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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:22 pm

Today I had an opportunity to visit Gröna Lund to see how far into the construction of the new woodie and ghost train had come. I was happy to see that the staff of Gröna Lund and the construction entrepreneurs have not been on the lazy side.
Unfortunately I don't own a good camera so my poor cellphone cam had to suffice.
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Hmm something is missing in this picture...

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Ah-ha! The housing of Blå Tåget has been demolished.

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The mandatory "big pile of dirt picture"

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Just some crap that need to be cleaned up before they can start with the foundation of the new building

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The excavator machines that are responsible for this mess

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Not much left of the building, just the area under the Rock-Jet

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And finally, a view from across the water

And if someone is wondering, here are the before pictures
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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:39 am

Gröna Lund has put up a webcam pointed towards the construction site.
http://www.gronalund.com/webcam/default.htm
Looks like they've cleaned up most of the mess they did last week :)

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby rollin_n_coastin » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:50 am

Hey Olov:

Thanks for sharing these. I can't wait to get back to Grona Lund one day. Hopefully this GG will withstand the test of time by getting timberliners right off the bat.
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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:48 am

One of the first columns used for the bridge over/under the existing roller coasters has started to get erected.
Photo from Gravity Groups facebook photo album.
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Photo from the Gröna Lund webcam.
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Walls are starting to raise for the new building of Blå Tåget as well.

And some steel for the rail arrived a few weeks ago.
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Featured on picture is Peter Osbeck, photo taken by Mattias Banker and can be seen on rcdb.com

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:04 am

Another update is up on Gröna Lund's Facebook
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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:29 am

Gravity Group has been hard at work and is currently working on the bridge for the lifthill and first drop.
Photos from Gravity Group's facebook.
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Bottom of the first drop and the lifthill structure in the background.
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View from below.
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Putting up another piece.
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The turns going up on the Blå Tåget building.

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Ryancrash » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:45 pm

I'm definitely excited for this coaster - looks like Gröna Lund is really packing a lot into such a small space. And I'm also looking forward to the new Blå Tåget. Yet more great reasons to go back to Sweden soon!

Thanks for sharing these pictures Olov!
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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Tompa » Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:20 am

Glad to see that things happen with you! Looking forward in the spring when you can survey the whole edifice. Accompany you on Facebook! / Thomas
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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Mon Nov 29, 2010 7:50 am

Brrr, it's getting cold and snowy up here but Twister is still growing more and more. So far the lift hill and first turn has been topped off and what a tight turn it is.
The pictures are as usually taken by gravity group's cast and Gröna Lund's Mattias Banker :)
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Yup, turn is still there.

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Lift hill topped off!

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And from the back the turn is fully visible. Gravity Group explains that only the timberliner trains are capable of performing such tight turns (3m/9') on a regular wooden roller coaster.

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The first drop is almost complete and those red hot handrails are not made of wood but by some composite making this even more of a hybrid coaster ;)

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:01 pm

Gröna Lund is like a giant puzzle with infinite pieces. They can cram ANYTHING in there!
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