Page 1 of 102

Mirabilandia Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:01 pm
by momo1tx
Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Mirabilandia (Italy), 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

2005
December 14th, 2005 - Schwarzkopf Katapult coming to Mirabilandia

2006
March 24th, 2006 - Park pulls a switch and installs a Moser High Energy named "Katapult", no more Schwarkopf
May 9th, 2006 - Katapult (Moser's High Energy) removed
May 12th, 2006 - Ghostville (Ghost Train) opens
May 22nd 2006 - After Katapult (the flat ride) is removed the park builds Katapult (the coaster)
July 5th, 2006 - Katapult (the coaster) is open

2007
August 19th, 2007 - Man dies on Katun

2008
January 15th, 2008 - Sierra Tonante to be replaced with new coaster
June 2nd, 2008 - RESET, an interactive dark ride, to open in four weeks
August 1st, 2008 - Katun to close for one week for track work
September 16th, 2008 - iSpeed official announcement
October 24th, 2008 - first official announcement with iSpeed specs

2009
March 13th, 2009 - iSpeed Construction photos
June 22nd, 2009 - iSpeed is open

2011
April 21st, 2011 - Ghostville to be transformed into a scarier ride
June 13th, 2011 - New coaster for 2012
June 27th, 2011 - Construction on 2011 new coaster Master Thai
November 15th, 2011 - Divertical, we have a name for the new 2012 coaster but no confirmation on what it is
December 12th, 2011 - Divertical is Giant Pilgrims Plunge...plus more!??!
December 15th, 2011 - Divertical construction reaches new heights
December 15th, 2011 - New Divertical supports confirm coaster section to be added

2012
January 3rd, 2012 - Major vertical construction continues on Divertical!
January 17th, 2012 - Splashdown foundations currently being poured
February 15th, 2012 - Image of Full Ride Layout Revealed!
February 16th, 2012 - Divertical expected to open in June 2012!
April 8th, 2012 - Official Divertical construction update
April 25th, 2012 - Another official Divertical construction update
April 30th, 2012 - Divertical ride testing begins
May 10th, 2012 - Divertical running initial reduced speed tests
May 21st, 2012 - A great new look at Divertical

2015
June 2nd, 2015 - Hot Wheels Stunt Show opens

2016
January 22nd, 2016 - Far West Valley under construction for 2016, one new ride, a Disk-o
December 4th, 2016 - Virtual reality headset being add to Master Thai for 2017

2017
November 28th, 2017 - 'Ducati World' themed land coming in 2019!



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Looking on rcdb, I noticed something very odd. Next year, Mirabilandia, the place best known for Katun and smiley-face pizzas, is adding a Schwarzkopf Katapult. This seems odd to me, but is good too, because all five Katapults had become defunct, but it appears one of them is being put back in service.

For those who don't know the very simple layout of a Katapult, here it is:
http://rcdb.com/ig949.htm?picture=2

Here's the proof of Mirabilandia's:
http://rcdb.com/id3429.htm

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:07 pm
by robbalvey
Well, that might just give us a reason to come back! :lol:

--Robb

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:08 pm
by AznShortBoi8021
Sounds awesome. Bringing back classics always seemed like a good idea to me. I just hope they get rid of those OTSR's. Add that to the reasons why go to Europe in 2007.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:13 pm
by momo1tx
AznShortBoi8021 wrote:I just hope they get rid of those OTSR's.


I think they always had them, looking at pictures from Morey's Piers' version from the 80's it had them also.

PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 10:32 pm
by redunzelizer

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:16 am
by viking86
I have heard that its only being stored at Mirabilandia and that it will head back to travelling fairs next year. I think that sounds more realistic as the ride has been placed in a field outside the park. I would also expect Mirabilandia to get something newer and bigger considering the size of the park.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 4:32 am
by redunzelizer
viking86 wrote:I have heard that its only being stored at Mirabilandia...


Yes, that *was* the rumor until this "confirmation" showed up on:
http://www.theparks.it/news.php?id=273

There still is a chance though that this (last remaining) Katapult is to be "parked in use" for one or two seasons at Mirabilandia only. (somehow like "SBSO": standing, but still operating)

At least it has been refurbished, which is a good sign to see it continue operating. :D

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:04 am
by Reality15
Notice also that this one will operate/not operate with a full Schwarzy train instead of the individual Schwarzy cars. Too bad I'm too poor to go anywhere outside the midwest to ride coasters, I'd like to ride a Schwarzy really bad.

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 6:32 am
by nemesis-storm
It's nice to see in the 'days' of Schwarzkopf coasters being closed or torn down, that one is being reopened.

This now means I''ll have to go back to Mirabilandia for this coaster & more rides on Katun :wink:

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:59 am
by socalMAN123
This is certainly unique! Great for Miriblanda. My only question is, does it launch you into the loop, or are you pulled through it?
---Brent 8)