Photo TR: FireWhip (Brazil) – Pre-Opening

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Photo TR: FireWhip (Brazil) – Pre-Opening

Postby Marcio » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:36 pm

Hey everyone,

Last week, December 28th, Beto Carrero World (the most famous Brazilian theme park) opened the first inverted rollercoaster in Brazil! It’s called FireWhip – in honor of the park’s founder Beto Carrero, known for his cowboy whip performances.

The park invited the Brazilian rollercoaster club (CBMR) for an exclusive pre-opening on the December 13 and we had a lot of fun while riding this coaster for some hours. We also enjoyed the other park rides and attractions, so here is a special photo TR for you guys from TPR.

Hope you like it!

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Some of you may know that Brazil has continental dimensions, so the members of our club live very far away from each other. We created a main group that travelled together to the park which is located in the South of the country. The other members decided to go there by themselves.

When we arrived at the bus station in Santa Catarina (state where BCW is located in), a park truck was waiting for us to take everybody to the park!
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This is the Aventura Selvagem (Wild Adventure) truck. It will be used in the new area of the park under construction. It’s part of a safari attraction.
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Yeah, we were the first ones to see it! Some say this new area will be an independent theme park in the future...
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Going to the park! (we see you Big Tower! =D)
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Thank you for the lift Beto Carrero World!
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We got together to the other CBMR members in the entrance of the park.
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Passports on hand.
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A picture of half of the group in front of the castle.
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The park called us to say that they had also invited the media (some TV channels) to interview our group and that they needed our opinions about the new Vekoma SLC. OMG!
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But first, we have to ride it. So, here we go FireWhip! Woohoo! o/
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Wait for us FireWhip! (As you can see, its theming wasn’t complete for our pre-opening, but who cares? =D)
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So, here it is!
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The paint job is amazing!
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We were greeted by Beto Carrero son: Alex Murad. Since Beto Carrero passed away in the beginning of last year, now he is the park president.
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It’s time to ride. Alisson and me where the first ones to ride FireWhip in the front seats that day.
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Weee!!!
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And we rode again!
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Again!
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And again!
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We rode it until our strengths were gone. (What is not that long since we were riding a Vekoma)
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FireWhip was only running for CBMR that day! (I’m sure that the public didn’t like to watch it)
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The park let us climb up the lifthill too! Yeah, by foot!
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Everybody wanted to take some pictures there.
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By the way, we got some great pictures at the top of FireWhip.
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Hello, Tchibum! We’re higher than you! =)
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But Big Tower is higher than us! =(
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So, we returned to the station and rode it again.
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And the TV channels interviewed us!
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Some printscreens of when it was showed on TV. You can watch it here: http://mediacenter.clicrbs.com.br/templates/player.aspx?uf=2&contentID=44624&channel=41
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After this amazing time, we went to other rides and attractions in the park. This is Raskapuska.
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It’s similar to Disney’s "It’s a Small World"... But not that annoying! =P
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There’s a cool drop in the water in the end.
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Now let’s ride Tigor Mountain, a Vekoma that pleases the whole family!
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The park is very well themed!
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You see?
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Let’s radicalize and ride Big Tower, an Intamin drop tower that is 100 meters (328 feet) tall!
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Big Tower is awesome.
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The park also has an Intamin 1st gen. tower.
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Dinomagic – A railway that takes us to several “magic” places.
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At Dinomagic, we pass by a haunted forest.
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Some dinosaurs come to life.
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Applause!
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It happens a robbery in the middle of the adventure. :S
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But the sheriff is there to help us.
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It was a very hot day, so let’s refresh in the Império das Águas (Water Empire)
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One of the most beautiful river rapids in the world.
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Dum-Dum – The kiddie coaster of the park.
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Credit whores!
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Bumper cars.
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Crazy tea cups.
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Baby elephant.
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Ok, let’s head to the Pirate’s Island!
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That’s what I said! =)
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Thank you!
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As you can see, there is a swinging ship in the Pirate’s Island. (It was closed today, because it’s getting a new theming!)
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Here we have something that TPR really loves!
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No! Not the amazing pirate ship!
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The boobs!
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Yay for boob credit at Beto Carrero World!
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There’s a very funny mirror house in this island where you can see some fat boys.
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And a pregnant guy! lol
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Let’s go to another area of the park by the cable car.
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We have an awesome view of the park from here!
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Look at the ferris wheel.
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Park entrance.
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FireWhip and Star World Mountain – we’re gonna ride this one later.
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The cable car stops next to the zoo.
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Hi!
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Beto Carrero World has a great haunted house.

