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Re: Expoland's Orochi found a new home at Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:34 pm
by _koppen
After a quick look at a pov Anaconda looks like crap and it seems to me it would be a waste of money to re-track it.
Either hire RMC to raise the lift hill and change the rest of the layout Six flags style or leave it as it is.

Re: Expoland's Orochi found a new home at Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:49 pm
by Jew
It probably looks like crap because it is an old Cobb coaster with those Morgan trains. If the retracking gives the ride more speed and makes it smoother, it could very well be a decent ride.

Re: Expoland's Orochi found a new home at Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:35 pm
by Blue Fire Guy
_koppen wrote:After a quick look at a pov Anaconda looks like crap and it seems to me it would be a waste of money to re-track it.
Either hire RMC to raise the lift hill and change the rest of the layout Six flags style or leave it as it is.

I agree with this. Just looking at Anaconda I can already tell it's a very boring ride, basically the French equivalent of CGA's Grizzly (different layout, but very bland just like Grizzly). IMO, what would make the ride better would not only be a full retracking but a reprofile. That long return run could be made much more fun by replacing the long boring hills with smaller airtime hills, double ups, double downs, triple ups, triple downs, anything that would make the ride more action packed.

I have ridden the now heavily retracked Grizzly several times, and while it doesn't beat me up like it used to, it's still a very boring ride. Grizzly is still a turd even after being heavily retracked over the past few years...a smooth turd, but still a turd. If Anaconda gets fully retracked without any changes to its layout, it will become a perfect substitute for any sleeping pill.

Re: Expoland's Orochi found a new home at Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:42 am
by Dragon Khan
I guess it's a multi phase project. Latest news: trackwork is starting on May 6th, for a duration of 3 weeks. (They probably hope to have it running for reopening in June) The S&S Spaceshot will reopen too (works on it start on Monday), and the topple tower (also sbno for a while) is testing today ! At least, it seems they're trying to move on with the park. Wait and see...

Re: Expoland's Orochi found a new home at Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:24 am
by A.J.
_koppen wrote:After a quick look at a pov Anaconda looks like crap and it seems to me it would be a waste of money to re-track it.
Either hire RMC to raise the lift hill and change the rest of the layout Six flags style or leave it as it is.

Not every roller coaster can be "saved" by hiring Rocky Mountain Construction to re-profile it.

Re: Expoland's Orochi found a new home at Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:10 pm
by Nrthwnd
Yes, well one hopes any work on Anaconda, can be a great
improvement over what it's been like, these past years.

Re: Walibi Lorraine to be named Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:52 pm
by Nrthwnd
This is a heck of a leap forward in time, but I didn't find one of those
threads devoted to this specific park, etc. So....

(and I would appreciate it if this was combined with the actual
thread, if there is one. I tried looking, I really did.)


Ran across these photos on the web, through Screamscape.
I am curious too, what's coming up, in WalyGator.

I have this 'feeling' that, Anaconda-aside, things seem to
be changing, for the better, for the park. Oui? No?

Re: Walibi Lorraine to be named Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:11 am
by KBrylczyk
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Re: Walibi Lorraine to be named Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 5:32 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ It's the year you should be Going to WalyGator Parc! :p

Re: Walibi Lorraine to be named Walygator Parc

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 12:40 pm
by _koppen
And another air race is sold for Zamperla! I think it has to be the most successful thrill flat ride since the Tops spin was introduced.

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Some fretting up of the parks current rides is also taking place.
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