused, silly me..

To bad they didn't say anything more about the new coaster though..

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