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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:23 am

Here's a translated version of the announcement...

Forget it, just read Martin's post down below :p
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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby MattiasB » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:31 am

Nice translation...;) Here is the correct one:
 
 
 
 
Press release, August 9th, 2010
 
 
TWISTER – NEW ATTRACTION FOR 2011
WOODEN ROLLER COASTER AT GRÖNA LUND
 
Today Gröna Lund announces that next year’s biggest new attraction will be a new wooden roller coaster named Twister. Twister will become Gröna Lund’s seventh roller coaster and is without a doubt the most difficult and complex attraction the park has ever built.
 
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Gröna Lund´s department for strategic development together with The Gravity Group, has developed a wooden roller coaster ride concept for Gröna Lund that is extremely compact and thrilling. The ride’s first drop and airtime camelback hill will be visible from across the waterways of Stockholm, redefining the skyline of the park. This ride will bring a wooden roller coaster back to Gröna Lund and Stockholm for the first time since 1965.    
 
“Twister breaks new ground for wooden roller coasters, and is the perfect addition to our fantastic park. Thanks to its unique yet classic design and state of the art custom made trains, it will appeal to coaster lovers of all ages, both thrill seekers and families," says Peter Osbeck, Ride manager of Gröna Lund. "Twister is another major attraction element of Gröna Lund’s 129th season premier, one which is already highlighted by the remake of the classic ghost train “Blå Tåget”.
 
The coaster will be located down by the waterfront and take the riders over the ghost train building and both over and under the Jetline and Kvasten roller coasters. Twister will interact with more rides than any other wooden roller coaster in the world.  Structural beams and tracks from the other coasters will appear deceptively close in many areas on this ride as the wooden coaster snakes around its course.    
 
Plenty of airtime
A wooden roller coaster is often judged – and loved - based on its airtime. With Twister, people will experience airtime no fewer than nine times; including a large camelback hill alongside the boardwalk. The ride also features many tight twists, turns, and cross-overs – giving the ride great pacing and variety. Care has been taken to create a ride that adds to the charm of Gröna Lund without taking up much usable space.  
 
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Construction of the new wooden roller coaster will begin on August 9th and is estimated for completion just in time for the season opening of Gröna Lund in May 2011.
 
“Gröna Lund aims to give our guests a world class experience – each and every time. In 2011 we will invest more than SEK 81 million in the new wooden coaster and the new ghost train. Alongside the two new attractions we will also add a newly themed area down by the waterfront, based on classic amusement parks at the turn of the century. I am incredibly proud of what we will be able to give our guests when we open in 2011,” says Jan Roy, CEO of Gröna Lund.

 
 
For more information, contact Annika Troselius, information manager at Gröna Lund Amusement Park by calling +46 (0) 708 58 00 50 or sending an e-mail to annika.troselius@gronalund.com. For press photos, visit the Gröna Lund Image Bank at http://bilder.gronalund.com and click on “Press images”.
 
 
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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:41 am

Doh, should have known you would post a better official announcement. :lmao:
I have to tell that you and your colleagues are doing all the right things with the park.

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby dcxs » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:53 am

http://bilder.gronalund.com/ng/autologin.jspx# the one new pic there looks nice and I like the new timberliner trains (or whatever they are called). Also loads of airtime on that hill :airtime:

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Olov » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:30 am

We need some stats...
G-Force: 3g
Airtime: 9 times
Top speed: 61km/h (38mph)
Height: 15.25m (50ft)
# trains: 2 (Timberliner)
Seats/train: 12
Capacity: 720pph
Length: 480m (1575ft)
Builder: Gravity Group, Cincinnati, Ohio (USA)
Height restriction: Probably 120cm (47inch)
Investment: 60 million SEK (8.5 million USD, 6.3 Euro)
Other: Twister crosses itself 24 times, Jetline 8 times and Kvasten 3 times.

And a video with a more accurate speed. http://www.svd.se/resor/nyheter/ny-berg-och-dalbana-pa-grona-lund_5109965.svd

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Tompa » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:13 am

Hi! now after 5 hour i get home finally after Gröna Lunds pressday,First of all:thanks to JohanB Annika and peter for your hospitality and wery good presentation! All journalists sat silent while I almost wept for joy when you show us the new ride on big-screen.! now i am home read awerything good here about the new "Twister! The new ride looks wery good and "twisty,and the new area gonna be soo nice close to the water..I am so happy we in Stockholm got a woodie with 9 airtime hills,Balder-Liseberg has 12 but this one goes in and out all the other coaster,kvasten jetline mm.And dont forget this one have a newly developed cars with only one lap bar similar x-cars mix old woody cars.
More important you will find in erlier post higer up in this forum,I dont take so many pics a was so excited about everything so i forgot to foto..sorry everyone :-( This ride gonna kicks as...welcome everyone next year to Sweden! Later in autumn,winter i send some construction pics,Tomorrow iam gonna on vacation in 3 weeks, explore Benidorm nightlife terra mitica and relax!/Thomas :lmao:

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:00 pm

Great news! I hope the locals become as excited about a wooden coaster as the enthusiast community.

This provides more variety to an already awesome park.

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Hilltopper39 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:23 pm

That a wicked little layout, kind of looks like Cornball express meets avalanche, meets Superstition Mountain. Should be a fun ride. I'm a huge fan of the shorter trains on full sized rides, it makes the speeds feel much faster than they actually are (has something to do with moment of inertia I think, probably wasn't paying much attention that class in dynamics). I've always thought it would be totally awesome if someone would be a wild mouse style coaster with four person cars (maybe a gerstaluer bobsled) that had a 150 to 200 foot drop. Imagine riding in a Mack wild mouse train down Expedition Ge Forces first drop, it would be nuts.

Anyways, back on topic, I'm glad to see Gravity group building another ride, and this things looks like a lot of fun

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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby ginzo » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:49 pm

This is awesome news. The interaction with Jetline is particularly interesting.
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Re: Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

Postby Tompa » Tue Aug 10, 2010 3:30 am

Hi! before boarding the plane to Alicante,here are some photos from the mediaday at Gröna Lund:
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