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Hansa Park | Kärnan | Gerstlauer Hyper Coaster

Nemesis Inferno

Strata Poster
If Hansa can build a good Eurofighter, then I have faith in this...

Saw a bunch of goons on a site tour when I visited... Was amusing...


Giga Poster
I love the fact that they're going all in with this.
- I mean building a 79m tall tower "just" for the theming of a coaster is pretty damn awesome!

I'm curious as well as to what Gerstlauer can do with this scale of ride.


CF Legend
I'm interested to see whether they will introduce a new track style. The height of this thing surely means that they won't be using the usual spindly track?


Giga Poster
^I would think that they'd use the quad-tube track that they used on Takabisha's "dog tongue" element:



Giga Poster
I have to admit a 73m tall vertical drop hyper coaster with a lifthill build into a tower does sound quite interesting.


Hyper Poster
Well this is sounding like it'll be a bit of a monster!

I've never been to Hansa, but i've heard pretty good things about it, and the Novgorod thing looks like it was well done. So, with any luck, they'll do a good job with this too. It just remains to be seen how Gerstlauer get on with building such a big thing! If i'm recalling correctly, I can't think of anything bigger than Takabisha, at 140-odd feet, that they've built, so this is going to be quite a step up for them.

Darren B

Giga Poster
BBH said:
Takabisha's "dog tongue" element

What the **** is that? And who the **** called it that?


The ride; yeah, it's going to be fantastic. I'm getting harder and harder thinking about it now.


East Coast(er) General
Staff member
Sorry for taking so long to post this, but here's a video of the site I filmed back in July:


Since then the tower foundation has been poured and the latest photos can be found at http://www.kärnan.de/de/baublog/.




The photos above are from the Der Schwur des Kärnan - Hypercoaster Facebook page.

I also took photos and will try to find them to post here as well.


Strata Poster
I really hope it's a good coaster. Hansa Park seem to put lots of effort into their investments?


Strata Poster
GorresCoasters said:
That's pretty much expected on most European parks.

Oh look, it's the troll from the RealTycoon forums.
If you've ever been to a theme park in Europe, you'd know what you just said is completely wrong.


Giga Poster
On this new concept art, it looks like the first element will be some kind of a non-inverted sea serpent.
It also looks like it will go into the tower again after a portion of the layout.

We also now know that the track length will be 1235 m and the first drop will be 67 m tall.


Source: https://www.facebook.com/hapaforum?fref=nf

EDIT: They actually just posted this colored version and on second thoughts it doesn't look very accurate.


Nemesis Inferno

Strata Poster
That was some quick construction of the tower, considering only 3 weeks ago it was just a hole in the ground...

I still believe that if all the markers that stretch towards the Water Slide are for this, the layout is going to absolutely dominate that side of the park...