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Sun World Da Nang Wonders Vietnam | Unknown | 2 Intamin Coasters

Discussion in 'Roller Coaster Construction' started by roomraider, Feb 4, 2018.

  1. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Right this ones going to take some explaining. :)

    First up Sun World Da Nang Wonders is the new name for what was Asia Park. Located in the city of Da Nang in Vietnam this park arrived into the enthusiast consciousness when they bought almost all the old coasters from the failed Hard Rock Park/Freesyle Music Park in the USA. For the purposes of this post I'm going to refer to them using their (better) Hard Rock Park names :)

    Led Zeppelin headed to another Sun World resort in Ha Long Bay while this park installed the mine train and the roller skater first and then after being open for a while went about installing the two Premier ride installations from Hard Rock. The first was the unique ferris wheel coaster Maximum RPM! which the park repainted called Paradise Falls.
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    They also installed Slippery When Wet the old Premier Single Rail Coaster (the fact its a Premier is a whole other controversy we wont get into here). and called it Highway Boat.
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    As far as anyone can tell the park never got these rides open. Despite a full on electrical reworking of Paradise Falls the rides never ran for the public. In the mean time the park bought, built and opened Queen Cobra a brand new Vekoma SLC. However around March last year it seemed the park had given up and removed both of the Premier rides.
    27781288_10101293485863622_930384623_n.jpg Da Nang Dead 1.JPG

    Quite what became of them I have no idea but by June only footers were left for both of the Premier coasters as can be seen here. (Paradise Falls was bottom left and Highway Boat was halfway between that and Queen Cobra at the back)
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    Then word came through that Intamin had been hired to replace both coasters for the 2018 season. And the Intamin Reference list released in January this year pretty much confirmed the park would be receiving a Family Launched Coaster and a Vertical Lift Suspended Coaster.

    Now come the start of February it seems the first Intamin is now in. The Family Launched Coaster has taken the place of Paradise Falls and interestingly uses most of the footers left behind by the Premier ride. The top down layout is essentially identical but with complete changes to the track profile and shaping.
    Asia Intamin2.JPG
    As of yet there is no sign of the Intamin vertical lift suspended coaster but I imagine it will follow a similar plan, Using the old footers of Highway Boat but radically altering the layout. And with Highway Boat there's quite a lot of scope for that.

    Everyone follow that? Any Questions? No? good..... phew.
     
  2. Mysterious Sue

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    Thanks for you update as always @roomraider. The forums would be a poorer place without you!
     
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    I wish they didn't have to use the previous footers since they could have made a better layout, but it looks pretty nice for a family coaster.
     
  4. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    A couple of new images of the Family Launched Coaster. no sign of the suspended as of yet.

    IntV1.JPG IntV2.JPG
     
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    Pear Well-Known Member

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    Does the coaster use LSM's or tire launches like the motocoasters?
     
  6. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    It uses identical trains to Juvalen so i assume tyre driven.
    You can see them here actually along with a fairly intense lady.
     
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  7. GuyWithAStick

    GuyWithAStick Captain Basic Staff Member Moderator Social Media Team

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    #mybuttisnowlocatedinmystomach

    I approve.
     
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    Has the family launcher opened @roomraider? Must say, I really like the colour scheme for it.
    EDIT: Just looked on RCDB, and it says that the family launcher is called Paradise Fall and the suspended is called Highway Boat. Coincidentally, this is exactly what Round About and Soak'd were due to be called before they were demolished.
     
  9. roomraider

    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    It has indeed.
     
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    Fantastic! Thanks @roomraider! I take it that Highway Boat hasn't opened yet, though.
     
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    Looks like it only has the one train due to the length of the brake run. Looks pretty short too, like a mini Juvelen. Also looks like it may do 2 circuits per ride! How many riders per train does it have?
     
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    New video from the park



    And some great overhead photos

     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter CF Award Winner 2016

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    Highway Boat the strange little Intamin vertical lift inverted coaster has gone vertical and now looks almost complete.

    IntV1.JPG Intv2.JPG IntV3.JPG
     
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    So they pretty much cloned the layout of the coaster they had before? I really wonder what was wrong with the previous ride that Premier couldn't help with...
     
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    To be fair to them, it had been sat SBNO for 5 years.
     
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    Whoa, that lift is weird!
     
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    Yay me!
     
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    Awww. Poor Soak'd and Round About. But hey, at least INTAMINS replaced them. Paradise.jpg
     
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    @gavin, remind me - the inverted coaster wasn't up and running when you visited recently?
     

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