Today was the opening day for the new coaster Karacho at Tripsdrill
Some specs: 4 trains for 2x4 passengers gives it a capacity of 960 persons/hour The ride has a launch, darkride bit, airtime hill and 4 inversions Launch accelerates you to 60 miles/hour in 1.6 seconds Length of the entire coaster is 713 meters No shoulder restraints but lapbar/clamshell's
This coaster is the first one with inversions for the park, extending the available range of attractions (and thrill factor) to include teenagers and people that are young of heart (with strong stomach as they said)
Theming for the ride and area is not finished yet but knowing the park and seeing what they've done so far regarding theming at their other attractions I can't wait to see what the area will look like next year (when theming is done)
Regarding the ride itself.. fun ride and a great addition to the parks attraction line-up. No headbanging (due to no shoulder restaints) plenty of inversions and a couple of pops of airtime all in all, nice fun ride. Looking forward to riding it again in the future.
Here's a few pictures of today's opening event (and the coaster itself)
so today we are visiting Tripsdrill
hmm, loud sound warning?? this could be interesting
first thing you see inside the park
but this is where we are heading to
it does change the skyline a bit at certain spots
I guess we're there
stomp like music setup?
nice looking name
follow the arrow's to the entrance
yeah, there's still plenty of dirt laying around.. but at least the ride is open. Theming will follow.
plenty of crossings here
and the last bit (and station "bunker") This view will change with the to be installed theming
minimum ride height.. 125 cm
put your hands up if you can hit the drum but are not planning on riding the coaster
almost opening time
lots and lots of people were invited and showed up. Something like 300 guests
first riders, is it fear? is it joy? Are these real "suits"?
woooooow (there goes a nametag (almost))
a flying tie
fly eating time
everybody is trying to get that one shot
plenty of photographers around
love the hair
more riders and I guess there's an interview in the back row?
almost back at the station
plenty of steel
lovely photo op (location)
only in Europe would it be ok to take pictures this close to a ride without ropes/fences shielding it from access for the press..
here they come
the back of the red train
love the colors on the trains (they also have a green one but that was not running while we were there)
joy? fear? you tell me
gravity is fun :) (and for some reason the back row reminds me of Italy)
inversions can require dressing requirements...
bottom after the launch
midcourse brake (with "guys" still working on the station building)
lovely sky today
2 thumbs up? thanks
close up for all the tech "junkies"
more big smiles
that last inversion is fun (and easy to get pictures of)
train theming inside the station
happy riders returning
and yes.. there is something to loo at (below) while waiting in line
let's have a beer before riding ;)
don't you just love Tripsdrill's theming department? :)
just chillin.. with my beer
more blue train riders
it's twisty I guess?
it's also pretty tall
and there are plenty of spots (at this time) to get some fun pictures of trains and people having a great time
so many small details on a train (and I think i'm spying some aitime)
"take the tunnel"
highest point of the ride
dive dive dive
Last edited by robbalvey on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:04 pm.
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