Re: Happy Valley Jinniu | unknown | B&M Dive Coaster
They are good products for any big park. They have their exciting stand-out and marketable moment (the drop ofc) and whilst you obviously need a fair bit of room their footprint is considerably smaller than all the B&M 7 inversion coasters, especially if a park opts for a mini diver with standard track.
I've just changed the topic title to make it slightly clearer which park this is going to.
That's not a complaint by the way, since I wouldn't expect many people to know, but it's just a small pet peeve of mine when parks are listed under districts/areas of cities rather than just using the city name. Coaster-Count is a pain in the arse to navigate because of it, especially with the chains like Happy Valley and Fantawild. Anyway...
Happy Valley are also building a whole new park not too far away in Chongqing, so I'll likely hold off going back to that area until that's also open. Chengdu was nice, but I'm gutted to have to go back to Chongqing, which is f**king vile.
Hopefully, this is a sign that Happy Valley will start making some other big additions to some of their other parks, too.
Next year will be 4 years since Shenzhen opened anything, 5 years for Beijing, and 6 years for Shanghai if you take a small family invert out of the equation. There is currently a pretty large plot of land next to the lake at the Shanghai park having prep work done though, so we'll see.
Woodie is confirmed as a GCI. Happy valley have signed a contract for at least 2 GCI woodies. The other one is going to the Chongqing park Gavin mentioned along with a B&M wing coaster. So both parks getting a GCI B&M combo.