Photo TR: Playcenter - São Paulo, Brazil

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Photo TR: Playcenter - São Paulo, Brazil

Postby lucazferrazCBMR » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:10 pm

Since everyone seemed to enjoy the pictures of Beto Carrero World, I'm posting now some pictures of Playcenter, an amusement park in São Paulo, the largest city in South America.

São Paulo is the financial capital of Brazil and has 18 million people.

Playcenter opened in 1973 ans is completing 35 years in 2008 with 5 roller coaster and several great flat rides.

It was the first park to bring to Brazil a coaster with an inversion, in the 70's and the first to bring a Schwarzkopf coaster.

The park receives around 10 people a day, with 15 thousand peeks during helloween season.


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Postby lucazferrazCBMR » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:14 pm

All pictures were taken by members of the Brazilian Club of Roller Coasters.

Visit our website: www.cbmr.com.br (all in portuguese...)

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Postby lucazferrazCBMR » Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:15 pm

I made a mistake: the park receives 10 thousand people a day, not 10 people...lol

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Postby larrygator » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:19 am

Thank you for this Photo TR. It has been added to the TPR Park Index.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/parks/pa ... pageid=440

If you have PTRs for other Brazilian (or South American) parks we would love to add them to the Park Index pages. TPR readers enjoy seeing new parks.

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Postby lucazferrazCBMR » Mon Sep 01, 2008 8:05 pm

Thanks for adding the pictures. I'll be soon posting pictures of other brazilian parks. I also have pictures of two parks in Argentina, which I'll post soon.

Visit the Brazilian Roller Coaster Club website @ www.cbmr.com.br

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Postby printersdevil78 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:03 pm

Great TR! The boomerang photo is especially awesome (and that may well be the only time you'll ever see "boomerang" and "awesome" in the same sentence, coaster-wise).

They obviously put a lot of work into the Castle of Horrors exterior. Is the interior as good?

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Postby Tömmioh » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:45 am

Thanks for the TR!!

I remember looking at some pics of those coasters on rcdb.com a while ago, but it's much cooler to see more of the actual park, which looks quite nice.

By the way, was that log flume (photo is about in the middle) open and if so is that a drop or lifthill ? as it looks a bit strange.

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Postby lucazferrazCBMR » Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:26 am

Glad you liked the TR!

The interior of the castle is pretty cool too. It was designed by a company called Indiana Mystery (www.indianamystery.com.br), specialized in terror events/instalations.

This same company build an attraction right next to the castle called "Monga", in which they tell the story of a girl who turns into a gorila and than she atacks the audiece. Pretty old ride, but with a cool new version.

They're also responsible for the Helloween event this year, which is called "Noites do Terror" (Nights of Terror) and the theme, this year is "Na tumba do faraó" (In the tomb of the pharaoh).
Check out: http://www.noitesdoterror.com.br/

Playcenter is a great Urban Park. It's squeezed in the center of an 18 million people city and still, a great park, full of life and colors.

The log flume was open. That, on the picture, is a lifthill. I don't know exactly how it works...

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Postby Marcio » Tue Sep 02, 2008 7:37 am

No, guys... That's the last drop of the log flume. I just took a look at my folder and realized that I have no pictures of its lift hill.

Anyway, you can see me in the boat in the following image! :P
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Postby lucazferrazCBMR » Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:56 pm

Hey, Marcio! Thanks!!

I really thought it was the lifthill, because of the staircase on the right side. The picture was taken by another member of CBMR.

I also confused that with the first drop, which faces towards the otherside of the park....

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