So today was the media day for Huracan, the new coaster for Belantis in Germany. This multilooper was built by Gerstlauer in record breaking pace.
This beauty is 32 meters high, has first drop with a 95degree angle (beyond vertical). Top speed of 85 kilometers an hour and a capacity of 800 people an hour. It turns you up-side-down 5 times and the g-forces go from -1.3G to + 5.5G
The ride will open june 26th for the public and will also feature a "fastpass" solution (limited to one ride per person per day) This is a test, free of charge and if it works as they think it does they will look into upgrading this years manual system to something else next year.
So far for the technical things related to this ride.
The following will be a lot of pictures i took during the event. I got to ride it a couple of times in different seats and yes. I did like it. Actually i really did. It took a little while to sink in and go back through my mind to compare it to some of the other coasters i've been on.. but this one is pretty high on my list. It actually does pack a punch (or i'm getting old) but i could feel it after a couple of rides. For the rest it flies, it's fun and it has something of everything. Big drop, airtime and big forces. Lots of quick turns and transitions.
I think the park has a winner with this ride and it's something people (in the area) will enjoy a lot.
Thank you Belantis for having me and i'll be back for another visit (still need to get some laps on the "Gotterflug" )
first new look at the park as seen from my car
I had some time to spare so decided to walk around the back of the park. Here's the other coaster at the park as seen from a different angle.
a castle and a coaster,don't you just love theming
time to get back to the car, i see something red in the backgound
some advertisement near the park
the test runs had started for today
i see people
the entrance area of the park
everytime i look at it there are more details i see
focus, focus.. there's a coaster i should be taking pictures of.. not a building..
red and steel.. hmmm
ok, let's go to the new coaster and give it a try
there used to be a tent behind this sign with a kinds of things in it regarding the coaster..
can i take it home?
interlocking cork screws
the tower with the first drop and the way up to the zero-G roll
speeach time, interesting stories were told. i taped a little of it but realised it was all in german.. so i decided not to upload it
hmm, looks like the birds have already found a place to sit and....
forget about the speech.. i see something in the distance..
posing for the photographers and the tv crews
more press people, trying to find the angles and see what needs to be doen to get that one amazing picture
practice run time
the ride is getting pretty low to the ground as well
v-shaped trains to provide better views for everybody
plenty of details on these trains
top of the tower
some things still ned to get finished over the next couple of days, but they are woking hard at it
another look at the lifthill/tower
for all the nerds out there
don't look into those eyes
hello ladies, have fun and please wait untill i'm at my spot to get some pictures.. ow wait.. you moving on.. i'd better walk quickly
almost down the first drop during their first ride of the day
is it fear or is it joy? at least they made a lot of noice
scream if you like it
i see hair
looks like they are starting to enjoy it
another empty train going round. Plenty of time to test a different location
plenty airtime here looking at those wheels.
coming down after the midcourse brake section
spot and name the elements
time to focus, the ladies are going again
mommie.. do i have to do this??
eyes closed or arms up??
i see happy faces
that's better ladies, smile and enjoy the ride. don't forget to scream as well
looks like the practice runs helped..
looks pretty close to 90 degrees
so many things to look at on those trains
hitting the brakes, time to relax a little and do another lap ;)
looking underneath the train
how low can you go?
another look at the first drop
looking up into the zero-g
lot of press people
more corkscrew fun
trying to be artsy
first drop fun
more gravity fun... :)
all the other folks are trying to get that one shot..
more upside down
station, tower/first drop, midcourse
zero-g, cobra roll, corkscrews
imagine some fountains or a water area there.. could be fun (this came to mind looking at the pictures at home and i did not hear any mention of it during the day)
tv-crew filimg the ladies one more time
up side down
hitting the brakes
for all the nerds out there
bottom of the lifthill
another look up the lifthill
it's only 32 meters up...
train inside the station
station theming details
i'm pretty sure the handrails will get a color before opening
it was time for me to go.. but at least i could still get some images of people riding one more time
smile if you like it
hump before the midcourse... and yes.. the train is moving away from the point where i was standing for this picture..
I have to agree....Hot ladies always attract people, especially ACErs that can only see them up close like that. But also, the coaster looks great, but the all red color is kind of ugly. Could have done something different with the supports, maybe grey or something, just all blends together too much.
Zingoman wrote:Anyone notice the slew of people wandering around under the ride with no fences for the low zones? Love foreign parks!
If you looked closely at the images you could see some ropes that prevented the folks from entering zones wihich were too dangerous. This was a media day event/opening and we were the only people in that area. The next stept for the park will be to fence of the area and make sure the normal guests will not be able to enter this area.
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