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Chimelong Water Park announced Wiegand Slide Wheel.

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by roomraider, Sep 4, 2017.

  1. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Anyone remember the weird ass Wiegand Slide Wheel announced at IAAPA last year?

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    Well it turns out Chimelong water park in Guangzhou China just announced one for 2018.

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    This thing works weirdly. You get in a tube in the middle and the wheel slowly rotates changing the direction of down all the time so you keep sliding round and round.

    I cannot wait to see how this works in real life.
     
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  2. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    What in the...

    This looks so strange and weird and I love it. Really interested in how it works out.
     
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    Ben Well-Known Member CF Award Winner 2016

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    What on God's green Earth is that?
     
  4. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Its Pure unadulterated Chinese madness....

    Bear in mind this is now the busiest water park on earth now as well. I think it overtook the Disney parks last year for the first time. (Volcano bay wasn't in that as its new so maybe not)
    Its going to have to have a hell of a throughput.
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    It's been number 1 for a few years now.

    Still not interested. Water parks in civilised places are full of pee, so got knows what the water/urine ratio would be in China's busiest water park.
     
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    although Wiegand and Wiegand-Maelzer are the same manufacturer, they both have their own website. Just want to know what's the relation between them.
     
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    What the absolute :emoji_zipper_mouth:ity is that?
     
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    Looks a bit dangerous to me.
     
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    Yeah. I'm just wondering what would happen if you get caught on the join between the rotating section and the stationary sections. Also, what if there is a power outage, and someone is stuck in the middle? How do they get them out without using a generator in that scenario?
     
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    God that looks :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing dreadful.

    And :emoji_zipper_mouth:ing brilliant.
     
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    Likely nothing? What could happen? I would suggest a far harder task is going to be keeping the joint any sort of watertight. It's going to take its toll on the rubber seals.
    They'd use a generator? Most parks will have back up generators available relatively quickly for all sorts of things throughout the park (standby power will be required for a whole host of systems throughout the park). They'd probably just install a back-up system with the rest of the plant for this attraction.
     
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    Wouldn't you make it that the slide going into the transition is narrower (Telescopic in a way) so there is no butt joint between the two.
     
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    I'd think something like that would work very well.
     
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    Also, is Mack building the wheel on behalf of Wiegand Maezler? Obviously its a prototype, but you can see the magenta DV rivals track piled up.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    that's the Gerstlaurer factory bit Macks. I believe at least some of that track is for Oaks Amusement Park
     
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    Gerstlaurer. Building a moving water slide. Think I'll pass thanks.
     
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    I can't help but think that I'd hate this? It just looks so incredibly claustrophobic.
     
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    ^Gerst make ferris wheels but. Problem?
     
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