UK theme parks from another point of view!

 
User avatar
Jack
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 2929
Joined: December 2012
Location: Solihull

Re: Phantasialand

Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:21 pm

So, we now know exactly what the seating will look like on F.L.Y as this was spotted on the test track for the next generation Vekoma Flyers

Image

Photo courtesy of this site, the full album featuring the rest of the test site can be found here too
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Robert.W
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 523
Joined: May 2017
Contact:

Re: Phantasialand

Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:01 pm

Seeing some of the pictures posted by members on this topic, I think the theme of this new Coaster might be some kind of industrial theme a bit like Baron 1898 in Efteling... and those seats... I think they look better than Galactica's!
Image

Image
Image
 
User avatar
Smiler313
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 374
Joined: July 2016
Location: In The Smiler's Baggage Hold

Re: Phantasialand

Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:21 am

The seem to utilise a similar restraint locking system to the B&M flyers.
Image
Image
'You are now embarking on an Optical procedure'
 
User avatar
Bert2theSpark
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 234
Joined: March 2017
Location: Somewhere

Re: Phantasialand

Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:05 pm


Flying Coaster at the Vekoma Factory(1:15). Credit Midway Mayhem

As a fan of Dark rides and Flying coasters(And Vekoma's) I can't help but feel excited for F.L.Y and I hope I get the chance to ride it one day!
[Insert Signature Here]
 
User avatar
Jack
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 2929
Joined: December 2012
Location: Solihull

Re: Phantasialand

Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:55 pm

Hey guys,

Was at the park over the last few days and it's weird to say that it seems easier to photograph the prototype the prototype at the Vekoma plant than to actually photograph the ride itself. It's like a military operation to keep that ride hidden.

What you can see of it, however, is massive. The cranes being used in it are immense and seem to be ready to do some heavy lifting which supports the theory that the LSM track is going to be a behemoth to behold.

As I said earlier, hard to get any photos of the actual ride, so just imagine the track used for Lech in red and upside down for now :lol
Image
Image
 
User avatar
Schneck
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 7
Joined: September 2017
Location: Im Turm von Mystery Castle

Re: Phantasialand

Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:24 pm

Overview of Phantasialand with the new area Rookburgh marked on.
Image
Recent footage of the test set up. A film crew and staff wearing Phantasialand jackets were spotted recently filming the testing as well.


A lot of metal structures have went up around the track that has already been installed. The structures seem to be for themed facades/backdrops, chimneys and towers. And a large number of the supports (including the tallest supports which hold the inversion) will be enclosed with theming from Universal Rocks (who did the rockwork for Klugheim and Chiapas).


Footers have also been completed on the other side of the site, and a lot of concrete working is taking place to complete the station which runs through the middle of the site (the station will most likely be underground like Black Mamba's).

Image
Image
At the Vekoma factory a lot of track is sitting outside waiting to be transported to Phantasialand. A lot of black sideways track for the station and brakerun (and if there is one perhaps a dark ride section?).
https://svhas2004.wixsite.com/vekoma/portraits
Image
Red track parts for the launch which strangely curved... Various different ideas have been put forward but I believe most believe it will be some sort of half loop launch. You enter in the flying position and exit on your back (then there is either a 'lie to fly' or it completes a full loop). But we'll not know for sure until it is erected on site.
Image

And lastly, yesterday Vekoma started dismantling the test set up. Seemingly they are finished with testing and are content that it works.

Image
Image 
 
User avatar
Chris
Team Admin
Team Admin
Posts: 1998
Joined: March 2003
Location: London
Contact:

Re: Phantasialand

Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:22 am

Intruging! Thanks for the update.
Image
 
User avatar
Dom
Fabulous
Fabulous
Posts: 4386
Joined: December 2010
Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Re: Phantasialand

Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:09 pm

Image
Looopings have shown us this image of a building being constructed. I am really intrigued by this whole project and can't wait to see more of what's to come. 
Image
Image
 
User avatar
sjaak.van-horne
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 4
Joined: October 2017

Re: Phantasialand

Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:46 pm

The test construction for FLY @ Vekoma Vlodrop has been dismantled. Just a few support are standing.
 
