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Gröna Lund Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:15 pm
by Tobias94
Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Gröna Lund, 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!

--Robb

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2008
New kiddie rides for 2008 - SEE BELOW!

2010
February 1st, 2010 - Interview with Mattias Branker
February 26th, 2010 - Tuff Tuff Taget, new kiddie coaster for 2010
June 22nd, 2010 - New attractions announced
August 9th, 2010 - Twister announced for 2011

2011
April 29th, 2011 - Twister POV
May 1st, 2011 - TPR's Twister Video Shoot

2012
February 12th, 2012 - Eclipse (121 meter Star Flyer) announced for 2013

2014
April 2014 - House of Nightmares attraction announced


2016
June 6th, 2016 - teasers hint at Intamin Sky Jump, tilting drop tower (like Falcon's Fury) for 2017
June 7th, 2016 - Ikaros announced (Intamin Sky Jump)

2017
February 21st, 2017 - Plans filed for a B&M in 2020



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Original post:


Hi everyone, last week Gröna Lund opened for the new season. They don't have any special new rides, but they have news. Their ''Kiddie Land'' is renovated and there are three new rides there.

The flying elephants is the first one. You know what i'm talking about, right? The next one is ''Lyktan'', which translates into ''The Lantern''. It's another miniature of ''Fritt Fall'', our big drop ride. The last new kiddie ride is The Tea Cups, an old classic, that Gröna Lund wanna build now :)

They also have a more thrilling ride, called Rock Jet. It's one of these ''Thunder Bobs''. It's located at a roof... It's true. :P

I'm going there soon, hope you will come too...

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 2:02 pm
by Edward
Sounds nice. Hope you get pictures. :D

Future expansion plans for Gröna Lund

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:25 pm
by Olov
Gröna Lund are sending in the expansion plans for building permission today and if granted will be the biggest expansion in the park's long history (just celebrated 125 years).
The park has been looking at the parking lot just opposite the entrance for some time. Now they're finally sending in the plans featuring what looks to be a 35m tall B&M inverter, a 100m tall star flyer and aiming for a classic tivoli theme. The parking lot is just 8.000 square meters, Gröna Lund's size would then with 43.00sqm be about half the size of Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen but Gröna Lund are pretty good at packing in a lot of stuff in a tight space.
The price tag is about $65 millions.
If permission granted and everything going as planned it will open on 2012-2013 season.
Let's hope for the best...
Gröna Lund's expansion plans
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:35 pm
by the ghost
That actually looks pretty cool. The invert looks pretty compact so it may actually have some forces.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:05 pm
by Shavethewhales
The layout for the invert is really good, but how are those glass shields going to work?

The theme is what really impresses me; I love the look of the star flyer.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:23 pm
by HEADCHEEZ
The invert looks Insanely compact! But like Savethewhales said, Whats with the glass?

Also, That Starflyer looks like its at least 250FT tall! Holy Crap!

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:26 pm
by sam06pr
It looks Awesome! I am glad they went with a custom made invert

PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:37 pm
by Airtime&Gravity
^The Star Flyer would be 328ft tall. :omg:

Hopefully this does get built as it will be great for the park. However, I'm sure locals will complain about the noise, but with a 2012-2013 opening date, hopefully things will be sorted out. I assume the glass walls are to help reduce noise levels, so hopefully those help with getting permission.

It is amazing how Gröna Lund manages to fit all the rides they have into such a small area. Tivoli Gardens is also really small, and if the expansion will only make Gröna Lund half of Tivoli's size, then that shows how creative ride designers are when creating rides for the park.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:38 am
by kitsch transporter
That inverter-layout is very much like Black Mamba (only some changes towards the end)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:02 am
by apanbl92
I live just an half hour from the park ! :b