This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Bellewaerde, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page
.Official Park Website
Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!
February 24th, 2005 - Park to get world's first Huss Topple Tower, El Volador (SEE BELOW)April 24th, 2005 - El Volador opens2012September 14th, 2012 - Park closes classoc dark ride Los PiratasSeptember 14th, 2012 - Zierer indoor family coaster announced for 2013
Hi there !
Here are some news from Belgium !
As you maybe know, Bellewaerde Park (not far from the borderline with France), a typical european familly amusement park (50 years in 2004), with a Dark Ride, a Vekoma Boomerang, a Shoot the Chute, a Space Shot, River Rapids, Flume Rides, various flatrides, shows...), under the management of Six Flags between 2000 and 2004 and of Star Parks since mid-2004, has decided to open a new ride in 2005.
And this new ride will be a World First, the new Huss Topple Tower (which will be build also in Walibi Lorraine -France- this year too), his name is El Volador ; he will open in the Mexico Area just in front of the Dark Ride "Los Piratas" (and behind Boomerang). The design, you saw it during last IAAPA Convention. It's a typical "exotic" thema with a giant bird on the top of the ride.
Today (February 24th) was organized a first press meeting ! Here are no some pictures and informations about El Volador: you can see the press presentation, the building site, piece of rides, etc.Building Site Construction PicturesConcept Arts / Simulation VideoPress Release (in french)Technical datas (in french)
Technical informations (in resume):
Budget: € 2.5 millions (about $ 3 millions)
Capacity: 40 passengers - 800/hours - Time Length: 1.30 min
Height: 20 meters
Diameter gondola: 8 meters
Speed Gondola: 9 rotations / min
Speed Pole: 0.5 rotation / min
Weight: 210 tons
The ride will open next March 26th