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Honestly the progression of this place is phenomenal. They’ve managed to build three major coasters in three years, whilst there are some parks who haven’t added them for some time.

 

This place could be on the cards next year.

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6 minutes ago, Loggers Creek said:

Honestly the progression of this place is phenomenal. They’ve managed to build three major coasters in three years, whilst there are some parks who haven’t added them for some time.

 

This place could be on the cards next year.

Correction Matt! Less than two years! 

 

Hyperion - July 18

Zadra - August 19

Vekoma coaster - April 20

 

Only 'could' be on the cards? I will certainly be going. 

 

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1 hour ago, Loggers Creek said:

Honestly the progression of this place is phenomenal. They’ve managed to build three major coasters in three years, whilst there are some parks who haven’t added them for some time.

 

This place could be on the cards next year.

 

Can't wait to see their construction plans for the next ten years..

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16 minutes ago, JoshuaA said:

Soon as I can go I'm heading out there. Zadra looks like a big enough draw as it is. Probably not a SteVE beater but could be one of the best coasters in Europe.

 

But let’s face it, what coaster out there is actually a Steel Vengeance beater!!?? 😜 

 

I don’t see even RMC hitting those heights again anytime soon so I personally will just enjoy Zadra and Untamed for what they are on their own merits. If I try comparing them to big Steve then I am just setting myself up for disappointment.

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1 hour ago, Martin Doyle said:

 

But let’s face it, what coaster out there is actually a Steel Vengeance beater!!?? 😜 

 

I don’t see even RMC hitting those heights again anytime soon so I personally will just enjoy Zadra and Untamed for what they are on their own merits. If I try comparing them to big Steve then I am just setting myself up for disappointment.

True, very true. I honestly don't see any current ride beating it. How do you beat perfection?

I do think RMC  could potentially out do themselves when they finally build their TRex model. But Steel Vengeance is pretty bloody hard to beat so if they don't build better then honestly it makes sense.

 

Zadra seems to VERY different to Steve in layout and overall focus so I think it will be pretty hard to compare anyway.

 

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Wouldn’t even be surprised if we start seeing track being constructed by October time.

 

I can see this opening Spring perhaps but I don’t have 2020 vision. Sure it’ll be quick though.

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Someone’s had a go at creating the park’s upcoming double launch coaster on no limits:

 

 

It seems like a great, long layout. I really like the idea of the slower, low to the ground section before the more intense section following the second launch too.

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32 minutes ago, CharlieN said:

Obviously it’s only a fan made POV, but it seems reasonably accurate.

I believe that Instagram account is Vekoma's official account!

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8 hours ago, JoshC. said:

I believe that Instagram account is Vekoma's official account!


Ah, has been corrected. I was so excited I didn’t even check the account!

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Actually looks a decent coaster layout and hopefully with the concept art, we could actually have one that looks pretty too. 
 

Everything they have added since Hyperion just looks so much better and permanent.

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And the full length animation:

 

 

As awesome as this looks, this does effectively make the park's current single launch Vekoma coaster completely redundant. I do wonder what their long term plan is for that..

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Further details about this new investment have been revealed by the park at a press conference.

 

The area will be called Aqualantis (this was previously thought to be the name of the coaster) and will feature...

 

-Abyssus, double launch Vekoma coaster (Latin for The Depth)

-Slow boat ride

-Mack Twist n Splash (or similar)

-Disko coaster

-Aquajump, water dive jump show

-Large feature restaurant

-Ride shop for Abyssus

 

The area continues with what the park have started with the Dragon Zone and going for specific themed areas, and in general lots of theming and themed features. However, it's expected this is going to be a further step up from that area. The theming will be done by Joravision, who do tons of theming projects for parks across Europe.

 

The area is going to be behind the park's current Vekoma launch coaster, to the left of Zadra and the Dragon Zone.

 

On top of this, reliable sources say that the Vekoma mine train is still happening next year, but the park are keeping tight-lipped on that. It's likely that Aqualantis will open when the park opens in the spring, and the mine train will open later.

 

On top of this, the park have said that next year (ie December 2020), the park will be open during winter for a Christmas event. Unclear if/what rides will be open, but it'll feature a Christmas market and such. Their opening hours for next year as such look a little something like this...

 

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It's great to see the park expanding across all areas, after starting a Halloween event for the first time this year (even if I've heard lukewarm reviews about it). Seems to be working too.

 

Finally, the park's owner has confirmed that further developments are to be fastracked after they received more grants. Not sure if it's specifically EU money, since that grant has finished, but who knows. This means that the park's next stages of hotel and accomodation offering will all be built at once rather than in stages. 

 

It'll be very interesting to see their attendance figures for this year. They hit 1.4m this year, and if Zadra has been a success, I expect that to grow, and this 5 year old park could already be as busy as the likes of Thorpe and Chessington...

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Brilliant update. This is certainly an exciting looking project and cannot wait to see the finished project and further announcements for its future. Will certainly be visiting here next year. 

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1 hour ago, JoshC. said:

Some further concept art...

 

 

Also it does seem like the park got another grant from the EU.

 

Anyone ever wondered what the brexit divorce bill will be spent on ??

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3 hours ago, RobF said:

Anyone ever wondered what the brexit divorce bill will be spent on ??

 

Well I can say what it WON’T be spent on.... An RMC 

 

*cries uncontrollably into his glass of wine!!

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12 minutes ago, Mattgwise said:

Looks like a drop tower to add to the list of rides mentioned in @JoshC. post as well!

 

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The updated concept art no longer shows the tower for Aqualantis:

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I believe the park are still planning on introducing a new tower next year (they do currently have a drop tower). So I guess that will end up in the same place as the Mine Train.

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