So I was thinking of creating a thread to have all the news about old and future rides and expansion and other Gröna Lund related topics.
So first news, one of Gröna Lund's classic rides, the ghost train named Blå Tåget (The Blue Train) will close down on 9th of august. The ride will re-open in 2011 with the old name but with a total new building and ride. Featuring a new ride system capable of 4 riders/cart doubling capacity and running on a coaster track it'll be possible to lean the carts for added effects. The ghost train will feature new scare stunts designed by Gröna Lund's artists and engineers together with international professionals.
There will also be another ride premiere next year but the official press release isn't until 9th of august. However Peter Osbeck, the park's head engineer promises it's one of the most exciting projects he has been working on. Consider he has been involved with the Insane and the Fritt Fall in the past it sounds promising
Official press release (Swedish): http://www.gronalund.com/Global/Pressreleaser/Ny%20skr%c3%a4cktur%20p%c3%a5%20Gr%c3%b6nan%202011.pdf?epslanguage=sv
Ride manufacturer: http://www.gosetto.com
Future expansion plans:
So the park is looking for a new area to expand the park on and has for several years had it's eye on the parking lot next to the park. The area will feature at least two major rides. One inverted roller coaster (presumably B&M) and a 90+ m high Starflyer.
The plans for the expansion has been approved in the first stages so far and is currently being worked on to finalize details. Of course the project has met complaints from the neighbors complaining about sound levels and restricted views over the water area. The park is working on reducing noise levels by adding tunnels, walls and with sand-filled track. However the city of Stockholm is a supporter of the project. If everything goes well it'll open in time for 2013 or 2014 season.
Swedish PDF from the city planning office: http://planer.sbk.stockholm.se/SBKPlanTemplates/DocumentDownload.aspx?FileId=1386010&FileName=Gestaltningsprogram.PDF&DataSource=2
Gröna Lund TPR Park Index page: http://www.themeparkreview.com/parks/page.php?pageid=315
Gröna Lund from above: http://www.gronalund.com/sv/Infor-besoket/panoramabild/
ADMIN EDIT: I have gone ahead and made a few modifications to this thread to convert it into the Gröna Lund Discussion Thread. Feel free to add any news to this thread you have, and this will be the place where anything regarding the park can be discussed.