Photo TR: Opening day Gold Rush Attractiepark Slagharen

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Photo TR: Opening day Gold Rush Attractiepark Slagharen

Postby Hhappy » Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:33 am

So today I had the opportunity to check out Gold Rush at Attractiepark Slagharen.

This new for 2017 coaster is replacing the parks old Looping Star which for many people in the Netherlands could have been their first coaster with an inversion in it.

Anyway, the coaster is a lot of fun. It's not the longest, highest, steepest or craziest but it's a lot of fun.
Great addition to the park and it's going to do very well for the park.
You have to be 130cm to ride this coaster and the kids seemed to really like it.
Some parents looked more scared than their kids (what else is new these day) but I have not heard a bad word about the ride at all during my visit.
Plenty of room around the ride to look at it from all angels to keep the non-riders entertained as well.

Anyway, picture time.
Hope you like it.

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Welcome to Attractiepark Slagharen
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and yes, cowboys and Indians. You might see them a lot at this park
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something has changed in this view compared to last year
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first look at this new ride
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podium is set for the opening ceremony
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mr cowboy with his gold nugget trying to talk things together
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lots of people watching
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important people talking
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still talking and thanking
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looking very happy
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yeah, confetti
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first (empty) train with fireworks
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train passing the sign
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more confetti
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height restrictions sign
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first train of the day with riders
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let's have a closer look at this ride and the weird things is does to your hair
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tophat and facing down
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all ages having fun
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upside down
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back of the train
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heading back into the station
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more crazy faces
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giving riders a bad hairday
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wait?? where did the girls head go to??
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lapbar only
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diving into that last bit before heading back into the station
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Postby larrygator » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:11 am

Great photos , as usual.
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Postby viking86 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:13 am

I love pictures capturing the different expressions on the riders faces, and you definitely managed to get plenty of those! Great report, thanks for sharing! =)

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:38 am

Thanks for covering this Hanno! I think it looks really great and I'm hoping we can get on it soon.

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Postby robbalvey » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:45 am

Added one of Hanno's video to the report. This ride looks GREAT!

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Postby Hilltopper39 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:09 am

The forward, backwards, forwards launch sequence make a relatively short ride seems a lot longer, pretty cool and looks like a lot of fun. I'd love to see one of these stateside one of these days.

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Postby cfc » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:46 am

Great photos of the ride's grand opening, Hanno. The ride looks like a lot of fun.
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Postby Ed Farmer » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:03 am

Looks cool, and great photos. 5 car trains- is this the longest Gerstlauer has gone for their Eurofighter/Infinity Coaster? Looks different.
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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:07 am

Those trains look so good, as does the rest of the ride!! :lover:

Looks like it will be a great hit, and a great fit for the park!!
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Postby Philrad71 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:23 am

This looks like a ton of fun (even more-so than the Skyrocket II).

Thanks for sharing, Hanno!
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