Captain`s Big CHINA / THAILAND Tour - LAST PART: BANGKOK

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Captain`s Big CHINA / THAILAND Tour - LAST PART: BANGKOK

Postby captain » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:33 pm

Hi Guys,

it`s been a while since my last trip report on TPR, but I`ve to run our german forum @ www.coasterfriends.de/forum but I`ll never forget the greatest of all message boards and so it`s time now for a review of our great China and Thailand tour (we called it the Thai-Chi Tour) with some parks in Beijing, Guangzhou, Hongkong, Macau, Zhuhei, Shenzhen and last but not least Bangkok, Thailand.

We`ve made over 2.000 Photos, but I`ll only upload some 200 to 300 photos in the next days, because I`ve a normal job to do :devil:
So don`t be too angry that I need some days!

For the german guys on this forum: you can read the whole trip in our forum in german.

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Part 1:
Parks of Beijing

Part 1.1: Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park
So the pure stats are looking great: 8 coasters, a lot of flat-rides and 2 $ entrance fee (you pay per ride), but the park lacks a lot of atmosphere.
The coaster: Feng Shen, a wild shuttle looper, a lame chinese mine train, an old corkscrew coaster, an inverted coaster (a real copy from vekoma`s SLC), two mouse style coaster (they`re looking really crazy and are kind of interesting), a worm coaster and spinning coaster.
Most of the coasters are from the chinese manufaktur Beijing Shibaolai Amusement Equipement, which is not really well known (and I know the reason why).

So the park is not really themed at all, but features a castle in the middle of the park, some kind of spaceship earth building (inside they show a 4D film called "soarin in the sky" wtf?), a dark ride shooter (the targets didn`t really worked at all and the ride took about 10 minutes with a car speed of less than 0,0000005 mph).

The layout of the park reminds me a bit of the Nagashima Spa land in Japan, but just the layout (of course without the signature rides).

Overall it was not the thing we waited for, but it was okay for a half day tour through the park.
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Postby captain » Tue Apr 24, 2007 2:57 pm

the photos of the Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park...
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the trip started in cold munich with a flight to Dubai and on to Beijing, China
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welcome to China
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flying some 10.000 miles and ending in the netherlands???
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for our first chinese snack we didn`t choose these yummy sticks!
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Okay, now for you park lovers the first visit on our trip: Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park
Our visit was end of march, but they prepare for x-mas right now?
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the way to our first chinese credit...
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some lame shuttle loop from the chinese manufacture Beijing Shibaolai Amusement Equipment
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the spaceship earth imitation with the feature 4D film "soarin in the sky"
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the lame mine coaster (it just goes round in the fake mountain)
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you remember the detail in the middle of the park?
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china is famous for copying everything - even this coaster is a 1:1 copy from vekoma`s SLC
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you`ve to pay for every ride - but the ticket boxes where kind of nice (themed to every ride) - and now guess what I rode?
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Yes, you`re right - it was the worm coaster
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there´s the layout of the park
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the spinning coaster was a bit rough, but okay
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the corkscrew seems to be rough, but wasn`t
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the water ride wasn`t ready for a soaking effect (okay it was freezing cold)
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one of the cool wild mouses (with an adventurous feeling to ride these coasters)
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the other wild mouse style coaster
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weird flat ride
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what goes around goes around
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random street photo
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another random photo
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Postby FLIPDUDE » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:04 pm

What the... that looks BIZZARE!!! Have any more photos of the mine train or SLC?


Is that SLC even a Vekoma???

And that water ride looks so... STRANGE!

This is really cool!

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Postby mightypotato » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:10 pm

FLIPDUDE wrote:Is that SLC even a Vekoma???


No, its not. The company copied everything from Vekoma. The track design, trains, restraints...everything.

I'm surprised there aren't any lawsuits over that.
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Postby captain » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:34 pm

Part 1: Parks of Beijing

Part 1.2 Happy Valley Beijing

Okay, this was the newest park on our tour, the park which was featured around the world last year because of the great theming - and yes this park is deeply themed.

This park is managed by the OCT company which also owns the Happy Valley park in Shenzhen (see the upcoming parts for or review) and they`ll open up a Happy Valley in Shanghai.
OCT knows how to build parks, because they try to get some of the biggest international creative heads and some of the well known international ride manufactures.
So the signature coaster is the B&M flyer Crystal Wings, which flies through a massive mountain area (it reminds me a bit of the rocky area @ Disney Seas Mysterious Island). But we were so unlucky, they`ve closed this coaster for the whole week :cry: that was the saddest part of our holiday.
The other three coasters are the Vekoma Inverted "Snow Phoenix" (it was smooth!), a spinning coaster by golden horse and last but not least a Vekoma Mine train (a copy of the Walibi belgium mine train), which was highly themed.
Highly theming - yes this park knows how to theme - even an ugly shoot- the-chute or a top spin ride.
Also try the nice walk-through ghost house or the drop tower.
The kiddie ants area is also a real eye popping example of good theming.

Overall we can recommend to visit this great looking park - but don`t expect to get entertained the whole day - sadly they need one or two more rides and then this park will become a major league park.
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here we go - Happy Valley Beijing - one the best looking parks in Asia
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the kind of "Mysterious Island" looking part where a 4-D theatre and the B&M flyer is located
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the back side of "Crystal Wing"
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theming
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theming
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"Oh, I`m a chinese guy and I`m too lazy to go around the park"
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the nice spinning coaster by Golden Horse
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this is the great ants land
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with an ants caroussel
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Vekoma goodness (this one is really smooth for a vekoma)
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Vekomas superb themed mine train
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it is a copy from the mine train @ Walibi Belgium
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show stage theming
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more theming
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a great looking Top Spin
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and the best looking shoot-the-chute ever
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Yes, we really liked Happy Valley Beijing
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Postby Airtime&Gravity » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:41 pm

That park looks absolutely incredible , and some parts look like they are even better than Disney. The flying coaster, mine train land, and water ride are probably some of the best looking rides I have seen. The only thing is that in all the photos I see of the park, it looks really dead, and there just does not seem to be enough people to keep this and the other new parks open.

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Postby captain » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:44 pm

Airtime&Gravity wrote:That park looks absolutely incredible , and some parts look like they are even better than Disney. The flying coaster, mine train land, and water ride are probably some of the best looking rides I have seen. The only thing is that in all the photos I see of the park, it looks really dead, and there just does not seem to be enough people to keep this and the other new parks open.



Hi,

we`ve visited the park on a real off-season day (midday end of march), and we`ve heard that Happy Valley really gets very crowded in the summer (Beijing has the same weather like New York, cold winter and hot summer).
And the managing company has a lot of money to play!
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Postby snuggles » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:45 pm

Did anyone notice the park with the rip-off SLC is called BS Amusement Park? :lmao:
www.bs-amusement-park.com/

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Postby laqueefa » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:51 pm

wow, that second parks theming looks amazing

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Postby FLIPDUDE » Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:56 pm

^^OMG WTF!

I jsut went ont he website and on the main flash animation they have an animated Rollercoaster tycoon real-life coaster model!

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