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Another Prototype on the Vekoma Test Site

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by ATI, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. ATI

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    So it looks like Vekoma are testing a new thrill coaster concept. Apparently it's their answer to a Mack XTREME Spinning coaster, but I've also heard it could be for Energylandia's proposed multi-launch and multi-inverting water coaster:-
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    Inverted spinning coaster?

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    Looks great- i bet it is going to be new Energylandia's "water" coaster :)
     
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    I'm no expert, but I swear that loots like a lot of track/supports for a prototype test? Intriguing, nonetheless.
     
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    According to Screamscape, the GOTG ride at Epcot is rumoured to be Vekoma's version of the XTREME Spinning Coaster. So it could be that model materialising.
     
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    Sounds intriguing... tell me more...

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    Well, the guy on Screamscape said that he originally had a source tell him that it was going to be a launched roller coaster, so he thought it would be a Mack XTREME Spinner. Then he had another source tell him that it was going to be a Vekoma launched spinner. Here's the link to Screamscape's Epcot page:http://www.screamscape.com/html/wdw_-_epcot.htm#Guardians
     
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    A Vekoma at a Disney park makes a lot of sense, I suppose...
     
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    Track is being installed:-
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    I'm thinking it's for Energylandia at the moment. The track just looks a little odd compared to what I imagine it would look for a spinning coaster... :/ But it's complete guesswork in all honesty.
     
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    I'm going to throw The 3rd Chimelong park "Chimelong Qingyuan Forest Resort" into the ring. As my guess.
    I believe they are getting a couple of interesting Vekoma rides and its planned to open 2019 rather than Energylandias 2020 date. However its just another guess.
     
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    Track looks a bit wider than what we've seen lately from Vekoma, maybe it's for a bigger - boat shaped - vehicle to traverse? ;)
     
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    ^That's honestly the first thing I thought. "Huh, that reminds me of Vliegende Hollander.."
     
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    Exactly what I thought too! I think the similar colours might have been a large part of it though haha!
     
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    Oooo! I reckon this could be for Energylandia's Vekoma water coaster then! But where did it come from that Energylandia were building a Vekoma water coaster, because they already have an Intamin water coaster. Is it going to be like Vekoma's take on the Mack PowerSplash or something?
     
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    Everything we know about Energylandia's future coasters comes from here:

    They've published tenders for an RMC, a multi launch "water coaster" with 5 inversions, and a mine train. And they've requested funding for a Tilt coaster as well.
     
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    Are they becoming the new Cedar Point or something? Or is it becoming a Vekoma showroom?
     
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    From what I've heard, they're funded by their government as well as a local radio station. Whatever they're doing it's working, cause these plans will definitely get me there sooner than later!
     
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    I can imagine a conversation in about 10 years' time between a park ordering a Vekoma roller coaster and Vekoma:
    • Park: Hello. I'd like to order a roller coaster, but I don't know what to buy.
    • Vekoma salesman: Just fly to Krakow in Poland, it's where our showroom is located. Energylandia doesn't know that but we're still calling it a showroom.
     
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    It's basically what Mack can do with Europa Park right?

    Personally i dont think this is for Energylandia. While it may be a water coaster, The Energylandia one isnt due till 2020 and that awfully far in advance. No one ever said Energylandia would get the first water coaster from Vekoma though.

    Disclaimer: I dont know anyone else is getting one its just an observation
     
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