Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

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Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:41 am

Today I went to Yingze Park in Taiyuan, Shanxi province in China. This park is very out of the way. I first learned about it when I read the entry for the park on RCDB. At that time, the park was listed as having looping coaster. Earlier this year, while look at the park on Google Maps, I saw a mouse coaster and alerted RCDB about this. I visited the park today and found a very odd suspended coaster there was well. This brings my total of finding 67 coasters that weren't listed on RCDB at the time of me finding them. Yingze Park is huge and surrounds two lakes. There are two different areas with amusement rides. This park could easily be branded as a Six Flags park or Cedar Fair park without having to add any thing to it as it features many rides such as a log flume, rapids, chutes, two double-decker carousels and many other rides. As for the coasters, Spinning Coaster is a spinning mouse from Golden Horse, a Chinese company. Roller Coaster is a double loop and corkscrew that is built over part of a lake. The suspended coaster is strange. The cars remind me of a Batflyer, but this coaster is not a single rail coaster. It features two rails placed very close together. In at least two places during the ride, the swing action of the cars is very good and reminds me of Eagle's Fortress. I think this ride should be called Son of Eagle's Fortress or Eagle's Fortress Jr. This coaster may lack large drops, but it still very fast in places. It is well worth seeking out if you visit China.
Yingze Park Entrance.jpg
I am in Taiyuan-a city where not too many foreigners live. I my reason for being here is Yingze Park.
Yingze Park Inside.jpg
Many people were at the park today.
Yingze Building.jpg
This huge building was in the park.
Yingze Boat.jpg
This boat took passengers on rides on one of the lakes in the park.
Yingze Ferris Wheel.jpg
Here is the ferris wheel as seen from across the lake.
Yingze Midway.jpg
Yingze's Midway featured many rides.
Yingze Log Flume.jpg
The log flume at Yingze Park has a lot of theming.
Yingze Spinning Coaster.jpg
Here is a shot of Yingze Park's spinning coaster.
Yingze Roller Coaster Station.jpg
Here is Yingze's looping coaster.
Yingze Roller Coaster Drop.jpg
This drop was much longer than on most loop and corkscrew coasters.
Yingze Roller Coaster Loops.jpg
Here are the vertical loops on Roller Coaster.
Yingze Suspended coaster station.jpg
I was about to leave Yingze Park when I discovered something.
Yingze Park Suspended Coaster.jpg
It is a suspended coaster. It looked like a Batflyer with two rails and a spiral lift.
Yingze Suspended Coaster.jpg
Here is the spiral lift.
Yingze Suspended Coaster Spiral.jpg
Here is a shot of the big downward spiral.
Yingze Suspended Coaster Overhead.jpg
I took this photo while standing under the coaster.
Yingze Suspended Coaster In Action.jpg
Here is one last look at the suspended coaster at Yingze Park before I end my trip report.

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Re: Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby simon8899 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:55 am

Really like your PTRs from the Chinese parks! and always those coasters that somehow blend Arrow and Schwarzkopf design elements.... =)

Are the vertical loops the same size or is the 2nd smaller? If they're the same I bet the ride is intense..... :roll:

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Re: Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby Hilltopper39 » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:04 am

Wow, I always just assumed that RCDB.com was the be all end all complete source listing of Coasters in the world but considering that you have found close to 70 coasters not listed on that database is pretty amazing. Makes me wonder how many more unlisted rides are out there in the world?

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Re: Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:25 am

The two loops on Yingze's Roller Coaster are the same size.

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Re: Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby XII » Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:18 am

Nice Photo TR. I really enjoy looking at Photo TRs from rarely visited parks.
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Re: Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby gisco » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:59 am

Another nice find. I was about to ask how many you have found but I see it is 67 so far!

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Re: Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby The Angry Darren Mullins » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:43 pm

With the two coasters I discovered at the Shijiazhuang Botanical Garden, I am now up to 69 coasters.

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Re: Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby shivtim » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:37 pm

Thanks for all of your updates from China! It's really interesting to see these parks that are so little-known to Western coaster enthusiasts.

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Re: Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby RoCo » Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:44 pm

Thanks so much for sharing these very rare looks at these Asian parks. So freaking cool.

How did that loop coaster ride?
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Re: Photo TR: Yingze Park (October 4, 2011)

Postby snowboard83 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:23 pm

Wow Darren...I just somehow located a POV of that suspended coaster. It might be the most screwed up coaster I have seen to date... I dunno if that thing can be deemed safe! :lmao: The thing has to suffer from Bat-like problems! No banked turns! Also...with the cars trying to torque the track, it seems like the ride would need a spine. Ive never seen track like that before. Can't be a ride that will last too many years. Yet, I want to ride it badly!

For anyone wanting a look at this crazy awesome suspended coaster, click the link.

http://video.sina.com.cn/v/b/44960104-1892895763.html

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