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Tayto Park

Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:28 pm

This looks like it could be something good

http://www.herald.ie/news/tayto-park-co ... 88166.html

Saying it will be a over 100ft wooden coaster made by an US company.
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Re: planned coaster for Ireland

Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:11 pm

The only roller coaster that is bigger in dimensions is in Europa Park in Germany.

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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:36 pm

This web site. Is saying that it is planned to be a gravity group coaster.

https://www.facebook.com/themeparks.ie? ... ion=stream

Planning app should be in by the end of the month.
 
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:15 pm

Sounds like, if built, this coaster has the potential to be one of the best in the world. 62mph is pretty fast for a woodie if you ask me! Running Timberliner trains, this could be something quite spectacular. It will apparently also include inversions, if you believe what some of the local papers are saying. 

I find it funny that Ireland has virtually no theme parks and now they are getting a coaster that most of us UK fans would dream of. Fingers crossed for the UK that wood will land on our soil soon.
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:11 pm

Planning app is now up on the web site

http://www.meath.ie/ePlan41/FileRefDeta ... LASiteID=0

Not much about the coaster! But there is also plans for a dark ride and a air race.
Really hope this goes well for the park, sounds like they really want to make it a much bigger park.
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:50 pm

That's good news, I hope it is a success. My family live in Ireland, and the guy who owns the house and land next door also owns the Funtasia company, who operate what I think is the only thing similar to a theme park, in Bettystown, co Meath. It's an arcade with fairground rides on the roof, but in the 10 years since I went there, they've put a 70 foot drop tower on the roof and added some other rides.

https://www.funtasia.ie/Bettystown/Home ... sCookies=1
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:45 am

Sounds like its going to be a BIG coaster.
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:02 pm

Plans have been resubmitted.

http://www.meath.ie/ePlan41/FileRefDeta ... LASiteID=0

If you look at the scanned files they is some pics of coaster and the lay out. looks like a lot of info in there as well. Not had time to read it yet.
I had to down load the file viewer and view in desktop.
This really is looking amazing.
 
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:57 am

All the plans and technical drawings have been put on the planning site. Follow the link above. Not looking a massive coaster but dose look like it will carry its speed. Think it will be worth a trip over in it first year.
 
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:00 pm

The plans have finally been pasted.

http://www.meathchronicle.ie/news/round ... ayto-park/

Just got to wait to see if the park goes through with them. I hope they do.
 
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:36 pm

Wow :yikes:
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:27 pm

This is really interesting, thanks for keeping the topic updated. Will look forward to further developments.
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:40 pm

The same park have got a new ride, a visa dance party called The rotator. Here's the video.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=isSrG_5Twsw

Looking like big things for them in the future!

Maybe we should rename the thread to Tayto Park?
Considering it's now more than just the wooden coaster.
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Re: Planned coaster for Ireland

Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:36 pm

AT lover wrote:
The same park have got a new ride, a visa dance party called The rotator. Here's the video.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=isSrG_5Twsw

Looking like big things for them in the future!

Maybe we should rename the thread to Tayto Park?
Considering it's now more than just the wooden coaster.


Thanks for the update, it looks a good ride, goes on for a while. I agree someone should change the Name to Tayto Park. They are also getting a dark ride aswell, does any one know any info on this?
 
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Re: Plans For Tayto Park Ireland

Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:28 pm

It's looking like it's going ahead still and they should have made a little pun with rotator and called it rotayto
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Re: Plans For Tayto Park Ireland

Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:05 pm

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Re: Plans For Tayto Park Ireland

Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:32 pm

Quick vid with park director :)

http://youtu.be/coGxVRuVzRI

For people who don't have time to watch the video:
So Gravity Group are confirmed. It's planned to open in May/June 2015, with GG confirming they can get it open for then. Still no idea whether this will have inversions, I'm guessing from concept images that it won't, but who knows!
Air Race and plans for the dark ride has been sent off to the councils. They have several dark rides ideas, but haven't confirmed which one to go with yet.
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Re: Plans For Tayto Park Ireland

Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:37 pm

Just a quick update on the new wooden coaster. A small problem, nothing too major but there is 'inspectors concern over the parks coaster'

See more below

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/inspectors-concern-over-theme-parks-8m-coaster-30712644.html

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Re: Plans For Tayto Park Ireland

Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:57 pm

News on this has been quiet for a while, however Coasterforce are reporting that this will be opening this summer. As DannyG mentioned previously, Gravity Group are constructing the ride. The rollercoaster has been confirmed to not only be the largest inverted wooden coaster in Europe, but also the only one of it's kind in Europe. The largest drop will be 29 meters and the ride will reach a maximum height will reach of 32.05 meters.

As well as the rollercoaster seven other rides will be added to the park including an Air Race, Rotator, Sky Tower, Steam Train Track Ride, 5D Cinema, and Dinosaurs Alive attraction totaling a €26 million investment!

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Re: Plans For Tayto Park Ireland

Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:48 pm

Largest inverted wooden coaster? Is this coaster having inversions Lotl?

EDIT: the link below has 5 more pictures, showing the entire work site :)

http://www.thejournal.ie/europes-larges ... slideshow5
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