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Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:06 pm
by Chris
Awesome. We should get a nice indication when Google update their aerial photo.

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:47 pm
by theparklifekid
During my trip to DPR today, I made sure to head to straight to the Six Flags site first thing to see how much has changed and lets just say wow, a lot has changed.

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First off, Pulsar clone.

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Next we have the entrance plaza and its surrounding building. As you can see from the cars and people a lot is happening at the site.

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No idea whats going on here, but progress.

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Finally we have a building! According to the plan this is going to be an outdoor theatre and is coming on nicely!

Now during my visit I had an interesting conversation with a DPR official who was working on the planning of this park. He told me the following things:
- The park is actually going to be quite small on opening, smaller than motiongate but slightly bigger than legoland and bollywood.
- There isn't going to be the worlds tallest coaster, as it would take up a large amount of park space and would ruin surrounding views.
- All coasters are clones except the one surrounding the entrance.
- A manufacturer has been decided for the entrance coaster, I'm not allowed to say which one (don't worry its good) but it is NOT a B&M and no rides from them will be present at opening.
- It will have a record breaking flat ride (not allowed to say which)

So yeah, that's a quick update, as an add on I made a video showing a more in depth look at the park:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNnE63XnHn4

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:33 pm
by Chris
Thanks for the update, and glad to see progress.

I do think it is wise to open the park on a smaller scale bearing in mind the peformance of the rest of the resort. Disappointing to hear that the Kingda Ka beater will not happen, and no B&M - it is these type of rides which would stand the park out from the competition.

Nice work on the video.. keep them coming over the next year and a bit! :D

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:18 pm
by Chris
Google have updated the maps for Dubai Parks & Resorts which now clearly show Six Flags Dubai very much under construction. Exciting to see.

Link.

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:06 am
by theparklifekid
I'm guessing that that image was taken a while back, as much more work has taken place since then.

In other news at IAPPA, it has been announced that the first 'E-motion Board' simulator will be at Six Flags Dubai, the ride is basically a stand up simulator, a little strange if you ask me!

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Video

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 4:21 pm
by theparklifekid
Was driving past DPR today, so I took the time to stop by the Six Flags site, heres a video I did:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txSC4VjDdcs

Also I took some pictures:

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This was taken over the fence of where the entrance will go.

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More stuff

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Site overview

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:37 pm
by Chris
Will be fun to watch construction throughout 2018!

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:30 pm
by theparklifekid
Another quick video I did the other day:

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

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:37 am
by theparklifekid
https://youtu.be/TxYJhDM3Jb4

Here’s another update, I can also say the following:

- The main entrance coaster will be a Mack Hyper
- Due to budget cuts the park has been made smaller
- No RMC Goliath unfortunately, instead a GCI
- Maurer Spinning coaster is also present

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:12 am
by Chris
Thanks for the update. All they needed was one outstanding ride to be a world-class theme park and they seem to have cut that..

Mack Hypers are obviously great - but makes no sense as it will be the same ride type as Velociraptor just down the road..

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:17 am
by Bert2theSpark
Chris wrote:
Thanks for the update. All they needed was one outstanding ride to be a world-class theme park and they seem to have cut that..

Mack Hypers are obviously great - but makes no sense as it will be the same ride type as Velociraptor just down the road..

Think of the difference between Blue Fire and DC Rivals. Also DPR already has a Mack Multi Launch inthe form of Capitol Bullet Train.

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:23 am
by Chris
Bert2theSpark wrote:
Chris wrote:
Thanks for the update. All they needed was one outstanding ride to be a world-class theme park and they seem to have cut that..

Mack Hypers are obviously great - but makes no sense as it will be the same ride type as Velociraptor just down the road..

Think of the difference between Blue Fire and DC Rivals. Also DPR already has a Mack Multi Launch inthe form of Capitol Bullet Train.

Yes indeed - but the track and trains will still be the same, regardless of how they theme / colour them.

For a country that wants to be world class in everything they do, a lot of the time very superficially, it's an odd decision not to stick a B&M or Intamin in there.

It's just not going to have me rushing back to visit.

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:11 pm
by theparklifekid
Just a quickie, I was also told that the park will have a record breaking flat ride, the tallest Gerstlauer Sky Roller. However this was a few months ago, so plans may have changed.

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:24 pm
by MakoMania
theparklifekid wrote:
Just a quickie, I was also told that the park will have a record breaking flat ride, the tallest Gerstlauer Sky Roller. However this was a few months ago, so plans may have changed.

I thought Six Flags were well and truly done with Gerstlauer?

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:38 pm
by Bert2theSpark
MakoMania wrote:
theparklifekid wrote:
Just a quickie, I was also told that the park will have a record breaking flat ride, the tallest Gerstlauer Sky Roller. However this was a few months ago, so plans may have changed.

I thought Six Flags were well and truly done with Gerstlauer?

It's not a park being built by Six Flags, It's a park being built by DPR with the Six Flags brand.

Six Flags aren't paying a penny towards this and the China parks.

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:02 pm
by theparklifekid
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Interestingly enough, one of the current Six Flags China parks (Zhejiang)  layout has been revealed, showing a resemblance to that of Six Flags Dubai, with there being a coaster hugging the entrance, a few shot towers, stage, Ferris wheel and a few other planned rides dotted about where Dubai's ones would go. Six Flags Dubai has been altering its plans for the park layout, so could this possibly show what the park will look like?