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It's almost criminal how little attention this coaster has received on here...

 

Here's a video of some testing from the park's Facebook page:

 

 

Though it's not exactly saying much given how little is going on this year, I still stand by my earlier sentiment that this is the second-best looking new coaster for 2017 in Europe (only behind the Star Trek Mack at Movie Park Germany)...

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The building for the track changeover (or whatever we wanna term it) annoys me because it looks like it's floating in mid-air, which considering Asterix's usual high quality surprises me...

 

Looks like it's got some good speed to it from those videos, should be great fun...

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Pégase Express has soft opened ahead of it's grand opening on June 11th (or rather June 11st)...

 

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Photos of stuff...

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And something which no doubt make English speakers smirk...

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A POV if that's your thing has surfaced too...

 

Haven't watched it, but from what I gather, all the effects definitely aren't working yet, so the sign above does hold true.  

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Yeah the Medusa temple thing isn't on at all yet, hopefully it ends up being as fab as I'm hoping...

 

The ride itself is longer than I expected, just wish the temple wasn't floating in the air and the storage was themed... Two minor flaws in the long run of it...

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That temple better have that rockwork continued up to it.. It's so close to looking cool but it looks hideous on a set of scaffolding. As well as that, the medusa effect still looks quite poor, and the room itself looks rather bare for now, and, the train housing just looks a bit.. suckish? I hope improvements continued to be made to this ride because it looks like great fun, but it's missing finishing touches in a fair few places

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SPOILERS! 

 

Rode this a couple of weeks ago, a really fun and interesting family coaster, not all that intense, but fun and quite long (combination of lift hills and launches) the 'whats in the shed' effect is nice but not brilliant, the backwards section is probably the most intense! Nice landscaping but feels a little unfinished (the she in question has bare and exposed supports which spoil the illusion - a very merlin-eque mistake...... hopefully they will add rock work in the future! 

 

But overall a positive addition to the park! 

 

osiris Is also Fab!.... on a par with black Mamba! another highlight was the Menhir express log flume.... my 2nd fav log flume in Europe after chiapas! 

 

Their Madhouse (which has about 4 pre-shows) is FAAAAB too. 

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What's better than a coaster with one launch? A coaster with two launches.

And what's better than a coaster with two launches? A coaster with four launches.

 

And what's worse than a coaster with four launches but still bloody good? A coaster with one proper launch and one of those weird triple semi-shuttle launch things (but it's fine because this thing looks bloody awesome)...

 

 

 

 

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Intamin bringing their A+ game with this. And with it being Parc Asterix, expect some tasty theming too. Only bad news is this is still 2 and a half years a way from opening...

 

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My main concern is that this is prime for IDS (Intamin Death Syndrome) with the switch track mid-way through, plus the potential flow-killer when it does the forwards/backwards/forwards bit...

 

 

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I agree about the triple launch section potentially killing the momentum. However, with the airtime moments included in that as well, that should at least offer something more interesting to it.

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A helpful French goon has done a quick sketch of the location for the new cred:

 

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http://www.disneycentralplaza.com/t53982p475-france-parc-asterix-paris-1989#3442290

 

The second image denotes a playground, eatery and a potential other new attraction, rumoured to be for 2023 (rather than opening with the coaster)...

 

The pathway to the coaster actually already exists as staff access... Apparently a waterfall (cascades) will be added either to or from the existing pond/lake (the Grand Splatch one)...

 

 

Finally, apparently they want a new hotel (never stayed in the one they have atm, looks nice though), and here's some concept art to drool over:

 

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EDIT - Further reading seems that they're getting a new 4D cinema next season (no idea where, presumably in the Victorian indoor section is my guess) and seemingly the utterly fantastic stunt show has finished for good... Which upsets me greatly because it was one of the best shows I've seen at a park, especially the finale ❤️ Hopefully it'll be replaced adequately...

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Some interesting looking plans from the park, but the closure of the Stunt show does sadden me, especially with a potential first visit next year.

 

The Coaster and the hotel look marvellous though.

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Was dreading coming in this thread after reading elsewhere people coming out with outlandish comments concerning the new coaster, but TPM you've done me proud.

 

So I'll begin with it looks absolutely amazing and I'll sell my body parts to be standing in the queue (as it's probably broken down) on opening weekend.

 

But I have a question, not a complaint.

 

Why have they gone for putting a triple launch switch track section mid course? Is it just to be able to claim all those silly records, I really hope not...

 

I know NOTHING about Parc Asterix, other than 1 visit I enjoyed but it appears to me that they have the space and ability to have run this as a full course layout but haven't.

 

I'll echo Benin and say my first thought other than "holy s**t that looks insane" was, "oh no, why have they put that bit in the middle..." If the coaster started with the triple (if they MUST have it), then it would have flowed sooooo much nicer, just imagine hitting a Taron style running launch with that layout...

 

Either way, not moaning, just spewing words, I'll see you on opening day.

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I have heard that Transdemonium may have closed. 

 

This was a strange and mysterious dark ride, it didn’t really have a soundtrack but the jingles and chimes throughout really intrigue me! I rode it quite a while back in 1999 so don’t remember much, but I would have loved to have ridden it again next week when @Loggers Creek and I are finally visiting.

 

A real shame if it is true! I hope to find out whether it has closed temporarily or permanently too... 

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Right so @terrortomb and I had a little trip over to Parc Asterix.

 

Oziris is a class coaster and probably my favourite B&M invert now

 

Pegasus is fun, like really fun!

 

Tonnere is good, it’s not my favourite Wooden coaster but is a decent well rounded ride.

 

Park is pretty decent with some lavish styling and theming, atmosphere and ride selection. It’s not completely perfect but still an excellent and underrated  park. I don’t like Goudrix. 

 

Might write a trip report if I have time and can be bothered. 

 

P.S Transdemonium is closed, although the area appears to be intact. Tomb spoke to several staff members and they believe it is undergoing a renovation and will reopen next year. 

 

Take this with a pinch of salt. 

 

 

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A nice graphic of the new coaster:

 

 

 

However, there's some reports the ride will now open in 2022 rather than 2021, due to some issues with some trees that have to be removed for the ride. Be a shame to have to wait another year for this awesome looking ride..

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