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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Tue May 05, 2009 11:19 pm

The capacity of Poseidon, Euro Mir, Eurosat, Silver Star and Blue Fire are all 1,500+ per hour.

Good stuff I say!
 
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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Wed May 06, 2009 6:42 pm

Christ, Alton and Thorpe wouldnt go wrong to learn from that
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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Wed May 06, 2009 6:55 pm

^All other parks need to learn from Europa Park...the world's most successful seasonal theme park! :)
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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Wed May 06, 2009 7:17 pm

So if all parks need to learn from Europa that means the year round ones need to get less guests and slash their opening dates?
 
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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Wed May 06, 2009 7:49 pm

He's probably referring to seasonal parks, Cod...

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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Wed May 06, 2009 9:01 pm

I could be wrong here but i swear i didn't see the Blue Fire Jumpers or Bags and they don't like to bad actually i would love the jumper for winter.
 
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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Thu May 07, 2009 11:23 am

/trout slap Cod....lol...I meant all other seasonal parks need to learn from Europa Park. #-o
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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Wed May 20, 2009 10:25 pm

There are some news from Europa-Park:

1. The new fountain on the roundabout of the car park is complete (the statue is about 4 metres):
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I think it's very disney like. :D
Source: [url=http://www.epfans.info/?id=2471" target="_blank]http://www.epfans.info/?id=2471[/url]

2. The mazes for Terenzi Horror Nigths 3 are anounced:
The Cellar
Darkness, gloomy music, bumpy ground and invisible monsters...

The Asylum
A dark, deserted and bedraggled asylum with an insane doctor and his inpatients...

Rosemarie’s nightmare continues
The dark background of the weird princess takes your breath away...

Disturbia
The place where your senses disappear and hungry zombies already bare their teeth...

Lost Forest
Carnivorous reptiles and undeads turn your foreboding into a nightmare...

Source: [url=http://www.lbs.de/bw/die-junge-lbs/gewinnspiele/europapark" target="_blank]http://www.lbs.de/bw/die-junge-lbs/gewi ... europapark[/url] (translated)
Greetings!

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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Thu May 21, 2009 11:12 am

"Steve K" wrote:
^All other parks need to learn from Europa Park...the world's most successful seasonal theme park! :)


I'm sure i remember reading, albeit on this forum, that Thorpe Park was the most profitable seasonal theme park in the world.

:?
 
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Re: Europa-Park 2009: Blue Fire / Iceland

Thu May 21, 2009 1:25 pm

"Dara" wrote:
I'm sure i remember reading, albeit on this forum, that Thorpe Park was the most profitable seasonal theme park in the world.

:?


Because the rides are always breaking down and people have to resort to buying priority passes in order to ride anything!

Anyway, let's not turn this into a Thorpe bashing thread... as much fun as that is ;)

Woo for the news about Terenzi. Really looking forward to going there. Good to see the Lost Forest return. I think everyone going needs to ride that alone.... especially Kryn!
 
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Re: Europa-Park: 2009 Discussion Thread

Tue May 26, 2009 4:29 pm

Blue Fire is now operating with 4 trains on the track which has increased capacity. In addition, the offload platform is now in use so that there is a train in onload and a train in offload (similar to Rita - Queen of Speed).

Good news for the queue - apparantly when the 5th train arrives, whilst the coaster will be able to operate on 5 trains, the throughput increase will be very small so it is likely to be mainly used as a spare.

:)
 
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Re: Europa-Park: 2009 Discussion Thread

Wed May 27, 2009 12:27 am

I don't get how it can run with five trains can someone explain I am not good at the geeky part :lol:
 
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Re: Europa-Park: 2009 Discussion Thread

Wed May 27, 2009 1:08 am

"Popboy" wrote:
I don't get how it can run with five trains can someone explain I am not good at the geeky part :lol:



Train 1: Loading In Station
Train 2: In Pre-show dark area part
Train 3: In Offload
Train 4: On ride Past block break section
Train 5: On ride Before block break section
 
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Re: Europa-Park: 2009 Discussion Thread

Wed May 27, 2009 1:53 pm

That would be insanely hectic to work on with 5 trains! :shock: But only at Europa this would happen!
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Re: Europa-Park: 2009 Discussion Thread

Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:20 pm

Blue Fire finally has on-ride photo's available for purchase, at €5.90 (£5.20).

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:)
 
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Re: Europa-Park: 2009 Discussion Thread

Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:22 pm

There's some speculation on a couple of the German forums that the 5th train will be delivered in time for August. At present, the throughputs have been as follows:

3 Train Op: 66 launches per hour = 1,320pph
4 Train Op: 74 launches per hour = 1,480pph

Presumably with 5 trains, the ride should get towards the advertised optimum of 1,700pph so that summer queue's are passable!
 
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Re: Europa-Park: 2009 Discussion Thread

Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:26 am

On-ride videos are also available now, however they are not active on all trains yet. They had a good first test on the 3rd, and only a matter of time before all the trains have operational cameras. At 12,90 Euro, you get on-ride footage of your experience, forward-looking POV footage, the trailer for the ride, as well as a webcam-documentary video.

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In addition to that, a new promotional poster has been released as well as the dates for this years Terenzi Horror Nights 3. All dates the following times: 19:30-23:00.

25.09 - 27.09.2009
02.10 - 04.10.2009
09.10 - 11.10.2009
15.10 - 18.10.2009
22.10 - 25.10.2009
27.10 - 01.11.2009

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Europa-Park: 2010 Discussion

Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:01 pm

It appears that Europa-Park are to launch another new ride for the 2010 season. As of yet, there is no firm information from the park of the ride type however several possibilities are considered most likely (obviously Mack are firm favourites to build the ride):

- Splash Battle
- Hidden Reality Ride (see other thread for details on this ride type)
- Dark Ride (of any description)

Sign located in the Iceland themed area:

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"New Adventures Await You Here" - is this going to be a Water Ride? Or Not?

:)
 
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Re: Europa-Park 2010: New Ride Project

Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:12 pm

Water PARK?

*prays*
 
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Re: Europa-Park 2010: New Ride Project

Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:14 pm

Possible, actually. They have definitely been looking at a Water Park in the 2010-2012 period...

Hmmm!

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