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Postby Francois » Thu Feb 24, 2005 3:24 pm

Hey everybody!

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.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

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2005
February 24th, 2005 - Park to get world's first Huss Topple Tower, El Volador (SEE BELOW)
April 24th, 2005 - El Volador opens

2012
September 14th, 2012 - Park closes classoc dark ride Los Piratas
September 14th, 2012 - Zierer indoor family coaster announced for 2013

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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.

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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 Pictures
Concept Arts / Simulation Video
Press 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
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Concept Art El Volador
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Concept Art El Volador
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Postby SharkTums » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:22 pm

Do you know...isn't there supposed to be another one of these opening up at a Walibi Park? I was hoping we'd get on one, but we won't be making it to Bellewaerde. :(

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Postby Mr.Six » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:37 pm

^ Yeah, I heard a rumor a while back saying something like that.

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Postby Carnage » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:39 pm

That bird head just looks creepy.

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:53 pm

^Dude! I was totally going to post that!!!

Can you imagine walking around that park at night, in the cold, turning a corner and seeing that bird head staring at you!! :?

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Postby Mr.Six » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:55 pm

It looks like the Fruit Loops Bird's evil twin brother or something!!!

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Postby Mind Eraser » Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:56 pm

Just watched the animated video. Has to be the most bizarre rides I've ever seen. For some reason, I thought the car was going to free fall, like a tilted Gyro Drop. Guess not.

Awesome! Weird, but awesome.


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Postby gisco » Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:06 pm

the new Huss Topple Tower (which will be build also in Walibi Lorraine -France- this year too),

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Postby Ambydupuis » Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:29 am

gisco's right, the new flat ride will rightfully replace 'sismic panic'.

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Postby Francois » Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:29 am

Yes, in Walibi Lorraine (old Walibi Smurf), under the name of Tang'Or, but it will open some weeks after El Volador, because according to the Huss Topple Tower Manager, he has to be on construction site (it's the only guy in Huss that can supervised the building site of the Topple Tower). So after the opening of El Volador, he will go to Walibi Lorraine to build Tang'Or. Tang'Or will be exactly the same ride as El Volador (with the scary head of the bird :D)

Oh yes... the head is 6 meters length, and is equiped with a system of lights (just imagine his eyes become lights during your night walk Elissa :D) and there is a system which automatically direct the bird head to the soil (depends on the speed of the pole), so he will always looking at you :D

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