Second part is coming now... =P
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Postby thrillerman1 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:46 pm

Congratulations on having the best looking SLC I've ever seen. The park looks really fun too! Thanks Marcio for sharing these pics with us!

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Postby Marcio » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:50 pm

Part II...
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Oh my God!
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RIP guys!
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The second sign says “Montanha-Russa”, which means “rollercoaster” in portuguese, so let’s follow it! =)
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Here it is: Star World Mountain
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BCW really loves Vekomas. They have three ones.
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Weee!!!
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At the end of the day, we can watch an incredible show that tells us about Beto Carrero life. It’s a special moment that makes everybody laugh and cry at the same time. It’s called: Beto Carrero Memory Show.

As you can see, Beto Carrero World has a lot of rides and attractions for the whole family. The park is very large and I can’t show everything here, or it would take about four pages of pictures.

So I end up this TR here and leave a bonus to you: some pictures of FireWhip grand opening that happened last Sunday!
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The Park held a special event for FireWhip grand opening.
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The fireworks announce that everybody is about to feel the Vekoma power!
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It’s a whole new experience here in Brazil, so the entire park wanted to ride it.
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Some members of the Brazilian rollercoaster club were there again to see the now complete FireWhip.
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But it’s not exclusive for our group today... Let’s wait a little bit!
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Yeah, the theming is complete now!
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Fog – One of the special effects! =D
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There are cameras on each train that record your ride, so you can buy a DVD of your experience in the first inverted rollercoaster in Brazil
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This is FireWhip; an awesome rollercoaster in an awesome theme park!
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The sunset announces the end of the first day of FireWhip working for everybody.
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Bye bye Beto Carrero World and bye bye Theme Park Review. Hope to see you all here in Brazil very soon.

Thank you for reading this!
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Postby Marcio » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:54 pm

There's also a video that shows off FireWhip from the construction until its fist ride last week. :)

Check it out:



It was made by Guilherme Rehbein =)
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Postby GuilhermeCBMR » Sat Jan 03, 2009 10:57 pm

OMG, Thanks Marcio...

You know how much i LOVE THIS PARK!

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Postby elkingda toroka » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:19 pm

Great TR what company makes that rapids ride I've always thought it was made by shwarzkopf for some reason....
How smooth is firewhip anyway knowing that SlC's are more like Fight club:the ride.

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Postby nagro5 » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:33 pm

Absoultly AMAZING! I love seeing parks that I've never even heard of before, especially when they are this awesome!

Thumbs up on the TR! =)
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Postby Marcio » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:41 pm

^^ It was made by the park itself. =)
Only the boats and motors are imported; they are from Hafema (Germany).

The course, theming and construction are 100% Brazilian! :)

About FireWhip, the park has a former Vekoma engineer there, so they know everything about how to make a Vekoma smooth. lol

Of course, it's not as smooth as an Intamin or a B&M, but it doesn't shake that much if compared to other Vekomas. ;)
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Postby tiahgo » Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:53 pm

GuilhermeCBMR wrote:OMG, Thanks Marcio...

You know how much i LOVE THIS PARK!

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and I LOVE you striking a pose in this pic:
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HAHAHA

btw, well done Marcio! the TR is awesome! I really miss Beto Carrero World and you guys! :D

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Postby bgeguy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 1:19 am

That's like the only SLC in existence with thememing like that. They did great with it.

Thanks for the update!

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