Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Gold Reef City in South Africa
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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby Jcoaster » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:31 pm

The park theming looks great with the lush landscaping. Anaconda looks like an interesting coaster I wish I could try.
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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby RAWKIN_coaster38 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:45 pm

Thanks for the TR! I got to visit this park in 2007 but we only spent a very short amount of time, and with it being their winter, Golden Loop was closed and I believe ToT was SBNO at the time. I loved Anaconda and the scenery of that coaster is one of the best I've ever seen. I'd love to go back!
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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby JacquesB » Mon May 01, 2017 12:29 am

Coasterwatch01 wrote:Anaconda looks like one of the most intense coasters ever built!


Anaconda is great. The most intense part is where it goes into the double helix at the entrance sign. My feet usually tingles when we go around. Someone once mentioned something like 4 G's, but I am struggling to get proper stats from park management. Either they don't know or don't care. Like I said, South Africa unfortunately have no coaster culture.

However, if you want extreme then Tower of Terror would be quite extreme. It is reported to reach 6 G's at the bottom and it sure feels like it. I have however not confirmed it, but some websites out there make mention of it as well.

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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby JJLehto » Mon May 01, 2017 12:49 am

Wonderful TR! Those are some great photos, what a beautiful park.

I know of this place but only that Anaconda looked really awesome. A friend of mine went to South Africa on some trip and stopped by here. I remember him saying Anaconda was a great ride.
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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby viking86 » Mon May 01, 2017 3:21 am

That was a really interesting trip report, thanks for sharing! Not only does it look like the park has some very decent theming, but I also like that they kept some of the historical parts, like keeping parts of the mining town. Oh, and Tower of Terror is still one of the most unique and interesting rollercoasters ever built!

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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby Coastinmiller » Mon May 01, 2017 3:31 am

Thanks for the TR, certainly one of my most wanted to get to parks, but may never be able to make. :cry: Glad you could go and share!
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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby coasterer » Mon May 01, 2017 5:59 am

Count me in the camp that wants to ride Anaconda more than just about anything. Thanks so much for the detailed report! I would love to hear more of your opinions on the rides! Thanks
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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby 805Andrew » Mon May 01, 2017 7:41 am

There isn't much info or pictures on this park, so thanks for sharing your experience. Tower of Tower and Anaconda are both unique and the park as a whole looks pretty nice. I'd love to visit Gold Reef City if I am ever in South Africa, especially to ride Tower of Terror and Anaconda.
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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby jynx242 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:14 am

This was great! Thanks so much for sharing.

On the occasions that I see pictures from this park, I always remind myself to add it to my bucket list. It is just such a nice looking place.
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Re: Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, South Africa

Postby cfc » Thu May 04, 2017 4:48 am

We never hear much about Gold Reef City, but it looks like a beautiful park. I like how Anaconda wraps about the rock work.
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