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Re: Heide Park - Train Your Dragon - The Island - 2016

Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:25 am

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Is this opening this year ?


Yes it should be at some point. I don't know the exact date yet though.
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Re: Heide Park Discussion

Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:32 pm

'Train Your Dragon - The Island' opened at Heide Park on the 14th of May this year. This looks like a great family area!
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Re: Heide Park

Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:31 pm

Along with Chessington, 2017 is also a higher capex year for Heide Park with the first teaser posted on their Facebook page today (excuse the crude translation).

Finally we can officially tell it to you! :-)

The launch of the construction work for our news 2017 has fallen. Behind the walls of the former Spencer Hall are already many helping hands at work.

We tell you more in the next few days - stay tuned!

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Re: Heide Park

Wed Sep 28, 2016 4:18 pm

There's going to be an announcement during their Halloween Nights on 14th October what the new attraction is going to be.
Rather happy to see the old Spencer Show leave, it was quite poorly made and only really had nostalgia for people who actually used to know the show.
 
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Re: Heide Park

Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:35 pm

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Heide Park have announced Ghostbusters 5D - The Ultimate Ghost Hunt as their 2017 attraction.

Here's the awkwardly translated description from the webpage:
Wage you in Lord Explorus' mysterious Warehouse and supported the world-famous Ghostbusters at its interactive 5D ghost hunt. Equipped with laser gun and 3D glasses begins your adventurous ride (in Ecto 1). Buckled and watch out! All meaning and full body applications are in demand. The ghosts suddenly appear and sometimes hear or feel you only. Can your team defeat the ghosts?

  • For families with children from 6 years
  • Indoor attraction
  • Dark Ride
  • Virtual Special Effects
  • Feel like the movie hero protecting the world from ghosts
  • Meet Slimer and other funny-scary ghost


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Re: Heide Park

Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:40 pm

Triotech gave a short presentation at IAAPA 2016 about Ghostbusters 5D - The Ultimate Ghost Hunt which also featured some concepts of the ghosts that guests will encounter in the attraction.
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Re: Heide Park

Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:24 pm

Heide Park have confirmed on Facebook that Colossos will not open during the 2017 season. Below is the translated announcement:
As it turned out last season, the exchange of rails is necessary in our beloved Colossos wooden railway. Since this is a very complex/expensive process, Colossos will not be able to resume operations in the 2017 season. Still, we can not name a specific date. Further details on the return of Colossos will be announced when all auditing and decision-making processes have been completed.


I can't help but think about this in relation to SW8, as it doesn't bode well in the long term if Merlin aren't willing to provide a sufficient budget for maintenance and repairs.
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Re: Heide Park

Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:52 pm

Heide park just released the following images on Twitter

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Re: Heide Park

Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:30 pm

It seems Merlin have been consistent when it comes to two things relating to Ghostbusters 5D. The first is that it didn't open at the start of the season as it was expected to, with no new opening date given. The second is that these photos from CoasterFriends Forum show that they've incorporated shipping containers into the queue line.

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Re: Heide Park

Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:01 pm

This shipping container thing is getting silly now. Another run down looking, cheap ride that Phantasialand and Europa Park will be laughing at..

This photo kind of shows exactly how Merlin have had an affect on this park:

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Pretty kids ride taken out middle left. Post apocalyptic / delapidated 'exciting' IP attraction that doesn't open with the park on time in middle centre, original wonderfully themed rapids in the centre, original pretty castle theming middle right, tacky temporary games stalls bottom right.

The park thrived without tacky attractions like this for two decades, and out of all of the Merlin parks, they really don't fit in there.
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Re: Heide Park

Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:22 am

Ghostbusters 5D has now opened I believe, buy there has been no povs online
 
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Re: Heide Park

Sun Apr 16, 2017 1:10 pm

I personally really like the look of this attraction, but I see what you mean. Merlin are really terrible at theming things I mean look at Flug Der Damonen, The Swarm or Ghost Train - terrible!

In all seriousness I think this looks smashing (minus the two shipping containers) and is far more interesting to me than some of Europa Park's attractions. I will have to get out to Heide to experience this!
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Re: Heide Park

Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:24 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS1mngwbjUE

This video from a news article gives us a brief glimpse of the ride POV.

It might look like nothing special, but I can guarantee that its better than the one over here at MotionGate! :lol
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Re: Heide Park

Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:26 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDiy1WT47h0

The folks over at IMAScore have made a cool soundtrack for Ghostbusters 5D, its a cool take on the original theme and I think its pretty good.
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