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by oriolat
Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

New photos of the coaster. http://www.umwebsite.com/news/0259_foto07.jpg Wrapped trains. We can confirm that the trains will be maroon-ish/purplish and that they are themed to wine barrels. http://www.umwebsite.com/news/0259_foto08.jpg First underground corner (after the launch section). As you can ...
by oriolat
Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

I soooooo badly hope its open when I go on the 5th - 7th May :D I guess it won't be open until late May... I mean, there's still a lot of work to do on themeing and queue-line. Testing is scheduled on April, so imagine that this coaster (with new trains) will experience some teething problems and s...
by oriolat
Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

Port Aventura abrirá en mayo otro Dragon Khan aún más rápido • La atracción, con más aceleración que un F-1, alcanzará los 135 km/h en 3 segundos FERRAN GERHARD SALOU / VILA-SECA El parque temático Port Aventura ha apostado por la adrenalina y suma al Dragon Khan una nueva montaña rusa única en el ...
by oriolat
Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

The OFFICIAL name for this coaster will be "Furious Baco" I love it! It's just SO original and I think it really suits the coaster. For those who don't know, Baco was the roman God of wine, orgies and fun among many other things. This god used to be considered as the craziest and often got...
by oriolat
Sun May 21, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What Is The Maximum Time You Have Queued For Nemesis?
Replies: 72
Views: 19107

I had to wait for Nemesis for about 45 minutes because it had a one-train operation that day. I guess because it was a school day (less crowds). Couldn't go more than once :roll:
by oriolat
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

Meeh. the direct link doesn't work anymore.

http://www.pktk.org/videos.htm Try this. when you are in then click PortAventura on the menu above and you'll see all the videos availables.
by oriolat
Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

Of course:

http://www.pktk.org/videos/portaventura ... n_khan.wmv

This is a Spanish website with lots of onrides of coasters all over the world (mainly Europe).
by oriolat
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Thorpe Park 2008 - What could it be?
Replies: 61
Views: 14777

Could it be possible to see a wooden coaster at TP anytime in a future? Because there in the UK you have Megaphobia which is great and then the old-style woodies in BPB. I think a greta addition would be a GCI or Intamin wooden coaster because of their clever layouts that don't require much height. ...
by oriolat
Mon Jan 02, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

I think that the journalist got the details on the price wrong.
It's almost imposible to build anything acceptable under 10 million €. For example. Hurakan Condor cost like 6,5 milion € so. I expect a bigger figure for the upcoming coaster.
by oriolat
Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

It will feature outward seats (2 per side of the rail) Does that mean that there are only 4 outward facing seats per train, with the rest facing forwards, or that each car will have 2 seats facing left and 2 seats facing right? Pretty cool either way though. I think I got mistaken with the explanat...
by oriolat
Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

PortAventura 2007 - Furious Baco

YAYYYYYYYYYY! The final and most awaited anouncement here among Spanish coaster fans! PortAventura is finally getting the Accelerator! Here you are the press release (although this has been announced on the radio and I guess on TV so). Port Aventura tendrá una montaña rusa que irá a 135 km/h La nuev...
by oriolat
Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

New ride in 2007 at PortAventura?

Very reliable rumors are telling that PortAventura and Intamin are working toghether for a new coaster in 2007. After the great success of the latest addition to the park: Hurakan COndor, PortAventura wants to add another world class thrill ride. It is said that the ride could be an Intamin Accelera...
by oriolat
Sun Sep 04, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: 3rd X-car coaster
Replies: 11
Views: 5499

Yeah but this one will be a good one! The layout will be something interesting! After the vertical ascent there will be a twist, then an overbanked turn, an airtime hill and finally an immelman. Actually, this park (located in Madrid) installed another Maurer Sohne creation: Tarantula. The largest s...
by oriolat
Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: B&M Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 20486

Inverted: Katun (Mirabilandia)
Floorless: Superman: RoS (WBMWM)
DM: SheiKra (BGTB)
Sit Down: Dragon Khan (PortAventura)
Stand Up: Riddler's Revenge (SFMM)
Flying: Superman: Ultimate Clone (nooo... just kiddin'... Ultimate Flight) at any SF Park.
by oriolat
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Nemesis removal
Replies: 99
Views: 33345

When Nemesis goes I think the should take out Air aswell. They should then leave the Nemesis pit and build a dueling woodie in it. This woodie should also use the air site. The finale of this ride would be 2 parallel vertical loops in the same place as Nemesis loop is currently. Not sure on a theme...
by oriolat
Mon May 23, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

Yeah! Here's my Hurakan Condor on-ride photo: http://img14.echo.cx/img14/3504/hurakanonride8sp.jpg If you look carefully you'll realise how tall is thisss thing! It was a really adrenaline pumping ride. You know, when you're up there and you see the view... it's so great but... oaaah! You can see ou...
by oriolat
Thu May 19, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

Oh yesss! Today has been the official opening for Hurakan Condor (not to the general public but there has been the press to cover it). The opening to the general public is tomorrow. The VIP guests to try the ride officially have been quite weird. I'll explain... PortAventura is visited every year by...
by oriolat
Tue May 17, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

Another pic but the tower at night with its lights turned on.
I'm now speechless...

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by oriolat
Tue May 17, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

I have NO WORDS to describe this... Today it has been the first day that the staff of PortAventura has been able to ride Hurakan COndor and the reviews say that it's really really intense and very very frightening... do you want more? Then look at the FIRST ever photoride on Hurakan Condor. Just loo...
by oriolat
Sun May 15, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 67390

I'm sure about it. Sea Odissey was put in 2000 to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the park. Then in 2001 they put Templo del Fuego. In 2002 they added the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park and 2 hotels. From this point Universal has done very very few. All the technology we expected to be in our park was g...
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