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Tonnerre de Zeus is being renovated for next year, and renamed to Tonnerre 2 Zeus:

 

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-Unique to Europe 90º bump
-2 high speed turns
-2 new 'bumps'
-14 airtime moments
-New trains (with "inverted seats" on the last car - maybe backward facing car?)
-A tunnel with special effects

 

Interesting scenario, but not sure I'm a fan of the new restraints...

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The Gravity Group restraints (those trains look like GG ones) are really good. At least on their smaller ones... on Zeus.......

 

This could be interesting. I love Zeus though the last time I rode it was particularly rough. Hopefully it still maintains the fabness.

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1 minute ago, Benin said:

The Gravity Group restraints (those trains look like GG ones) are really good. At least on their smaller ones... on Zeus.......

 

This could be interesting. I love Zeus though the last time I rode it was particularly rough. Hopefully it still maintains the fabness.

 

The sole Gravity Group woodie I've done (Wood Express at Parc Saint Paul) was hampered in part by the restraints, so I remain cautious over them. 

 

I wasn't particularly impressed with Zeus on my rides last year and I know it's certainly split opinion as it's gotten older. Hopefully this brings it back to more universal praise.

 

 

Also, for confirmation: the first bullet point suggests a 90º degree first drop.

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3 hours ago, JoshC. said:

Also, for confirmation: the first bullet point suggests a 90º degree first drop.

Whoops, I lie. It is just a 90º corner turn thing. Not sure how it's unique in Europe, when I'm fairly certain it exists on other rides, but oh well...

 

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There is also some updates about Toutatis, the Intamin multi launch.

Some concept art:

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And some reminders about the statistics:

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Sources:

https://www.facebook.com/ParcsActus

https://www.dimensionparcs.fr/france/parc-asterix/parc-asterix-2023-toutatis/

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Zeus’s renovations are fascinating. 
 

I must confess touring my 2019 visit, the attraction was enjoyable and pleasant enough but was certainly missing that “wow” factor somewhere, compared to say Troy or Wodan. I haven’t done a proper GG woodie yet, but this all looks promising.

 

The concept art for Toutatis looks splendid and should hopefully match the greatness of other lovely additions in the park.

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  • 8 months later...

Corrr, it's been a while...

 

Asterix isn't open for the season yet, but they have been cracking on with construction of Toutatis.

Here's some images from a recent (but now deleted) video:

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As a reminder, this is a multi launch Intamin coaster which will have a swing launch mid way through the ride.

 

The park hope to get track work finished by the summer I believe, so they can start landscaping and theming.

 

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