AdventuresinAirtime wrote:Awesome - have heard that ride was pretty bad.
I actually enjoyed Robin Hood. It was a decent out and back coaster, getting a little rough in it's older days, but I've been on far worse. I have no doubt though that an RMC make-over will turn this into an average ride that not many people talked about to one fo the top coasters in Europe! Can't wait!
Spectacular news from Walibi Holland: the wooden roller coaster Robin Hood will get replaced next year. The theme park will convert the eighteen year old roller coaster into a hyper modern ‘hybrid coaster’, with wooden supports and a steel rail. This will give a sensational ride filled with intense elements.
“This is many European theme park fans’ dream,” says Walibi-director Mascha van Till to Looopings. “We are therefore very happy to be able to announce it now.” While the wooden construction will remain largely intact, Walibi will supply a totally different ride experience, including new trains.
The Biddinghuizen theme park will partner up with American roller coaster manufacturer Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC).
Van Till was very impressed by the Iron Rattler hybrid coaster in the American theme park Six Flags Fiesta Texas. She does not yet want to reveal the upcoming Robin Hood replacement’s exact lay-out. “The speed will of course be considerably higher. We will announce the rest at a later stage.” There will also be a new theme and a new name.
Europe’s only RMC coaster is now 56 meter tall Wildfire in the Swedish theme park Kolmården, opened in 2016. It has a top speed of 115 km/h. Robin Hood’s top speed is now 80 km/h.
Preperational work for the rigorous remodeling will commence in September 2018. Visitors can still ride the current Robin Hood through October. The new roller coaster is expected to open on July 1st 2019.
Goliath just being 106 km/h (66 m/h) is interesting if the new coaster's speed will be 'considerably higher' than 80.
Last edited by sofulsomety on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:28 pm.
More RMC? Great news! Can't wait to see more details released as the "considerably faster speed, new theme, new name" are just as exciting as the fact that it's going to be RMC. Lost Gravity is a unique name and theme so whatever they have planned for Robin Hood is going to be special!
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