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

Fri May 11, 2012 10:26 am

Looks floaty as expected. For me, the highlight is how this coaster is less conformist, like say Silver Star. It has more 'nooks and crannies'.

Not sure on that ridiculous tunnel though. PortA generally theme rather well. That looks ridiculous.

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

Fri May 11, 2012 11:34 am

Looks better than Leviathan's tunnel...

Not that the POV was any good though... Could barely make out anything in it...
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Fri May 11, 2012 12:23 pm

Layout looks great. Tunnel looks pants, I am hoping that it is just unfinished.
Seems they are going into a lot of themeing detail around the station and ride area. I just can't see them leaving that monstrosity!!
 
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Fri May 11, 2012 12:49 pm

We will see - on ride theming is often weak at the park, but I hope they make it look better!

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Fri May 11, 2012 2:14 pm

Scorpe wrote:
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


I'm on park on the 20th, 21st & 23rd so may be unknowingly sitting near you! :D POV looks like it offers some good floaty airtime and the theming is truly amazing on this. The tunnel didn't look to bad, I would expect it to be painted and it has a few lights running along both sides of the tracks by the looks of it - you won't get to see much anyway as you will be going through it at 80+ MPH and only in there for a second or so. Lets hope for a better filmed POV...maybe from the camera on the front of that train! ;)
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Fri May 11, 2012 8:16 pm

There'll probably be a TPR video up by Sunday, so I'll reserve comment until I've seen a decent video.
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Sat May 12, 2012 3:49 pm

Mounted POV from TPR

Looks quite good, apart from the fake splashdown.
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Sat May 12, 2012 3:52 pm

I think the fake splashdown works better than the real ones... Primarily because it begins when the front of the train actually reaches it, rather than when it leaves...

Looks a good ride though...
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Sat May 12, 2012 4:03 pm

Not gonna lie... this coaster looks amazing.
 
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Sat May 12, 2012 4:37 pm

I like the way it has dips and kinks in different places - makes it seem more special. Out of all the B&M Mega Coasters, I have to say this one looks like it could be the best of the lot. Although I think riding it would be key to making those comparisons and judgements. It certainly looks a bit more "punchy" than Silver Star, the only other of these rides in Europe.

One thing I would say, on ride theming is far less impressive than I had anticipated - the tunnel is awful and the brake run hideous, but overall - it looks like a fantastic ride!
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Sat May 12, 2012 4:51 pm

I like the look of this coaster. But I would prefer the splash down to be like Diamondbeck or Griffon as I feel they have a really nice visual effect to them. While this is just some fountains going off.
 
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Sat May 12, 2012 4:54 pm

Except the ugly looking brake run, it looks fantastic :D
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Sat May 12, 2012 4:57 pm

Looks really good actually. Maybe could do with one or two more hills before the 'splashdown', and/or between that and the MCBR, maybe the bit after it could have been made longer as well, but over all, looks like it could be he best B&M hyper, at least in Europe.
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Sat May 12, 2012 5:05 pm

Blaze wrote:
looks like it could be he best B&M hyper, at least in Europe.


Well... there are only two. One of which, Silver Star, is not particularly respected by enthusiasts :P
 
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Sat May 12, 2012 5:31 pm

Good point. :P
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Sat May 12, 2012 7:24 pm

Track and train this looks amazing! However what's happened to the theming? It's just not happened which is a real shame as the rockwork tunnels looked like they were going to be really good.

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

Sat May 12, 2012 7:26 pm

I think the mountain set piece was cut.

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Sat May 12, 2012 8:44 pm

SpinballEdders wrote:
Mounted POV from TPR

Looks quite good, apart from the fake splashdown.


What's with the noise at 1:03 :P
 
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Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

Sat May 12, 2012 11:14 pm

This has to be some sort of joke...

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

Sat May 12, 2012 11:34 pm

James6 wrote:
This has to be some sort of joke...

*MOOOO*



Shambhala: Putting Rita's queue to shame since 2012.


This looks like an ace ride, definitely a reason to make a return visit to PA sometime soon. The theming around the paths is looking good; I love the snow-capped mountain fences! It's a shame the actual ride area isn't too brilliant - here's hoping they spruce it up.
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