October the 31st was the last day for Six Flags Holland! Mid this year Six Flags European Division was sold, except for Movie World in Madrid, to the british Palamon Investment group. The name of their themepark branch is called starparks. Starparks bought the parks, but didn't buy the Warner Bros, and DC comics rights wich meant that the characters like the looney tunes and Superman had to leave the park. Starparks wanted to loose the rollercoaster and thrillride image that the park had, and wanted to make the park fun for the whole family. What they have done is reintroduced Walibi - the orange kangeroo, and renamed the park, Walibi World. Before Six Flags came over, the park was called Walibi too. It was a small family park with only 1 or 2 big rides like the Vekoma proto SLC, El Condor and a S&S Space Shot.
For the new season Starparks wants to install some new rides. A lot of money went into changing the characters and names, so there will be only 3 new things added to the park. A Climb & Play area for the younger kids, as well as a ball play area including compressed air features. The only "big" ride that will be added is the Splash Battle made by the Italian Preston & Barbieri company. It is an interactive boat ride, where guests use a water cannon to shoot different targets, along their way.Splash Battle track layoutSplash Battle boatPictures of the Press conference:
Entrance to the conference...
A plain arrived!
Who could that be in there?
Another picture of Walibi together with staff. The clothes they are wearing will be the new clothing for the park's personal.
A nice picture on the back!
Place for all the press
General Manager Walibi World, Marcel Schonenberg after the conference talking to some friends of mine.... those nosey themepark fans... want to know everything! :mrgreen:
Hopefully Six Fla... uhhh Walibi World will be changed into a super park!!! :roll: 8)