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Parc Astérix Launch Coaster for 2021

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Coaster Hipster, May 20, 2018.

  1. Coaster Hipster

    Coaster Hipster Well-Known Member

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    https://www.tf1.fr/tf1/sept-a-huit/videos/parc-asterix-grand-frisson.html
    (Interesting excerpt starts at 15:15)

    During a documentary dedicated to Parc Astérix on TF1 (France's biggest broadcast TV), Frédéric Dubosc, head of new construction at Astérix explicitely says:

    "To be honest we are currently working on a magnetic launch coaster"
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    He also shows to the French reporters footage of Taron on his work computer, citing the Phantasialand coaster as a defining inspiration.
     
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    Pink Cadillac Well-Known Member

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    Anything inspired by Taron is going straight to the must-do list. Why does Parc Asterix have such good taste?
     
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    Matt N Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That was... unexpected! Should be a great addition to Parc Asterix!
     
  4. NeoXIII

    NeoXIII Best Newcomer 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    I'm way more interested in which comic book the ride will be based on haha!
    Gives me another excuse to return to the park at some point.
     
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    Howie Well-Known Member

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    Blatantly citing Taron as inspiration - can you believe the gaul of that guy?
     
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    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    This news is very exciting. I'd love to know where they're going to put it, same goes for the 4D cinema that also got announced for next year in the documentary.
     
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    I'd love to go back to this park! Can't wait to see how this turns out.
     
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    I could not find the thread for the 2018 attraction. I have been to the park last Monday and there was not a lot of progress on the sky-bar under construction next to Tonnere de Zeus.
     

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    A Blitz coaster (if it does turn out to be Intamin) would really put Parc Asterix and France on the map. To be totally honest, France really lacks a true top notch coaster, but this could definitely put it on my list. It will also give huge justification for getting out to the smaller parks riding Alpina Blitz and Yukon Quad.
     
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    I haven't been to the park, but between Oz'Iris and Tonnerre dear Zeus, they're already on the map and have a couple of top notch attractions.

    An Intamin multi launch would only add to that tbh
     
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    "France really lacks a true top notch coaster"

    Alpina blitz? Oziris?
     
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    I wouldn't really consider those to be top notch. Sure, they're very good rides, but neither are rides that make France a bucket list destination for coasters.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Holy ****





    With the 4 launches im assuming 3 will be a rocking launch (Soarin Dragon, Gold Rush style) and then a 4th one out on the circuit.

    Also I think the Vekoma Firestorm might have something to say about the "Anticipation Stall" element but it does all sound rather good.
     
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    peep Moderator Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Yeah, I knew Asterix was getting an Intamin multi-launch but that was not what I was expecting. Hoping there's video showing a bit more.

    There's also a fact sheet...

     
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    TWENTY THREE MOMENTS OF AIRTIME.
     
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    Amazing! Do we really have to wait until 2021 though!? :(
     
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    OMG YEAH!!!!

    Can you imagine my and all the French enthusiasts' excitement right now?

    We didn't get a B&M until 2010
    Our most intense coaster is a relocated Raptor clone in a dump
    Astérix didn't built a coaster in 11 years of stagnation between 2001 and 2012
    All the while Germany, Spain and Italy got iSpeeds, Shambhala and Expedition GeForce..

    But this is our time! Fier d'être Français :D :D
     
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    This looks amazing. The triple pass through those sexy airtime hills looks delicious.
     
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    Beat you to it. ;)
     

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