Amusement park in Denmark replaces two classic roller coasters
Two old roller coasters in a Danish amusement park will be replaced this year. Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen will close the powered coaster Odinexpressen and the children's roller coaster Karavanen. Two new roller coasters will replace them.
In 34 years time the three hundred meter long rollercoaster Odinexpressen, built by the German manufacturer Mack Rides, made almost thirty million trips. The top speed was 60 kilometers per hour. The same company supplies the replacement Mælkevejen ('Milky Way'), which becomes higher and quieter. The opening will take place in the Christmas season of 2019. There will also be a new station building.
Roller coaster Caravanen opened in 1999. The modest attraction in oriental style was sixty meters long and just over three meters high. At the start of the summer season in April there is a new, longer children's roller coaster at that place, with the same name.
The park also invests in new, modern bumper cars and a water playground. The existing Fatamorgana attraction - a 45-meter-high tower with rotating gondolas - will be slightly more spectacular thanks to the addition of tilting seats.
Because of the limited space, Tivoli Gardens regularly breaks down attractions. Last year the break dance attraction Snurretoppen had to clear the field.
Fatamorgana itself is a spin-off of the Condor flat ride, with two arms of outward-facing floorless seats in addition to two arms with the "regular" tubs, and it was built that way new.
I'm curious about the new tilt seats because of the way the outward-facing seats are currently set up. The way they designed the seats / molds / shells in the circle makes it look like they're basically going to have to replace the entire assembly for each arm. Not that they can't do it, mind you (they certainly can), but those sorts of little changes are fascinating to me.
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