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Re: Efteling: Aquaruna 2012, Hartenhof 2015.

Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:21 pm

Who else has seen Aquanura so far?  I saw it on Monday night and it was wonderful!  Would have been better in the dark, but was still great  :)
 
 
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Baron 1898 - Efteling - Opening 2015

Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:46 am

Upon browsing the TPR forums, I was linked to this news article which was released today, revealing that Efteling will be getting a Dive Coaster next year, which will most probably be manufactured by B&M. Costing €36million, its 37.5 metre drop is similar although shorter than Krake's and as with the rest of Efteling's attractions, the ride will be getting an extensive back-story and theme.

There's not really anything more to add for the time being, but it would seem that these smaller Dive Coasters are becoming more popular, as Gardaland's Dive Coaster is also expected to be similar in height.
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Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:48 am

The news article also states that the Dive Coaster which will open in 2015 alongside a new 400 bed hotel extension all to try and increase their annual visitor numbers to 5million people over a year.
 
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:44 pm

Surprised it's not been said but the ride is going to be built by Zierer. This means that it might be a coaster similar to Verbolten ie it has a drop.
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Thu May 01, 2014 6:36 pm

Alex wrote:
Surprised it's not been said but the ride is going to be built by Zierer. This means that it might be a coaster similar to Verbolten ie it has a drop.


Actually, it's a B&M. They submitted plans.
 
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Thu May 01, 2014 7:25 pm

I thought it was B&M to
 
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Fri May 02, 2014 12:09 am

Fair enough I just went by one of the guys in the know on Coasterforce but clearly he was wrong. Here are the previously mentioned plans

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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Fri May 02, 2014 7:48 am

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Those aren't the plans! It's the original concept for Dive Machines, however I posted them on CoasterForce to give people an idea of what it might look like" This is the basic plan they submitted to give off the general location of the coaster:

https://twitter.com/Efteling/status/461445808840515584

Ian Bell from CoasterForce is a great guy, and lots of reliable sources tell him things! Just looks like that one source was wrong. He never said it was definitely a Zierer though!

Oh, and 'apparently', the drop and some of the lift will be enclosed in a tower, as the ride will be themed to a Dutch Coal Mine.
 
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Fri May 02, 2014 12:38 pm

Well whatever it looks like it will be highly themed so that's a bonus! :lol
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:06 am

Alex wrote:
Fair enough I just went by one of the guys in the know on Coasterforce but clearly he was wrong. Here are the previously mentioned plans

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These are the original concepts for Oblivion if I remember rightly :P
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:08 am

Ah, I thought they looked slightly familiar :lol
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Wed Aug 06, 2014 12:36 pm

Construction is underway, as shown in the following images. The first is from Efteling's twitter, and the other 4 from Eftelist's.

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Additional images can also be found here.
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:53 pm

Efteling have released a few images on their twitter page, which don't show much apart from them digging a trench and laying some cables.

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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:49 am

Efteling have provided another construction update on Twitter. It mainly consists of laying down concrete.

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They have also tweet something which translates into 'We will soon start the construction work for the larger dive coaster! We try to update as much as you. Via Twitter'. I assume this is referring to vertical construction, as overall construction is obviously already underway.
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:04 pm

I always get excited when i see a new comment on this topic, but concreting and cable lying is pretty mehh anticlimax :lol
 
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Sat Sep 06, 2014 2:00 pm

Construction has 'officially' started as they have begun to excavate a tunnel for one section of the track.

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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Sat Sep 06, 2014 3:08 pm

Judging from the border design, it seems that the ride's theme may be steampunk-ish. (Which is something I most definitely approve of, and I am really intrigued as to how this supposedly "extensive back-story" is going to be implemented. I must say, despite seeing more of Operation Orange, of the 2 new dive coasters next year, this one has grabbed my attention a bit more. (Although that maybe because of how OO feels a bit like a blivvy retread.)
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:17 pm

This video has been created by a No Limits 2 user, who has viewed the plans and speculated theme and created this:
http://youtu.be/3_Lvgqe19co

If this is anything like the real one I'd be over the moon! :)
 
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Re: Dive Coaster - Efteling - Opening 2015

Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:36 am

Here are some of the latest construction photos from VijfZintuigen.

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There's also a video update from a couple of days ago.

They have also released the following image, which they believe to be what the first section of the layout will look like. It does seem to match up with the No Limits recreation.

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