So this will happen in the closed season 2021/22 in time for 2022 or will it happen during 2022?!Walibi Holland will have the area surrounding Lost Gravity, the Crazy River log flume, Drakko (the Zerier Tivoli) and others be renovated for the 2022 season. The Wild West theme that existed prior to Lost Gravity's construction will be removed entirely in favour of the "Zero Zone," themed to make LG better fit in with its surroundings. Currently, the area surrounding El Condor (plus new trains), El Rio Grande rapids and the 'Los Sombreros' flat ride is being renovated for the 2021 season.
Source: Looopings (in dutch)
Surely that has drastically weakened the supports though? And it doesn't appear they have even added any extra bracing to compensate for this.Speaking of Walibi and El Condor, apparently parts of the supports after the sea serpent roll had to be cut to provide clearance for the new trains.
Walibi Holland doet een belangrijke aanpassing aan de hangende achtbaan Condor. De beruchte rollercoaster wordt na 27 jaar voorzien van nieuwe treinen. Die zijn iets breder dan de voorgangers.www.looopings.nl
That is NOT what I was implying... I said that I'm surprised they haven't needed to add any extra bracing, like when stuff like this has been done before. Doesn't mean to say I don't think they know what they're doing.Yeah I bet they haven’t taken structural integrity or anything into consideration at all. Probably just got some odd job handyman in to do it.
The same thing happened with Millennium Force when the overbank failed the clearance test, had to cut the support and fill it in like that.That is NOT what I was implying... I said that I'm surprised they haven't needed to add any extra bracing, like when stuff like this has been done before. Doesn't mean to say I don't think they know what they're doing.
I always forget that that happened. It’s always so weird to me that they didn’t see that coming. Like were clearance tests not a thing in 1999?The same thing happened with Millennium Force when the overbank failed the clearance test, had to cut the support and fill it in like that.
I think Great Nor'easter got a retrack so maybe they factored that in then.I don't recall seeing any of the other SLCs that got new trains recieving this treatment... I'm guessing it's because this is the prototype layout, the support structure and clearances are a bit different?