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Hansa Park | Highlander | Funtime Gyro Drop Tower

Discussion in 'Other Ride Construction' started by CSLKennyNI, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. chainedbanana

    chainedbanana Well-Known Member

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    I'm loving the artwork for the new Scottish area enveloping Nessie and highlander in a new area called 'Britannien'. Images taken from
    https://www.abenteuer-freizeitpark.de

    And the thing with Hansa is you know its going to end up looking just as good as the concept art!

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    After a year of it all being bare concrete.
     
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    oriolat2 Well-Known Member

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    At least they stick to their promise and actually theme the ride instead of doing a half-arsed job like other parks that can't be bothered because they think little details don't matter to the public.
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    That's true. Although I suppose because the new Nessie station is just a refurb, I'd imagine it would be done all in one go.
     
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    ATTACKHAMMER Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    Just catching up with this news! As if I needed another reason to return to Hansa! I love a huge drop tower! Since it's Hansa hopefully it'll be well themed!
     
  6. CSLKennyNI

    CSLKennyNI Well-Known Member

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    Hansa Park have confirmed their Huss Ranger (inverting swing ship) 'Fliegende Hai' will be removed at the end of this season due to the lack of available spare parts, and so the power supply can be used for Highlander instead.
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    Picture source: HAPA Forum Facebook
     
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    CrashCoaster Formerly ATI CF Award Winner 2016

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    ^Well these rides are :emoji_poop: anyway so who really cares.
     
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    ^ Bit rude, like.

    I do love how they're just spiting it and using the power supply for this instead ha.
     
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    Matt N Well-Known Member

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    Does Hansa have the same power problems as Alton, then? Where if they open all the rides at once, they cause a power blackout in the local area?
     
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    Pear Well-Known Member

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    Awww these are pretty rare nowadays and I think they're kinda cool.
     
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    CSLKennyNI Well-Known Member

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    Hansa have started marketing with this new concept image showing Highlander towering over the park and its other attractions, and a possible look at the tower's theming.
    Note the number of seats and restraint style depicted are not accurate.
     
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  12. CSLKennyNI

    CSLKennyNI Well-Known Member

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    Hansa Park held a short press conference at EAS recently -

    He talks about how over the past 10 years the park has been transformed with its new theming, entrance, coasters and other various attractions.
    Highlander is the start of Chapter 2 in Hansa Park's transformation plan for the next 10 years. Along with the retheming of Nessie and the surrounding area.
    Highlander will feature on board audio (for its IMAscore soundtrack). It will not feature a preshow as the park didn't deem it necessary for this kind of attraction and thought it would affect how re-rideable it is.
    In response to a question about why they did not go for a tower with a 90 degree tilt, the park said they technically already have a 90 degree drop and a beyond 90 drop with Karnan and Novgorod so it was for some variety.
     
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    Very excited to see what "Chapter 2" will include as the additions over the past 10 years have been amazing. Hopefully they have another ridiculous Gerst coaster in the next 10 years.

    On board audio on a drop tower can really add to the anticipation, I think Detonator at Thorpe uses audio well, will be interesting to hear what IMAscore come up with.
     
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    I beg to differ on Mach Tower...
     
  15. CSLKennyNI

    CSLKennyNI Well-Known Member

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    Hansa Park have started a construction blog on their website. These pictures from 24th October show that groundwork has started. Link
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    kai phillips New Member

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    Am I right in thinking that this is only 1m smaller than zoomanjaro, if so why not add another meter.
     
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    If I'm not mistaken, it's 6 meters. Considering that they are right up against the water (which means beachy and loamy ground) and the risk of high winds, I'm convinced the engineers did everything in their power to make this as tall as possible.
     
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    It's likely yes, at least it breaks a record though.
     
  19. CSLKennyNI

    CSLKennyNI Well-Known Member

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    Ongoing work to create the foundations inbetween the freshly painted supports of Nessie.
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