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Re: Heide Park's new B&M Wing Coaster

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:23 am
by lewis97
Fences are going up all over the place, in these images from the minsite.

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Re: Heide Park's new B&M Wing Coaster

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:13 pm
by lewis97
More images from the minisite showing fencing going up, as well as the supports for the safety nets.

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Re: Heide Park's new B&M Wing Coaster

Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:22 pm
by lewis97
The latest images on the minisite show that more of the fence work has been completed, as well as the internal construction of the ride's shop.

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Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:35 am
by lewis97
Once again the minisite has been updated with more images. They show that more of the queue-line fencing is now up, as well as the safety net now attached to the immelmann and the paving, outside of the shop, which is a sort of plaza area.

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Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:16 pm
by lewis97
The latest updates to the minisite aren't photos, instead there has been the announcement of themed rooms at the hotel and also VIP packages, including pre-season and ERT which come with a range of other perks.

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:40 am
by lewis97
More images on the minisite of various bits of theming around the ride.

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Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:45 pm
by lewis97
Once again more images have been added to the minisite!

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Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:33 pm
by lewis97
From the latest image on the minisite, it appears that the exit from the station has doors.

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Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:17 pm
by lewis97
Plenty of new images on the minisite, mainly of the logo around the ride area and around Germany as marketing.

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Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:47 pm
by DeanGaryCox
So both Raptor (before) and now this (after), are better in every way, than The Swarm, all from Merlin - gotta love the UK! -.-

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:29 pm
by Danny
I would disagree with you there. What theme:theming would you say this coaster has and what theming does it include that you could see while riding the coaster that would add to the experience?

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:37 pm
by lewis97
DannyG wrote:
I would disagree with you there. What theme:theming would you say this coaster has and what theming does it include that you could see while riding the coaster that would add to the experience?


You have the bridge at the base of the first drop, the shop is also a piece of theming, there are the surrounding buildings on the panoramic curve and some stonework to create a near miss in the middle of the Pretzel loop. However, I must say that The Swarm is probably the best themed UK rollercoaster, even if the theme itself isn't all that original.

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:41 pm
by Danny
lewis97 wrote:
DannyG wrote:
I would disagree with you there. What theme:theming would you say this coaster has and what theming does it include that you could see while riding the coaster that would add to the experience?


You have the bridge at the base of the first drop, the shop is also a piece of theming, there are the surrounding buildings on the panoramic curve and some stonework to create a near miss in the middle of the Pretzel loop. However, I must say that The Swarm is probably the best themed UK rollercoaster, even if the theme itself isn't all that original.

My point is a bridge and a few buildings is pretty boring theming. They may be near misses but are they particularly themed? Could you look at the bridge and know exactly what the rides theme was.
With The Swarms theming you could easily pick up there's been devastation and makes the ride 10x better. Take away a bridge and shop I wouldn't say it altered the experience that much.

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:20 pm
by DrReeve
DannyG wrote:
lewis97 wrote:
DannyG wrote:
I would disagree with you there. What theme:theming would you say this coaster has and what theming does it include that you could see while riding the coaster that would add to the experience?


You have the bridge at the base of the first drop, the shop is also a piece of theming, there are the surrounding buildings on the panoramic curve and some stonework to create a near miss in the middle of the Pretzel loop. However, I must say that The Swarm is probably the best themed UK rollercoaster, even if the theme itself isn't all that original.

My point is a bridge and a few buildings is pretty boring theming. They may be near misses but are they particularly themed? Could you look at the bridge and know exactly what the rides theme was.
With The Swarms theming you could easily pick up there's been devastation and makes the ride 10x better. Take away a bridge and shop I wouldn't say it altered the experience that much.

I don't think the theming is pretty boring at all it has some near misses and an amazing track layout. Just because it is a wingrider doesn't mean it has to have hundreds of near misses like swarm or raptor. It has its own identity flight of the Demons.

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:20 pm
by lewis97
As always, I bring more images from the minisite! Finishing touches are being added to the ride, such as the entrance side and test seat.

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Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 4:52 pm
by TomL
We have a POV! Posted on the B&M Facebook page and shows a POV of the front right hand seat. http://youtu.be/GYaAt2pjMrM

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:30 pm
by Owen
Well, IMO (I know I'm going to have people on my back about this) but I was loving the layout and the theme, but then we get this:/ the theming has been done ott at the very least, to much in one place. It slows down so much after the Immelmann, and the turn at the end looks rather violent. They missed the point, they have made a open styled roller coaster, and then put to much inappropriate theming onto it. 'Flight of the demons' sounds brilliant, layout is interesting and the theming idea is great. Theming items however 'calm down honey'. They haven't seemed to take into account the size of the area,height of the coaster and layout. And I'm not even going to start on track colour.
The best thing about it is the queue. Oh wait, that's cramped too.
I had such high hopes for this, it just seems a bit of a let down.
But then again, it just a POV so I'll wait and see an ariel before I change my mind.

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:04 am
by DrReeve
Thrillmad wrote:
Well, IMO (I know I'm going to have people on my back about this) but I was loving the layout and the theme, but then we get this:/ the theming has been done ott at the very least, to much in one place. It slows down so much after the Immelmann, and the turn at the end looks rather violent. They missed the point, they have made a open styled roller coaster, and then put to much inappropriate theming onto it. 'Flight of the demons' sounds brilliant, layout is interesting and the theming idea is great. Theming items however 'calm down honey'. They haven't seemed to take into account the size of the area,height of the coaster and layout. And I'm not even going to start on track colour.
The best thing about it is the queue. Oh wait, that's cramped too.
I had such high hopes for this, it just seems a bit of a let down.
But then again, it just a POV so I'll wait and see an ariel before I change my mind.
As much as I want to disagree with this I can't, it's true. It looks great and the first airtime hill looks insane. It just seems to loose speed way to quickly. Making the rest of the ride slow inversions. The amount of near misses is really low. But maybe on the left side you get lower to the ground?

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:23 pm
by RollercoasterGEEK100
The one thing i really don't like is that park has 3/4 coaster with the same colours, WHITE & GREEN. I think if im honest the track should've been black or a grey like the swarm...

Re: Flug der Damonen - Heide Park - Opening 2014

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:20 pm
by Chris
The area of Heide Park that the coaster resides is one of the most beautiful in Europe, so absolutely see why they have kept the colours sympathetic to the surroundings.