Photo TR: Gold Reef City 4/11/2008

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Photo TR: Gold Reef City 4/11/2008

Postby Brad_G » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:47 pm

I was in South Africa for my sister's wedding so I thought whilst I was there I had to see what Gold Reef City was all about.

I started the day battling through the Johannesburg traffic which meant a 20 min journey took just over an hour, we got there just after 11.

Since I was there with my Family my Mum and Dad said they were coming too, more the merrier in my opinion.

Gold Reef City is a nice small family park that appears to be freshening up here and there.

The main attraction for this park is the refurbished Tower of Terror, A self made Dive coaster with restraints that makes your average S.L.C. look comfortable, and it gives you a serious donkey kick. There is also a Zierer coaster called Jozi Express, it is ok nothing special but not too bad either.

Anaconda is a Giovanola suspended that I was curious about but it was closed for maintenance and looks like it has had a new coat of paint. The final credit is the Golden Loop, a Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop which is, in my opinion, is the best coaster in the park, it does what it says on the tin.

Well on to some photo's.
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The entrance, It serves it's purpose
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First up was Anaconda.
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But it was closed for maintenance.
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For those who like the loops
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A Zierer coaster.
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Again for the fans.
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Just remember to Brace!
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The Main Attraction
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Well That's their opinion anyway.
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Not many others though
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Although there weren't many people in the park.
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No, no one there.
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Building work was going on, a re-design apparently.
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Can you tell what it is yet?
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This ride was just as good as this photo, don't bother.
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Of coarse there were other rides but this is the only one I took a photo of even though I didn't go on it.
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People, there are actually people here.
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The furies were out in force, we ran after this photo as they started to come towards us.
More to come.

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Postby Brad_G » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:51 pm

More...
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The Golden Loop, the best coaster in the park
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The best clear shot I could get from the ground.
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we needed to cool down so we went on the rapids, and unlike the one's in Europe this one actually got you wet, very wet
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more about the park.
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wild birds all round the place.
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random painted cow.
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These train were every where.
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A memory from the parks former life as a gold mine.
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A horse, just in case you've never seen a horse before well this is one.
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These were all over the park
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Train and loop
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we went on the big wheel for the views.
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Over all a very nice family park

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Postby sam06pr » Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:56 pm

I prefer anacondas old pain scheme than this one...but the park looks nice...

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Postby Gutterflower » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:28 pm

Yikes.... what have they done to anaconda? i am not a fan of the new paint scheme.

Pity it was shut. ive only heard good things about it

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Postby montezooma » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:40 pm

Pity you only took two pictures of the Golden Loop, the best coaster in the park :(
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Postby Brad_G » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:45 pm

montezooma wrote:Pity you only took two pictures of the Golden Loop, the best coaster in the park :(


The problem is that it's surrounded by trees and really hard to get a good angle of it, plus my family were really bored by this time so I was rushing a bit.

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Postby socalMAN123 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:55 pm

This is an awesome park. I really like the look of Anaconda, it seems like it would provide a fun ride. Thanks for the pics of a park I don't know much about!
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Postby aslinterpreter » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:13 pm

We really enjoyed this park when we were in South Africa last year. It was actually a highlight of the trip! It was good to see pics of it again!

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Postby alpengeist04 » Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:39 pm

MY EYES!!! Not a good decision on the re-paint of Anaconda. Should have stuck with the old color scheme.

BTW, nice job on the TR. Thanks.

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Postby Jcoaster » Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:10 pm

I have always wanted to go to this park for some reason. I am really
curious about Anaconda and that wicked helix around the rock. It looks
like a very intense ride. It kinda reminds me of B:TR with the two vertical
loops and a zero-g.
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