User avatar
Schneck
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 7
Joined: September 2017
Location: Im Turm von Mystery Castle

Re: Phantasialand

Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:15 pm

Was at the park last Thursday, and heard from a few different members of staff that Rookburgh will open in 2019.
They all seem to be under that impression, and considering how much work there still is to do, and how much theming will be going in (the park's creative team have said Rookburgh would surpass Klugheim in terms of detailed and immersive theming), I now think the same to be honest.
I'd say that one corner of the site where track and buildings have started to go up only covers about 30% of the area.
There was a lot of activity on the rest of the site and a lot of concrete foundations + walls work has been done since the last photo I saw of the site 2 weeks ago. So work is steadily progressing meaning it will definitely be ready for 2019 (I'd pressume maybe even a start of season opening).

Also Thursday morning when arriving at the park I saw surveyors working outside the Temple of the Night Hawk building. They were carrying out measurements of some kind.
Found that interesting given the rumours that Temple and Hollywood Tour are next to be removed. However if Rookburgh is opening in 2019 then TotNH and HT won't close until January 2019, rather than January 2018 as had been originally assumed.
 
User avatar
sjaak.van-horne
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 4
Joined: October 2017

Re: Phantasialand

Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:30 am

Trackparts for F.L.Y. @ Vekoma Vlodrop start to pile up. Sorry no pictures.

http://svhas2004.wixsite.com/vekoma
 
Owen
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 3347
Joined: March 2012
Location: Hastings

Re: Phantasialand

Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:38 pm

Seems that some theming has been uncovered/spotted. Credit to phantafriends.de.

Image
 
User avatar
sjaak.van-horne
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 4
Joined: October 2017

Re: Phantasialand

Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:30 am

https://svhas2004.wixsite.com/vekoma
Does not longer support anything abt F.L.Y. (PHL)
Supporting now new test @ Vekoma Vlodrop.(Something new , don't know yet)
 
 
User avatar
Schneck
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 7
Joined: September 2017
Location: Im Turm von Mystery Castle

Re: Phantasialand

Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:09 pm

Image
The official Merlin Magic Making Instagram account posted this picture (and then removed it an hour later) of a staff member trying out the prototype test set up for F.L.Y. at the Vekoma factory.
 
User avatar
Justin
Team TTSP
Team TTSP
Posts: 1703
Joined: April 2014

Re: Phantasialand

Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:05 am

It would be an interesting development for Merlin to add what would be a unique coaster experience! I'd certainly welcome something like this at a UK theme park!
Image
Image
 
User avatar
theparklifekid
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 466
Joined: November 2012
Location: Dubai
Contact:

Re: Phantasialand

Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:12 am

Hi guys, for anyone who's been to the park before:

How easy is it to get to the park from the nearest airport?
Should I stay onsite and for how many days?
Any tips?
Image
A TowersTimes Middle East Reporter!
 
User avatar
Jack
Community Advocate
Community Advocate
Posts: 2929
Joined: December 2012
Location: Solihull

Re: Phantasialand

Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:06 pm

It is very easy, you need to either hire a car or get a train. The train is about 4 Euros each way and takes about 40 minutes with one change. You'll go from the Airport (Koln Bonn Flughafen, if you're every confused by the station names), to Cologne Central Station (Koln HBF), and then change to a train that goes to Bruhl, of course buying the tickets for Bruhl from the airport, and then to the airport from Bruhl.

I definitely recommend the on site accommodation, it's practically on top of the park, and is very reasonably priced. The amount of time you spend there depends on what time of year you're going, in the Summer I'd recommend 4 days (3 nights) at the park, and of you were going at an off peak time, maybe 3 days (2 nights). Depending on the opening times you will also get the benefit of Taron/Raik exclusive ride time in the morning or after park close.

Only tip I'd give is, if Winjas cattle pen section of the queue is completely full, avoid it at all costs :lol
Image
Image

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 20 guests