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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Tue May 01, 2012 10:18 am

These images were posted on TPR (by DJ-javixxxxx) a few days ago, showing some of the detailing around the ride area.

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I had no idea there was going to be so much theming and new buildings.
Should also sort out the criticisms of the Dragon Khan ride area being dull and unthemed too!

I am visiting PortAventura in August, and can't wait to ride this.
 
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Tue May 01, 2012 9:32 pm

I think that giant Buddha statue will look awesome! I have always thought that PA's area theme's were brilliant! Such detail! The only thing I was AT did more of!
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Tue May 01, 2012 10:06 pm

It's not uncommon for park maps to feature more exaggerated theming elements than what actually exist on park. So how much of what is shown there is actually being built?
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Tue May 01, 2012 11:21 pm

Dragon K's ride was entirely themeless, so ill be glad if it gets some added.

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Wed May 02, 2012 2:31 pm

A video of Shambhala testing yesterday can be seen here.

It's picked up some nice speed now as expected. I love the look of that turnaround and the little hill that follows it!

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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Thu May 03, 2012 10:32 am

Looks ace, can't wait for it to open!
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Thu May 03, 2012 2:27 pm

I am never negative, but that thing looks really, really slow.  Looks like its struggles to eve get over some of those hills.

Leviathan knocks socks off it.
 
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Thu May 03, 2012 7:49 pm

Mikkel wrote:
I am never negative, but that thing looks really, really slow.  Looks like its struggles to eve get over some of those hills.

Leviathan knocks socks off it.


Oh well, Shambhala must be rubbish then if a ride over 1000 miles away in a different continent is better.
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Fri May 04, 2012 10:30 am

These rides are not going to be insane, ejector machines. Silver Star tells us that. Great fun, but nothing too testing.

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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Fri May 04, 2012 12:04 pm

I just thought it would of been faster or looked faster, should i say.

You see leviathan and it goes like hell around the track
 
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Sat May 05, 2012 11:10 pm

It does look a lot more sluggish than I was expecting on the videos I've seen, but I'll be holding any judgement back until I've been on it in September.
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Sun May 06, 2012 8:19 am

It'll ride brilliantly. Honestly, even if it looks slow on a video - you'll be floating on every hill!

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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Sun May 06, 2012 1:21 pm

Floater air is bloody gorgeous...

If it rides like Diamondback, it'll be a success... Simple as really...
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Mon May 07, 2012 8:10 am

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Mon May 07, 2012 9:19 am

PA still pushing English adverts, then. It is still the second most known continental park after Disney.

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Tue May 08, 2012 3:52 pm

100% Confirmed for a 12th May opening at 3:00PM. Words from their website:

Shambhala opens its doors on May 12th, at 3 PM
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Tue May 08, 2012 4:20 pm

I'll be back there in September, bring it on! :D
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Wed May 09, 2012 7:22 pm

By bizarre and honestly not planned (but brilliant) coincidence, I leave for PA tomorrow and will be there for opening day, so I''ll let you know how good it is!

To me it looks excellent and the new themed area is brilliant - beats anything we ever get in the UK... even Swarm
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Wed May 09, 2012 10:59 pm

I shall be on park from 20th to the 22nd May for work business so, shall defiantly get plenty of pics and feedback of the beauty  :D
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