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Parc Saint Paul | Wood Express | Gravity Group Wooden

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by Coaster Hipster, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. Coaster Hipster

    Coaster Hipster Well-Known Member

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    Source: Pigeon's Team
    http://www.pigeons-team.com/2017/10/parc-saint-paul-nouveaute-2018.html

    Parc Saint Paul in northern France has announced their 2018 addition! Wood Express will be a family GG woodie with 13 moments of airtime!



    Stats

    Height 15m (49ft)
    Length 479m (1572ft)
    Speed 61 km/h (38mph)
    Max. angle of first drop 57°
    Cost: €2.5M (according to a different source)
     
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    WHAT hahahaha omg this is ridiculous but great, but so ridiculous!



    EDIT (after I've calmed down): Shame for the PAX creds to go. They're both hilarious rides. Weirdest airtime moments ever! It doesn't look like it's going where any of those creds are so I assume the reasoning is to make some money. Or transition to a "real theme park".

    Consider this the most surprising news of 2017 haha.
     
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    Nice!
     
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    @SilverArrow Actually that was my misinterpretation. According to my source, the wooden would only replace the Pax Wild Mouse called Formula 1. So Wild Train would stay at the park for at least another year ;)
     
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    Ah ok. That's the coaster that's near that location so that makes more sense.
     
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  6. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    Hooray for more GG!
     
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    gavin Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Social Media Team CF Award Winner 2016

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    Nooooooooooo, I really wanted those Pax things. Have they closed already?
     
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    They stay open until at least the end of this year. I'll go to Parc Saint Paul on Wednesday to give more details about that.
     
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    That's very helpful for somebody living in Hong Kong. :p

    Do you have any sources of the PAX coaster(s) closing? From what I can understand the article says the coaster will take the space in front of the Formula 1 coaster and the video seems to suggest that as well.
     
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    Really excited for another one of these to come to Europe.
     
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    Will Well-Known Member

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    Great news to see another decent investment being made there, definitely looks interesting.
    BUT if it's at the expense of the Pax coasters, I'll be a bit gutted. No other convenient European parks have anything like them - Wild Train is fab and I love how the Formula 1 coaster (again, one of the better steel mice) just throws the copyright law book out of the window.
     
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    Are we sure about this? I don't know if it's a mis-translation but I thought they meant it was sitting in front of it, not on top? Even the mock up has the woodie on the land with nothing on that is in front of the tents and Formula 1?

    Looks like a fab addition for this park though. If they are spiting Formula 1 I hope it moves to another park because that thing is amazing.
     
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    Well that was unexpected. First the launched thing at Le Pal and now this! Obviously a great addition to the park and one that will put them in a completely different league.

    As everyone else has already said, it's a sad day if it comes at the expense of the Pax creds.
     
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    So I asked my source and it turns out the location of Wood Express is less clear than he thought. I am going to Parc Saint Paul on Wednesday to clarify the location question ;)
     
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    That looks cute! Maybe a cred-mopping trip in 2019 in order. Not having had the excitement of a PAX cred (I think), what's the deal with them that makes them popular?
     
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    Will Well-Known Member

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    Well, I know you'll appreciate this :p
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    Unexpectedly fab family coasters that are just... different from everyone else's, is probably the best description.
     
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    Oh wow, a Force India cred can definitely get in my face. Is it still like that, cause I'm not having much luck finding that on rcdb.
     
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    Will Well-Known Member

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    The pictures on rcdb are over ten years old; was certainly still like that last time I went (October 2014) and there's a youtube video with F1 theming that was uploaded in the last week :)
     
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    I love all these small wooden coasters! I've only ridden Wooden Warrior but it's a fantastic little ride.
     
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    Alright. I have confirmation from a Parc Saint Paul official that both Pax coasters, Wild Train and Formule 1, will be staying at the park for 2018.

    I can also tell you that the park is aiming at a late June opening, or at the very least early July if there are any delays.


    Further info will come at IAAPA from Gravity Group.
     

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