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Giant Wheel Park of Suzhou To Close.

Hixee

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Any clues on the time line of this? Is the park shut currently, or is it remaining open for a period of time?

Got a feeling this is going to spite me...!
 

CrashCoaster

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I hope the stingray gets relocated, low throughput, but it looks solid. Has anyone ridden it? I'd love to know what people think about it.
 

Pear

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I really wish more of those stingrays were built. Hopefully another park buys it.
 

roomraider

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Any clues on the time line of this? Is the park shut currently, or is it remaining open for a period of time?

Got a feeling this is going to spite me...!
It spites a lot of people since its so rarely open.
But no there is no time line on the document. The time limit for entering a tender has passed so i cant imagine it will be too far in the future
 

Hixee

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Shame, I was hoping I'd get lucky. At least if it wasn't being demolished I figured I stood a chance! :p

I wonder if anyone will save it. Was it unreliable, or simple infrequently run?
 

HeartlineCoaster

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Park has a weird pricing structure for what it is.
That and Chinese weather policy/attendance.
I'd go for infrequently run.

Hope this doesn't start happening to more of the 'older parks' with interesting rides.
We have said it can't be sustainable in many cases.
 

gavin

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I hope the stingray gets relocated, low throughput, but it looks solid. Has anyone ridden it? I'd love to know what people think about it.
S**te.

They ballsed up by making this a pay-one-price park with regular park hours when it would have worked much better as a free-entry, pay-per-ride place, open in the afternoons/evenings.

The main point of the park was the wheel, but few people are going to want to pay "full" park prices to ride it. I can't remember the price now, but I'm sure I paid around the £20 mark, which is ludicrous when you consider there's bugger all there. They even had the audacity to make the horror walk-through an upcharge as well.

F**k that place.
 
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Lofty

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Every single person I know that's been on it says the same.
 

Mysterious Sue

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Bollocks. I missed a flight and never made it there in 2016 but was planning on getting it this summer. Bloody well hope it's still open but I bet it's not. Bollocks.
 

Hixee

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Bollocks. I missed a flight and never made it there in 2016 but was planning on getting it this summer. Bloody well hope it's still open but I bet it's not. Bollocks.
Aye, I'm heading there in March! I'll pop in on the way past still, but not feeling hugely optimistic. I'll post an update. :)
 

Hixee

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I'll keep an eye on it for now. :)
No news is good news i guess
So only about a week until I'm off to Shanghai now, have you heard anything further, or still worth giving a go (I'm planning on being in Suzhou for a day anyway, but might save myself going to the park)?
 

roomraider

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So only about a week until I'm off to Shanghai now, have you heard anything further, or still worth giving a go (I'm planning on being in Suzhou for a day anyway, but might save myself going to the park)?
Hi Hixee.
Sorry for slow reply. I was away on some coaster travels myself and only got back last night.
I cant really say anything anyway. All i know is as of the first of Febuary the park was still there at least.
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A Chiense forum thread about the park says this in poorly translated English.
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So nothing concrete. If you are in Suzhou itself then its worth a punt. The park is a short walk from the Times Square metro station. Otherwise with Suzhou Amusement Land now closed and Huayi yet to open theres no much in central Suzhou at the moment.
 

Hixee

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Okay, hoping that means that there's a chance still!

I am planning on being in Suzhou for a day regardless, so I'll check it out.

Thanks for doing the digging.
 
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