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Bobbejaanland | Unknown | Gerstlauer triple launch coaster

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by JoshC., Feb 27, 2018.

  1. JoshC.

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    Bobbejaanland have, out of pretty much nowhere, announced they will open a triple launched coaster in a new themed world in 2019.



    Not clear what type of triple launch coaster it is (Pulsar/Star Trek/Cheetah Hunt/Goldrush all possible I assume), but one to keep an eye on... Looopings however are suggesting something akin to Goldrush, which is be the tallest, fastest and feature the most inversions of any ride of its kind in the Beleneux, and it'll be near Typhoon and Sledgehammer.
     
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    Hixee Flojector Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    I suppose Parques Reunidos have installed three different triple launch models (Star Trek, Phobia Phear Coaster, Gold Rush) in recent years, so hard to pick out a 'preferred' style for them.

    I'm hoping for more Star Trek/Gold Rush than Phobia mind - not a huge fan of the Sky Rocket II coasters.
     
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    That Facebook video isn't working.

    But yay! We could use another Gold Rush in the world!
     
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    I completely forgot about Sky Rocket IIs bring an option.. Star Trek style would have been my preference, because the world needs more Mack. But a Gerstlauer could still be great.

    Unsure why Facebook link isn't working. It's not a very interesting video mind.
     
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    Why does it ride really well or something?

    This is exciting. I was gonna do Belgium this year, but gonna wait now.
     
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    ^I think it looks quite impressive! I've heard Gold Rush is one of the best triple launch coasters out there.
     
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    I hope it's different enough from Gold Rush, otherwise I'm not particularly excited for it. Because it would just be a harder to reach version of Gold Rush to me. But it's a great investment for Bobbejaanland. If it's anything like Gold Rush, it will be the best coaster in the park by far. Belgium is improving their offerings massively.

    Gold Rush is fab <3 I much preferred it over the Sky Rocket II model, especially because of the far better restraints. I haven't ridden Star Trek though, so I can't compare it.
     
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    The world doesn't need another Gold Rush, it needs another custom layout.
    A better reason for me to return as opposed to just the park just being stupid and spitey at least.
     
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    The press release also says that the coaster will be embedded into a new themed area with Sledge Hammer and Typhoon. It also says it will be the highest and fastet triple launch coaster in the BeNeLux with the most inversions. Which does not say much because there are not a lot of triple launch coasters in the BeNeLux.
     
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    This is certainly unexpected. Don't really want to go back to Bobbiejobbie but a new Gerst launch will certainly get me back.
     
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    I think it's safe to put Gerstlauer in the thread title ;)
     
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    ^And Infinity as well. ;)
     
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    Odd time for an announcement ; just at the start of the season that you are not going to be having a new ride.

    Ok we do get a few more longer term announcements (like the recent B&Ms in Sweden) but seems it would have made more sense towards the end of the 2018 season rather than the start?

     
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    Wow! That was unexpected! Parques Reunidos are really giving their parks some love, which is nice to see!
     
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    Source.

    Clone or not be clone? That is the question
     
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    That part answers your question really.
     
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    Merged with the existing thread.
     
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    Cause I'm bored, I'm going to try and predict some of the stats based on Goldrush and what we already know:-

    Height:- 125-150ft tall
    Speed:- 55-65mph
    Track Length:- 1,500-1,750ft long.
    Ride Experience Length:- 2,250-2,500ft long.
    No. of inversions:- 3-4.

    Trains:- 1 train with 6 cars - 24 passengers per train. (Unlikely but possible there could be a switch track so it could run 2 trains?)
     
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    I will be interested to see how this ride is.
    By that i mean currently the triple launch coasters can be split into 2 catagories (3 if you count Cheetah Hunt)
    Star Trek, Hunger Games and Soaring with Dragon all use a transfer system and a rear spike.
    Gold Rush and The Sky Rockets use a full circuit system where the station is in line with the launch.

    The advantage of the first catagory is they can run more than one train. But does Bobbyjobbyland (yes thats how its spelt) have that kind of attendence?

    Obviously the only example so far of a Gerst ride like this is Gold Rush and i assume it will be like that. But I kind of hope it isnt.
     
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