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Re: Helix - Liseberg Opening in 2014

Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:58 pm

 
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Re: Helix - Liseberg Opening in 2014

Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:42 pm

IMA Scores have made the Helix soundtrack available for free download on their website
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Re: Helix - Liseberg Opening in 2014

Wed Apr 30, 2014 12:17 pm

I'm seriously eyeing this place up for a sneaky, late summer trip. Anyone ever been?
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Re: Helix - Liseberg Opening in 2014

Wed Apr 30, 2014 5:15 pm

Just found a vid with a pov, but with some. Dark off ride shots showing the trains in all their beauty ;)

http://youtu.be/TH5PFkt-YHA

Enjoy :)
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Re: Helix - Liseberg Opening in 2014

Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:06 am

It's amazing.
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Re: Helix - Liseberg Opening in 2014

Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:55 pm

I agree with Tom - simply one of the best coasters I've ridden :)
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Re: Helix - Liseberg

Thu Jun 26, 2014 9:21 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30TRPu7zmQo

Mack released this, this thing just looks awesome! I have to get to Liseberg some time soon! :D
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Liseberg

Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:48 am

It's been known for a while that Liseberg were looking to bring in a Zierer Star Shape. They've just released some photos and a teaser video. It looks pretty epic in my opinion, but given that it's at Liseberg this is no surprise.

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http://liseberg.com/en/home/Amusement-Park/Rides--Attractions/Mechanica-2015/

In the sweltering heat, amongst heavy smoke and burning fire, something takes shape from the soot covered hands of the blacksmith – a mechanical construction that's never been seen before. With an alchemist's knowledge, he creates the perfect element, and when the machine is set in motion a force awakens ...
Do you have the courage?


FACTS ABOUT MECHANICA
Minimum height: 140 cm
Height: around 30 metres
Ride time: around 90 seconds
Number of riders: 30 (6 gondolas with 5 seats each)
Capacity: 600 people per hour
Attraction type: Star Shape
Manufacturer: Zierer Karussell- und Spezialmaschinenbau GmbH
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:00 pm

Seems quite meh, they need to continue the Helix epicness.
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:26 pm

TTheory wrote:
Seems quite meh, they need to continue the Helix epicness.


You can't just build 20 million coasters each year unless you are owned by a very wealthy backer who is willing to pump money in not expecting a return anytime soon. You need a more sustainable growth like Merlin try to do.

Just out of interest have you ever been on a Star Shape before?
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:50 pm

From viewing a few videos of Star Shapes and they look pretty damn intense. So definitely not a 'meh' investment in my eyes.

Liseberg have already had some pretty epic rides for 15+ years prior to the opening of Helix. Lisebergbanan, Balder to name just a few.
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:55 pm

I really like the sound of this - Star Shapes are brilliant flat rides and I think it will be a welcome addition to what is a fantastic park.
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:54 pm

I fear that 600PPH may be quite a low capacity for a new and undoubtedly popular ride ...
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:38 pm

That's why I'm classing it as a "meh" ride. Low throughput+TTheory=Annoyance...
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:04 am

So you would be happy with an awful ride as long as it had good throughput? Not the best logic I've heard before....

I would be more than happy if one of the Merlin parks got one of these as I was pleasantly surprised at the intensity when I ride Air at WW.
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:06 am

Looks like a good ride! Liseberg has not disappointed me with this!
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:26 pm

I got on Bling before it closed and it was the MOST intense flat ride I've ever been on, most certainly not Meh :D
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:58 pm

Air is a stunning, well operated ride. This will no doubt be the same, albeit on a programmed cycle! The best part about this announcement? IMAScore are doing the soundtrack!

I'm really glad to see more parks investing in Zierer though. They really are a fantastic company!
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:02 pm

^ Air is run on a pre programmed cycle it's the same every time!
 
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Re: Mechanica - Liseberg - Opening 2015

Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:37 am

The public were allowed to view Mechanica yesterday, as covered by the local newspaper, GP.
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