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Re: 'WILD FIRE' coming to Kolmarden Zoo

Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:42 pm

Construction of Wildfire is underway, as shown in these photos taken from an update over on CoasterFriends. Among other things, there is a swarm of footers on the site!

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Re: 'WILD FIRE' coming to Kolmarden Zoo

Thu Sep 25, 2014 4:44 pm

lewis97 wrote:
Construction of Wildfire is underway, as shown in these photos taken from an update over on CoasterFriends. Among other things, there is a swarm of footers on the site!


Awesome! Where's a TT photographer when you need one!?
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:05 pm

This article has appeared, with its translation below.

It's currently thought that this doesn't mean Wildfire won't be built, but of course it may delay its opening beyond 2016. From what I've read elsewhere, the suspension seems to have come about as a result of several appeals received from nearby locals, which the planning board are unable to ignore. It looks as though they will need to resubmit a more detailed application, specifically in relation to the noise levels, the affect on traffic levels, as well as the ride's implications on the surrounding area.

Planning permission for the roller coaster suspended
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2015-02-26
Category
Animals & Nature, Environment & Climate, People & Society, Urban Planning & heritage

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Planning issues

Kolmarden Zoo may not permit to build a roller coaster. Östergötland County Administrative Board cancels the Municipality of Norrköping decision on building permits, which were taken last fall. County Board rejects the zoo's application for planning permission on the grounds that it requires a detailed plan before the question can be reviewed.

Norrköping Municipality granted Kolmårdens Zoo AB planning permission for a roller coaster October 8, 2014. The decision has been appealed by several parties, associations and individuals.

According to the master plan is the relevant part of the area designated as a zoo. The area lacks detailed plan. Roller coaster is supposed to be placed directly adjacent to the existing zoo. The plant will be located near nature reserve and area of ​​national interest for nature conservation and outdoor recreation.
The County Board believes that the roller coaster will have a major impact on the environment. It will, among other things, to change the landscape, cause increased noise levels and affect the traffic situation. Therefore, a detailed plan in place before the roller coaster can be checked by a planning application, consider the County Administrative Board.

The decision can be appealed to the Land and Environment Court.
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:51 am

Have the Ropers got a holiday home there?
 
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:21 pm

Yesterday Kolmarden posted the following on the Wildfire Blog:
The process of our awaited construction of Wildfire and planned launch in 2016 has now been intensified. We hope for a positive decision from the authorities in the next months. We’ll keep you posted, hold on!

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It would suggest that they're still aiming to open it at some point next year if they can get the go ahead.
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:14 am

The likes of ThemeParkReview and CoasterForce have reported that Wildfire has now been given the go ahead, which this article clarifies. It also highlights that on the original schedule, the ride would have been finished this Autumn, but obviously with the construction's delayed start this has been pushed back to Spring 2016. It should also be noted that the article states that this decision can be appealed for the next three weeks, but hopefully Kolmarden have alleviated any worries from those who appealed previously.
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Thu Sep 03, 2015 6:52 pm

One of the owner's of Kolmarden's parent company has posted the following photos on ThemeParkReview, clarifying that Wildfire is most certainly going ahead as planned!

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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:04 pm

The first episode of a series which will document Wildfire's construction has been released. There is now also an official instagram account for Wildfire, which currently has the following rendered close ups of its trains.

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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:06 pm

Those trains are quite nice but they are also really plain. It will be interesting to see this coaster built thats for sure.
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:58 pm

So glad its being covered like a web-series like Baron 1898, I really enjoyed watching those and this again is a mammoth project :)
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:04 am

Kolmarden know what they are doing with this, they are doing the marketing perfectly for the worldwide market and I don't doubt for a moment that this is the most anticipated coaster of 2016. I don't think it is possible for me to want to ride this thing more than I do now, these guys are building something very special. :)
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:26 pm

Wildfire is now going vertical.

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Source: ThemeParkReview
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:50 pm

Episode 2 of the web series following Wildfire's construction has been uploaded, providing a brief look at recent vertical construction, as well as some insight into those working on the project and the source of the ride's various parts.
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:38 am

RMC uploaded a few photos of Wildfire's construction to their Facebook yesterday.

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Episode 3 of the web series has also been uploaded, with it being a newly rendered on-ride POV of Wildfire, which just makes it look even more awesome.
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:35 pm

I know that the reason we are here is because of the ride, but can we just take a moment to appreciate how amazing that render of the ride looks! As Lewis said, it makes you realise how amazing this ride will be! :)
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:29 pm

I think this will be insanely awesome. The first drop and twists look very forceful
Erm, change of plan, I prefer The Smiler. Rita's rubbish. Should have thought of that...

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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:58 am

The latest episode of the 'Building Wildfire' web series features Mattias Banker, the owner of Parks and Resorts (Kolmarden's parent company), as well as a short clip of them blasting some of the rock face.
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Mon Oct 26, 2015 11:39 am

Episode 5 of the 'Building Wildfire' series was released on Friday, and takes a look behind the scenes of the filming of the ride's commercial.
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:08 pm

Episode 6 of the web series looks at the pouring of the concrete for some of Wildfire's footers.
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Re: Wildfire - Kolmarden Zoo - Coming 2016

Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:50 am

Episode 7 of the Building Wildfire webseries takes another look behind the scenes at the filming of the commercial.
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