photo TR: Encounter Zone

Includes a kiddie fly, now, sadly SBNO
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photo TR: Encounter Zone

Postby dubaidave » Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:44 am

Here are some pics from Encounter Zone at the Wafi Mall in Dubai. As usual I will let the photos do most of the talking here. If you have any questions let me know.
They have a Crystal Maze, based on the UK TV show and a kiddie fl yer called Komet, sadly it was closed.
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Encounter Zone is on the top floor of one of the many extensions at Wafi City.
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Going Up.
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Encounter Zone consists of Lunar land and Galaxy Land, separated by a food court, No McDonald's here though.
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The Komet was closed, the ride op said they were fazing it out because it was too old.
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Here you can see the track on the roof
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Not very good pic, but the track dips through the rock facade here.
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You used to enter the station up these stairs.
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Lunar land is for younger kids.
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When it opened this was the longest indoor slide in the world, so they claimed.
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The "Dip your hand in wax" was popular today.
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The other side is for older children
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The Tomb, is a horror walk through with live actors.
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This area has lots of simulators and games.
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The rest of these pics are from the crystal maze.
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That's your lot for now, somewhere I have some better quality pics and will post them when I find them. Thanks for readind.

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Postby dubaidave » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:01 am

I have found the better pics. Same stuff just looks a bit nicer. Enjoy.
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Postby rollermonkey » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:09 am

Ahh, yes. Much better!

The track looks like batflyer stock. Do you know who made it? Where is this place? I've been to Dubai a few times, and had no idea there was anything like that there.

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Postby Reon » Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:17 am

I actually saw an article on that batflyer once years ago (WAY before Stealth) in some random magazine in a dentist office. Im suprised that no one has ever mentioned the first ever flyer<,<
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Postby rollermonkey » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:07 am

Was this one actually before Birdmen @ Fuji-Q? That one was SBNO for a loooong time before being converted into the hamster coaster.

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Postby Hattuchili » Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:46 am

Nice photo TR, Dave! It looks like a nice place for kids!

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Postby Patty » Thu Jan 12, 2006 6:00 am

Good Trip Report And Great Photos...Looks like it was good for kids

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Postby PhishyBrewer » Thu Jan 12, 2006 9:43 am

Dubai is really up and coming...

Who would of thought of putting Saudi Arabia on the tourist map???

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Postby dubaidave » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:54 am

It was made by a company here called select contracts. here are some details from them

"We designed and built the Komet in 1997 when Encounter
Zone was built specifically for that site, it is a gravity fed sky
coaster so only has the 7ft uplift at the start and the rest is managed
by gravity. Quite an engineering feat."

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Postby Canobie Fan » Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:07 am

PhishyBrewer wrote:Dubai is really up and coming...

Who would of thought of putting Saudi Arabia on the tourist map???


Its not in Saudi Arabia... Its in the United Arab Emirates different country.

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