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Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:59 am
by KBrylczyk
gerstlaueringvar wrote:^Germans are also human


Hold up a second. There's no way German beer is made by humans. It's too perfect.

Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:25 am
by JordyC
Serious accident with attraction in Bobbejaanland: Man in critical condition

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A 67-year-old man was seriously injured in Bobbejaanland, this Saturday afternoon. He fell five meters down when he wanted to board Aztek Express. He is in critical condition.

The accident occurred at the Aztek Express, a fast Mexican-style Caterpillar ride around 15 o'clock. Upon entering the attraction, the 67-year-old man from Antwerp fell between two gondolas, five meters down.

The spokeswoman does not know how this accident happened. "That's really a mystery to us. We find it hard to reconstruct the whole story. The attraction is currently closed for further investigation."

The man was brought to the hospital in critical condition by the emergency services.

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Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:50 am
by Rill'o'beily
JordyC wrote:The spokeswoman does not know how this accident happened. "That's really a mystery to us. We find it hard to reconstruct the whole story. The attraction is currently closed for further investigation."


I'm just about as confused as she is. I don't fully understand how it's possible?

But in any case I hope everything turns out fine and that the man has a speedy recovery.

Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:13 am
by JordyC
^Indeed, I do not fully understand it either. As you can see in the picture below, the space between two cars is at most 40 centimeters. How is it possible to precisely fall in that gap?

Anyway, I hope he will fully recover.

Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:49 pm
by larrygator
It must have occurred at the higher end of the ride. Many someone trying to climb from one car into another.

Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:49 am
by indyv
Personally, I think that the man must have got some kind of an attack, because he's family (who was there with him) didn't see it happen.
I was there last night and the park cancelled the fireworks out of respect for everybody who is involved.
Here are some videos of the news (in Dutch):
https://nieuws.vtm.be/binnenland/man-valt-tussen-attractie-bobbejaanland
https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2017/10/28/man-zwaargewond-bij-val-in-bobbejaanland/

Anyway, I hope he fully recovers.

Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:11 am
by JordyC
Some very sad news from Bobbejaanland today.

Sadly, the victim of the accident in Bobbejaanland passed away. This Saturday, he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Today, he died as a result of his injuries.

Aztek Express will remain closed for the rest of the season. This is the first deadly accident at Bobbejaanland.


RIP

Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:16 am
by indyv
Bobbejaanland adds VR to Dreamcatcher

Bobbejaanland announced on their website that they are adding VR to the Dreamcatcher, Europe's first inverted roller coaster. It will be in the same theme as is it now: the world of the Native Americans. It will be the second coaster with VR in the park.

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To fly. We all dream about it, about how nice that feeling of freedom should be when you are in the air. You already get that feeling in the Dreamcatcher, do not you think?

Like an eagle above the water
The hanging trains release your feet making it seem like you are floating above the water. You are taken to a height of no less than 25 meters, and then take a lightning fast dive towards the lake. But that has not always been the case.

A first flying lesson with the Air Race
Did you know that the Dreamcatcher is the oldest working roller coaster in the park? Really! It was built in 1987 - long before there was virtual reality - and originally saw the light of day as the Air Race. The attraction gave the visitors of Bobbejaanland a first flying lesson in brightly colored aircraft. This meant that Bobbejaanland did have a European first: the Air Race was the first hanging rollercoaster in Europe. Well done, Bobbejaan!

From airplanes to a virtual reality
In 2006, almost 20 years later, we became acquainted with the renewed Air Race, which was also renamed Dreamcatcher. The renewed attraction takes us to the Wild West. More specifically to the world of the Indians, where the eagle is considered a sacred symbol. A flight with the Dreamcatcher gives you the feeling that you can handle the world.

That will be even more the case in the future. Because the start of the new season in Bobbejaanland, the Dreamcatcher also immediately marks a new phase in life. The attraction follows in the footsteps of the Mount Mara. Do you remember, the first VR coaster of the Benelux?

The Dreamcatcher will stay in the Wild West for a while, but you will experience it completely differently. With virtual reality glasses on your nose, you can now imagine yourself a courageous eagle that defies the greatest storms in mysterious landscapes. Fly 600 meters in another virtual reality, are you ready?

Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:03 pm
by larrygator
Except for the slower operations, this is the coaster size where the experience can be enhanced with VR.

Re: Bobbejaanland Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:32 am
by indyv
larrygator wrote:Except for the slower operations, this is the coaster size where the experience can be enhanced with VR.


That's right, I'm not a big fan of VR, but this coaster is ideal for that. My only concern are the waiting times, because on normal days, you already have to wait for about an hour. With VR, the waiting times will only increase.