Heide Park Discussion Thread

P. 120: Colossus will re-open in 2019
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Jizzy jizz jizz jizz jizz
User avatar
 
Posts: 5369
Joined: 16 Sep 2006
Location: Chicago based
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby PKI Jizzman » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:21 am

From the last few pages it doesn't sound like the park's being very optimistic about the ride. I really hope it stay because it's got such a great reputation from those who have ridden it.

Isn't this the OG Intamin Fart coaster? :butt:
{1991} Chicago guy. Creative ad world guy with @adultswim @cartoonnetwork World traveler, concert attendee, salsa connoisseur, comic reader, and theme park nerd

A donkey is a domesticated member of the Equidae or horse family.
 
Posts: 697
Joined: 21 Jul 2013
Gender: Male
Age: 24

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby cookiex » Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:15 am

gerstlaueringvar wrote:Based on my experience this past October, El Toro is kind of inconsistent in terms of toughness. The first few hills can’t be smoother but that turnaround has some awful jackhammering, so does the valley of the hill after the turnaround and the bottom of the rolling thunder hill. Otherwise El Toro is perfectly smooth and despite the headache I got after a few rides, it is my favorite wooden coaster. That kind of messed up design is definitely something only Intamin is willing to do.

Interesting anecdote about the turnaround because that was where Colossos started falling apart for me (the first two big hills were fine and had some nice float), and that's not even getting to the jackhammer helix of doom.
| Taron | Helix | Wildfire | Balder | blue fire Megacoaster | Schwur Des Kärnan | Silver Star | Expedition: Everest | Manta (Florida) | Kraken |
Coaster count: 91


| Europa Park | Liseberg | Phantasialand | Disney's Animal Kingdom | Gröna Lund |
Park count: 28

Online
Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 5439
Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:36 pm

Six Flags made a noticeable improvement from 2016 to 2017 on the base of that turnaround so at least they caught it early.
Top 5 Wood- Lightning Rod, Phoenix, Boulder Dash, Wildfire, Outlaw Run
Top 5 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Expedition GeForce, Twisted Colossus, Iron Rattler, Skyrush
Image
Most Recent Trip Reports- Legoland Dubai & Motiongate

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 47815
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:44 pm

cookiex wrote:
gerstlaueringvar wrote:Based on my experience this past October, El Toro is kind of inconsistent in terms of toughness. The first few hills can’t be smoother but that turnaround has some awful jackhammering, so does the valley of the hill after the turnaround and the bottom of the rolling thunder hill. Otherwise El Toro is perfectly smooth and despite the headache I got after a few rides, it is my favorite wooden coaster. That kind of messed up design is definitely something only Intamin is willing to do.

Interesting anecdote about the turnaround because that was where Colossos started falling apart for me (the first two big hills were fine and had some nice float), and that's not even getting to the jackhammer helix of doom.

I'm going to guess that the turn around is probably an area of less stress than those hills that the train FLIES over at crazy speeds trying to kill each rider launching you out of the train. So I'm going to assume those areas probably get less regular maintenance probably because it doesn't require as much?

Again, these are only slightly educated guesses...

I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
User avatar
 
Posts: 6
Joined: 16 Sep 2012
Location: Hannover, Germany
Gender: Male
Age: 40

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby sodapop79 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:56 am



Colossos comeback in 2019.

I will provide you with maximum pleasure.
User avatar
 
Posts: 5758
Joined: 03 Oct 2007
Location: KY -> Los Angeles
Gender: Male
Age: 25

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:22 am

Would someone with a better education than myself (...or a native German) care to translate? Lol

I Guess Donkeys Are Okay
 
Posts: 7
Joined: 19 Aug 2017
Gender: None specified

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby Sonbart » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:36 am

tl;dw: Will be a Woody, no Hybrid. And many new things that will be announced later in the year.
That were the important points in the video about colossos.

The best thing about TPR is the donkeys.
User avatar
 
Posts: 113
Joined: 15 Dec 2017
Location: Michigan
Gender: Male
Age: 16

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterInk » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:47 am

So they aren't closing it?! That's awesome!

Online
Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 5439
Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:21 am

Excellent news! The renovation has a cost of 12 million Euros (14.3 million USD). To be honest, I'm sort of shocked they're investing that much into Colossos as opposed to purchasing a new ride. I would have thought the latter would be more marketable. Anyway I'm glad they decided to save their pre-fab but I still can't believe they let the ride reach a point where this became necessary.

Below is a link to the story that can be translated into English.

Link
Top 5 Wood- Lightning Rod, Phoenix, Boulder Dash, Wildfire, Outlaw Run
Top 5 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Expedition GeForce, Twisted Colossus, Iron Rattler, Skyrush
Image
Most Recent Trip Reports- Legoland Dubai & Motiongate

Site Admin
User avatar
 
Posts: 33153
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Swimming in the Ocean
Gender: Female
Age: 38

Re: Heide Park Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:25 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:To be honest, I'm sort of shocked they're investing that much into Colossos as opposed to purchasing a new ride. I would have thought the latter would be more marketable.


They're a Merlin park now, trust me, they'll find some horrible way to market it!

Perhaps it will be another WICKER MAN!!!! =)

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 0 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron