Bakken to Build Mini Intamin Spinning Coaster In 2009

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Postby Gutterflower » Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:51 pm

apparently the ride will also feature tornado effects within the ride building. should provide a pretty nice experience

^Don't know what looks sweet about it, but okay

some of those pieces look incredibly twisted :)

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Postby SharkTums » Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:57 pm

Looks very cool! I hope that it's open by June!

(Did I just say a spinning coaster looks cool!?!? I must be losing it in my old age...or maybe the Intamin aspect saves it!)

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Postby WFChris » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:02 pm

I agree that it looks pretty fun :) At a low speed, 950ish feet of track can create a very thorough ride in my opinion.

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Postby DBru » Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:55 pm

I'm thinking this coaster may use an elevator lift...that would help to justify the extremely short track length.

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Postby DarkStitch626 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:14 pm

Most smaller coasters being built these days are out classing some of the larger ones of yesterday. To me a coaster doesn't have to be a million loops, or over 500ft tall to impress me. I like smaller coasters because they can give just about the best experiences for some of them. Look at well here's 2 examples. Look at Mystery Mine versus Kingda Ka, or even Balder versus Son Of Beast. This alone should say something.

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Postby Olov » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:53 am

The track is almost complete! Have a good look at the track because it's going to get covered pretty soon. And it'll open plenty of time before the TPR comes by :-)
26th March is the opening day.
http://www.bakken.dk/bakken_systemelementer/aktuelt/aktuelt_tekster/tornado_rammer_bakken.html

Edit: My danish isn't that good so after I read the text again it doesn't say it's complete but will be complete on 26th of may. But it looks almost complete :-P

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Postby ahecht » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:57 am

Gutterflower wrote:apparently the ride will also feature tornado effects within the ride building. should provide a pretty nice experience


Hopefully it will turn out better than the last coaster to have a tornado effect *cough*windjammer*cough*
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Construction Photos: New Intamin at Bakken

Postby Dane » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:27 pm

Hi everyone,

I have just come back from Bakken and taken some pictures of the new Intamin spinning coaster, Tornado, they are constructing there.

It seems as if most of the track construction has been completed, some small things still need to be fitted in like the station platform, adding the chain lift, and so on, but it seems as if they are getting along fine.

Though allot of work is still needed if the coaster is to be covered, according to Bakkens own press release it will be indoors. I've heard that Tornado will have some neat tornado like effects such as fans and and maybe an actual "smoke" tornado effect. I am not sure how the coaster will be made indoors but my best guess would be that a canvas, or tent like structure will cover the coaster. So if the coaster is to be completed by the opening day (26th of March) the construction crew needs to speed up the work by a notch or two.

None-the-less you can see the progress for yourself in the photos I have taken. Note the some of the photos are from last Sunday (15th of February) and some are from today (22nd of February). If the photos seem a bit shaky it is because the photos have been taken with my mobile.

Enjoy the photos, and have a look at the following websites for more photos.

Themeparkdenmark's Forum: http://tinyurl.com/aaukmx
Unofficial site about Bakken 2009: http://www.freewebs.com/bakken2009
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15th of February: Overview of the construction site and coaster.
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15th of February: The missing link! Or the missing chain lift.
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15th of February: Brake run area.
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15th of February: Track mess! And construction mess!
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15th of February: Part of the track will run over the walkway area. I do not know how they will cover this area, or maybe they won't that is the mistery.
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22nd of February: Now fast forward one week, and a have a look at the lift area.
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22nd of February: Top of the lift.
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22nd of February: Chain lift motor, note that they are in the process of adding the chain...
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22nd of February: Motors for the tires at the station area. Excuse the shakey photo. :(
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22nd of February: Site overview. Note the change that has happened in one week! Again, excuse the shakey photo.
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22nd of February: Jep, I know what you are thinking. "Ride of quality" right?
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22nd of February: Magnet for the brake run note the warning sticker. "I will eat you metal object!"
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22nd of February: Site overview from the side. Just moments after this photo was taken it began to rain. :(
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22nd of February: Chain for the chain lift.
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22nd of February: Another type of chain for the chain lift. Anybody know why there are two chains for the lift?
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22nd of February: Cog for the chain lift, I think... Excuse the shakey photo. :(
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22nd of February: From the back of the coaster.
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Postby Vffreak07 » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:32 pm

Sweet pics bro! It looks like it'll really pack a punch considering how small it is!

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Postby larrygator » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:43 pm

Dane - thanks for the pictures, but I merged this into the other thread and will change the title so people know we now have pictures.

I also added your pictures to TPR's Park Index.

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